The Brooklyn Nets signed DeAndre ‘Bembry to a minimum wage contract in mid-August. This agreement amounts to 1.9 million dollars, although only 750,000 dollars are guaranteed. However, the organization plans to fully guarantee it after being satisfied with its performance.
The forward has assumed a more important role taking advantage of the absences of Joe Harris and Bruce Brown. A production that has added a plus to the team’s game, highlighted by coach Steve Nash.
“It gives us speed and athleticism,” said the head coach as collected by the medium The New York Post. «He is a defender capable of facing the first offensive options of the other team and contributing in attack for us by cutting to the basket. It was great. We have been working with him to really understand his role. His willingness to compete and grow as a player has been fantastic. We are proud of their effort and improvement. “
Bembry had 18 points and 9 rebounds in 35 minutes during last Saturday’s loss to the Phoenix Suns. This amount of minutes will not be the usual for the player during the rest of the course, but it does emerge as an interesting player from the second unit in very specific tasks.
«He played amazing [este sábado]”On defense, cutting to the basket, rebounding, …”, said his teammate Kevin Durant. We’re going to need that from him. He was a spark for us and one of the bright spots of the team. “
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