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Report: Nets signing James Webb III to two-way contract

James Webb III

The Brooklyn Nets and James Webb III have agreed to a two-way contract, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.

It may not be a blockbuster signing, but it’s still very interesting where this can go. Webb is a 6-foot-9 power forward who is averaging 11.6 points and 6.7 rebounds for the Delaware 87ers in the G League.

He was undrafted in 2016 after coming out of Boise State. It has been said that the issue with him is the lack of strength, even though he has some upside.

According to Joshua Riddell of Draft Express, Webb’s physical profile may even be the one NBA teams are looking for in a versatile wing player. Riddell said:

“He’s 6’9 with a 6’10 wingspan with above average quickness and tremendous explosiveness to match his height and length. If he can add some strength to both his upper and lower body, it’s easy to project him as a NBA level athlete.”

It’s also been said that the Nets are letting go of Jacob Wiley, a two-way player they’ve signed last summer.

Who knows if Webb’s capabilities can easily be translated into the NBA court. But one thing is for sure — the Nets don’t have anything to lose.

They are struggling because of the injury woes of Jeremy Lin and D’Angelo Russell. Sure, the rise of Spencer Dinwiddie and, to some extent, Allen Crabbe is nice. But they will appreciate a player with such an upside such as Webb.

The Nets currently have a record of 16-27 — a winning percentage of .372. They are currently among the bottom dwellers in the East with the Orlando Magic and the Atlanta Hawks.