The Nets have waived recent trade acquisition Brandon Davies, the team announced via press release. Davies has a non-guaranteed salary, so the Nets won’t be on the hook for any additional money for the second-year power forward. However, the prorated salary he earned thus far this season will stick on Brooklyn’s books unless another team claims him off waivers, though any team that would do so would have to guarantee his entire minimum salary of more than $816K for the rest of the season.
Davies made it into seven games after last month’s trade that brought him to the Nets in exchange for Andrei Kirilenko. The 23-year-old averaged 2.3 points in 6.3 minutes per contest, much lower numbers than he put up during his time with the Sixers, who put him on the floor for 19.0 MPG prior to the trade this year. Davies, a Bill Duffy client, was a favorite of Philly coach Brett Brown, who expressed his frustration with the decision the team’s front office made to part with him.
The Nets are left with 14 players, only 11 of whom have full guarantees on their contracts. Cory Jefferson, Jerome Jordan and Darius Morris are the three remaining Nets without fully guaranteed pacts, but it would be surprising if the team waived any of them this week, as Tim Bontemps of the New York Post believes (Twitter link). Wednesday is the last day that teams can waive players with non-guaranteed salary without guaranteeing that salary for the year.