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CJ Massinburg signs with Brooklyn Nets

Former Bull signs contract, NBA announces Tuesday

Massinburg dribbles the ball up the court in 2017.
Massinburg dribbles the ball up the court in 2017.

The Brooklyn Nets announced on Tuesday afternoon that they signed former Bulls basketball player CJ Massinburg. Details of the deal have not been announced.

Massinburg is the first UB player to sign with an NBA team and join a training camp since Mitchell Watt joined the Golden State Warriors in 2014. Massinburg, who set a school record at UB of 636 points in a single season, played for the Brooklyn Nets in the Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 4.8 points in four games.

Massingburg was the 2019 MAC Player of the Year, averaging 18.2 points a game. He finished his career with 1,990 points, the second-highest point total in school history. During the 2018-19 season, he led the Bulls to a Mid-American Conference championship with a 32-4 record and UB’s second-straight NCAA tournament appearance.

Massinburg puts the Nets roster at 20 players, but the organization will need to cut down to 15 players by Saturday.

If Massinburg doesn’t  make the final roster, he could be headed to the Long Island Nets, which is the organization’s G-League team. 

This is a developing story.

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