- Mike Mazzeo, ESPN Staff Writer
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The New Jersey Nets signed free agent D-League small forward Andre Emmett to a 10-day contract, and requested waivers on small forward/shooting guard Keith Bogans, the team announced Tuesday morning.
Emmett, 29, ranked second in the NBDL in scoring, averaging 23.7 points per game for Reno. The 6-5 Emmett was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the second round of the 2004 NBA Draft. He appeared in eight games with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2004-05, scoring seven points in 27 minutes.
Bogans, 31, played five games with the Nets after signing with them as a free agent on Feb. 1, averaging 4.2 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. But he tore his deltoid ligament and fractured his left ankle on Feb. 8 against Detroit, and was forced to undergo season-ending surgery. That surgery was successful the team announced, and Bogans expects to be fully recovered by the start of training camp for the 2012-13 season.
The Nets have been decimated by injuries all season, so Emmett provides them some depth behind rookie shooting guard MarShon Brooks and shooting guard Anthony Morrow.
Small forward DeShawn Stevenson (knee) has been out the last two weeks. The Nets are expected to update the media on his status on Tuesday. Small forward Damion James underwent season-ending foot surgery in late January.