According to Hoops Rumors, the team had until the league’s September 5 deadline to make Thames an offer of at least a non-guaranteed minimum salary for one year, but opted not to.
Thames, 24, was the 59th overall pick in the 2014 draft. He attended San Diego State University.
I know the Nets could have carried Thames for the preseason, but he didn't exactly light the world on fire in the summer league, averaging 4 points over 12.6 minutes per game.
As a result, I don't think Brooklyn had any hopes of Thames making their Opening Night roster. Despite the fact that the Nets only have 18 players right now and have room for two more, if they aren't even going to give Thames a fair look in camp, this is the best thing for the player.