Report: Nets, Stackhouse agree to deal

07/11/2012 1:11 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro
The Brooklyn Nets have reached verbal agreement with veteran guard Jerry Stackhouse on a one-year, $1.3 million contract, according to mulitple reports.

Stackhouse, 37, averaged 3.6 points per game in 30 contests with the Atlanta Hawks last season, and was desired to provide a veteran presence both in the locker room and off the bench behind the re-signed Gerald Wallace and the soon-to-be-officially-acquired Joe Johnson.

Once one of the league’s premier scorers, Stackhouse has been hampered by injuries the last couple years but maintains career averages of 17.4 points, 3.4 assists and 3.3 rebounds. The Nets would be the former North Carolina Tar Heel’s eighth NBA team; he was drafted by Philadelphia in 1995, and has also played with Detroit, Washington, Dallas, Milwaukee, Miami, and Atlanta.

The NBA’s moratorium on signings was lifted at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday morning, so the deal can be signed officially at any time. comments