Nets Waive Roberson, Vonleh, Shumpert; Plan To Sign Cook

The Nets have announced via a press release that they have waived swingmen Andre Roberson and Iman Shumpert, as well as power forward/center Noah Vonleh.

Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets that Shumpert and Roberson intend to ink 10-day deals with Brooklyn should they clear waivers this Friday. Releasing this triumvirate of players now frees the Nets from having to guarantee their contracts for the whole season. This year, players must be cut by tomorrow, February 24, to beat the February 27 guarantee deadline.

Waiving players on non-guaranteed deals and subsequently adding them via 10-day contracts is common practice for teams looking to avoid a full-season cap hit.

Beyond hoping to retain Roberson and Shumpert through a string of 10-day contracts going forward, the Nets also intend to sign power forward Tyler Cook to a 10-day deal as a Vonleh replacement, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (via Twitter). Cook is averaging a stellar 20.6 PPG, 10.1 RPG, 4.6 APG, 0.7 SPG, and 0.6 SPG for the Iowa Wolves across seven games on the 2021 NBA G League Orlando “bubble” campus.

Vonleh was signed earlier this month to address the Nets’ shortcomings in their frontcourt. The well-traveled 25-year-old had suited up for the Hornets, Trail Blazers, Bulls, Knicks, Timberwolves and Nuggets across seven seasons before arriving in Brooklyn this year. Vonleh appeared in just four games for the Nets, averaging 2.8 MPG.

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17 thoughts on “Nets Waive Roberson, Vonleh, Shumpert; Plan To Sign Cook

  1. JohnTheSportsFanatic

    Am I the only one who thought it was Quinn cook when they saw the title

      • phenomenalajs

        Correct. He may be putting up good numbers, but he’s on a winless team in the G-League bubble. I’m guessing the Nets will be issuing 10-day contracts until they see someone who gets a buy-out that is willing to accept one of their two exceptions (MLE & DPE).

        • osaegthong

          lol ikr who in the world is tyler cook i thot there were gonna pickup KD’s old homie quinn cook. the nets r just way too cheap to pickup some better role players like dedmon, RHJ, and MKG

      • yem1979

        He’s from the University of Iowa. He was a pretty good college player but is a stud in the G league. If he can find the right system and get an opportunity to play he can be a good role player.

  2. cwr_12

    Hmm I get why you waived Vonleb butShumpurt and Roberson actually help on the defensive side

    • WallyWood

      They were waived to avoid having their salaries guaranteed, and after that will likely be re-signed on 10-day contracts to save $$ (as the article says).

      • phillyballers

        Whys that? Are Bradley and Porier doing a whole lot for the squad? Doesn’t hurt to bring them in for a workout.

        • osaegthong

          i mean roberson can do a lot on rebounding and defense and if his shooting and scoring is basically non-existent now then maybe the 76ers will consider converting him into a point forward like odom and gordon. ferguson either gets himself into the covid protocals or is fighting korkmaz for mins and hes useless anyways.

  3. Sillivan

    According to rules

    Some of G League players are prohibited to sign NBA contract?

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