Sunday, May 24, 2015

The New Jersey Connection

The Nets are sending first-round draft choice Terrence Williams and second-year man Chris Douglas-Roberts to join the 76ers in their joint venture in the Orlando Pro Summer League.

The New Jersey Connection

The 76ers/New Jersey Nets entry in the Orlando Pro Summer League will include two fresh first-round draft choices, with the Nets sending Louisville's Terrence Williams to pair with the Sixers' Jrue Holiday.

The Nets are also sending second-year man Chris Douglas-Roberts, plus a handful of free agents, most prominently point guard A. J. Abrams of Texas and forward Jeff Adrien of Connecticut.

In four seasons, the 5-11 Abrams knocked down 389 three-pointers, a Texas and Big 12 Conference record. The 6-7 Adrien finished his career as the Huskies' No. 3 rebounder (1,126). With 1,603 points, he is the first in the school's history to compile at least 1,600 points and 1,100 rebounds.

Nets assistants Tom Barrisse and Roy Rogers will join the Sixers' Mike O'Koren and Aaron McKie to share the coaching duties.

The joint team will practice Friday, Saturday and Sunday, then open a five-game schedule July 6 against the Indiana Pacers.


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Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at and follow him on Twitter.

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