The Nets are signing free agents Josh Gray and Bryce Brown on Exhibit 9 and 10 training camp contracts. With the roster now standing at 20 players, both Gray and Brown are expected to be waived, but later join the Long Island Nets.
Bryce Brown was acquired by the Nets back in September thanks in a deal with the Westchester Knicks, the New York Knicks’ G League affiliate. In the exchange, the Knicks received Jaylen Hands, a former UCLA product. It seems like Browns’ 5.4 PPG on 31% accuracy from three last season for Westchester was enough to convince the Nets to make this deal.
Josh Gray, who went undrafted back in 2016, was the other signing for Brooklyn. After Gray went undrafted five years ago, he tried out for the Orlando Magic summer league team. His performances were enough to secure a spot on the Northern Arizona Suns, the Phoenix Suns’ G league affiliate.
When Suns guard Isaiah Canaan fractured his fibula, Gray was then called up to sign a 10-day contract for the team. In five games, the former Tiger averaged 6.4 PPG and 2 RPG in 17 MPG for Phoenix during a five game stretch. When his contract came to an end, the Suns waived him.
Since, Gray spent time in the G League, the New Orleans Pelicans and even the Nets’ 2019 summer league team. It seems like the organization has not forgotten about the 28-year-old. The Long Island Nets will tip off their season November 6 versus Delaware, the Sixers G League affiliate.