Nets Waive Quinton Ross, Sign Mario West


According to reports this morning, the New Jersey Nets have waived backup forward and Trenton Hassell replacement Quinton Ross. Ross had been injured for a fair portion of the year, and wasn’t playing much when he was healthy. Marc Stein reports on Twitter that the Nets will sign former Hawk Mario West to fill Ross’s shoes.

This isn’t much of an upgrade, and late in the season these games aren’t wholly important. That being said, West is a decent enough player to fill Ross’s role. He has a career 9.4 PER in limited time, and apparently played pretty good defense on Tony Parker once. Also, he can also do this:

Seems decent enough for a guy expected to replace Quinton Ross. I doubt many fans will be upset with this move, unless there’s a Quinton Ross Fan Club I don’t know about.