The Brooklyn Nets have traded Marquis Teague and a 2019 second-round draft pick to the Philadelphia 76ers for Casper Ware, the team announced today.
The team will waive Ware to bring their roster number down to 15, a source told The Brooklyn Game.
The second-round draft pick was one of the two draft picks the Nets acquired from the Milwaukee Bucks as the price to let Jason Kidd out of his contract.
Ware’s contract is fully non-guaranteed, meaning the Nets have no obligations to pay him. With Ware and Teague gone, the Nets roster currently stands at 15 players.
The value in this deal is getting Teague, who has the worst player efficiency rating of any player who has played more than 82 games in NBA history, off their books, which allows them to keep any combination of their remaining non-guaranteed players. The Nets currently have three non-guaranteed players on their roster: guard Jorge Gutierrez, forward Cory Jefferson, and center Jerome Jordan.
Though they did have to get rid of a second-round pick to facilitate the deal, the Nets often buy second-round draft picks on draft night; they bought three second-rounders in the 2014 draft alone.
Teague, meanwhile, seems happy about the move:
— Marquis Teague (@marquisteague25) October 24, 2014