Free agent big man Ellenson to sign two-way deal with Nets

Former Knicks and Pistons power forward/center Henry Ellenson has agreed to a deal with the Nets.

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a two-way contract with former free agent big man Henry Ellenson, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Ellenson is a former first-round draft pick (No. 18 overall, 2016) who spent his first two seasons with the Detroit Pistons. He was waived at the trade deadline in February.

Ellenson signed with the New York Knicks to finish the season, appearing in 17 games and averaging 6.0 points and 3.4 rebounds.

Like Ellenson, his father played basketball at Marquette and his brother was a member of the track and field team.

“The Nets’ two-way players for most of last season were Theo Pinson and Alan Williams,” Luke Adams of HoopsRumors explained.Pinson has since been promoted to a standard contract, while Williams is a free agent, so Brooklyn will have a second two-way slot available even after officially signing Ellenson.”