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NETS ACQUIRE TWO EURO STASHES IN SURPRISE S&T FOR DEMARRE CARROLL

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Aaron White

In a surprise move late Saturday, the Nets joined a sign-and-trade for DeMarre Carroll between the Wizards and Spurs, winding up with two stashes.

Nets acquired the draft rights to forward Aaron White from the Washington Wizards and the draft rights to guard/forward Nemanja Dangubic from the San Antonio Spurs

David Aldridge of The Athletic first broke the news in a series of tweets...

Brooklyn traded DeMarre Carroll to San Antonio, and Washington acquired forward Davis Bertans from San Antonio to complete the three-team deal. Also, the move required the Spurs to convert Carroll’s two-year deal to a three-year, $21 million contract.

By signing Carroll via sign-and-trade instead of a straight free agency signing, the Spurs opened up a roster spot, which was used to sign Celtics combo-forward Marcus Morris to a two-year, $20 million deal (second year player option).

The move provided everyone with something: The Wizards were able to sign Morris, Carroll got an extra year on his deal and the Nets got the two stashes who they can play or use in future moves. Not to mention some good will with a powerful agent, Mark Bartelstein, who reps Carroll, and Sean Marks mentor, R.C. Buford, the Spurs GM.

Of the two, White, a 6’9”, 230 pound small forward has the more NBA potential. He was originally selected with the 49th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by Washington after a four-year collegiate career (2011-15) at the University of Iowa. The 26-year-old Ohio native most recently played for Zalgiris Kaunas of the Lithuanian League.

In 73 games, split between the Lithuanian and Euro Leagues, White averaged nearly nine points a game and shot nearly 40 percent from three. He also pulled down four rebounds a game.

Here are some highlights from this season...

... and from 2017-18

A month ago, White expressed optimism of joining an NBA team, saying he was “close” to continuing his career in the NBA. The Wizards interim GM Tommy Sheppard more recently said that White was in Washington’s plans for next season,

Dangubic, a 6’9”, 195-pound swingman, was originally selected with the 54th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft by Philadelphia and subsequently had his rights traded to San Antonio. The 26-year-old Serbian native most recently played for Bayern Munich of the Basketball Bundesliga in Germany. He has also been a member of the Serbian national team.

Dangubic played 66 games, split between the German and Euro Leagues. He averaged a little less than five points a game and made 33 percent of his three’s.

The acquisition of the two prospects gives the Nets rights to five stashes, joining Juan Pablo Vaulet of Argentina, Aleksandar Vezenkov of Bulgaria and Isaia Cordinier of France. Cordinier, a 6’5” combo guard, is playing with the Nets Summer League team and is considered the best of the Nets stash pack.