Brooklyn Nets Sign Forward Andrea Bargnani
The Brooklyn Nets have signed former No. 1 overall pick Andrea Bargnani, taking him away at the 11th hour from the Sacramento Kings.
The Nets announced Sunday (July 12), via Twitter, that they have come to terms with Bargnani, who became a free agent this summer.
#Nets have reached an agreement in principle with free agent F/C Andrea Bargnani, GM Billy King announced today.
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) July 12, 2015
ESPN reports that the Kings were actually offering more money than Brooklyn, but Bargnani preferred the Nets, opting for a two-year veterans minimum deal, which includes a player option to return to free agency after the coming season.
Bargnani played in just 29 games for the Knicks in 2014-15, missing time with hamstring and calf injuries. He averaged 14.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting for the season, including 4.4 rebounds per game.