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Report: Henry Ellenson signs 2-way deal with Nets

Henry Ellenson

The Brooklyn Nets continue to add some finishing touches to their already formidable roster. Recently, it was reported that the Nets front office have agreed to a deal with incoming fourth-year power forward Henry Ellenson.

Ironically, Ellenson’s last team was the New York Knicks, where he would play just 17 games last season, averaging 6.0 points, 0.9 three-pointers, 3.4 rebounds, 0.9 assists, and 0.4 steals in 13.8 minutes per contest. It’s hard to ignore the fact that Ellenson is yet another player the Nets have snagged from right under the noses of their cross-town rivals, the Knicks.

While Ellenson is by no means a superstar — as a matter of fact, the Knicks did not appear to have any interest in re-signing him anyway — this addition by Nets adds more insult to injury.

Ellenson is no Kyrie Irving, nor is he a Kevin Durant — not even close. Nevertheless, he still had some form of connection with New York in the past, which is something he shares with the two aforementioned superstars.

It is worth noting, however, that Ellenson will be on a two-way deal with the Nets, which basically means that he will likely be spending most of his time with Brooklyn’s G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets.

Nonetheless, with Durant not expected to suit up for the entirety of the upcoming season, Ellenson might just get a few chances here and there.