While they had the possibility of making him sign a contract, the Brooklyn Nets decided to let Isaïa Cordinier become a free agent. He still has a few weeks to find a franchise.
Isaïa Cordinier does not have the same luck as Petr Cornelie. The two players were drafted the same year, in 2016, in respectively 44th and 53rd position. But if Cornelie saw Denver hire him, five years later, with a “two way” contract (which allows to go back and forth between the NBA and the G-League), Cordinier is still without a contract. Drafted by Atlanta, the 24-year-old full-back had seen his rights transferred to Brooklyn as part of Jeremy Lin’s transfer from the Nets to the Hawks in July 2018. And according to the always well-informed Adrian Wojnarowski ofESPN, the New York franchise has decided not to offer a contract to Isaïa Cordinier, who therefore becomes a free agent. “ Following the arrival of several veterans in the roster, he had no opportunity to be in the team, and the Nets leave the player free to sign elsewhere. », Writes the journalist. The competition is indeed tough on the lines outside Brooklyn, with Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Kevin Durant or Patty Pills, just that!
Cordinier in the five major of the last Eurocup
The NBA preseason kicks off in two weeks and the regular season in one month. Cordinier therefore has little time to find a team across the Atlantic. But he could also go through the G-League before regaining the elite, as Axel Toupane did last year, starting the season with the Santa Cruz Warriors before finishing champion with the Milwaukee Bucks. Its statistics, in any case, are of interest to several franchises. He turned last season at 12 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists on average in 31 minutes in Jeep Elite with Nanterre, and 15.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists on average in 34 minutes in Eurocup, where he was elected in the five major. The former player of Evreux, Denain and Antibes also has nine selections for the France team in 2020 and 2021.