With the Wednesday deadline for guaranteeing gamers contracts looming, the Nets waived guards Andre Roberson and Iman Shumpert in addition to heart Noah Vonleh and agreed to name up Tyler Cook dinner, at 6’9” G League energy ahead, to a 10-day deal, in response to varied reviews.
Shams Charania reviews two of the three waived, Roberson and Shumpert, will signal 10-day offers in the event that they clear waivers, giving Steve Nash an opportunity to additional consider them. Vonleh seems to be gone.
Additionally, no shock: Tuesday night time’s reviews counsel that Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot can be assured for the remainder of the season, giving Brooklyn his Chicken Rights come August.
Adrian Wojanarowski and Charania tweeted out the information shortly after the Nets beat the Kings…
Guard Iman Shumpert and ahead Andre Roberson plan to signal 10-day contracts with the Nets after they clear waivers on Friday, sources inform @TheAthletic @Stadium. Nets sustaining flexibility forward of assure deadline this week.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 24, 2021
Brooklyn is planning to signal Tyler Cook dinner to a 10-day contract, supply tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 24, 2021
By signing Roberson and Shumpert to 10-days, two defensive-oriented guards who can play a number of positions, the Nets will give Steve Nash extra time to guage the 2 veterans. Workforce can prolong gamers to a second 10-day earlier than having to resolve whether or not to maintain them. Roberson was signed every week in the past and Shumpert on the finish of January however he’d been sidelined with a hamstring pressure till Tuesday night time. The strikes may even save the Nets some luxurious taxes, however the main rationale seems to be giving Sean Marks roster flexibility.
Nash spoke about Roberson’s potential post-game, evaluating the 6’7” 29-year-old to Tuesday night time’s hero, Bruce Brown.
“Bruce makes it look simple. It’s not simple to be a 6’3” guard and be selecting, rolling, catching the ball, ending. Andre’s a really clever participant as effectively, however I don’t wish to put that on him. He can do some selecting and rolling for positive, and he can positively guard some larger gamers,” mentioned Nash, making the comparability.
Cook dinner, 23, went undrafted out of Iowa within the 2018 NBA Draft and has bounced across the G League and NBA fringes since. Final season, Cook dinner performed in 13 NBA video games, two with Denver and 11 with Cleveland, averaging 1.8 factors and 1.1 rebounds in a mixed 4.2 minutes.
This season, he signed with the Iowa Wolves, Minnesota’s G League affiliate the place he’s been averaging 20.8 factors, 9.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists a recreation. He isn’t a 3-point shooter, however has defensive potential owing to his 7’1” wingspan.
His finest recreation was the Wolves opener vs. the Lengthy Island Nets, scoring 31 factors on 14-of-20 taking pictures, 10 rebounds, 9 assists and two blocks. He isn’t a 3-point shooter … or not less than hasn’t been.
Dakota Schmidt of Ridiculous Upside, our G League sister website on SB Nation, had this to say earlier Tuesday..
Not shocking as Cook dinner has been completely fantastic within the G League bubble. The 6’8 ahead has been a power with the ball in his palms, preventing on the offensive glass, and as a facilitator with shifting the ball round to different gamers. https://t.co/KaG9sbTkNX
— Ridiculous Upside (@RidicUpside) February 24, 2021
Cook dinner performed highschool ball with the Celtics Jayson Tatum of their native St. Louis.
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