Nets To Sign Elie Okobo

After being waived by the Suns a week ago, Elie Okobo has lined up a new deal, according to Alex Schiffer and Shams Charania of The Athletic, who report (via Twitter) that the free agent point guard is signing with the Nets.

While details of Okobo’s deal haven’t been reported, I’d expect a minimum-salary contract and I’d be surprised if it includes much – if any – guaranteed money.

The 31st overall pick in the 2018 draft, Okobo spent two years in Phoenix, appearing in a total of 108 games. He averaged 4.8 PPG and 2.2 APG in 15.5 minutes per contest during those two seasons, but became expendable this offseason. The Suns released him before his 2020/21 salary became guaranteed last Thursday.

The Nets currently have 17 players under contract, but that doesn’t count Okobo, Jordan Bowden – who reportedly agreed to an Exhibit 10 deal, or Chris Chiozza, who is still a restricted free agent. Brooklyn may continue making minor tweaks to the back of its roster, but the team’s offseason looks just about done.

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4 thoughts on “Nets To Sign Elie Okobo

  1. phenomenalajs

    It’s probably just a camp deal. It’s very hard to see him cracking the roster. Tyler Johnson’s deal is guaranteed and TLC’s deal is partially guaranteed. Both came up big for the Nets in the bubble. I’m not sure how it works with Chiozza if no one else signs him to an offer sheet and he accepts the QO. Does it have to be a main roster contract or could it be a two-way?

    • Luke Adams

      Chiozza’s QO is for a two-way contract, so he’d have to negotiate a new deal with the Nets or another team (offer sheet) to get anything besides a two-way.

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