Chiozza scored 14 points (5-14 FG, 3-8 3PT, 1-2 FT) to go with four assists and one rebound across 27 minutes in a 116-111 overtime loss to Memphis on Monday.
The two-way guard scored five points in a close fourth quarter to help send Monday's contest to overtime. Chiozza wouldn't contribute much offensively in the extra period shooting 0-for-3 from the field to close the game. The 25-year-old showed promise in his first appearance for Brooklyn this year and will likely be seen more during games in which Kyrie Irving is resting, especially after the season-ending injury to Spencer Dinwiddie.
Chiozza re-signed Tuesday with the Nets on a one-year, two-way contract.
After his two-way contract with the Nets expired during the offseason, Chiozza re-signed with Brooklyn on a training-camp deal. Though Chiozza was waived over the weekend, the Nets ultimately elected to bring the point guard back to fill the two-way spot occupied by Jeremiah Martin, who was was waived in a corresponding move. Rookie second-round pick Reggie Perry will occupy the Nets' other tow-way spot heading into Tuesday's season opener versus the Warriors.
Chiozza was waived by the Nets on Saturday, Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com reports.
Chiozza found himself decent minutes last season between the Wizards and Nets, averaging 5.1 points, 3.0 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 14.3 minutes. However, he saw just nine minutes in the 2020 preseason, and Brooklyn has opted to use the roster spot differently. It's possible he gets picked up elsewhere for NBA minutes, but a G League job is also a possibility.
Chiozza (hip) is expected to play in Game 1 against the Raptors on Monday, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
Chiozza has healed from hip soreness and was able to practice Saturday. In the bubble, he's averaging 8.3 points, 5.0 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 21.6 minutes.
Chiozza (hip) is out Thursday against the Trail Blazers.
Chiozza will miss his first game of the restart Thursday, and it's the last seeding game before the postseason begins. While he's sidelined, Tyler Johnson and Jeremiah Martin should see extra minutes.
Chiozza (hip) is considered questionable for Thursday's game against the Blazers, Greg Logan of Newsday reports.
After exiting Tuesday's game with a tight adductor, Chiozza was held out of practice Wednesday. The Nets indicated that Chiozza will be evaluated Thursday morning before a decision is made on his status for the seeding game finale.
Chiozza departed Tuesday's game against Orlando due to a right adductor and he will not return, Anthony Puccio of Nets Daily reports. After the game, coach Jacque Vaughn told the media that he believes Chiozza will be ready for the postseason.
Chiozza got the start at point guard with Caris LeVert resting, and he played 21 minutes before exiting early in the fourth quarter. He finished with three points (1-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt), five assists, three rebounds and four steals.
Chiozza went for 10 points (4-13 FG, 2-9 3PT) and 10 assists in Tuesday's win over Milwaukee.
It wasn't the most efficient afternoon for Chiozza, but he contributed to a three-point barrage that saw the Nets go 21-of-57 from beyond the arc in the improbable victory. Chiozza played a team-high 31 minutes, but he'll likely sink back into a more reduced role once Caris LeVert and Joe Harris are back in the lineup.
Chiozza chipped in 14 points (6-8 FG, 2-2 3Pt), six assists, two rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes during Sunday's 118-110 win over the Wizards.
Chiozza came off the bench, with Tyler Johnson stepping into a starting role. Nevertheless, it was Chiozza who put together the more impressive stat line while Johnson went scoreless in 29 minutes. Regardless of Chiozza's role, he seems likely to continue earning decent time given the team's lack of options at point guard.
Chiozza will draw his first NBA start during Friday's restart opener against the Magic, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
As expected, Chiozza will be the Nets' starting point guard for the restarted season. In the final five games before the hiatus, he averaged 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 19.2 minutes.
Chiozza supplied two points (0-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven assists, four steals, three rebounds and a block in 23 minutes during Monday's 112-107 scrimmage loss to the Jazz.
Dating back to his college days, Chiozza has been known as a steady playmaker who can make plays in the pick-and-roll and push the pace. He's not the most reliable scorer, but Chiozza could be a worthwhile option in fantasy since he seems primed to hold down the starting gig at point guard.
Nets coach Jacque Vaughn said Chiozza was included on the team's top unit as the starting point guard during Sunday's practice, Greg Logan of Newsday reports.
Vaughn may not formally name his starting five until shortly before the Nets resume their season July 31 versus the Wizards, but Chiozza looks like the top option on the depth chart with neither Kyrie Irving (shoulder) nor Spencer Dinwiddie (illness) joining the team in Orlando for the NBA restart. Brooklyn signed veteran guards Jamal Crawford and Tyler Johnson to cover for the personnel losses in the backcourt, but both players are expected to handle second-unit roles rather than challenging Chiozza for the starting job. One of two two-way players on the Nets' roster, Chiozza looked good after settling into a rotation spot shortly before the season was suspended in mid-March. Over the Nets' last five games, he averaged 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.0 three-pointers and 0.6 steals in 19.2 minutes per contest, though his scoring production came on an unsustainable 55.9 percent shooting from the field and 52.6 percent shooting from downtown.
Chiozza tallied 11 points (4-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt), five assists and one rebound in 17 minutes Tuesday in the Nets' 104-102 win over the Lakers.
The two-way player looks to have secured a regular spot in the Nets' rotation as the backup point guard, even after Brooklyn parted ways with coach Kenny Atkinson. He's received double-digit minutes in five straight games -- including both of the past two with interim boss Jacque Vaughn at the helm -- averaging 10.0 points, 3.2 boards, 2.6 assists and 2.0 triples while shooting 55.9 percent from the field.
Chiozza notched 14 points (5-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 24 minutes during Wednesday's 118-79 loss against the Grizzlies.
It was an off night for the Nets as a whole, but Chiozza took advantage of the opportunity to deliver his highest scoring effort of the season while also topping the 20-minute mark for the second straight game. He might become a regular member of the rotation moving forward, but he needs to show more consistency before becoming a reliable fantasy asset.
Chiozza played a career-high 21 minutes off the bench Wednesday in the Nets' 129-120 overtime win over the Celtics, finishing with eight points (3-5 FG, 2-3 3Pt), four assists, three rebounds and two steals.
Starting point guard Spencer Dinwiddie wasn't battling any foul trouble, but coach Kenny Atkinson elected to restrict his playing time while the Nets fell behind by 17 after three quarters. Chiozza and several other reserves picked up added playing time in the fourth as a result, and Atkinson continued to ride those players after the Nets mounted a big comeback to extend the game to overtime. Expect Chiozza's playing time to take a big hit Wednesday against the Grizzlies, as Dinwiddie had been averaging 32.4 minutes in his prior 11 games since re-entering the starting five in place of Kyrie Irving (shoulder).
Chiozza contributed 25 points (11-19 FG, 3-8 3Pt), eight rebounds, six assists and three blocks in 34 minutes during Friday's loss to the Red Claws.
Chiozza had another strong game as he continues to be a factor in every aspect of the game. Since joining Long Island, the 24-year-old's led the team to a 4-2 record while averaging 16.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.8 steals in 32.8 minutes.
Chiozza accounted for 26 points (10-20 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 10 rebounds and five assists in 40 minutes during Firday's win over Maine.
Chiozza's clearly taken control of Long Island's offense, having now led the team in points in back-to-back contests, while notching his first double-double of the season Friday. Unless Long Island adds another guard or decides to hand the reigns to Jalen Hands, Chiozza should get as much work as he can handle.
Chiozza posted 14 points (6-11 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four assists, four rebounds and four steals in 31 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Mad Ants.
Chiozza managed a solid line despite turning the ball over a whopping six times during Wednesday's defeat. Apart from his slight struggle with ball protection, the 24-year-old guard's been terrific since joining Long Island. Over three games with the Nets' G League affiliate, Chiozza's contributing 10.6 points, 6.7 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 steals in 31.5 minutes per game.
Chiozza accounted for nine points (3-13 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight assists, four rebounds and four steals in 37 minutes Wednesday against the Drive.
In his first G League contest for the Nets organization, Chiozza powered through an off night from the field to post a solid all-around line. The 24-year-old has struggled with his shot throughout the year as he made just 29.4 percent of his looks in 12 games with the Wizards at the NBA level and a mere 32.8 percent of his chances in 10 games with their G League affiliate. Chiozza figures to see significant minutes for Long Island over the next couple of months as he continues to work on his efficiency.
Chiozza signed a two-way contract with the Nets on Saturday, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Washington rewarded Chiozza by converting his deal to a two-way contract in October, and he averaged 12.7 minutes in 10 games at the NBA level before being waived in mid-December. The 24-year-old will provide backcourt depth for the Nets while Kyrie Irving continues to nurse a shoulder injury. Chiozza is likely to spend significant time with the Long Island Nets in the G League.
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