Nets Make Re-Signing Of Guard Official

It's official—the Brooklyn Nets have brought back 6'5" guard David Duke Jr. on a two-way contract. We had reported last month that this signing was in the works.

He played on a two-way last year for Brooklyn, but the word earlier in the summer is that Duke had passed up another two-way offer from the Nets for this year. He has now come around and agreed to take the deal.  

The 22-year-old had earned his way into the Nets rotation at various points last season, playing 22 games in all for the team, while averaging 4.7 points and 3.0 assists in about 15 minutes of playing time. 

He turned in a strong performance at Summer League in July, averaging 19.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.4 steals in just under 29 minutes per game. Those numbers are similar to what he produced with the Nets' G League affiliate last year, where he posted marks of 16.2 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 3.3 APG and 1.5 SPG.

Duke Jr. went undrafted out of Providence in 2021, where he averaged 16.8 points and shot 39% from long range. 

He joins another point guard who signed on with the Nets today

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