Brooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace has decided to opt out of the final year of his contract, multiple reports said on Thursday. The 29-year-old had until midnight on Wednesday to make a decision on his $9.5 million player option for the upcoming season.
It was a losing return to Utah for Deron Williams as he and the Nets were defeated by the Jazz ,107-94 on Saturday night.
Brook Lopez underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in right foot and will miss 6-8 weeks according to Nets’ general manager Billy King.
To help fill the void, the Nets acquired Mehmet Okur from the Utah Jazz on Thursday for a second-round draft pick.