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Nets Sign Scottie Lindsey

The Nets have signed free agent shooting guard Scottie Lindsey to a training camp contract, according to announcements from the team and marketing agency RBA Showcase (Twitter link).

Lindsey, 27, has played primarily in the G League since going undrafted out of Northwestern in 2018, spending time with the Grand Rapids Drive, Erie BayHawks (now the Birmingham Squadron), Windy City Bulls, and Maine Celtics. He has also played in professional leagues in Portugal and Canada.

Last season, Lindsey appeared in a total of 44 regular season and Showcase Cup games for Maine, averaging 11.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in 24.3 minutes per contest with a shooting line of .435/.332/.860.

The Long Island Nets – Brooklyn’s G League affiliate – announced on Monday that they acquired the returning rights for Lindsey and A.J. Reeves from the Maine Celtics in exchange for the returning rights to Jordan Bowden and Noah Kirkwood, so it’s safe to assume the Nets view Lindsey as a player who will eventually suit up for their NBAGL squad.

Assuming Lindsey’s new deal with the team includes Exhibit 10 language, which is very likely, he’ll earn a bonus worth up to $75K if he spends at least 60 days with Long Island after being waived by Brooklyn.

The Nets, who have been busy making roster moves this week with an eye toward the G League season, now have 20 players under contract.

Nets Sign, Waive Jordan Bowden, Brandon Rachal

OCTOBER 15: The Nets confirmed today that they’ve waived Bowden and Rachal, as expected.

OCTOBER 12: The Nets have signed a pair of shooting guards, Jordan Bowden and Brandon Rachal, to non-guaranteed training camp contracts, according to RealGM’s transactions log.

Bowden, who went undrafted out of Tennessee in 2020, played for the Long Island Nets as a rookie, averaging 7.8 PPG and 2.9 RPG on .436/.362/.500 shooting in 14 games (20.6 MPG) for Brooklyn’s G League affiliate.

Rachal began his college career at LSU before making the move to Tulsa. He went undrafted earlier this year after recording 15.0 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 2.2 APG, and 1.6 SPG in 23 games (31.6 MPG) as a senior.

The signings give Brooklyn a full 20-man preseason roster, but both Bowden and Rachal figure to be waived soon, since they’re likely ticketed for Long Island. The Nets have Bowden’s returning G League rights and can make Rachal an affiliate player. They can also give both guards Exhibit 10 bonuses worth up to $50K if they spend at least 60 days in the G League.

Nets Waive Jordan Bowden, Nate Sestina

The Nets have requested waivers on a pair of training camp invitees, announcing today in a press release that they’ve cut guard Jordan Bowden and forward Nate Sestina.

Bowden, who played his college ball at Tennessee, averaged 13.7 PPG, 4.0 RPG, and 2.7 APG in 31 games (34.4 MPG) as a senior in 2019/20. Sestina, who transfered from Bucknell to Kentucky for the 2019/20 season, had a modest role for the Wildcats, recording 5.8 PPG and 3.8 RPG with a .407 3PT% in 28 games (19.8 MPG). Both players signed with Brooklyn on December 1 as undrafted free agents.

Bowden and Sestina were always unlikely to make the Nets’ regular season roster, but they look like good bets to play in the G League for Brooklyn’s affiliate, the Long Island Nets.

Brooklyn now has 18 players on its camp roster. That gives the club the flexibility to complete its previously-reported contract agreement with guard Elie Okobo, assuming that hasn’t fallen through.

Nets Announce 20-Man Training Camp Roster

The Nets have finalized their training camp roster, announcing the 20-man squad today in a press release, as Malika Andrew of ESPN relays (via Twitter).

In addition to the 18 players already known to be under contract with Brooklyn, the list includes former Tennessee guard Jordan Bowden, who agreed to an Exhibit 10 contract with the team, and former Kentucky forward Nate Sestina, whose Exhibit 10 deal was first reported by Jon Chepkevich (Twitter link).

Absent from the Nets’ roster is point guard Elie Okobo, who reportedly agreed to a deal with the club on Monday. However, the fact that he hasn’t signed yet with Brooklyn doesn’t mean he won’t. I’d expect the team to cut a player at some point in the coming days to make room for Okobo, though he’d still have an uphill battle to earn a spot on the regular season roster.

Fourteen of the Nets’ 20 players are known to have guaranteed salaries for the 2020/21 season. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot has a partial guarantee, Jeremiah Martin has a two-way deal, and Bowden, Sestina, and Reggie Perry are on non-guaranteed contracts. The details on Chris Chiozza‘s new contract aren’t yet known.

Nets Signing Jordan Bowden To Exhibit 10 Deal

The Nets have agreed to an Exhibit-10 deal with undrafted guard Jordan Bowden, according to Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio.

Bowden will attend training camp with the team after spending four seasons at Tennessee, averaging 13.7 points, four rebounds and one steal per game last year.

An Exhibit-10 contract, as Garcia explains, is considered a one-year deal worth the league minimum salary. However, the deal comes with a $50K bonus if the player doesn’t make the roster and plays for the team’s G League affiliate instead, which is the traditional route players take with this deal.

Bowden, 23, is a 6-foot-5 guard with impressive range and a physical style of play. He’ll attend a Nets camp that consists of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Caris LeVert, Spencer Dinwiddie and others, with Brooklyn possessing one of the most talented teams in the league.