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Brooklyn waives Archie Goodwin

If Archie Goodwin is going to play in the NBA next season, it won’t be in Brooklyn.

Today the Nets waived Goodwin, who signed a multi-year deal with the team back in April, after only 12 appearances for the team in 2016-17. In those games, the former Wildcat averaged 7.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 15.4 minutes per game.

Goodwin’s time with the Nets began back in March when he signed two 10-day contracts and ultimately earned a two-year deal worth around $1.6 million.

Now he’s homeless in the league and seeking a fourth team that will take him.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

9 Comments for Brooklyn waives Archie Goodwin



  1. chris43
    3:48 pm July 28, 2017 Permalink

    Very good player and hopefully he finds a team. I hate seeing this because he’s one that would have benefitted from another year or so in school.



  2. 2Dogs
    3:59 pm July 28, 2017 Permalink

    Homeless. Seeking a team that will take him. That’s a pretty dismal description. How about free agent or his services are available?



  3. Luether
    5:12 pm July 28, 2017 Permalink

    Just another in a long list of examples of college players who should have stayed in school longer…



    • Eazy
      6:04 pm July 28, 2017 Permalink

      Almost all of Cals one and dones have been successful. Do you think Towns, Wall, Davis, Cousins, Booker, Bledsoe, etc should have stayed? Lol. One and dones have had more success that two and three year guys here.



  4. KatsKlaws
    5:36 pm July 28, 2017 Permalink

    I am wondering how those that think he should have stayed in school believe that would have benefited him? If he hasn’t improved over the past 4 years with basketball as his full time job, while being paid to do it, enough to not be “homeless” as Franklin put it, I not sure what another year or 3 at UK was going to do to fix it.

    I mean come on he is well beyond Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule..



    • Eazy
      6:09 pm July 28, 2017 Permalink

      Exactly. Staying in school hurts players sometimes, too. Briscoe, Montrezl, Ellis…Goodwin may not have been a first rounder had he stayed. Skal is excelling now. Every one of Cals 1 year guys has been a first round pick. The same can’t be said for the 2-4 year players.



  5. JusSayin
    6:16 pm July 28, 2017 Permalink

    Archie Goodwin made $5,721,023 in the NBA. He would have joined the long list of upper classmen who’s stock fell in the draft.

    He’s only 22 and is essentially a college Sophmore if he wants to go back to school.

    But I’d say his gamble paid off.



  6. EdC
    9:02 pm July 28, 2017 Permalink

    I don’t think any coaching staff would have gotten through to Goodwin. His stubborn insistence on driving the lane and spinning wasn’t going away in college or pros. 1 trick pony that was destined for Europe all along.



  7. lindamyers56
    10:00 am July 29, 2017 Permalink

    If he would listen, he could be a great player.