Report: Nets to sign Raptors 905 forward Anderson to 10-day contract

Atlanta Hawks guard Justin Anderson (1) reacts after the Hawks won in overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks. (Todd Kirkland/AP)

The Brooklyn Nets plan to sign Raptors 905 forward Justin Anderson to a 10-day contract, according to The Athletic‘s Shams Charania.

The move comes after the announcement that guard David Nwaba, who spent 20 games with the Nets, was waived in the wake of a season-ending injury to his Achilles’ tendon.

Anderson, a former first-round pick, was selected 21st overall by the Dallas Mavericks in 2015 and last played in the NBA in 2018–19, when he was a member of the Atlanta Hawks.

Players who receive 10-day contracts hope to get their foot in the door for a longer deal, and Anderson will certainly get his opportunity on a team that’s struggled with injuries this season.

The 26-year-old has performed well during his 13 games with the 905, and has recorded five games where he’s scored 20-plus points, including a 40-point barrage that came against the Long Island Nets.

Anderson averaged 21.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists on 48.4 per cent shooting in his G League stint.

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