The Nets have signed James Webb III, a 6’9” power forward, to a two-way contract. Webb had been playing for the Delaware 87ers in the G-League, where he was averaging 11.6 points and 6.7 rebounds while shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc. Monday is the deadline for signing two-ways.
Shams Charania broke the news in a tweet.
Sources: The Brooklyn Nets are signing forward James Webb III of G League's Delaware on a two-way contract.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 15, 2018
Webb tweeted out his joy in a unique way.
‘ having one of your dreams come true on Martin Luther King day ‘ #LookAtGod— James Webb III (@JW3_23) January 15, 2018
To make room for Webb, Brooklyn is dropping Jacob Wiley, the two-way player they signed out of Eastern Washington last summer. The Nets now have two two-way players, Webb and Milton Doyle, who was signed last month off the Long Island Nets roster.
Webb went undrafted out of Boise State in 2016. Draft Express said of him...
”[Webb] has the potential to play both the small forward and power forward positions. He’s 6’9 with a 6’10 wingspan with above average quickness and tremendous explosiveness to match his height and length. If he can add some strength to both his upper and lower body, it’s easy to project him as a NBA level athlete.”
His was signed by the 76ers as a free agent in the summer of 2016, played six preseason games for the Sixers, was cut and signed by Delaware. He was playing well when he suffered a season-ending ankle injury in March.
Here’s video of his best G-League performance, a 40-point, 13-rebound explosion for the 87ers vs. the Maine Red Claws last February.
Webb should be ready to play in Long Island’s next game, Wednesday vs. the Westchester Knicks, in Westchester.
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