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Keith Bogans signs with Nets

Undated file photo of former Chicago Bulls guard

Undated file photo of former Chicago Bulls guard Keith Bogans. Credit: AP

The Nets announced on Twitter today that they signed veteran guard Keith Bogans.

Bogans started all 82 games for the Bulls last season, averaging 4.4 points in 17.8 minutes per game. Chicago opted not to re-sign him, instead going with veteran free agent Richard Hamilton.

He finished last season with a +/- of +167, the lowest of any Bull to play in at least 30 percent of Chicago's total minutes.

With MarShon Brooks still sidelined with an injury "for the next couple of games, for sure," according to coach Avery Johnson, Bogans should help give the Nets additional depth at guard.

His impact could also help down the stretch. After all, to snag the eight-seed in the Eastern Conference this season, it might only take 30 wins. And for that reason, even teams like the 7-15 Nets are in the playoff mix, so roster moves to acquire veterans shouldn't come as too big of a surprise.

New Jersey waived Larry Owens to make room on the roster. Owens appeared in seven games for the Nets, scoring 13 points.

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