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LONG ISLAND NETS ACQUIRE RETURNING PLAYER RIGHTS TO DEVONTAE CACOK AND JUSTIN JACKSON IN FIVE-TEAM TRADE

By LONG ISLAND NETS PR | October 15, 2021

LONG ISLAND (Oct. 15, 2021) – The Long Island Nets, the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, have acquired the returning player rights to Devontae Cacok from the South Bay Lakers and the returning player rights to Justin Jackson from the Lakeland Magic in a five-team trade. In exchange, Long Island traded the returning player rights to BJ Johnson and its own first round pick in the 2021 NBA G League Draft to Lakeland. To complete the deal, the Greensboro Swarm traded the returning player rights to Admiral Schofield to the Lakeland Magic. Lakeland traded the returning player rights to Andrew Rowsey to Raptors 905, as well as trading its own first round pick in the 2022 NBA G League Draft to the South Bay Lakers and its own second round pick in the 2022 NBA G League Draft to Greensboro. Raptors 905 traded their first round pick (via Mexico City) in the 2022 NBA G League Draft to the South Bay Lakers, and South Bay traded its own first round pick (via Santa Cruz) in the 2021 NBA G League Draft and its own second round pick in the 2022 NBA G League Draft to Greensboro. The trade is not subject to any physicals.

 

Cacok (6’7”, 240) has appeared in 21 games (one start) with the Los Angeles Lakers over two seasons (2019-21), averaging 2.1 points and 1.8 rebounds in 5.1 minutes per game after signing a two-way contract on Dec. 11, 2019. Cacok also appeared in 33 NBA G League games (two starts) during the 2019-20 season with the South Bay Lakers, averaging 19.4 points, 11.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 23.9 minutes per game and earning All-NBA G League First Team and NBA G League All-Rookie Team honors. Prior to beginning his professional career, Cacok spent four years (2015-19) at UNC Wilmington, averaging 12.3 points and 9.8 rebounds in 23.7 minutes per game in 124 games (93 starts). He earned the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Defensive Player of the Year honors as a sophomore and All-CAA First Team honors as a junior. He is currently signed to a contract with the Brooklyn Nets.

 

Jackson (6’7”, 225) has appeared in 21 games (seven starts) with the Lakeland Magic over two seasons (2018-19, 2020-21), averaging 4.0 points and 2.9 rebounds in 14.6 minutes per game. He was drafted by the Denver Nuggets with the 43rd overall pick in the second round of the 2018 NBA Draft after playing two collegiate seasons (2016-18) at Maryland, where he appeared in 44 games (40 starts) and averaged 10.3 points and 6.5 rebounds in 28.2 minutes per game.

 

Johnson (6’7”, 200) appeared in 14 games (all starts) for Long Island during the 2020-21 season, averaging 18.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 31.0 minutes per game. His returning player rights were originally acquired by Long Island in an offseason trade with the Lakeland Magic.

 

 

About the Long Island Nets

The Long Island Nets are the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets. The team was founded ahead of the 2016-17 season and plays its home games at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. Following a record-setting 2018-19 season, Long Island made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, won the Eastern Conference Championship and reached the NBA G League Finals. For more information, please visit longislandnets.com and follow @longislandnets on Twitter and Instagram.

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