Nets signing Wenyen Gabriel to 10-day hardship exemption: report

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The Nets are reportedly planning on signing Wisconsin Herd forward Wenyen Gabriel to a 10-day hardship extension, per a report Saturday by The Athletic's Shams Charania.

Gabriel, 24, has been a G League member of the Milwaukee Bucks since October.

After a two-year college basketball stint with the Kentucky Wildcats from 2016-18, Gabriel declared for the 2018 NBA Draft but did not get selected.

He spent his first two years with the Sacramento Kings (2018-20) and Portland Trail Blazers (2020), logging 30 games (one start) and averaging 2.1 points in 7.8 minutes.

Gabriel's 2020-21 season came with the New Orleans Pelicans, averaging 3.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 11.5 minutes over 21 games.

The Nets are in a roster scramble with nine players -- most recently including Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving -- entering health and safety protocols as of Saturday. With those absences in mind, Brooklyn signed James Ennis III and Shaquille Harrison to 10-day contracts.