The Nets have signed Deng Adel, a 6’7” swingman who played 19 games for the Cavaliers last season —starting three of them, to a training camp deal, reports Michael Scotto of The Athletic.
Scotto broke the news in a tweet...
The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to an Exhibit 10 deal with Deng Adel, league sources told @TheAthleticNYC.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) July 25, 2019
Adel, 22, spent most of last season with the Canton Charge of the G League but got NBA minutes in 19 games, averaging 1.7 points and 1.3 rebounds in 10 minutes per game. He started three games for Cleveland. He played for the Rockets in the NBA Summer League earlier this month averaging 8.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists.
Here’s some highlights from Summer League, a 20-point, 7-assist performance against the Nuggets. Adel did not play against the Nets summer league team.
Deng, who escaped war-torn South Sudan as a child, is an Australian citizen and was named recently to the Australian national team. Australia will participate in the FIBA World Cup next month in China. Will Weaver, who coached the Long Island Nets last season, is an assistant coach for the Boomers.
An Exhibit 10 contract permits the Nets to transfer a player’s rights to their G League affiliate once they are cut from training camp. NBA teams can sign three Exhibit 10 deals plus two two-way contracts. Adel is the first Exhibit 10 player signed by the Nets. They have also signed Henry Ellenson, the 6’11” power forward, to a two-way deal.