Deng Adel continues moving towards that NBA dream this coming season, with the Brooklyn Nets.
According to The Athletic's Michael Scotto, Adel has been offered an Exhibit 10 deal.
The contract gives Adel an opportunity to join training camp and make the Nets roster. There is also the option to transit to the G League Long Island Nets, should he be cut, with monetary incentives built in.
Adel recently played in the 2019 Summer League with the Houston Rockets, and averaged 8.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists over 24.4 minutes of play, ending the tournament with a 20-point performance against the Denver Nuggets.
More than the basketball however, it's always been Adel's mindset and optimism that has shone through.
“He brought the right attitude, that’s the thing that really impressed me about him," Former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach, Larry Drew shared last season. "This kid never had a bad day, he always came in, whether he played or even just two minutes, he kept the same attitude and he approached it the same way. I tell ya, I really grew to like him, he’s a guy who is on our radar and we are certainly going to keep a close eye on him.”
Adel, who played in the G League with the Raptors 905 before moving to a two-way contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Canton Charge last season, knows the power of hard work and how it translates.
“I am lost for words because I know how much hard work I put in and it shows that if you work hard, your dreams will come true and it pays off,” Adel told The Pick and Roll in March.
The dream is definitely not ending for Adel just yet; it's only getting started.