He started as a ten-day player and a two-way player. Now fan-favorite Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot has been signed to a multi-year deal according to ESPN. After a few days of wondering and refreshing twitter, the news came down Friday afternoon.
Espn reports that the player nicknamed “TLC” has been signed to a multi-year deal that will pay him $632,00 this year and $1.8 million the minimum next season.
So how did the Nets land this young man you may be asking? After the David Nwaba injury, the Nets needed help and made a two-way deal with the aforementioned Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot in October. After being cut by the Cleveland Cavaliers, he earned a good amount of time and was getting noticed more by coach Kenny Atkinson.
His season stats have been good for a bench player. Averaging 5.2 points in 15 minutes. TLC has been hitting career numbers in field goals percentage (44.8 %) and 3-point shooting (43.1%)
Just this past week he had an uptick in minutes and began finding some consistency. His last game vs Phoenix Suns he had 13 points and shot 57% from the field and 75% on 3-point shots. Of course, he was playing for a contract, however, it was a very good week for him. All the injuries to the team have given the opportunity to carve a niche with the Nets.
This was a good move for the Nets, who continue to have an interesting season of injuries. Unfortunately, his playing time has been a result from a multitude of injuries throughout the entirety of the season, specifically with Kyrie Irving. It has, though, given the bench time to shine when the other main starters need a rest from being overworked.
With the Nets on a playoff push and trying to stay in the seventh spot. Some may focus and say “It is about next year” not me, I want to see playoffs in Brooklyn this spring and hopefully win one round of playoffs.