Isola: Nets expected to re-sign Keith Bogans

Posted on: July 16th, 2012 by Devin Kharpertian Comments

Bogans, assuredly signed to the veteran's minimum, played five games with the Nets in 2011-12 before landing awkwardly on Greg Monroe's foot trying to block a dunk attempt and breaking his own. He was waived shortly afterwards, but attended multiple games in street clothes in a walking boot while recovering from his injury, maintaining a cordial relationship with the team. As Stefan Bondy notes, Bogans had been working out in the Nets' practice facility during the off-season, another sign that Bogans returning to the team was an inevitability.

Known for defensive prowess over big numbers, Bogans didn't put up lockdown defensive numbers in his last full season (2010-11, with the Chicago Bulls), allowing an above-average, not-great 0.87 points per possession (per mySynergySports). Bogans often guarded the opposing #1 offensive wing option in pick-and-rolls and isolations, so perhaps that number's better than a cursory look suggests.

Keith Bogans brings the Nets' roster to eleven players, joining Deron Williams, C.J. Watson, Tyshawn Taylor, Joe Johnson, MarShon Brooks, Jerry Stackhouse, Gerald Wallace, Mirza Teletovic, Reggie Evans, and Brook Lopez.