The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on guard Archie Goodwin, the team announced Friday.
In 12 games with the Nets, Goodwin had averages of 7.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 15.4 minutes per game. Goodwin signed the first of two 10-day contracts with the Nets on March 15 before inking a multi-year contract with the team.
He told NetsDaily last month that he wanted to “grow” with the young core in Brooklyn. He didn’t make the cut, and now his career of uncertainty continues.
Goodwin has been in the league for four seasons, having stints with three different teams. He’s still only 22-years-old. After showing signs of potential, the Nets gave him a legitimate chance to prove himself this summer league. Again, he showed signs, but was outplayed by other guards on the roster — namely Milton Doyle who played very well in Las Vegas.
The question is, why now? They had until October 31 to make a decision. Goodwin’s contract was non-guaranteed until then. Do the Nets have another move up their sleeve? If they renounce Randy Foye, they should have about $5.5 million in cap space.