The 8-21 New Jersey Nets saw no reason to keep guard Keith Bogans on the roster anymore, considering he’s out for the season. So they’ve wished him well and said goodbye while also adding some temporary help to their frontcourt.
The team today signed free agent forward Andre Emmett from the NBA D-League’s Reno Bighorns to a 10-day contract, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. To make room on the roster, the Nets have requested waivers on Bogans.
Emmett is currently ranked 2nd in the D-League in scoring, averaging 23.7 ppg, while appearing in 24 games for Reno. The 6-5 forward is shooting .531 from the field this season and .459 from three-point range, while averaging 6.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 36.8 minutes per game. In four D-League seasons, Emmett posts career numbers of 15.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 105 games played. The Texas Tech product was drafted by Seattle in the second round (35th overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft. He played in eight games for the Memphis Grizzlies in 2004-5, scoring seven points in a total of 27 minutes of action.
Bogans, who signed with the Nets as a free agent on February 1, 2012, played in five games this season, averaging, 4.2 points and 2.2 rebounds in 18.8 minutes per game. He had surgery to repair a torn deltoid ligament and a fractured left ankle on February 13, 2012.