Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is set to enter his third season as a Net, and the way Kenny Atkinson gushed about him on Tuesday the small forward could be in for a big year.

“He’s in a nice place right now,” Atkinson said. “I’ve really been kind of thrilled with his performance and that’s from the first day of training camp. He’s matured. I think he’s more level, even-keeled, I think he’s more consistent. It’ll be huge if he can continue that type of demeanor, that type of approach.”

Entering Wednesday’s preseason finale against the 76ers at Nassau Coliseum, Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 10 points and six rebounds per game. His numbers from the last two seasons won’t jump off the page, but Atkinson said he has simplified his offensive game while showing he can also make an impact on the defensive end.

“He’s a better passer than we think,” Atkinson said. “He’s been facilitating our break. We give him a certain amount of freedom to drive it and like I said, when he’s spotting up and he’s open, he’s got freedom to shoot it. I like all the other things he’s doing. He’s been a complete player.”