The Brooklyn Nets have voided the contract of Hamady Ndiaye just days after he signed an unguaranteed contract to join the team during training camp when the center failed to pass his physical examination, the team announced over the weekend. It was reportedly an elbow injury that still needs two to four weeks of rest before it’s completely healed that kept him off the team, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
Ndiaye, who had a strong showing with Senegal during the FIBA World Cup, was signed just two days prior to the Nets releasing him. He didn’t have a guaranteed contract, but he had a small chance to make the team as the Nets lack rebounding centers.
Ndiaye is a 7-foot, 235-pound center who was drafted with the 56th overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2010 NBA Draft. He has played in parts of three seasons in the NBA with the Washington Wizards and the Sacramento Kings. In 33 games, he averaged 4.8 minutes a night. He scored 4.6 points with 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per 36 minutes.
The Nets are now down to 16 players signed for training camp with only 13 on guaranteed contracts. This news is good for Jerome Jordan, the former New York Knick who was also signed to a non-guaranteed deal to try to make the team as a backup center. Per league rules, the Nets are allowed to invite as many as 20 players to training camp so it’s possible they could still add a few players between now and the start of camp on Sept. 27.