Monday, October 2 2023

The Brooklyn Nets announced on Friday that they converted guard David Duke Jr.’s two-way deal into a standard NBA contract. The second-year player out of Providence signed his first contract with the team in August of 2021. During his time with the Nets, Duke Jr. has signed two two-way contracts until Friday when he finally received a standard NBA contract from the team.

Duke Jr. has played in 43 NBA games in his career and has averaged 4.0 points and 2.0 rebounds per game 12.1 minutes per game while shooting 39.8% shooting from the field and 22.2% from three-point land. However, Duke Jr. has been a star in the G League in 2022-2023 as he is averaging 16.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game while shooting 37.3% from the field and 30.3% from behind the three-point line.

It looks like Duke Jr. has shown the team enough for them to give him the roster spot that was previously occupied by center Moses Brown. Brown’s second 10-day contract expired on Friday and instead of Brooklyn keeping Brown on the team, they decided to give Duke Jr. a shot. It does not mean that Duke Jr. will be part of the rotation in the playoffs, but it is a great milestone for him and the organization to celebrate.

Story originally appeared on Nets Wire

Source: Yahoo Sports


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