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NBA: Cornelie cut, Sarr extended

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Arrived at the Nuggets last September, Petr Cornelie saw his adventure with the Colorado franchise come to an end this Sunday. For his part, Olivier Sarr saw his stay in the workforce of the Thunder be extended for a period of ten days.

Petr Cornelie and the Nuggets, it’s already over. Drafted in 2016 in 53rd position by the Colorado franchise, the strong winger passed by Le Mans, Levallois and Pau-Lacq-Orthez in the French championship joined the North American league in the form of a “two -way”, that is to say with the NBA franchise and its subsidiary in the G-League, with the Nuggets last September.

Appeared thirteen times on the NBA courts, the Calais native didn’t really have a chance with very limited time appearances, less than three minutes on average, and without influence (1.1 points and 1.1 rebounds on average per game) while he was convincing in the G-League with the Grand Rapids Gold, a franchise affiliated with the Nuggets. Placed in solitary confinement this Friday as part of the NBA’s health protocol, Petr Cornelie was eventually cut and made way for Davon Reed, who was promoted from the minor league to the major league.

Sarr extends the fun with the Thunder

If Petr Cornelie can look gloomy, this is not the case for Olivier Sarr. Promoted from Oklahoma City Blue to the Thunder at the very end of 2021 with a ten-day contract, the native of Niort will keep his place alongside his compatriots Théo Maledon and Jaylen Hoard. Integrated to compensate for the absences of players such as Darius Bazley, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl or Aleksej Pokusevski, the 22-year-old pivot has obtained a new ten-day contract with the team ranked second to last in the Western Conference. .

Lined up twice by Mark Daigneault, for an average of 2 points and 2.5 rebounds, Olivier Sarr is now engaged until January 19 with the Oklahoma franchise. He will thus have a maximum of five meetings to glean a maximum of playing time and thus try to convince his leaders to hire him for a longer period.

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