Randy Foye, the journeyman combo guard who was one of the last players signed by the Nets last season, wound up being selected as the team’s favorite teammate.
Foye, 33, was selected as best teammate in a vote sponsored by the players union, the NBPA. It’s the second year that the players on each of the league’s 30 teams selected their favorite colleague. Last season, Brook Lopez was named best teammate on the Nets ... and Trevor Booker was selected by his Jazz teammates before he signed with Brooklyn.
Foye, who started 40 games at shooting guard, finished the season, with averages of 5.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 19 minutes per game. He shot 36.3 percent overall and 33 percent from three. His big game came early in the season when he hit a buzzer beating three over Charlotte the night after Christmas.
In his interview this week, Joe Harris said Foye was one of the guys who provided levity during the team’s 20-win season.
“If somebody wanted a good laugh, Randy was usually the one to provide it,” said Harris. “You need those kind of guys.” Harris added “unfortunately” Foye won’t be back. The Nets still retain his rights.
Two former Nets, Jason Terry of the Bucks and Alan Anderson of the Clippers, won best teammates on their teams.
- Congratulations to 2017 teammates of the year - National Basketball Players Association