Nets waive Chris Chiozza, two others

Kristian Winfield, New York Daily News

The Nets have waived Chris Chiozza, bringing an end to a short but eventful stint in Brooklyn.

Chiozza joined the Nets on a two-way deal in January and averaged about 6.5 points, three assists and two rebounds in his 18 games last season. He was unable to crack the rotation of a talented fleet of Brooklyn guards that features Kyrie Irving, Spencer Dinwiddie and Caris LeVert.

The Nets also waived Elie Okobo and Paul Eboua, both of whom signed deals last week. Brooklyn’s roster now stands at 17 players.

Chiozza said he re-signed with the Nets this offseason for an opportunity to compete for a spot on a team with championship aspirations. He is now a free agent, and Chiozza said other teams had interest, as well.

“It was two-ways and opportunities that I didn’t think were as good as being here, trying to stay here, and being on a team that’s gonna compete for a championship,” he said.

Chiozza did not play against the Celtics but appeared for nine minutes in the preseason opener against the Wizards. He scored eight points and recorded two assists, shooting two-of-two from three.