Nets Sign Thomas Robinson and Shane Larkin

As rumors fly about Lamarcus Aldridge and Dwyane Wade agrees to a contract with the Heat the Nets have made two quietly under the radar move. The first reported deal of the day for the Nets was a two year 3.0 million contract for Shane Larkin with a 1.5 million player option after year one. Next came Thomas Robinson who signed for a similar two-year deal with a player option on year two, with his contract coming in at a reported 2.2 million total. It seems that the Nets are using the Mid-Level to sign both of these guys, but it’s possible one is being signed to the Mini-Mid Level; either way this adds (slightly) to the Nets already large tax bill.

Former 18th overall pick Larkin is still only 22, and hopefully he can earn minutes as another backup point guard if the Nets want to move Jarrett Jack off the ball, or just avoid playing Jarrett Jack. The Nets had tried to sign Robinson in midseason before Philly swooped in at the last minute, and after only three seasons in the league the Nets are hoping to resuscitate the former 5th overall picks value. Both of these moves are good low-risk moves for the Nets organization, and continues this off-season’s trend of adding youth and athleticism.