Beyond Barclays: Brooklyn Is Scouting TBT, What Acy Has Been Up To, & More
His hustle plays and stroke from deep quickly made him one of my favorite players on this rag-tag roster last season. If you remember, he was signed during the middle of Jeremy Lin’s hamstring injury that derailed the season. Acy was a shot in the arm for people that watched every Nets game, I look forward to seeing how he builds on last season’s success.
Yakuba Ouattara signs Two-Way contract with Nets
The Nets signed Yakuba Ouattara out of the French A-League to a Two-Way contract on Friday. In just over thirty games played, he averaged 11.8 points on 51.4 percent shooting from the floor and 40.0 percent from deep to go along with 3.3 rebounds in 23.9 minutes per game.
According to the statement released by the team, Ouattara is a native of Tepa, Ghana. He has been on the French national team because of the unavailability of a Ghanaian national team. He is 25-year-old and started playing professionally in 2012. He spent two seasons with Elan Chalon in the French LNB Pro A league before joining AS Monaco Basket for the past two seasons.
Ouattara signed a two-way deal, meaning he can spend up to 45 days with the Brooklyn Nets in addition to his role with their G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets. He was the first two-way contract Brooklyn has signed and should thrive in Long Island. All I hope is that Milton Doyle is next.
Can you smell what the Lin is cooking?!
If you thought Jeremy Lin’s brand couldn’t get any bigger, think again! Because the Nets point guard is getting his own fragrance this October. Now you no longer have to wonder what your favorite player smells like, because it’s going to be available for both men and women.
@JLin7‘s Jeremy Lin fragrances will launches in Oct. pic.twitter.com/I9G7glS580
— Popo Chung (@PopoChung7) July 23, 2017