The Brooklyn Nets placed forward Andrea Bargnani on waivers on Saturday and are working on a contract buyout, according to CBSSports.com's James Herbert.
New Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks tried to trade Bargnani for a second-round pick before Thursday's NBA trade deadline, according to the New York Post's Fred Kerber.
The Nets signed Bargnani, 30, to a two-year deal in the offseason and he has averaged 6.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and 13.8 minutes per game.
Well, it was worth a shot, but Bargnani is just done. I'm sure the the Nets came to terms on buying out his $1.6 million player option for next year, and if it saved them any money at all, it was worth it.
It's a good first move of the Marks era. He cuts some dead weight and sends a message: If you want to be part of the solution here, you're going to need to show us you're worth keeping. Hopefully, this puts some others in that locker room on notice that there's a new sheriff in town.