The Nets made two roster moves Thursday, waiving David Nwaba, out with a season-ending Achilles injury and signing Justin Anderson, a 6’6” swingman, out the G League, to a 10-day contract. Teams can officially sign 10-days on Sunday.
Shams Charania broke both stories...
The Nets are waiving G/F David Nwaba, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Nwaba will miss the remainder of the season with a torn Achilles tendon.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 2, 2020
Nwaba will be paid for the rest of the season. By waiving Nwaba, the Nets also lose their rights to a team option for Nwaba next July.
The Nets plan to sign G League swingman Justin Anderson of Raptors 905 to 10-day contract, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 3, 2020
Anderson, 26, played college basketball for Virginia before being selected with the 21st overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Mavericks. After one and a half seasons with the Mavericks, Anderson was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in February 2017. In July 2018, he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks where he played last season.
This year, Anderson played for the Raptors 905 in the G League and was dominant. He averaged 21.2 points and 6.8 rebounds while shooting 48.4 percentage overall and 34.6 percent from three, attempting 8.2 per game.
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The move, as John Hollinger points out, the moves permit Sean Marks more flexibility.
As I speculated in my piece today, the Nets are waiving David Nwaba. Here's why, as well as looks at every other teams' decisions leading up to guarantee day: https://t.co/towYNgpUSz— John Hollinger (@johnhollinger) January 3, 2020
A) #Wahoowa !— John Hollinger (@johnhollinger) January 3, 2020
B) This allows Nets to keep roster spot open for trades (since it's just a 10-day) and/or possibly moving up Luwawu to roster once his 2-way days run out. https://t.co/gn0UOSdwOk
indeed, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot has become a member of the Nets rotation and a Kenny Atkinson favorite. He’s expected to start Thursday vs. Dallas.
Bobby Marks offered a quick summary of the moves...
Couple of notes on David Nwaba:— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) January 3, 2020
* Cap hit of $1.68M for 19-20.
* No cap charge for 20-21 because of his non-guaranteed salary.
* Nwaba is owed roughly $1M as of 1/2.
* BKN has an open roster spot.
* Disabled Player Exception of $839K still available even with the waiver.
Expect other moves this weekend, including Caris LeVert return to active status.