Willie 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 Brooklyn Nets ' opening night roster.
Brooklyn 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.
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."
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.
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