By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The New Jersey Nets have signed free agent forward Malik Allen. Financial terms of his contract were not disclosed by the team.
He comes to the Nets from the Chicago Bulls, where he played 60 games last season. He averaged 4 points and 2 rebounds per game in 10.6 minutes.
He also appeared in five playoff games for the Bulls.
“We are pleased to add Malik to our roster,” Nets president Rod Thorn said. “He is a proven NBA veteran, who can potentially add depth to our front court.”
He’ll be entering his seventh year in the league. He has a six points and 3.3 rebounds per game average in 287 games, including 103 starts.
He has played in 21 playoff games, where he has averaged 3.9 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.
Allen went undrafted following the 2000 NBA Draft. He then played three and a half years with the Miami Heat, before being traded to the Charlotte Bobcats during the 2004-05 season.
He joined the Bobcats during their inaugural season after the trade. He spent the past two seasons with the Bulls.
Allen, who is from Willingboro, Burlington County, is having a homecoming of sorts. He’ll be close as he’ll only be in North Jersey, which will only be over an hour from home.