According to new Brooklyn Nets rumors, Drew Gordon — the older brother of Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon — is expected to sign a camp deal.
Sportando, the European basketball site, reported earlier this week some new Brooklyn Nets rumors. According to the report, the Nets are expected to sign Drew Gordon to a veteran’s minimum deal with an Exhibit 10 attachment.
The Exhibit 10 allows the Nets to convert the deal to a two-way contract. Brooklyn has already signed former Phoenix Suns big man Alan Williams to a two-way deal and earlier this week, general manager Sean Marks confirmed that Theo Pinson is likely to be the other two-way player.
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That means Gordon would have to impress in training camp. At the very least, it allows the Nets to retain Gordon’s G League rights.
The 28-year-old Gordon is the older brother of Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon. Undrafted in 2012 out of New Mexico, where he transferred for his final two years of eligibility after beginning his collegiate career at UCLA, Gordon played last season with Zenit Saint Petersburg in Russia.
He appeared in 38 games overall, starting 25, and averaged 11.7 points and 6.8 rebounds in 20.9 minutes per game, shooting .594/1-for-8/.559.
Zenit finished third in the VTB United League, an Eastern European circuit comprised primarily of Russian clubs, and placed sixth in the Eurocup. It was Zenit’s third consecutive third-place finish in VTB United League play.
Gordon began his pro career with KK Partizan in Serbia before signing with Banco di Sardegna Sassari in Italy, where he played one full season and part of a second.
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He spent 2014-15 in the U.S., playing for the Delaware 87ers in what is now the G League while also getting roughly three weeks with the Philadelphia 76ers, where he played nine games and averaged 1.9 points and 2.0 rebounds in 7.9 minutes per game while shooting 8-for-19/0-for-3/1-for-2.
Gordon returned to Europe the following season, playing with Chalons-Reims CB in France and spent 2016-17 with Lietuvos Rytas in Lithuania.
Gordon plays primarily at the 4 spot at 6-foot-9 and 245 pounds. He played Summer League stints with the Dallas Mavericks in 2012 and with both the Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz in 2013, but did not land an NBA contract.
After a five-game stint with the 76ers in Las Vegas in 2014, he signed with Philadelphia in October 2014, was released at the end of the preseason and then was brought back 16 days later.
With Delaware in the G League in 2014-15, Gordon put up averages of 13.0 points and 10.6 rebounds in 32.9 minutes per game, shooting .533/.294/.631.
He played last season in the United League All-Star Game, representing Zenit.