Brooklyn Nets have completed buyout of veteran forward Andrea Bargnani, reports Larry Brown Sports.
The Brooklyn Nets announced on Saturday that they have waived Andrea Bargnani. The move comes after Sean Marks took over as the new GM of Brooklyn Nets earlier this week.
In their press release, the Nets stated: “The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on Andrea Bargnani, General Manager Sean Marks announced today.
Bargnani, who signed with the Nets on July 17, 2015, appeared in 46 games for Brooklyn, with averages of 6.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 13.8 minutes per game.
The Nets roster now stands at 14 players.”
Speculations are rife that the next in line to be waived is Joe Johnson. Johnson is rumoured to be interested with Cleveland Cavaliers if the team buys him out, reports FOX Sports.
Bargnani took to Twitter to announce the news.
“The Nets and I agreed to part ways this afternoon. Ready for the next challenge. #mago,” he wrote.
The Nets and I agreed to part ways this afternoon. Ready for the next challenge. #mago
— Andrea Bargnani (@AndreaBargnani) February 20, 2016
Marc Stein of ESPN reported on Saturday that Brooklyn had already begun buyout negotiations with Bargnani.
“ESPN sources say that the Nets and veteran forward Andrea Bargnani have opened buyout negotiations,” he wrote on Twitter.
ESPN sources say that the Nets and veteran forward Andrea Bargnani have opened buyout negotiations
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 20, 2016
Bargnani, had signed a two-year, $2.9 million contract with the team over the summer. He made 46 appearances for the Nets this season. However, he only managed to average 13.8 minutes per game.
He also recently appeared to be out of the rotation completely.
Probably this is why Nets opted to sever ties with him.
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