Nets sign Kessler Edwards to standard NBA contract before playoffs

The second-round pick from Pepperdine had been on a two-way contract, which meant he couldn’t play beginning next week. But the Nets changed that on the final day of the regular season.

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Brooklyn Nets' Kessler Edwards (14) celebrates after a dunk by Kevin Durant (7) as New York Knicks' Obi Toppin (1) reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in New York. The Nets won 110-98.

Brooklyn Nets’ Kessler Edwards (14) celebrates after a dunk by Kevin Durant (7) as New York Knicks’ Obi Toppin (1) reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in New York. The Nets won 110-98. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The 6-foot-8 forward has played in 47 games, starting 22, and averaged 5.8 points. He has become a regular member of the rotation, playing about 20 minutes per game.

The Nets made room on the roster for the move by waiving veteran James Johnson on Thursday.

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