According to RealGM’s Shams Charania, the Nets have agreed to a free-agent deal with UConn’s Ryan Boatright and will join Brooklyn for summer league. Boatright was the starting point guard on the Connecticut team that defeated Kentucky in the 2014 NCAA Championship. Although he went undrafted, Boatright could be the senior-aged guard that Billy King attempted to trade up for on Thursday.
If Boatright makes the team, he’ll be behind Deron Williams, Jarrett Jack and Steve Blake, the newcomer Brooklyn picked up in the trade that sent Mason Plumlee to Portland. He averaged 17.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists this past season while shooting 41% from behind the arc. For a team that ranked 25th in the NBA from three at 33%, Boatright could add some much needed spark off the bench.
Undrafted UConn champion Ryan Boatright has reached agreement on a free-agent deal with the Brooklyn Nets, league source tells RealGM.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 27, 2015
Also to the @BrooklynNets for giving me a opportunity 💯!! That's all I wanted and needed! U will not regret it 💯💯💯
— Ryan Boatright (@Ryanboatright11) June 27, 2015