View Full Version : Nets to sign McInnis

07-29-2005, 04:18 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Free agent guard Jeff McInnis has reached an agreement with the New Jersey Nets, his agent said Friday.

McInnis will sign a one-year deal with an option for a second, Steve Kauffman said.

The 6-foot-4 McInnis can play both point guard, as a backup to Jason Kidd, and shooting guard. He averaged 12.8 points for the Cleveland Cavaliers last season.

The Nets had no comment, since free agent contracts cannot be officially announced until the league's new collective bargaining agreement is signed.

The McInnis deal comes about a week after the Nets reached agreements with two other free agents, forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim and forward Clifford Robinson. The Nets also signed their first-round draft pick, Antoine Wright, a 6-7 guard who played three seasons at Texas A&M.

He joins a roster of double-digit scorers that now inlcudes Jason Kidd, Vince Carter, Richard Jefferson, Abdur-Rahim and Nenad Krstic.