The Nets have signed Chris McCullough, one of their two first round picks, to a multi-year rookie contract, Billy King announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released, but under the rookie salary scale, a player selected at No. 29, as McCullough was last week, would earn $1.155 million this coming season and $1.207 million. The Nets will have team options on years 3 and 4 as well.
McCullough is currently rehabbing from a torn ACL suffered last January.
The 6'10" McCullough joins the Nets after playing one season at Syracuse. The Bronx, N.Y. native averaged 9.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.1 blocks and 1.7 steals in 28.1 minutes per game through 16 games in his lone season with the Orange. He is the first native New Yorker to play for the Brooklyn Nets.
No word on when Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will be signed. RHJ, taken at No. 23 by Portland then traded to the Nets, would earn $1.3 million next season.
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