Former Atlanta Hawks Forward Mike Scott Makes Long Island Nets Debut

BY Fansided and Sandy Mui/FanSided via Nothin' But Nets • December 15, 2016

The Atlanta Hawks assigned Mike Scott to the D-League on Monday. Yesterday, Scott made his debut for the Brooklyn Nets‘ affiliate, the Long Island Nets.

The Long Island Nets came out with an impressive victory yesterday over the Maine Red Claws, 116-107. Among the leaders on the scoreboard was Mike Scott, who played his first game as a member of the L.I. Nets.

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In the L.I. Nets’ win, Scott tallied 17 points, the third-highest on the team, behind Yogi Ferrell (25) and Chris McCullough (21). He also added six rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes of action.

This is the second time the Hawks assigned Scott to the D-League this season, as the 28-year-old continues to recover from non-surgical knee procedures. Last week, Scott played two games for the Philadelphia 76ers‘ D-League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers. While playing for the 87ers, he averaged 8.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 20.7 minutes.

The Hawks recalled him three days later on December 9, but he did not participate in any further contests for Atlanta. He was assigned to the L.I. Nets on December 13.

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    Scott has only played three games for the Hawks so far this season and has received limited playing time, averaging just 9.3 minutes per game. In his first four seasons with Atlanta, Scott averaged 7.4 points and three rebounds in 15.7 minutes per game.

    Atlanta has yet to have a D-League affiliate, which allows them to place players on other NBA teams’ D-League affiliates. The College Park NBA D-League team will be the Hawks’ D-League team beginning in the 2019-20 season, and they will play their home games at the Georgia International Convention Center.

    Meanwhile, the Nets have emphasized the importance of using the L.I. Nets this season, especially because L.I. and Brooklyn train and play in the same facilities. Ferrell, McCullough, and Anthony Bennett have played games for both clubs.

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