The Brooklyn Nets are going to be a major player in free agency, having already made their ploy for Kyrie Irving in addition to having a second max cap slot.
Because the Nets are likely to attract some of the biggest names in the game and reserve their cap space for such elite talent, role players like Rondae Hollis-Jefferson are likely to be the odd men out.
Hollis-Jefferson played 59 games for the Nets this past season (starting in 21 of those contests), averaging 8.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. This was a marked decrease from his 2017-18 numbers, when he started in 59 of 68 games and averaged close to 14 points and seven rebounds.
After watching his role diminish substantially, Hollis-Jefferson's value is a relative unknown as he prepares for the opening of free agency tomorrow.
One drawback to Hollis-Jefferson's game has been his inability to stretch the floor at the three spot, shooting just over 22 percent from beyond the arc in his career. However, he recently shared a clip of a workout where he knocked down 10 straight triples:
Ima just leave this here……. pic.twitter.com/7ePIhZAxQa
— R.HollisJefferson (@IAmCHAP24) June 29, 2019
Of course, any player hoping to garner a nice payday in free agency is going to do anything that they can to increase their stock. But should Hollis-Jefferson arm himself with a decent jumper, he could become one of the more valuable wingmen in the league.
He is already regarded as a versatile and rangy defender, and he has proven that he can score and rebound as well. Expanding his range could be the crucial factor in whether or not Hollis-Jefferson can take the next step in the league.