By Kristian Cuaresma
The transformation of the backcourt is complete.
NetsGC have agreed to trade Wahid “Doc” Faiz to Cavs Legion GC in exchange for Jyden “Jyden” McBath-Spencer and Bucks Gaming’s 2023 first round pick. Brooklyn will also part with its 2023 third round pick.
Jyden is coming off his best game as a professional, scoring a career high 35 points against Kings Guard Gaming last night. His 11-made field goals and six three-pointers were also personal bests. The rookie is averaging 19.2 points and was Cleveland’s leading scorer through ten games. While he is expected to play shooting guard, Jyden had reps playing point guard for Cavs Legion GC and could potentially replace some of the playmaking NetsGC lost when they traded Tate. He will be reunited with his pre-draft and off-season teammate King Haad, who was also acquired via trade two weeks ago. NetsGC General Manager and Head Coach OG KING CURT is banking on the instant chemistry the duo should have after the success they had playing on various pro-am teams together.
The 2023 first rounder is also a significant part of the deal as it gives NetsGC a chance to prepare for their future while hedging their bets on the present. It could be a potential lottery pick if Bucks Gaming doesn’t improve their outlook. If Milwaukee can turn things around, it still provides Brooklyn with the flexibility of having multiple first rounders in a highly anticipated draft.
Meanwhile, Doc will be leaving Brooklyn after being selected with the 33rd overall pick in the 2020 draft. The sophomore sniper lit the NBA 2K League on fire in the beginning of the season and was named Season Five’s first Player of the Week.