The Brooklyn Nets have signed Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot, a 6’7” wingman, to their final two-way contract, the team announced Wednesday,hours before their home opener. Luwawu-Cabarrot is the Nets second and final two-way signing, joining Henry Ellenson, the 6’11” power forward who was signed in July. Their roster now stands at 17, the max.
The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Luwawu-Cabarrot to a training camp deal last month, then cut him a week ago. Luwawu-Cabarrot played with the Thunder and Bulls and last season, putting in limited minutes with OKC before being traded to Chicago, where he played 29 games, starting six of them. With the Bulls, he played 18.8 minutes a game, averaging 6.8 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 0.8 assists per game, shooting 31-of-94 from deep, a 33.0 percentage.
In his best game near the end of the season, Luwawu-Cabarrot scored 18 points vs. the Raptors.
Luwawu-Cabarrot, who is French, was drafted in the first round by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2016 but has moved twice in his short NBA career. In addition to his time with the 76ers, Thunder and Bulls, he played for the 76ers G League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers. Before playing with the 76ers, the 24-year-old shooting guard/small forward played overseas with the Antibes Sharks in France and KK Mega Basket in Serbia.
Luwawu-Cabarrot and Nets stash Isaia Cordinier played together at Antibes in 2012-14, as did Long Island coach Shaun Fein.
Luwawu-Cabarrot played for the junior French national basketball teams at the both the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, and the 2015 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. In 2015, he helped France to a semifinals appearance, while averaging 11.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.
- BROOKLYN NETS SIGN TIMOTHÉ LUWAWU-CABARROT TO TWO-WAY CONTRACT - Brooklyn Nets