The Brooklyn Nets have made the decision to request waivers on guard Greivis Vasquez, according to a team announcement.
Vasquez has been hampered by an ankle injury which, according to reports, will require surgery.
“Greivis did everything we asked of him and more to try and get back at full strength,” Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a statement. “The passion, grit, and perseverance he has shown since he joined the team have been remarkable. We are thankful to Greivis for all of his efforts and wish him well in the future.”
Vasquez appeared in three games this season, he averaged 2.3 points and 1.7 assists per game in a reserve role. Last season he had ankle surgery, as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks, and was limited to seven games after that.
The Nets signed Vasquez during the offseason to add depth to their backcourt, however it was apparent he was not 100 percent, although he was giving a full effort which the team appeared to appreciate.
As a replacement for Vasquez, Brooklyn will reportedly sign rookie Yogi Ferrell from the Long Island Nets of the NBA D-League. Ferrell, out of Indiana, impressed over the summer and in preseason.
With Jeremy Lin still sidelined with a hamstring injury, and Randy Foye just now getting back on the court after dealing with his own hamstring injury, the Nets have been playing dangerously thin at the guard position.
The play of Sean Kilpatrick and rookie Isaiah Whitehead has helped stabilize the Nets at point guard, however Ferrell should see his fair share of minutes to show what he’s got .