Per a one-line announcement Friday afternoon, the Nets have waived Exhibit 10 players Nate Sestina and Jordan Bowden. The move will give more flexibility in filling out the end of the bench.
The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on guard Jordan Bowden and forward Nate Sestina.
Bowden and Sestina were originally signed by the Nets on Dec. 1. Brooklyn’s roster now stands at 18 players.
Bowden, a 6’5” 3-and-D guard out of Tennessee, and Sestina, a 6’9” stretch-4 who played for Bucknell and County, can now be assigned to Long Island. The G League is expected to play an abbreviated schedule in a “bubble” in College Park, Georgia, north of Atlanta.
Brooklyn currently has 15 players on guaranteed NBA contracts, one two-way player in Jeremiah Martin and two others on Exhibit 10 deals, Reggie Perry, the 57th pick in the NBA Draft, and Chris Chiozza.
With two camp spots open, including a two-way opening, the Nets could upgrade Perry to a two-way deal and/or sign Elie Okobo, the 6’3” French guard. The Nets don’t have to get down to 15 players (plus two two-ways) until December 20. The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Alex Schiffer reported two weeks ago that the Nets had agreed to sign Okobo who the Suns had waived a week earlier. Okobo was practicing with the French national team earlier this week.