The Nets pared down to the 15-man regular season roster limit by waiving guard Chris Chiozza and forward RaiQuan Gray, according to a team press release.
Chiozza was signed an Exhibit 10 contract last month and could return to the Nets’ G League team in Long Island if he isn’t claimed. The same goes for Gray, who was also on an Exhibit 10 deal. Both players are eligible for a $50K bonus if they spend at least 60 days with the Long Island club.
Chiozza appeared in two preseason games. He has 91 regular season NBA games under his belt, including 40 with the Nets from 2019-21. He saw action in 10 playoff games with Brooklyn during that span. He has also played for the Warriors, Wizards and Rockets with career averages of 3.3 PPG and 2.4 APG in 11.4 MPG.
Gray saw action in one preseason game. The No. 59 overall pick in the 2021 draft out of Florida State, Gray signed a G League contract last fall and spent his first professional season with the Long Island Nets. In 26 regular season NBAGL games (22.8 MPG), the 6’8″ forward averaged 6.3 PPG, 6.4 RPG, and 3.0 APG on .441/.240/.821 shooting.
Brooklyn could potentially tweak its roster before opening night if it so desires, but the team is currently carrying 15 players on standard contracts and a pair on two-way deals.
7 thoughts on “Nets Waive Chris Chiozza, RaiQuan Gray”
Nets didn’t take the cheese, eh?
I might be biased since Iv been a lifelong Nets fan but I like Chiozza. He comes to play every game and gives it his all. He keeps coming back and it shows he wants to be here. More than I could say about KD or Kyrie
is “the team is currently carrying 15 players on guaranteed contracts” accurate? Isn’t Yuta Watanabe still on an exhibit-9 contract and don’t the Nets still have a few days in which to waive Sumner and/or Morris before their contracts become fully guaranteed?
Sorry, that should’ve been “standard” contracts, not guaranteed. I’ve updated that, thanks.
Thanks for the clarification; so does this mean that Watanabe has now signed a standard contract or is that still TBD?
He could still be waived before opening night, but it’s less likely now that he seems to have made it through today.
Again, Thank you.