As of Tuesday, the Nets will have an open roster spot and the ability to sign a 10-day contract. No one is saying that the Nets will be calling up anyone any time soon ... or that they'll limit themselves to the Springfield roster, if they do. But you can bet that the Armor players are well aware of developments.
The Armor lost to the East-leading Canton Charge Sunday afternoon, two days after they upset them. Just as they did Friday, the Armor had seven players in double figures, led by Springfield's top prospect, Darious Johnson-Odom, who scored 26 on 9-of-20 (2-of-6) shooting. Jeff Foote, the seven-foot Cornell product, finished with 16 and 11 while Adonis Thomas, the 6'7" small forward, and Justin Johnson, an undersized shooting guard, had 14 each. The Armor's two other former NBA players, Willie Reed and Dennis Horner, had subpar games of 11 and 10.
Other than DJO, who's more of a point guard, the top prospects are Reed, who was with the Grizzlies last April and again in training point; Horner, the former New Jersey Net, and Thomas, the team's youngest player at 20. He went undrafted before being signed and cut by the Hawks and Nets in training camp.
Springfield now travels to Erie, Pennsylvania for a Thursday tilt with the BayHawks before returning home to face the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Friday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m.
- Game Info: Charge at Armor - D-League