Nets Sign Kessler Edwards To Two-Way Contract

The Nets have signed second-round pick Kessler Edwards to a two-way contract, the team announced in a press release.Kessler Edwards

Edwards, 21, is a 6-foot-8 small forward and was selected out of Pepperdine with the No. 44 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.

Last season as a junior, he averaged 17.2 points and 6.8 rebounds in 27 games. That said, he’s struggled a little in the Las Vegas Summer League, averaging just 5.7 points on 27 percent shooting.

Still, Brooklyn clearly likes Edwards’ upside enough to make him part of the roster — as two-way players can spend up to 50 games in the NBA. The majority of their time, of course, is spent in the G League.

As noted by Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors, the Nets’ other two second-rounders, “Marcus Zegarowski (No. 49) and RaiQuan Gray (No. 59), remain unsigned. Brooklyn still has an open two-way slot, so one of those two rookies will likely end up joining Edwards on a two-way contract.”

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