Brooklyn have added their last substitute player for the resumed NBA season. After not being able to count with seven of their players due to multiple reasons, the Nets signed free agents, Tyler Johnson, Jamal Crawford, Michael Beasley and promoted Justin Anderson from the G-League to the association.
Jacque Vaughn still had one spot to be filled though, and he decided to sign Donta Hall as a substitute player, bringing his roster up to 14 players.
OFFICIAL: The Nets have signed forward/center Donta Hall as a Substitute Player for the remainder of the 2019-20 NBA season.— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) July 10, 2020
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The rookie out of Alabama had multiple 10-day contracts throughout the season with the Detroit Pistons but spent most of the time in the G-league. For the Grand Rapids Drive, Hall averaged 15.4 points and 10.5 rebounds per game.
Along with Jarrett Allen, Michael Beasley and Rodions Kurucs in the front-court, the 22 year-old is expected to play some important minutes for the Nets in order to try and stay inside the best eight teams in the East.
According to Marc Stein from the NY Times, the Nets strongly considered Amir Johnson but turned their focus to Hall after striking deals this week to sign veterans Michael Beasley and Jamal Crawford.