Brooklyn Nets Waive 13-Year Veteran

The Brooklyn Nets have done some roster shuffling, as they try to maximize their lineup options for an upcoming Play-In Tournament game. They've waived 13-year NBA veteran James Johnson after an up-and-down 62 games with the team this season.

As reported by NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the move allows the Nets to open up a roster spot, in order to make rookie Kessler Edwards eligible for the playoffs, by converting him to a standard contract. 

The Nets have liked what they've seen of the 21-year-old rookie in recent games, and needed to make a roster move to keep him in the lineup for the Play-In. Kessler has averaged 5.8 points and 3.5 rebounds this season. 

Johnson is 35 now, and the Nets were his 9th team in 13 years in the NBA. He was averaging 5.5 points and 3.5 rebounds this season.

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