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Nets sign French guard Yakuba Ouattara to two-way deal

Nets GM Sean Marks during a news conference

Nets GM Sean Marks during a news conference on  June 26, 2017. Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

The Nets signed French League guard Yakuba Ouattara to a two-way contract Friday.

The 6-foot-3 Ouattara averaged 11.8 points and shot 51.4 percent from the field for AS Monaco Basket last season. Ouattara, 25, also made 40 percent of his three-pointers

The Ghana native has been playing professionally in France for the past four seasons and also has been a member of the French national team.

Teams are permitted to sign two players to two-way contracts, and they don’t count against their 15-man roster. As a two-way player, Ouattara will play primarily for the Long Island Nets of the G-League, but he can spend up to 45 days with the Nets.

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