Foye agreed to a one-year deal with the Nets on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical reports. Foye spent two full years in Denver before being traded to the Thunder during the 2015-16 season, where he served as a backup point guard behind Russell Westbrook and saw around 20 minutes per game of court time. At 32-years-old, Foye figures to provide a veteran presence in Brooklyn's young backcourt, which features Jeremy Lin and Greivis Vasquez along with rookies Isaiah Whitehead and Yogi Ferrell. A collection of younger talent may cut into Foye's projected minutes and fantasy value, calling for a similar situation to his time in Oklahoma City.
Foye is expected to serve as the Thunder's backup point guard going forward, The Oklahoman reports. After notching DNP-CD's in both Games 2 and 3, Foye came off the bench in Game 4 to score five points in nine minutes as the Thunder evened the series at two games apiece. Rookie Cameron Payne saw only four minutes Sunday, and The Oklahoman reports that Payne is "not likely to see the floor again this postseason." Of course, that may be a bit of a leap at this point, but Payne has committed seven turnovers while struggling as a shooter throughout the series. Coach Billy Donovan appears to have shifted his confidence toward Foye, and the veteran should see a slight bump in minutes as a result.
Foye (coach's decision) didn't play in Monday's 98-97 Game 2 win over the Spurs. Limited court time was available for the reserves with coach Billy Donovan riding stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook for 42 and 37 minutes, respectively, but it's still surprising that Foye failed to see the floor, especially as Cameron Payne (seven minutes) playing ahead of him. Foye's greatest skill is his ability to hit three-point shots, but with the veteran guard shooting just 33.3 percent from the distance over his last six appearances, there's not much of an incentive for Donovan to hand him minutes.
Foye was limited to 11 points (3-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four assists, three rebounds, and one steal across 37 minutes in Wednesday's 120-115 loss to the Trail Blazers. As expected, Foye saw a ton of playing time while entering the starting lineup in place of a resting Russell Westbrook, but an ugly shooting night resulted in tepid production. Still, Foye managed to turn in his first double-digit scoring night since March 19, ending an eight-game drought. Look for Foye to settle back into a reserve role in the Thunder's next game Saturday against the Kings.
Foye will draw the start in Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports. Foye is starting due to the Thunder resting Russell Westbrook. it's likely that Foye sees an increase in playtime while Westbrook is out, but he'll return to his bench role as soon as Westbrook returns.
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