NBA Trade News: Brooklyn Nets Sign Point Guard Donald Sloan
Former Indiana Pacers point guard Donald Sloan signed for Brooklyn Nets on Monday.
The Indiana Pacers roster was plagued by injury last season and Sloan managed plenty of playing time. Numbers reflect the point guard had a dream season last year.
The 27-year-old registered career highs in games played, starts, points and rebound per game.
Sloan, Stats And Future
Sloan notched up 31 points in a game last season, his career-best so far, and had a 29-point-game earlier in the season.
Despite having missed 29 games due toe injury, Sloan started in 21 games and featured in 53; both the numbers are his career-high.
6-foot-3 Sloan posted 7.4 points per game, 2.7 rebounds per game and 3.6 assists per game, his best average in six NBA seasons.
Sloan’s inclusion brings the Nets roster to 17, but the franchise is going to waive Earl Clark.
The Nets currently have 3 point guards Jarrett Jack, Shane Larkin and Ryan Boatright. None of them showed consistency and failed to please the team management, according to sources. Sloan joins them as the fourth one. Boatright has a partially guaranteed contract.
This is Donald Sloan’s fifth team in six NBA seasons. Previously he featured for the Atlanta Hawks, the New Orleans Hornets, the Cleveland Cavaliers, apart from his very successful stint with the Indiana Pacers past two seasons.
He appeared in 157 games including 33 starts in his first four seasons prior to joining the Pacers. He registered an average of 4.9 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 15.5 minutes per game.