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Nets sign Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot to multi-year deal

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After flourishing as both a two-way and 10-day player, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot has signed a multi-year contract with the Nets.

Misko Raznatovic, Luwawu-Cabarrot’s agent, was first with the news...

The Nets later confirmed the signing.

And Kenny Atkinson who played more than a decade in France, said he texted the good news to Luwawu-Cabarrot ... in French.

Although the Nets declined to release details, ESPN’s Bobby Marks reports TLC will be paid $632,000 for this season and $1.8 million, the minimum, next. Next year’s salary, he said, was non-guaranteed.

The 6’7” swingman was originally signed to a two-way deal in October after being cut by the Cavaliers in training camp. As injuries —-particularly David Nwaba’s Achilles tear — hit the Nets rotation early in the season, TLC increasingly got minutes and became a favorite of Atkinson’s.

For the season, the 24-year-old is averaging 5.2 points per game in 15.3 minutes, but he’s put up career highs in field goal percentage (44.8 percent) and three point shooting (43.1).

Over the last 10 games, his numbers have jumped to 60 and 62.5.
Luwawu-Cabarrot has also improved on the defensive side of the court.

As a two-way, he could only spend 45 days with Brooklyn. Once that limit was exhausted at the end of last month, the Nets signed him to two 10-days, preserving their rights to him but giving them flexibility at Thursday’s trade deadline.

Brooklyn kept the roster spot free in case it was needed in a trade but can now sign him to a standard NBA contract .