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Long Island Nets sign Okaro White

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Okaro White, the 6’8” Brooklyn-born forward who’s played 44 NBA games over the last three years, has signed with the Long Island Nets, the team announced. Long Island acquired his G League rights last year and he became available when he was waived by the Wizards two weeks ago.

White is a a returning player, not a two-way, according to a league source. The Nets have until January 15 to sign a replacement two-way player after waiving Alan Williams two days ago. Williams is headed to China. He’s reportedly talking to the Xingjiang Flying Tigers in western China.

Long Island also announced that they have requested waivers on center Kendall Gray and guard Kevin Olekaibe, suggesting at least one other move is anticipated for the Nets G League affiliate.

White, a 26-year-old, was waived December 21 so Washington could sign Ron Baker. He had been signed a month earlier. In three games with the Wizards, White played six minutes but did not score.

After going undrafted in 2014, he joined Aris Thessaloniki of the Greek Basket League where he was named to the All-Star team. He joined the Heat in 2016 and played 35 games in the NBA, shuttling between Miami and the Sioux Falls Sky Force. He averaged 2.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in 13 minutes per game. He shot 35.3 percent from three.

Last season, he played with the Heat, was traded to the Hawks and waived. He later joined the Cavaliers.