Nets waive Jorge Gutierrez, Chris Johnson and Adonis Thomas

Guard Jorge Gutierrez played in five preseason games, averaged 1.8 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. AP Photo.

Guard Jorge Gutierrez played in five preseason games, averaged 1.8 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. AP Photo.

The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on Jorge Gutierrez, Chris Johnson, and Adonis Thomas, general manager Billy King announced over the weekend.

It’s a move that comes as no surprise though as the Nets are allowed to have a maximum of 15 players on the roster and already had 15 guaranteed contracts not counting any of those three. They were basically being used as extra bodies to put out there in meaningless games, but it’s a good way to showcase their skills for future jobs.

They Nets Developmental League affiliate, the Springfield Armor, gain the rights to the last three players the Nets cut in preseason unless another D-League team already controls their rights. In this case, Gutierrez is controlled by the Canton Charge and Johnson is controlled by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers so the Nets cannot retain them. Thomas’ rights, however, now belong to the Springfield Armor.

Thomas, who was signed just 10 days ago, did not appear in any Nets preseason games.

The Nets roster is now set with 15 players: Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, Andrei Kirilenko, Andray Blatche, Reggie Evans, Mirza Teletovic, Shaun Livingston, Alan Anderson, Tyshawn Taylor, Tornike Shengelia and Mason Plumlee.

 


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