New York, NY (September 23, 2019) – The New York Nets have signed center Andre Drummonds to a one-year, $4 million contract, the team announced today.
The deal, which is effective immediately, provides Drummonds with $2.25 million in guaranteed money and $4.1 million in full-guaranteed salary, according to an agreement between the Nets and Drummonds’ agent, Joe Schreier.
The 6-foot-10 center has been sidelined by a hamstring injury since the beginning of the month.
In addition, the Nets have agreed to terms with forward Andre Drumlin and guard Markel Brown, according a team source.
The Nets will also re-sign guard K.J. McDaniels and forward Nick Johnson.
The team also has agreed to a three-year contract with veteran forward Jeremy Lin.
A second-round draft pick (26th overall) in the 2017 NBA Draft, Drummond averaged 6.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game during the regular season.
The 6-6, 250-pounder is averaging 5.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 18.5 minutes per game this season.
He joined the Nets after spending the majority of his career with the Memphis Grizzlies, averaging 7.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in three seasons.
Drummond will become the sixth player in franchise history to be signed to a five-year max contract.
A native of Brooklyn, New York and the son of NBA greats Dikembe Mutombo and George Hill, Drummonds averaged 20.9 minutes per contest during his career.
The 10-year veteran had career highs in points (31.1), rebounds (9.8) and blocks (2.3).
The NBA All-Star, who averaged 7.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest for the Grizzlies last season, was drafted by the Brooklyn Nets with the first overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft.
Drummonds is the second New York player signed this week to a multiyear contract, joining guard Jamal Crawford and guard DeMarre Carroll.
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