According to Adrian Wojnarowski (who by the way is a must follow during the offseason) the Nets have come to an agreement with big man Johan Petro:
Center Johan Petro has reached agreement on a three year, $10 million deal with New Jersey, league sources tell Y!.
Ugh. This is the first head-scratcher in my opinion. Petro is obviously coming in to be Brook’s backup (and he is a good backup at that), but at $3.3 million per year (also 3 years?!?!)? Even in an offseason where everyone is getting overpaid, that is way too much. The Nets also know have four post players in Brook, Petro, Favors, and Hump. Hopefully this isn’t what we are entering the season with because as of right now we don’t have a starting quality PF.
With that being said, this isn’t reason to go crazy and panic. Overpaying for a guy like Petro sucks, no question, but it isn’t like the Nets spent their final $3.3 million on him. Yes, I realize I am rationalizing right now…