10:53am: The Nets have officially signed Goodwin to a 10-day contract, the team announced today in a press release.
9:32am: The Nets are filling the open spot on their roster by signing Archie Goodwin to a 10-day contract, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical (via Twitter). When Brooklyn’s deal with Goodwin is officially finalized, the team will have a full 15-man squad once again.
A first-round pick in 2013, Goodwin is still just 22 years old, but has struggled to find a long-term NBA home. After three up and down seasons in Phoenix, Goodwin was waived by the Suns prior to the start of the 2016/17 season. The 6’5″ guard briefly caught on with the Pelicans in November when Lance Stephenson suffered a groin injury, but only appeared in three games for New Orleans before being cut.
Goodwin ultimately landed with the Greensboro Swarm, Charlotte’s D-League affiliate. In 34 games this season with the Swarm, he has averaged 17.0 PPG and 5.2 RPG with a .438/.235/.724 shooting line. While Goodwin’s NBADL production has been solid, Chris Reichert of The Step Back is somewhat surprised to see the former Sun getting a call-up, tweeting that there are 10 or 15 D-League players more deserving of an NBA shot.
The Nets made a handful of transactions around the time of the trade deadline, including trading for K.J. McDaniels, acquiring and waiving Marcus Thornton, and cutting Luis Scola. The series of roster moves left the team with 14 players on its roster for the last few weeks.
Brooklyn’s 10-day deal with Goodwin will move the club slightly closer to the salary floor for 2016/17, as our Salary Cap Snapshot shows.