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Nets Sign Keith Bogans

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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.

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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.