Thursday , Aug , 11 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Nets sign veteran guard Jeff McInnis

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – The New Jersey Nets signed free agent
guard Jeff McInnis on Thursday. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not
disclosed.

McInnis, who will serve as a backup to Jason Kidd, averaged 12.8 points per
game, while dishing out 5.1 assists ppg in 76 games last season with
Cleveland.

“We are looking to strengthen our backcourt during the offseason, and by
signing Jeff, we feel that goal has been accomplished,” said team president
Rod Thorn. “Jeff is a proven NBA veteran who can play both the one and the
two, and we are pleased to add him to our roster.”

His best campaign came in 2001-02, when he posted 14.6 ppg and 6.2 assists
with the Los Angeles Clippers.

In eight NBA seasons, McInnis has netted 10.6 ppg and 4.6 assists in 456 games
with Denver, Washington, the Clippers, Portland and the Cavaliers.

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