After a solid showing for Senegal at the World Cup the Brooklyn Nets decided to give Hamady Ndiaye a chance. This week they gave him a non-guaranteed contract, so Ndiaye and Jerome Jordan were going to compete in training camp for the scraps of minutes at the five not soaked up by Brook Lopez, Mason Plumlee and a little Kevin Garnett.
Friday the Nets announced they waived Ndiaye. The official statement reads: “Brooklyn Nets General Manager Billy King announced today that the team has voided the contract of Hamady Ndiaye due to Ndiaye failing the required physical.”
Interesting considering he just averaged almost 17 minutes a night for Senegal in their World Cup run to the second round. What gives? Well, his elbow according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
There are no winners when a player is injured, but this does make Jordan’s path a little more clear.
Ndiaye can either sign a deal overseas now or see if another NBA team comes calling and is willing to wait for him to heal. He’ll have options.