Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, who the Nets obtained in a Draft Night trade with the Trail Blazers, signed his first NBA contract Monday in Orlando, where he's part of Brooklyn's summer league team. As the 23rd pick in the first round, RHJ can be expected to earn $1.33 million this season, the first of two guaranteed years. The Nets also hold a team option on the Arizona product's third and fourth years. If he stays the length of the deal, he'll earn $6.64 million.
Last week, the Nets signed their own first round pick, Chris McCullough, to a slightly lesser deal. McCullough, who's recovering from a torn ACL, will make about $200,000 less.
Hollis-Jefferson was traded to the Nets along with guard Steve Blake in exchange for Mason Plumlee and the rights to the 41st overall selection, Pat Connaughton. The Chester, PA native played two seasons at Arizona and helped lead the Wildcats to two Elite Eight appearances and a 66-9 regular season record.
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