Andre Emmett will be signed by the Nets in the coming days, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Emmett originally entered the NBA as a second round pick of the Seattle SuperSonics in 2004, but has spent the majority of his career toiling overseas and in the D-League.
The 6-foot-5 wing has stood out all season for Paul Mokeski’s Reno Bighorns this season, averaging 23.7 points, six rebounds and 3.4 assists while shooting 53 percent from the field and 46 percent from beyond the three-point arc. Emmett doesn’t have the most ridiculous upside considering he’s already 29, but he does have a skill set that’s made him turn quite a few heads this season.
Scott Schroeder, Ridiculous Upside — New Jersey Nets To Sign Andre Emmett From The D-League
Click over there to read a little more on the Nets’ newest player, because outside of what I’ve read there (and in the last ten minutes), I know next to nothing about him. Anyway, welcome to the Nets, and good luck not injuring your foot in a freak accident somehow!
Emmett only had one shot in the NBA, back in 2004-05. He played 28 uneventful minutes in eight games with the Memphis Grizzlies, but given how well he’s played at the NBADL level this season, the Nets will gladly take any help they can get. Emmett’s a bit of a journeyman, playing stints in Belgium, France, and China — setting a Chinese Basketball Association record with 71 points in a single game in 2010.