Norvel Pelle signing with Nets

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Free agent center Norvel Pelle is planning to sign with the Brooklyn Nets, pending clearance of Health and Safety protocols, his agent told Adrian Wojnarowski.

Pelle, 27, played 24 games for the Philadelphia 76ers last season and averaged 2.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game in 9.7 minutes per game.

He also has G League experience in the last couple seasons, averaging 11.6 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game in 44 games.

Pelle will get the opportunity to serve as a backup to DeAndre Jordan and small-ball center Jeff Green.

The Nets will still have two open roster spots after signing Pelle, with at least one of those spots needing to be filled by next weekend.