The Nets have signed forward Mitch Creek to a 10-day contract. Creek who was in Nets training camp has been playing for the Long Island Nets. Creek put pen to paper Friday and is expected to suit up for his first game against the Knicks.
In 25 games (20 starts) for Long Island, the 6’6”, 225-pound Creek has recorded averages of 14.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steals in 30.6 minutes per contest while shooting 54.8 percent (138-of-252) from the field.
Creek becomes the fourth call-up in Long Island Nets history and the first for the team this season. Prior to joining Long Island, Creek signed with Brooklyn on August 20 after playing the Mavericks in the NBA Summer League. He spent the 2018 preseason with Brooklyn before being waived on October 12.
The Nets have a roster opening after buying out Kenneth Faried. The 10-day will run out just before the NBA trade deadline. Under league rules, the Nets can drop Creek at any point during the 10 days to free up a roster spot if needed. They can also extend him another 10 days after the expiration of the initial 10-day.
The 26-year-old, known for his physicality and BBIQ, spent eight seasons playing internationally for Adelaide of the Australian NBL (2010-18) and BG Gottingen of the German Basketball League (2018).
Overall, the Australian native appeared in 200 games (101 starts) for Adelaide, averaging 9.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 21.0 minutes per contest. In 2017-18, Creek was named to the All-NBL Second Team after guiding Adelaide to the finals of the NBL playoffs. He concluded the season ranked second on his team in points (14.8) and steals (1.2), third in rebounds (6.0) and fourth in assists (2.6). He then averaged 11.9 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 21.4 minutes per game in seven games for BG Gottingen.
Creek also won a gold medal in international competition in 2017 while representing Australia in the FIBA Asia Cup in Lebanon.