Sloan signed a training camp contract with the Nuggets on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The former Texas A&M standout has had stints with the Cavs, Hawks, Pelicans, Pacers and Nets since entering the league in 2011, but he hasn't played in an NBA game since 2016. Sloan played out most of last season with the Texas Legends of the G League, putting together averages of 18.8 points, 5.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds in 24 games. Considering the Nuggets already have 15 guaranteed contracts on the books, Sloan sticking around beyond the preseason is unlikely, especially if fellow point guard Isaiah Thomas (hip) is deemed healthy by then.
Sloan recorded 33 points (8-17 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 12-12 FT), three rebounds and two assists during Tuesday's loss at Reno. The former Texas A&M guard kept his hot streak rolling. Over his last four games, Sloan is averaging 24.7 points, scoring over 18 points in each game. During the season, the 30-year-old is averaging 18.4 points, 5.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds per contest which makes him valuable not only to the Texas Legends, but also as a fantasy commodity.
The Wizards waived Sloan on Saturday, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports. Sloan, who was on a training-camp deal with the club, figured to face long odds in landing on the final roster. His absence from the Wizards' preseason finale pretty much signaled his eventual departure. The 29-year-old will now be forced to find a new opportunity with a team looking for point guard depth.
Sloan signed a one-year, $2.7 million contract Wednesday with Guangdong of the Chinese Basketball Association, Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops reports. The 28-year-old Sloan appeared in 61 games for the Nets last season, averaging 7.0 points, 4.4 assists and 2.8 rebounds over 21.6 minutes per game. He ended up making 33 starts after Jarrett Jack suffered a season-ending ACL tear in January, but didn't make enough of an impact to hold on to that role for good, ultimately surrendering starting duties to Shane Larkin. Given his five seasons of NBA experience, Sloan probably generated interest from teams as a third-string point guard, but he likely would have struggled to receive the guaranteed money he'll earn with Guangdong. Sloan previously suited up for the Chinese club in 2013, playing a large role in the club's CBA title. Once the CBA season comes to an end in late February or early March, Sloan could end up latching on with an NBA team for the rest of the campaign.
Sloan finished with 19 points (6-13 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-6 FT), five assists, and three rebounds in 35 minutes during the Nets' 129-105 loss to the Pacers on Sunday. Sloan and Shane Larkin shared the backcourt for much of the contest, and Sloan managed to score a season-high 19 points. He was also rather efficient, committing zero turnovers albeit in a blowout loss, and Sloan now has three straight games with exactly five assists. The Nets are only playing for pride during the last two contests, and veterans are receiving rest. As a result, Sloan and several other Nets could be in the conversation for cheap dart throws over the final two regular season games.
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