Injuries have led to the last network churn, with Brooklyn relinquishing David Nwaba on Thursday and Henry Ellenson a day later.
Nwaba lost for the season with an Achilles injury, a major blow to an aspiring 3-D player. Then the networks waived Ellenson, who made a two-way deal, but was essentially out of rotation.
“(Nwaba) played great. Not good, great, ”said Kenny Atkinson. “And a guy who bought in and played at a high level. You just don't feel good about it.
“Of course we need the roster for all our injuries. We are in discussions to see who we bring in. But this roster was important. But I have the greatest respect for David. I can’t wait for him to get well and get back to the level he was playing on. "
It should be noted that the networks will lose the rights of Nwaba.
Ellenson scored an average of 20.1 points and 10.5 boards for the G League Long Island, but had only logged 15 minutes in five NBA games for the Nets. He was under contract as a potential big guy, hadn't shot well, was slow on the move and was behind the pecking order behind Jarrett Allen, DeAndre Jordan and newcomer Nic Claxton.
The networks already have some plans for the valuable service posts that Atkinson spoke of. Justin Anderson of Raptors 905, Toronto's G League partner, will be able to sign 10-day contracts starting Sunday. The move was first reported by The Athletic and confirmed by The Post on Thursday evening.
Anderson – who played alongside Joe Harris in Virginia – scored an average of 21.2 points and 6.8 boards on 13 G League inclinations. He would fill 15th place on the full roster.
The networks are also reportedly interested in signing point guard Chris Chiozza from Wizards G League subsidiary, the capital city of Go-Go, according to The Athletic.
Chiozza shoots only 32.8 percent from deep and has a 5-foot-11 height, not the shape of the long guards that the nets prefer. Without more seats on the 15-man squad, he would appear destined for Ellenson's vacation in both directions.
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot – who particularly impressed the coaches in the defense sector – could eventually be pushed from his two-way contract to an NBA contract.
"He raises his eyebrows," Atkinson said of Luwawu-Cabarrot. "He does everything we ask."