• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Brooklyn Nets' Willie Reed Sitting out Thursday

    Reed (quadriceps) will sit out Thursday's preseason game against the Pistons.It's the second straight game Reed will miss on account of the right quad strain. Unless he's able to get back on the court in short order and play out of his mind for the remainder of the preseason, Reed stands minimal chance of cracking the Nets' opening night roster.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Quad problem has Nets F Willie Reed sidelined Monday

    Nets forward Willie Reed (quad) will skip the preseason game against Fenerbahce Ulker on Monday.Reed was held out of practice Thursday due to the issue, but has reportedly seen improvement. It's not a big surprise that he'll continue resting his quad. But given his standing with the team, he could use all the preseason action possible to leave enough of an imprint to warrant a roster spot for the regular season.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Nets' Willie Reed looking to make most out of latest opportunity

    Though Willie Reed has yet to appear in a regular-season NBA game, the 25-year-old forward is eager for his most recent chance after signing a $500,000 contract with the Nets last week. Reed has been playing in the D-League over the past three years, getting a couple of call-ups by the Kings and Grizzlies over that time. But he never got a chance to play in a game during either opportunity. Now Reed is seizing his latest opportunity with the Nets. "I'm very excited about this opportunity," Reed said, per the New York Post. "God makes no mistakes. I didn't stick the first couple times, but he's put me in the perfect position now." The Nets are prepared to give Reed a strong look during the summer league, possibly as a center to play behind Brook Lopez. "I think I can be a really good backup five to Brook," Reed said. "Playing with the second unit, we can play a lot faster, and bring speed. "But whatever coach needs me to do, I'm happy to give him."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Report: Nets sign forward Willie Reed

    The Nets signed free-agent forward Willie Reed on Thursday, reports NBA.com. Reed had been playing for the Heat's Summer League team. The reported deal includes a guarantee of $500,000. Reed has never appeared in an NBA game.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Willie Reed signs with Nets

    The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent forward/center Willie Reed. Contract terms were not made available. The 24-year-old Reed averaged 14.7 points, 9.9 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in the NBA Developmental League in 49 games a year ago with Springfield and Reno. Sacramento signed him in late March. He has yet to play in an NBA game.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Willie Reed to sign, head to D-League

    The Kings will sign forward Willie Reed in the coming days, and he will be assigned to the D-League when he does, according to the News10 Sacramento. Reed will report to the Kings' D-League affiliate in Reno, after spending the season with the Springfield Armor, where he was averaging 14.8 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Grizzlies trim roster with four cuts

    The Grizzlies parted ways with four players Saturday, two more than they needed to reach the maximum roster size prior to the start of the season. The waiving of Andre Barrett, Melvin Ely, Tony Gaffney and Willie Reed leaves the team with 13 players on the roster, with added flexibility as the season begins.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Grizzlies add Reed from D-League

    The Grizzlies announced Wednesday that they have signed guard Willie Reed for the remainder of the season. That includes just one regular season game, plus however far the Grizzlies make it in the postseason.