Nets Waive Lance Thomas, Three Others

The Nets have released all four of their players on non-guaranteed salaries, announcing tonight in a press release that they’ve requested waivers on forward Lance Thomas and guards Devin Cannady, C.J. Massinburg and C.J. Williams.

All four moves were expected, since Brooklyn already has 15 players on guaranteed salaries. While Wilson Chandler is set to serve a 25-game PED suspension to start the season, he can’t be formally moved to the suspended list until after the fifth game of that ban. At that point, the Nets will be able to add a 16th man to their roster until Chandler’s suspension ends.

It seems safe to assume that Thomas will be a candidate to rejoin the club at that point, according to Ian Begley of (Twitter link). The veteran forward has significantly more NBA experience than the other Nets players cut today, having logged 392 career regular season appearances with New Orleans, Oklahoma City, and New York.

Although the Nets’ 15-man roster is full, the team does still have an open two-way contract slot. It’s not clear if Brooklyn is still considering Cannady, Massinburg, or Williams to fill that opening after they clear waivers. Cannady and Massinburg seem more likely to become affiliate players for the Long Island Nets, Brooklyn’s G League squad.

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4 thoughts on “Nets Waive Lance Thomas, Three Others

  1. formerlyz

    Lance Thomas might make sense for Portland. They need help at the 4. Right now, I think Hezonja makes the most sense there, and Nassir Little might also be able to give them good minutes on a smaller basis, based on what I’ve seen from him so far. Otherwise, they just have Anthony Tolliver there, and may have Zach Collins play out of position. Another option at that spot, especially someone that can guard, would make sense

    • Agree with you there mate Bazemore and Thomas at SF and PF would both be good 3 and D players. They could spread the floor well for Lillard and McCollum.
      Lance should be able to pick another club to go to, kinda surprised he got cut with the Nets missing so many forwards

  2. Grant

    I think they will put in a claim on mckinnie, convert him into a two way and then upgrade him when Chandler is moved to the list. If another team beats them on the claim the will bring back thomas after the 5th game and fill their two way with one of the other 3 cut

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