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Report: Brooklyn Nets agree with Shabazz Napier on two-year deal

Free agent guard Shabazz Napier celebrated his 27th birthday on Saturday by agreeing to sign a two-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets, according to an ESPN report.

Per the report, the second year of the contract is a team option.

Napier spent the last two seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, posting career highs almost across the board last year. He averaged 8.7 points, 2.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 20.7 minutes per game across 74 appearances, including 10 starts. He also boosted his 3-point accuracy (37.6 percent), bringing his career average to 36.3 percent.

Napier has career averages of 5.7 points and 1.9 assists in 15.7 minutes per game across four NBA seasons, including a year each with the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic.

He was the 24th overall pick in 2014, a few months after leading Connecticut to the national championship.

 

--Field Level Media