Nets waive Willie Reed

Willie Reed

The Brooklyn Nets have waived training camp invitee Willie Reed, the team announced today.

The Nets signed Reed to a training camp deal on September 25th, but Reed only played in two preseason games, scoring eight points and grabbing eight rebounds in preseason garbage time. He was not expected to make the team.

The Nets preseason roster now stands at 16, with three non-guaranteed players — Jorge Gutierrez, Jerome Jordan, and Cory Jefferson — vying for up to two spots. The Nets must cut their roster down before the October 29th opener against the Boston Celtics, and with no preseason games left before the season starts, decisions should come quickly.

The Nets also have until October 31st to pick up the 2015-2016 team options for Sergey Karasev, Mason Plumlee, and Marquis Teague.

Reed posted about the decision via his Instagram account thanking the Nets for the opportunity:

Thank you Brooklyn and the organization for the opportunity and even though it didn't workout I Truly am blessed. God has a plan for me and with him by my side I know the best is yet to come.

A photo posted by Willie Reed (@showtimereed33) on