Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 at 10:00 am  |  9 responses

New Jersey Nets to Sign DeShawn Stevenson

According to the NY Daily News and others, the deal between the Nets and DeShawn is done. Hilariously, Stevenson becomes the first player in NBA history to play for a team owner who once wrote a diss rap song about him: “The Nets have reached an agreement with DeShawn Stevenson and will sign the veteran today, a source told the Daily News. The 30-year-old will be playing for his fifth team in 12 seasons, after starting 52 games last season for the Mavericks. He has career averages of 7.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists. Stevenson will join a crowded backcourt that includes rookie MarShon Brooks, but is versatile enough to play the 3. Famous for his feuds with LeBron James — and for playing a pivotal role in Game 6 of Dallas’ championship-clinching win over the Heat — Stevenson was once the subject of a diss record by Nets minority owner Jay Z, who was used the song to praise LeBron.”

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  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    Pieces, pieces, pieces. Slowly but surely becoming a solid team. They’re still a 15-20 win team sans Deron Williams in a regular 82 game season. Probably a 30-40 game team with him playing all 82.

  • RunNGun

    With DeShawn in the East, it will only be a matter of time before his new shirt says, “LeBron, how’s my D12 taste?”

  • http://www.slamonline.com Dagger

    Have to say, amazing that coming off a championship the Mavs lost Chandler, Peja, Stevenson and Barea. It’s a completely different team in Dallas now. They’ve lost a lot of toughness, some serious shooting and a totally different look at the point. Dirk or no Dirk, this year’s team would lose to the Heat in 6, maybe 5.

  • boboho

    what will happen when he meets jay z?lmao

  • http://www.aol.com wagers

    Holy crap, I forgot they were in rival gangs…that’s scary dude..^^^

  • http://www.slamonline.com Chubachuchi


  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I really expected Dallas to keep most of their team from last season. Letting Chandler go, and then Stevenson, really surprises me. Stevenson less so, since they’ve signed Rudy Fernandez and even Lamar Odom can help in that regard. But who will fill in for Tyson Chandler?

  • FoCo

    Rudy’s been traded to the Nuggets for a week or so now Teddy…

  • BBaller

    Still the question remains, apart from D. Williams why would D12 go there as opposed to the Lakers?For this year the Lakers have the upper hand if they keep Gasol. D12 for Bynum,MWP,T.Murphy,Blake plus draft picks, leaving L.A with D12, Gasol,Barnes , Kobe, Fisher.FYI I hate the Lakers