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Samardo Samuels

The Nets recently parted ways with forward Josh Childress and that leaves the team with just 14 players and one open spot on the roster.

The Nets will look at all options on the waiver wire this week as teams have until Monday at 5:00 P.M. ET to waive players with non-guaranteed deals or they become fully guaranteed.

Monday is also the first day teams can sign players to 10-day deals.

From Sam Amico of

The Cavaliers waived Samardo Samuels on Sunday, and the hustling big man is already drawing interest from around the league.

Both the Brooklyn Nets and Oklahoma City Thunder are among the teams that may be interested, league sources said.

He appeared in 18 games this year, compiling averages of 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds. He’s averaged 5.9 points and 3.4 rebounds for his career.

Samuels played high school ball with Tristan Thompson at St. Benedict’s (N.J.) Prep and was ranked the No. 2 high school player in the nation by in 2010.

In my opinion, the move makes some sense. Samuels has had an underwhelming NBA career these far, but the Nets could use another bruiser in its lineup. It's a low risk move that could pay off.

As great as Reggie Evans is, he's still pretty limited offensively. Samuels has better hands around the basket, but I could make sense of the Nets deciding he's not the right fit.

I haven't seen Samuels play much personally but I think the Nets would probably be better served by adding a small forward who can also play power forward and I don't think Samuels can do that.

The Nets would probably be better off allowing Gerald Wallace to play power forward more but in order to do so, they'd need to add another small forward.

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