Nets Sign Keith Bogans

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 18: Keith Bogans #6 of the Chicago Bulls drives for a shot attempt against the Miami Heat in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs on May 18, 2011 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Nets announced Wednesday morning that they have signed 6-5 guard Keith Bogans and waived Larry Owens.

Bogans, waived by the Bulls in December, started 98 games for them last year: 82 in regular season and 16 in the playoffs, averaging 4.4 points in regular season play, 5.0 in the playoffs.

Overall, he shot 40 percent for the regular season and playoffs, jumping his three point shooting from 38 percent up to 42.4 percent (25-for-59) in postseason.


Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/02/01/1822939/nets-pick-up-g-bogans.html#storylink=cpy

Bogans is 31 years old with eight years of experience in the league. He has a reputation for being a strong perimeter defender. "Keith will give us defensive toughness and experience," said Billy King. "He will add depth and versatility to our perimeter." His contract, a vets' minimum deal, is guaranteed and will pay him around $600,000.

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