The Long Island Nets have traded for the G League rights to former Phoenix Suns´guard Matt Farrell, according to Adam Zagoria of Forbes...
The rights to former @NDmbb G Matt Farrell have been traded from Phoenix to @BrooklynNets, per league source.— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) December 8, 2020
The NJ native is playing for Büyükçekmece Basketbol of the Turkish Basketbol Süper Ligi.
The Nets could have the option of trying to buy him out next summer.
Farrell, who is currently playing for Büyükçekmece Basketbol of the Turkish Basketbol Süper Ligi, will need to be brought out of his contract in order to play for the Nets. He averaged 12.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game. The guard played in nine games overseas.
Here’s some highlights from last season...
This is the second deal reported between the Nets and Suns G League affiliates in two days. Zagoria and others reported that the Nets had acquired the rights to Tariq Owens, a 6’10” shot blocker. No word yet on what the Nets sent to Phoenix, but the coming year could be the last in which the Suns have a G League affiliate. After this season, the Northern Arizona Suns will move to Wayne County, Michigan, where they will become the Pistons affiliate. In fact, it’s uncertain whether the Suns will play in the G League “bubble” planned for an Atlanta suburb. NBA teams can opt out of the “bubble.”
The 6´1” guard, who is a New Jersey native, played for three G League affiliates since going undrafted out of Notre Dame in 2018. He played for the Delaware Blue Coats, Austin Spurs, and Northern Arizona Suns.