With the twelfth and final roster pick, the Nets are proud to add:
12.28 Raef LaFrentz - PF/C
Height: 6 foot 11
Weight: 245 lbs.
How many 7 footers can drain the 3? Sabonis, Dirk and add one more: Raef....
Raef has excellent perimiter and three point shooting skills for a big man. Moreover he is an excellent shot blocker and historically one of the league's best thanks to huge wingspan and timing. He has decent low post moves and rebounding ability. Raef will be a perfect back up Nets big to spell Bogut, Sene or insert opportunistically at the power forward spot. For his NBA career, LaFrentz has averaged 10.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocks with 36.5% 3PT percentage.
Plus he is a consummate professional and a great character guy who never complains about his 12th man role as a back up center. He can offer invaluable insight you the Nets roster of young bigs and contribute effectively when needed.
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Nets!!!