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NETS Sign Larry Owens


January 18, 2012


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.The New Jersey Nets have signed free agent forward Larry Owens from the D-Leagues Tulsa 66ers, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released.

Owens (67/210, Oral Roberts), appeared in 12 career NBA games during the 2010-11 campaign with San Antonio and Washington. In seven contests with the Spurs and five with the Wizards, the undrafted rookie averaged 3.3 points and 1.3 rebounds in 12 minutes per game. He shot .469 from the field.

Owens has spent the last two-plus seasons with the Tulsa 66ers of the D-League. In 10 games, seven starts in 2011-12, he averaged 13.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.6 blocks in 34 minutes. He shot .453 (53-117) from the field and .944 (17-18) from the line. In 103 career games in the D-League, all with Tulsa, he has averaged 14.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.4 steals in 34 minutes.

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