Now, with the major signings —and sign-and-trades— out of the way, the Nets have announced contracts for two veteran free agents, 6’6” shooting guard Garrett Temple and 6’7” forward Wilson Chandler, as well as one of last year’s rookies, 6’7” combo guard Theo Pinson.
All three were apparently signed to exceptions, Temple to the room exception and Chandler and Pinson to the minimum. As exceptions, the contracts do not count against the cap. The signings bring to 14 the number of guaranteed spots on the Nets roster.
Marks took note of the character of the two vets in announcing the deals. Temple and Chandler both played for the Clippers last season,
“Garrett is an excellent culture fit who can guard multiple positions and provide a stabilizing presence on both ends of the court,” said Marks of Temple. “His high IQ and strong leadership qualities will be welcome additions to our team. We look forward to welcoming Garrett and his family to Brooklyn.”
Chandler received a one-year deal, Temple a two-year deal with a team option in the second year and Pinson a guaranteed two-year deal, according to Early Bird Rights, a site that tracks salary data. The Nets announced the signings via Twitter...
Sean Marks: “Wilson is an experienced leader who will bring a veteran presence to our frontcourt rotation. His team-first mentality and high character will be excellent additions to our culture, both on and off the court."https://t.co/8iC7cNxOaZ— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) July 9, 2019
OFFICIAL: We have re-signed guard/forward Theo Pinson! pic.twitter.com/2znKxAHNpU— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) July 9, 2019
Pinson, who went from undrafted to a two-way contract to standard NBA deal, is playing in the Las Vegas Summer League. As the Nets noted in a video, that’s also where the contract was signed.
The Nets sequenced their signings and trades to take maximum advantage of the collective bargaining agreement, signing Kyrie Irving, D’Angelo Russell, DeAndre Jordan and Nic Claxton within their $69 million of cap space, picking up team options on Shabazz Napier and Treveon Graham, then trading Russell, Napier, Graham and cash considerations in a double sign-and-trade to the Warriors for Kevin Durant ... and a protected first round pick in the 2020 Draft.
Along the way, they also participated in a three-way sign-and-trade involving DeMarre Carroll with the Wizards and Spurs, receiving draft rights to two Euroleague players in the process.
Finally, with cap space exhausted and signings resolved, the Nets moved Monday to fill out the roster with players signed to cap exceptions. The Nets have one roster spot open and can sign two players to two-ways.
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