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Craig Randall II Named 2022 G League Most Improved Player

Apr 11, 2022 2:13 PM

Long Island Nets guard Craig Randall II has been named the 2021-22 NBA G League Most Improved Player.

In his first NBA G League season, Randall (6-4, 185, Tennessee-Martin) averaged 26.7 points, 6.2 assists and 5.5 rebounds in 27 regular-season games.  He finished second in the voting for the 2021-22 Kia NBA G League Rookie of the Year Award.  

Randall earned a spot on the Nets’ roster in October 2021 after participating in a local tryout.  He was named the NBA G League Player of the Month for games played in February, becoming the first local tryout player to earn Player of the Month honors. 

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Nets Convert David Duke Jr. To Two-Way Deal

Oct 16, 2021 9:52 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have exercised the Two-Way player conversion option on guard David Duke Jr.

Duke originally signed with Brooklyn on Aug. 8 after playing for the Nets during NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Duke appeared in three preseason games for Brooklyn, registering averages of 4.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steals in 16.6 minutes per contest.

Duke went undrafted in the 2021 NBA Draft after a three-year collegiate career (2018-21) at Providence College. Starting all 91 career games, the 22-year-old averaged 11.5 points on 39.4 percent shooting from the field and 37.7 percent shooting from distance, 4.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 30.8 minutes per game.

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Long Island Nets Hire Adam Caporn As Head Coach

Jul 6, 2021 12:37 PM

The Long Island Nets, the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, have named Adam Caporn as head coach.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Adam and his family to Long Island,” said Long Island Nets General Manager Matt Riccardi. “Adam’s accomplished record of developing players and driving culture on the international, professional and amateur levels has prepared him well to lead the Long Island Nets. We look forward to seeing how his extensive knowledge of the game and focus on individual development will shape the team’s promising talent on and off the court.”

Caporn joins the Nets after spending the last seven seasons (2014-21) as head coach of Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence, the country’s leading player development program. He currently serves as an assistant coach for the Australian National Team, a position he has held since 2017, and will help lead the Boomers in the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games.

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