The Nets have officially signed undrafted rookie guard David Duke Jr. to a contract, the team announced today in a press release. Duke first announced on Twitter shortly after the draft ended that he’d be joining Brooklyn — it appears it’ll be for more than just Summer League.
Duke, who declared for the draft following his junior season at Providence, averaged 16.8 PPG, 6.3 RPG, and 4.8 APG on .387/.389/.792 shooting in 26 games (37.1 MPG) in 2020/21.
The terms of Duke’s contract aren’t yet known, but it seems likely to be a training camp deal that includes Exhibit 10 language. Exhibit 10 contracts, which can be converted into standard or two-way deals, give players the opportunity to earn bonuses worth up to $50K if they end up joining the club’s G League affiliate after being cut.
The Nets now have 14 players under contract, with that total set to rise to 16 once Blake Griffin and Patty Mills officially sign. Three of Brooklyn’s second-round picks also remain unsigned, and the team has a two-way qualifying offer out to Reggie Perry.
23 thoughts on “Nets Sign David Duke Jr.”
Up to 20 players can be under contract for preseason, correct? I expect the three second rounders will be signed to Exhibit 10 contracts. Reggie Perry will probably get one two-way and one of the three or David Duke Jr will probably get the other. The rest will probably go to the G-League Long Island Nets, as will Brandon Knight, unless he completely surprises everyone and earns a standard contract over a non-guaranteed player like Alize Johnson.
When did Brandon Knight sign?
He’s on the Nets Summer League team.
David Duke Jr? What an unfortunate name… yeesh
What say, AL?
I say, beware of Cam Thomas, he may not pass it back!
He’s a big fan, 100% sure he is one of their leaders there in Ohio.
Former Presidential candidate David duke ! What a joke
My thought verbatim, haha
Why not go by Dave?
David Duke is undrafted.
This draft is so deep.
duke’s the best undrafted player this year.
Just don’t google his dad lol
That..is a bad name.
The name is not bad, one of the individuals that had it was. Maybe this guy can make the name more famous than infamous.
It’s quite ironic that when you check his Twitter page, the first thing you see is #BlackLivesMatter. It’s like out of the Twilight Zone.
Duke has an NBA body. But he’s regressed over the past couple of seasons, at least as an NBA prospect. That’s not a great trend line.
He regressed because of his lack of consistent play at times during last season. But his overall game has improved and should transition well to the next level. We covered Duke’s up and down season quite a bit on our Podcast, TheFriartownPod. His length and size as a combo guard give him great upside defensively and his jumper is much, much improved from the time he stepped into the Dunk as a freshman. He made a tremendous leap from his freshman to sophomore year and was hoping for more as a junior but got an inconsistent guy that showed tremendous glimpses. Duke said he set out to change the name of “David Duke” and he has done it on the regional level, let’s hope he can do it nationally
Guys got game. Was listed as PG. But they needed him to score in college. Needs to get his handle tighter. He can score when he gets going. This means Nets won’t let anyone else get to him. Can’t believe he didn’t get drafted. Keep on eye on him you’ll see. He’ll make it.
His dad has some skeletons in his closet. Am I right?
If that’s his dad, then Jr. kinda cancels out his fathers entire reason for living hahaa
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We traded this ???? Hornets had a great draft.
Great signing. Was hoping for the celtics to add him