The Long Island Nets re-acquired two players they waived a month ago, forward Ismael Sanogo and guard Joe Cremo Thursday, picking them up from the G League’s available player pool. With the additions of Sanogo and Cremo, the Nets have requested waivers on guard Jahmal McMurray and forward Angel Nunez.
Sanogo returns to Long Island after spending the 2018-19 NBA G League season with the Nets. The Seton Hall product played a total of 23 games last season with Long Island posting averages of 2.7 points and 2.6 rebounds in 10.0 minutes per game. Sanogo is the only player on the current Nets from last season, where Long Island finished 34-16, losing in the NBA G League Finals. He was cut in training camp.
Before coming to the island, Sanogo spent all four years at Seton Hall , playing in a total of 111 games, starting in 68, posting averages of 21.5 minutes, 3.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. On the South Orange campus, Sanogo was seen as the program’s glue guy.
Sanogo, a native of the Ivory Coast in West Africa, tried out for the BAL, the NBA’s new African league at the Brooklyn Nets HSS Training Facility last week.
Joe Cremo, who was drafted by Long Island with the 27th pick in the fourth round of the 2019 NBA G League Draft, was also cut by the team following training camp. Cremo played in 36 games, starting in five, for Villanova as a graduate transfer. He posted averages of 4.0 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 16.6 minutes per game as a Wildcat. Cremo, who is from Scotia, New York, played three seasons at the University of Albany, averaging 14.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in 30.5 minutes per game.
As for McMurray, he exits the Island appearing in 12 games for the Nets this season. In those 12 games, McMurray posted averages of 8.2 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 15.3 minutes per game. The guard was acquired via trade in the 2019 NBA G League and served a bench role for Long Island.
McMurray will likely get an overseas offer following his release from Long Island.
Nunez, who was brought on via local player tryout, appeared in only six games for the Nets this season. In those six games, Nunez posted averages of 0.8 points and 0.7 rebounds in 6.5 minutes per game this season. At media day, Long Island Nets head coach Shaun Fein valued Nunez as a stretch four and five player. Henry Ellenson, the Nets two-way, has filled that role this season.