Brooklyn Nets Rumors
Anthony Puccio: Last year, the Nets were 19-31 in games they were either winning or losing by 5 points or less in the final 5 minutes. This year, they’re 14-14 in games in which they were winning or losing by 5 points or less in the final 5 minutes (10-2 since the 8-game win streak.)
Kristian Winfield: Nets have officially requested waivers on Kenneth Faried. If he clears waivers after 48 hours, he’ll officially become an unrestricted free agent. Multiple reports suggest Faried is headed to Houston.
Adam Zagoria: Nets officially waive Kenneth Faried. @Adrian Wojnarowski says he’s agreed to a deal with Houston. pic.twitter.com/AExISXlGJL
The Rockets plan to immediately insert Faried into the lineup as a stopgap big man to help replace some of the defense and rebounding lost with starting center Clint Capela, who is expected to be out several weeks following surgery on his right thumb. Faried will be released Saturday, sources said, with his $13.7 million salary expected to clear waivers on Monday.