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Fred Kerber: Brooklyn Nets have no interest in Tony Wroten

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If they had wanted, the Nets could have claimed Tony Wroten off waivers this afternoon. No fuss, no bother. They had the cap space --via a trade exception-- and they were first in line at the waiver wire because of their poor record.

But the Nets passed --and now that nine other clubs have passed on him, as the Nets did-- they won't be trying to sign him as a free agent.

Fred Kerber wrote Sunday that the high-scoring but turnover-prone Wroten, dumped by the Sixers in a surprise move Thursday, is not in the Nets plans.

A league source said Nets have no interest in guard Tony Wroten, who was waived by Sixers on Thursday and cleared waivers Saturday. Wroten had 29 turnovers versus 20 assists for the Sixers in eight games.

Wroten, who played under Lionel Hollins at Memphis two years ago, averaged 17 points and six assists in 30 games last season for Philly before tearing his ACL.  He only returned two weeks ago and has both minutes and back-to-back restrictions. Wroten was waived after the Sixers traded for the Pelicans' Ish Smith.