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Nets sign Milton Doyle after dumping Yakuba Outtara

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The Brooklyn Nets have signed Milton Doyle of the Long Island Nets to a two-way contract, Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Word came just moments after Brooklyn waived Yakuba Ouattara. The French guard has been injured and played only one G-League game, scoring 14 points.

The signing was confirmed by Keith Kreiter, Doyle’s agent, in a statement.

“We are thrilled for Milt –– he was laser focused from day one and would not be denied,” Kreiter said. “We are incredibly proud of all that he’s accomplished and look forward to Milt making a name for himself in the [NBA].”

The Nets officially announced the move on Monday.

Doyle, a 24-year-old 6’4” combo guard from Chicago, is averaging 21.3 points per game for Long Island along with 5.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists.

Here’s video highlights of one of his most recent efforts, a 29-point game last week vs. the Salt Lake City Stars.

Undrafted out of Chicago Loyola, where he played four years, Doyle impressed Nets scouts at the Portsmouth Invitational, a tournament for college seniors and he was added to the summer league roster.

He. averaged 10.5 points in the NBA Summer League, playing so well that he beat out four-year veteran Archie Goodwin for a training camp spot. He was among the last players cut in camp and was signed by Long Island.

Long and athletic, Doyle isnt likely to get a lot of minutes on the parent club but by signing him to a two-way deal, the Nets acquire his NBA rights.

That, said a league source, was the primary rationale for the move, making sure the Nets didn’t lose him to another team.