In his fourth season with the Nets, Hollis-Jefferson suffered injuries to his shoulder, groin, hip, quad and ankle. RHJ missed Brooklyn's first three games of the season in addition to a seven-game span from Jan. 2 to Jan. 14. All told, he ended up playing in 59 games and averaged a career-low 20.9 minutes per night. The former first-round pick averaged 8.9 points on the season while shooting 41.1 percent from the field. Hollis-Jefferson also chipped in on the glass (3.8 rebounds per game) in addition to averaging 1.2 steal-plus-block per game. At 6-foot-7, the University of Arizona product remained an excellent on-ball defender with the versatility to guard multiple positions. His defensive abilities and low turnover rate (1.2 turnovers per game last season) made Hollis-Jefferson a valuable contributor in ways not always seen in the box score. He stepped up as a major contributor in limited playing time in Brooklyn's first-round playoff series against Philadelphia. Over the course of the four-game series, Hollis-Jefferson averaged 13.2 points while playing 15.6 minutes per contest. In the final game of the series, he racked up 21 points while shooting 9-for-13 from the field.2017
During the 2017-18 season, his third with Brooklyn, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson started in 59 games -- the highest amount of his career. He also increased his average of minutes per contest, going from 21.9 MPG in his first two seasons to 28.2 in 2017-18. And as one might expect, increased floor time led to increased production. Hollis- Jefferson produced career-high game averages of 13.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 0.7 blocks per contest. He also shot a career-best 47.2 percent from the field and a career-high 78.8 percent from the free throw line. On Dec. 14, during a loss to the Knicks, RHJ scored a career-high 25 points while snagging four steals and two blocks. On Jan. 8, Hollis-Jefferson collected a career-high 17 rebounds, to go with 14 points and five assists, in a home loss to the Raptors. For the season, Hollis-Jefferson produced 12 double-doubles and 21 games with eight or more rebounds. He scored 20 or more points in 11 contests. During a Jan. 13 loss at Washington, RHJ scored 22 points and dished a career-best seven assists. On Jan. 21 at Detroit, the 6-foot-7 forward scored 21 points and matched a career high with seven assists. But in late January, a right groin strain forced the burly forward to miss 11 straight games. In 2017-18, the Nets would finish at 28-54, an eight-win improvement over the prior season.2016
After a rookie season in which Hollis-Jefferson was only able to play in 29 games, the Arizona product was relatively healthy during his 2016-17 season. RHJ appeared in 78 games for the Nets, with 50 starts, and averaged a robust 22.6 minutes per contest. The strong forward tallied eight double-doubles, scored in double figures 32 times and collected 10 or more rebounds in 11 games. On Nov. 12 during a win at Phoenix, Hollis-Jefferson posted a career-high 20 points, adding 13 rebounds and four assists. On Mar. 16, the 6-foot-7 forward again scored a career-best-matching 20 points, to go with 10 rebounds, during a road win over the Knicks. On Mar. 23, RHJ grabbed a career-high 16 boards during a home win over the Suns. During that game, Hollis-Jefferson became the first NBA player to grab 16-plus rebounds in fewer than 15 minutes played. On April 8, Hollis-Jefferson had arguably his best game of the season. The Nets defeated the Bulls at home that night and RHJ delivered 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field. He also tallied 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and only one turnover in 30 minutes on the court.2015
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson was drafted by Portland in the first round (23rd pick) of the 2015 NBA Draft but then quickly traded to the Brooklyn Nets. Brooklyn was hungry for young talent and quickly gave RHJ plenty of playing time. On Oct. 28, Opening Night, Hollis-Jefferson made his NBA debut, scoring eight points and grabbing five rebounds in 24 minutes during a home loss to Chicago. RHJ made his first career start Nov. 6 versus the Lakers and recorded five points with 11 rebounds in 25 minutes of action. On Nov. 14, the rookie corralled a season-best 13 rebounds at Golden State. On Nov. 22, Hollis-Jefferson swiped a career-best five steals during a home win over the Celtics. But in early December, Hollis-Jefferson's rookie season hit a road block. During a team practice, he suffered a fractured right ankle that forced him to miss 50 games. Hollis-Jefferson returned on March 22 and played in ten of the Nets' last 13 games. On April 11, he scored a season-high 14 points in a loss to Washington. The Nets finished at 21-61 and missed the playoffs.
June 25, 2015Drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 2015 NBA Draft. Traded by the Trail Blazers with Steve Blake to the Brooklyn Nets for Pat Connaughton and Mason Plumlee.
July 6, 2015Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Brooklyn Nets
July 17, 2019Signed as a free agent a one-year contract with the Toronto Raptors.