Phoenix Suns sign Cory Jefferson to training camp deal

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60th overall pick and Nets draftee Cory Jefferson. (AP)

Cory Jefferson

2014’s “Mr. Irrelevant” (earned by being the last pick in the NBA Draft) and former Nets forward Cory Jefferson signed a training camp deal with the Phoenix Suns, according to the Arizona Republic.

Jefferson never cracked a spot in the Nets rotation, playing just 10.6 minutes per game over 50 games. He produced two of the season’s biggest bloopers: a 23-footer that traveled eighteen feet, and throwing up a full-court shot with seven seconds left on the game clock.

But his energy and bounce were frequently on display when he did get a chance, and it’s no surprise Phoenix picked him up: his biggest game was a 12-point, 13-rebound outburst in just 16 minutes of playing time, mostly coming in a hotly contested fourth quarter… against the Phoenix Suns.

After fighting an ankle injury in summer league, Jefferson was waived by the Nets on July 13th, two days before a minor guarantee kicked into his contract.

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