The Brooklyn Nets has agreed to a contract with Edmond Sumner after making a deal with forward TJ Warren. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Nets and free agent guard Edmond Sumner have agreed to a deal.
Sumner tore his left Achilles tendon last September and was sidelined all of last season as he recovered. He was part of the Indiana Pacers the last three seasons. Prior to the injury, Sumner enjoyed a career year in Indiana in 2020-21.
He played a career-high 16.3 minutes and averaged 7.5 points and 1.8 rebounds per game with shooting splits of 52.5/39.8/81.9. Sumner was expected to be a huge part of the Pacers’ rotation in the 2021-22 season before going down with injury.
Sumner was actually acquired via trade from Brooklyn last season, but he was considered a salary dump and was waived a few days later. While the terms of the agreement between Sumner and the Nets have yet to be reported, it’s almost certain to be a minimum-salary contract.
Spurs reunite with Gorgui Dieng
San Antonio Spurs has agreed to a deal with big man Gorgui Dieng, who will be reunited with the franchise after the 2020-21 season, Shams Charania reports.
Dieng returns as one of the few veterans in the Spurs’ roster as the team will retool for the coming seasons.
Dieng will sign a one-year deal and obviously does not fit with the Spurs’ current timeline. However, he can provide valuable guidance as a veteran in the locker room.
A first-round draft pick in 2013, Dieng remained with Minnesota until February 2020 and owns career averages of 7.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 597 games