[North Jersey] Padget goes to Nets
The Nets have found their replacement for Brian Scalabrine and filled the spot that Robert "Tractor" Traylor was expected to have.
Veteran forward Scott Padgett has agreed to terms on a multiyear deal with New Jersey, pending a physical examination that he will take next week, Nets president Rod Thorn said Saturday.
The 6-foot-9 Padgett, who has averaged 4.6 points in 355 games for the Jazz and Rockets, will get the $1.6 million the Nets had remaining on their midlevel exception. That was originally supposed to go to Traylor, but he failed his physical and the Nets voided their deal with him last week.
With Padgett, the Nets would have 13 players under contract. They are expected to add one more, and it could be Lamond Murray.
As expected, the veteran swingman, who played college ball with Jason Kidd at California, was waived by the Toronto Raptors on Friday. Once Murray clears waivers, the Nets could offer him a minimum contract, which is all they have left under salary-cap rules.
Other shooters who are on the Nets' radar are Wesley Person, Jason Kapono, Casey Jacobsen and DerMarr Johnson.
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the Nets worked a lot on their roster, what are the chancess to finish ahead of us?