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Nets sign Kessler Edwards to contract before playoffs

The 2nd-round pick has played 47 games with Brooklyn on a 2-way contract this season.

Nets rookie Kessler Edwards has averaged 5.8 points over 47 games with Brooklyn this season.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets signed Kessler Edwards to a standard NBA contract Sunday, making him eligible to play in the postseason.

The second-round pick from Pepperdine had been on a two-way contract, which meant he couldn’t play beginning next week. But the Nets changed that on the final day of the regular season.

The 6-foot-8 forward has played in 47 games, starting 22, and averaged 5.8 points. He has become a regular member of the rotation, playing about 20 minutes per game.

The Nets made room on the roster for the move by waiving veteran James Johnson on Thursday.

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