Scotto: Willie Reed to become an unrestricted free agent

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Brooklyn Nets will not tender a qualifying offer to forward Willie Reed, making him an unrestricted free agent, reports Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops. Reed, who played in the NBA D-League for four years after going undrafted in 2011, made his NBA debut with the Nets last season on December 4th. The hard-working power forward had his big moment delayed in October when he tore his ulnar collateral ligament, but his quick rehab allowed him to be a decent bench contributor over 39 games last season. 

However, once rookie Chris McCullough returned to the court, Reed was a largely unused option off the bench, which led to a frustrated post on Instagram in March. Reed would eventually leave the team for undisclosed reasons on April 6th and he did not return. There should be some relative interest in Reed on the open market and he’ll likely end up on another summer league roster soon enough.

Reed, 26, averaged 4.7 points and 3.1 rebounds over 10.9 minutes per game for Brooklyn in 2015-2016.

Michael Scotto — Sheridan Hoops

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