Friday , Jul , 29 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Report: Nets sign McInnis to back up Kidd

Newark, NJ (Sports Network) – The New Jersey Nets have reportedly agreed to a
contract with free agent point guard Jeff McInnis.

The Newark Star-Ledger is reporting that the former Cleveland Cavalier will
sign a one-year deal worth $3.5 million to back up All-Star Jason Kidd. The
paper says the contract includes a player option for the 2006-07 season at
$3.7 million.

NBA free agents cannot officially sign until the league and union finalize
details on the new six-year collective bargaining agreement. The moratorium
was scheduled to end Thursday, but has been pushed back and could end as early
as next Monday.

McInnis averaged 12.8 points and 5.1 assists in 76 games for the Cavaliers
last season, but saw his playing time cut considerably late in the campaign.

The 30-year-old North Carolina product has also played for Denver, Washington,
the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland in eight NBA seasons. He has averaged
10.6 points and 4.6 assists in 456 career games.