Boatright's absence opens up the third point guard spot for Donald Sloan.
The Nets have been playing around with 20 players under contract during the preseason, but that obviously has to change once the regular season begins. Teams can only have 15 contracts on the roster by the start of the year, and that means Brooklyn will have to make some cuts sooner or later.
Well, it appears sooner or later is already here. From Devin Kharpertian of The Brooklyn Game:
Just like that: the Nets waive Ryan Boatright, Quincy Miller, and Chris Daniels.
Everyone knew Daniels and Miller would be on the way out, considering neither has had an extraordinary preseason, which would really be their only chance to make the roster. Waiving Boatright, however, has some significance.
The Nets are now down to three point guards in Jarrett Jack, Shane Larkin and Donald Sloan. Of course, they could still conceivably waive Sloan and head into the regular season with only two floor generals on the roster, but that doesn’t seem likely, even if Brooklyn does still have 17 players and Sloan is one of the few who remains without a fully guaranteed deal. Still, the implication of this move is that Sloan has beaten out Boatright for the final 1-guard spot on the roster.