Brooklyn Nets waive Marko Jaric

The Nets have released Marko Jaric, who was an extreme long shot to make the team anyway. AP Photo.

The Nets have released Marko Jaric, who was an extreme long shot to make the team anyway. AP Photo.

Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King announced on Tuesday night that the team has requested waivers on guard Marko Jaric, who was a member of the training camp roster without a guaranteed contract.

Jaric, who just turned 35 last weekend, got more playing time in the preseason than expected after Deron Williams, Tyshawn Taylor and Jorge Gutierrez all suffered injuries. Unfortunately, it only exposed the fact that he’s not quite cut out for the job after he scored just three points in 32 minutes.

Jaric hadn’t played in the NBA since 2008-09 when he was a member of the Memphis Grizzlies. Over seven seasons he scored an average of 10.2 points, 5.1 assists and 3.0 rebounds per 36 minutes. His effective field goal percentage during his career was 45.3 percent. He averaged a 12.0 PER.

The Nets are down to 18 players in camp. Jorge Gutierrez, Chris Johnson and Gary Forbes are the three remaining without guaranteed contracts. The Nets would have to figure out a sign-and-trade scenario to stash Gutierrez or Johnson in the D-League with the Springfield Armor. They could, however, stash Forbes down there if he agrees to a deal with the Armor.


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