Tyler Cook signs on to increase net-court depth

The Nets added youth front-court depth on Wednesday, signing 23-year-old forward Tyler Cook to a 10-day contract that would pay him about $ 99,000.

The 6-foot-8, 255-pounder was as dominant as any undefeated player in the G-League.

In eight matches for Iowa this season, Cook scored 20.8 points on 59.8 percent shooting, caught 9.6 boards and handed 4.4 assists.

He finished seventh in the league in scoring and the Long Island Nets with 31 points.

Tyler Cook
Tyler Cook
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After being out with Nick Tenkopathy, Nick Claxton made his season debut on Tuesday vs. the Kings. It was his first NBA appearance since February 28 of last season, and the second-year big had five points, a rebound, an assist and a block.

“Very good. He’s great – rolls the screen, rolls the basket. Apparently this is his first season, which is in full season. He said, ‘I’m happy for him. He’s training. And is trying to get in shape, get healthy, and correct his body. So it’s nice that I’m sure he’ll be in court and really show the work he’s doing. “

Claxton showed enough defensive versatility that he was not only asked to switch out on the perimeter but also played briefly at the top of a field.

“That was great,” coach Steve Nash said. “Not an easy thing to do.” Haven’t played in a year or more, so he has to be more active to come out and not be as easy as he did, and he really helps.

“He has got a very good future. How soon he will come is yet to be seen, but he can make an impact. And if he can get experience slowly and get into rotation, it will give us Gives another player for depth with length and confirmation. So it’s great to bring him back. “


The NBA released its second half schedule, and the Nets are going to be even more ubiquitous on national TV after the All-Star break.

With 19 of its 37 first-half games aired on national TV, the Nets would jump to 20 of their 35 dates after playing once again.

The Nets are going to close their coverage of the second half when it leads to a double doubleheader against Celtic, coming at 7:30 pm on 11 March.

There will also be a net at the beginning of ESPN’s coverage. On March 15, the first doubleheader in the second half of ESPN hosted the Nets, which hosts the Knights at 8 pm at the Barclays Center.

Other schedules highlighted: Nets on ESPN on March 24 at 10pm at UTPN, and to wrap up ABC’s regular season slate to play in the Bucks on May 2 at 3:30 pm.


Timothee Luvavu-Cabrot (right hip fusion) is likely as a Thursday vs. Magic. Jeff Green (right shoulder contusion) and Landry Shemut (chest concussion) are suspect, and Kevin Durant (left hamstring strain) is out.

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