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Nets Release Boatright, Miller, Daniels

The Nets have waived point guard Ryan Boatright, small forward Quincy Miller and center Chris Daniels, the team announced via press release. The moves take Brooklyn’s roster down to 17 players, including 13 with full guarantees. Boatright’s contract includes a partial guarantee of $75K and Miller’s has a $50K partial guarantee, while the salary for Daniels is non-guaranteed, so Brooklyn stands to be eat $125K in salary, barring waiver claims.

Boatight, 22, reached a two-year, minimum-salary agreement with Brooklyn shortly after he went undrafted out of Connecticut this year. He averaged 4.2 points, 3.8 assists and 1.0 turnover in 13.9 minutes per game, numbers that aren’t shabby but nonetheless inferior to those that free agent signee Donald Sloan put up, so it appears Sloan has won the third point guard job for the team.

The 22-year-old Miller came from the Pistons in the Steve Blake trade. He played in as many preseason games this fall as he did regular season games for the Pistons last season, scoring six points in nearly 30 total minutes of preseason play.

Daniels, who’s played in China the last two seasons, scored effectively for the Nets, averaging 7.4 points in 13.0 minutes per game, but despite injury concerns for fellow Nets big men Andrea Bargnani and Willie Reed, it wasn’t enough to save the 31-year-old’s job.

Reed and Sloan have partial guarantees of $500K and $50K, respectively, while Justin Harper and Dahntay Jones are on non-guaranteed contracts. Those four players are ostensibly competing for two regular season spots.

Who do you think the Nets will keep for opening night? Leave a comment to weigh in.

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7 thoughts on “Nets Release Boatright, Miller, Daniels

  1. aarongill

    Boatwright deserves a chance. Good leader shooter defender all round good player at UCONN like Napier and walker were

    • I agree, I’ll bet he makes a team. Saw him play against my Celtics and he’s a quality player

      • Charlie Adams

        I’m not sure Boatright has the skillset for the NBA. He’s already a lot older than most first- and second-year players, and he doesn’t have any one overly impressive skill.

        • Arthur Hill

          That’s a good point about Boatright’s age — 22 is old for a prospect these days. Plus, Brooklyn doesn’t have the strongest group of guards. If he can’t make that roster, he may have an uphill climb to ever stick with an NBA team.

  2. DannyBoi

    Yeah quality d leaguer. He would be nice on the Maine Red Claws!

    • OrangeCrush

      Isn’t the Red Claws a UCONN affiliate?

  3. Sloan will most likely fill the last roster spot but I’m hoping the Nets find a way to keep Harper.

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