The Long Island Nets made a trade Wednesday, acquiring returning player Will Davis from the Capital City Go-Go after losing Drew Gordon to a shoulder injury.
The Long Island Nets of the NBA G League made a deal Wednesday to address a hole on their roster, acquiring the returning player rights to big man Will Davis from the Capital City Go-Go in exchange for a pair of picks in the 2019 G League Draft.
Davis, 26, played the last two seasons in the G League before spending this season with brief stints with AEK Larnaca in Cyprus and with Al Wasi Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
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The Nets will send Capital City its second- and third-round picks in this year’s draft, contingent upon Davis passing a physical.
Long Island had a need for a power forward/center in the rotation after veteran Drew Gordon was lost for the season with an injured right shoulder. The Nets will retain Gordon’s rights. The 28-year-old international veteran is the older brother of Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon.
Gordon played in 34 games for the Nets this season and averaged 7.5 points and 6.6 rebounds in 16.1 minutes per game, shooting 50.7 percent overall and 17.2 percent on 0.9 3-point attempt per game.
He had a season-high of 23 points on Jan. 30 in a win over the Texas Legends and hit the 14-rebound mark twice this season.
Davis, a 6-foot-8, 220-pounder originally from Sacramento, Calif., was undrafted in 2015 out of UC Irvine and played his first professional season with Kolossos Rodou BC in Greece.
He was a second-round pick by the Reno Bighorns in the 2016 G League Draft and played parts of two seasons in Reno before he was traded to the Windy City Bulls in February 2018.
The Go-Go selected Davis sixth overall in the 2018 G League Draft, but he opted to play abroad.
Per RealGM, Davis played with Larnaca for two games in qualifying for the Basketball Champions League in Europe, scoring 28 points with eight rebounds and two blocks on 12-of-17 shooting in those two games.
His stats from the UAE were not available.
Last season in 32 games with Reno and 14 with Windy City, Davis put up 7.4 points and 3.7 rebounds in 16.0 minutes a game, shooting 57.4 percent overall and 0-for-3 from deep.
The Nets will return from a lengthy break Thursday when they host the Sioux Falls Skyforce at Nassau Coliseum.