Australia gets 11th NBA player with Mitch Creek signing with Brooklyn Nets


MITCH Creek has become the 11th Aussie in the NBA, signing a breakthrough one-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

The 26-year-old former Adelaide 36ers star has reportedly agreed to a seven-figure, minimum wage deal which the Nets are able to waive at any time.

Creek will attend the Nets’ pre-season training camp and has a chance to win a spot on the team’s starting roster for the 2018-19 season or could be sent to play with the Nets’ G-League development team, the Long Island Nets.

The team is yet to confirm the deal, but reports from Australia claim Creek has signed a so-called “training camp deal” which allows the team to promote him up to a two-way deal with its G-League connection or to waive the entire contract before the start of the season.

The NBL reports Creek’s deal is for the NBA’s minimum wage — $US838,464 ($1.1m).

Reports claim Creek’s contract includes an Exhibit 10 clause, allowing the Nets to sign him on a two-way contract before the start of the season in a move that would see Creek move between Brooklyn and Long Island throughout the season.

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