Armoni Brooks, the 6’3” shooting guard who played his way into a two-way deal during Summer League, has been waived by the Brooklyn Nets, Mike Scotto of Hoopshype reported Saturday...
The Nets roster now is at 17 players, 15 standard deals and two two-ways.
Brooks, who averaged 17.8 points on 50% shooting overall and 47.6% from 3 in Las Vegas, was one of three Nets two-ways (the max) along with Keon Johnson and Jalen Wilson, the Nets 51st pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. Although Johnson and Wilson are also non-guaranteed (Johnson) or partially guaranteed (Wilson), it seems unlikely either of them will face the waiver wire. Johnson, a 6’5” combo guard with 78 NBA games of experience, is the leading scorer on Long Island while Wilson has gotten NBA minutes, even some in the Brooklyn rotation, as well as time in the G League.
Since Long Island Nets retain Brooks’ G League rights, he could stay with Long Island for the rest of the season.
In addition to the two-ways, both Harry Giles III and Trendon Watford face the Sunday deadline. Watford, who is partially guaranteed, has seen rotation minutes while Giles, stuck behind two bigs younger than him in Nic Claxton and Day’Ron Sharpe, has been mostly relegated to garbage time after missing the last two NBA seasons with various injuries.