The Brooklyn Nets made Duke star Mason Plumlee the No. 21 overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft and have wasted little time getting him under contract before the Summer League kicks off.
According to Rod Boone of Newsday via Twitter, the two sides have already agreed to a deal:
That was quick. #Nets announce they've signed first-round pick Mason Plumlee.
— Rod Boone (@rodboone) July 3, 2013
Reports say the deal is worth $6.5 million over four years, which is not bad considering Plumlee will be sitting on the bench for most of his rookie season behind the likes of Brook Lopez, Kevin Garnett, Andray Blatche and Reggie Evans.
With the deal out of the way, Plumlee will now have a chance to seriously develop his game this summer in preparation for his rookie season—playing time or not.
The ownership of the Nets continues to get things done at an efficient pace. Plumlee’s deal is just the latest in a long string of moves showing the Nets are serious about competing for a championship.
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