Posted July 11, 2012

Report: Brooklyn Nets agree to deal with Jerry Stackhouse

NBA

The Brooklyn Nets have found a veteran presence to help the team deal with its roster upheaval this offseason. The team agreed to a one-year deal with 37-year-old Jerry Stackhouse, reports ESPN’s Chad Ford.

Stackhouse averaged 3.6 points in 30 games with the Atlanta Hawks last season.

Brooklyn is looking for cheap players to fill out its bench. The team gave up five players in a trade for Joe Johnson. If the Nets can complete a deal for Orlando’s Dwight Howard, they will likely be giving up more role players.

Stackhouse can play limited minutes and help guide the younger players as Brooklyn’s roster comes together.