Free agent F Henry Ellenson is signing a two-way contract with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 15, 2019
Ellenson, 22, is a 6’11” stretch 4/5 who the Knicks signed last March for the remainder of the season after he had played well on a 10-day contract. Ellenson, a Marquette product, had been cut by the Pistons at the deadline to clear space for Wayne Ellington. While with Detroit, he spent most of the season either with the Grand Rapids Drive, the Pistons G League affiliate, or sidelined with ankle troubles. He had been picked by the Pistons at No. 18 in the 2016 NBA Draft but both a logjam upfront and his defensive deficiencies hurt his chances in the Motor City.
Ellenson appeared in 17 games for New York averaging 6.0 points and 3.4 rebounds, while shooting 44.7 percent from deep in 13.8 minutes per contest. He played his best ball in his first two games on his 10-day contract, scoring 26 points while playing 27 and 36 minutes against the Cavaliers and Magic.
The Knicks rescinded Ellenson’s team option for the 2019-20 season and didn’t tender him a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent. He had been listed on the Knicks summer league roster, but left the team before playing a single game, citing “personal reasons.”
Ellenson becomes the fourth client of Roc Nation Sports on the Nets roster, joining Kyrie Irving, Caris LeVert and Wilson Chandler.
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