Woj: Nets sign veteran guard Randy Foye to one-year deal

(AP/Alonzo Adams)
(AP/Alonzo Adams)
(AP/Alonzo Adams)

The Brooklyn Nets have signed guard Randy Foye to a one-year deal, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Foye last played for the Oklahoma City Thunder following a deadline move from the Denver Nuggets last winter, a franchise he had played for since 2013. The veteran guard should continue to bolster the Nets’ three-point shooting, re-building the depth they lost when Wayne Ellington and Shane Larkin opted out. For the Thunder, Foye averaged 5.6 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.9 assists over 21 minutes per game, providing a slight spark off the bench during their playoff run to the Western Conference Finals.

Following last night’s signing of Joe Harris and the soon-to-be completed addition of Anthony Bennett, the Nets’ roster now stands at 15, which means that general manager Sean Marks has opted to save his cap space for next summer’s class. After missing out on Allen Crabbe and Tyler Johnson, the Nets had to quickly pivot to what head coach Kenny Atkinson called “Plan B.”

Foye is a reliable veteran presence who, alongside Luis Scola, should have plenty of wisdom and support for the young core of players that Brooklyn has collected. At 32, Foye is now the team’s second-oldest player behind Scola, but can he find his three-point stroke — 0.9 per game in 2015-2016 — and help the Nets steal a few games?

The Vertical — Adrian Wojnarowski