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Nets Re-Sign Brian Scalabrine

East Rutherford, NJ, Aug. 21 -- The New Jersey Nets have re-signed free agent forward Brian Scalabrine, Nets President/General Manager Rod Thorn announced today. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not released.

"We are pleased to re-sign Brian," said Thorn. "He has made valuable strides over the past two seasons and we look forward to his continued development in the future."

The 6-9 forward out of Southern California has played in 87 games with the Nets over the past two seasons, averaging 2.8 points and 2.2 rebounds. Last season, Scalabrine played in 59 contests, averaging 3.1 points and 2.4 rebounds.

Scalabrine started seven games last year, averaging 7.4 points and 6.3 rebounds while shooting 50-percent from three-point range (6-12). In his second career start at Detroit on February 1, Scalabrine tied a career-high with 16 points, including 3-3 from downtown, while grabbing seven rebounds in 41 minutes of action. He tied that 16-point effort at New Orleans on March 9 on the strength of 7-9 shooting in 27 minutes of play.

Scalabrine has appeared in 13 playoff games over the past two years, averaging less than a point per game.

The Nets selected Scalabrine in the second round (35th overall) of the 2001 NBA Draft.


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