Chiozza, 25, signed a two-way contract with Brooklyn in January and emerged as a reliable rotation player for the team, averaging 6.4 PPG and 3.1 APG on .425/.357/1.000 shooting in 18 games (15.4 MPG).
The Nets issued him a qualifying offer in November, making him a restricted free agent. That QO was equivalent to another two-way contract, but today’s press release doesn’t mention anything about Chiozza’s new contract being a two-way deal, so we’ll have to wait for clarification on the exact terms.
While Chiozza played well for the Nets in 2019/20, it’s unclear whether there will be a place for him on the regular season roster this season, with Kyrie Irving, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Tyler Johnson all ahead of him on the point guard depth chart. Bruce Brown and Landry Shamet are options at the position too.
Brooklyn is currently carrying 14 players on guaranteed contracts, with Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot considered the favorite for the 15th spot. Another point guard, Jeremiah Martin, occupies one of the two-way contract slots, with second-round pick Reggie Perry a candidate to have his Exhibit 10 deal converted into a two-way contract to fill the other opening.