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Nets send Reggie Perry to Long Island Nets in G League ‘bubble’

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The Brooklyn Nets have transferred two-way player Reggie Perry to the Long Island Nets, dispatching him to the G League “bubble,” at Walt Disney World, the team announced Thursday. Perry becomes the first Brooklyn roster player to be sent down to Orlando.

Perry, the 57th pick in the 2020 Draft, has been in and out of the Nets rotation with Nicolas Claxton out with tendinopathy and Jarrett Allen sent to Cleveland in the four-team trade that brought James Harden to Brooklyn. Overall, he’s appeared in 14 games for Brooklyn posting averages of 3.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 10.5 minutes per game. He had his best game Friday, with 10 points and 10 boards, his first double-double.

The move may also suggest that Norvel Pelle, signed last week, is ready to go for Brooklyn. Steve Nash has also said Claxton could be ready to return later this month. Pelle is unlikely to stay in the “bubble” very long. The G League regular season will end March 3. The single-elimination playoffs run from March 5-9.

Matt Riccardi, the GM of the Nets G League affiliate, spoke Monday about how the team was navigating the two-way situation, noting how all teams are dealing with the same problem and use their two-ways differently.

“We are conscious about it and I think every team has a different kind of perspective on what their two-ways are used for and how they are needed on both teams,” said Riccardi. “That is something that changes year to year, month by month, day by day, as we go through everything. COVID situation is no different. We are all still trying to figure it out ourselves.”

Perry will undergo a quarantine protocol process, which Riccardi also spoke about Monday - explaining how there is a different process for every player entering the “bubble” depending on the travel situation and other key factors based on a tier list.

“More of a question for the G League office than for me specifically but yes there is definitely a protocol in place for that happening,” said Riccardi. “As you have seen, some guys on some other teams start to be assigned and start to go through that process.”

Blake Murphy of The Athletic reported the details of the quarantine protocols players will follow depending on their manner of travel!

Knowing the Nets, expect Perry to get a ride on a charter jet to Orlando which will get him on the practice court,

Perry joins two other players under two-way contracts on Long Island -- Nate Hinton and Tyler Bey — the Mavericks two-ways. Both Hinton and Bey are playing with Long Island because the Texas Legends, the Mavs G League affiliate, opted out of the “bubble.” Two-way rules allow teams with no affiliate playing in the “bubble” to assign their two-ways the 17 NBA-affiliated teams in Orlando.