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GM: Nets get DeShawn Stevenson

Updated: December 22, 2011, 8:09 PM ET
ESPNNewYork.com

The New Jersey Nets have reached an agreement with veteran guard DeShawn Stevenson, and general manager Billy King said he is expected to sign Friday.

Stevenson will receive a one-year, $2.5 million contract, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard.

"He gives us a guy that has proven he likes to play defense and challenges guys defensively," King said. "Veteran presence that's played the game and understands it. So from that standpoint, he's won a championship, so he ...

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