After going undrafted out of Xavier in 2018, Gates latched on with the G League affiliates of the Bulls and Celtics from 2018-20. He subsequently signed a training camp deal with Brooklyn, but was waived before the start of the 2020/21 regular season and reported to the Nets’ NBAGL team, the Long Island Nets.
Across 12 contests for the Long Island Nets, Gates averaged 9.1 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 1.3 SPG, and 1.1 APG. He posted shooting splits of .409/.356/1.000, though that free-throw percentage came on just six total attempts.
The 25-year-old next spent the 2021/22 season with Israeli club Hapoel Jerusalem.
Brooklyn has 12 players inked to guaranteed deals and three on non-guaranteed standard contracts. Both of the team’s two-way slots are occupied. Gates appears likely to join point guards Chris Chiozza and power forward RaiQuan Gray on Exhibit 10 contracts, replacing Marcus Zegarowski on the 20-man roster.