The Nets have signed point guard Donald Sloan, Billy King announced today. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released. Brooklyn will be the 6'3" Sloan's fifth team in six years. Details of his contract have yet to be fully disclosed, but a league source said Sloan signed for a partially guaranteed vets minimum deal with a small guarantee.
The 27-year-old Sloan put together his best season in 2014-15 with Indiana, posting career-highs in games played (53), starts (21), points per game (7.4), rebounds per game (2.7) and assists per game (3.6). He also had a career high of 31 points, as well as a 29-point game, early in the season. Sloan was hampered during much of the season with a toe injury, missing 29 games.
Sloan confirmed the news on Instagram minutes after the Nets announced it.
Sloan will bring the Nets roster to 17 again, but the team is expected to waive Earl Clark soon. He is also the fourth point guard on the roster, joining Jarrett Jack, Shane Larkin and Ryan Boatright. Boatright has a partial guarantee. None did that well, according to Mike Mazzeo's calculus.
In their time on the court, Shane Larkin, Jarrett Jack and Donald Sloan's teams were outscored by a combined 800 points last season #Nets— Mike Mazzeo (@MazzESPN) August 10, 2015
Sloan has appeared in 157 games (33 starts) in four seasons with the Atlanta Hawks (2011-12), New Orleans Hornets (2011-12, 2012-13), Cleveland Cavaliers (2011-13) and Indiana Pacers (2013-15), registering averages of 4.9 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 15.5 minutes per game. Sloan also saw action in four playoff games with the Pacers during the 2014 postseason. He spent time in the D-League and has had brief stints in China and the Philippines as well.
Originally undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft, the native of Shreveport, La. began his pro career after four years at Texas A&M. Sloan helped lead the Aggies to four NCAA Tournament appearances and was named All-Big 12 First Team following his senior season. He finished his collegiate career eighth on the school’s all-time points and assists lists.
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