Five days after releasing him following the expiration of his 10-day deal, the Nets are bringing Justin Anderson back to the organization, this time trading for his G League rights.
The Long Island Nets are acquiring Anderson in exchange for Henry Ellenson. In the deal, reported Monday night and confirmed Tuesday morning, Raptors 905 is sending Anderson to Long Island for the G League rights to Ellenson. Ellenson had been on a two-way deal with the Nets but was waived on January 3 so the Nets could sign Chris Chiozza. The 6’11” Marquette product is expected to sign a G League contract with Long Island in order to facilitate the deal.
To make room for Anderson, the Nets waived Ash Yacoubou, a 6’4” swingman who was averaging 7.1 points and 4.9 rebounds.
The trade was first reported by Kelsea O’Brien of Raptors Aggregator...
Raptors 905 are trading Justin Anderson to the Long Island Nets in exchange for the rights to Henry Ellenson. Ellenson is expected to sign his G League contract with Long Island to complete the trade.— ke!sea (@kelsea_lately) January 21, 2020
And confirmed by Long Island...
The point of the trade is to keep Anderson, a 6’6” defensive-minded wing, in the Nets organization. Anderson appeared in three games for Brooklyn, posting averages of 1.0 points, 0.7 rebounds, and 0.3 blocks in 5.7 minutes. He was a teammate of Joe Harris at Virginia and along with Harris and Garrett Temple is a big part of Hoops20, an organization working to bring clean water to East Africa.
Anderson did not play in the Raptors 905 loss Monday to the Lakeland Magic. The reason cited was “personal.”
Ellenson spent the majority of his two-way tenure in Uniondale. He played in 10 games for Long Island, posting averages of 20.1 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.3 blocks on 48 percent from the field and 31 percent from three.