The day that began with an agreement in principle with Robinson who received a five-game ban during the playoffs for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy, ended last night with House opting for the Nets’ one-year, $1.4 million deal.
The addition of House, a six-year veteran who averaged 9.8 points with Phoenix last season, completes the bench overhaul for the Nets, who needed to re-sign Robinson (two years, $1.6 million in the first, with the second partially guaranteed at $500,000) to keep the experience factor.
As the day continued, the Nets formally waived Zoran Planinic, who’ll head to Spain after accepting a $150,000 buyout. That move allows the team to import Mario Ilic after he finishes playing in the World Championships. The Nets must engineer a buyout of Ilic’s European contract; they can pay $500,000 with the player footing the rest.
Engadget mentions the Mac Book Pro with the Intel Core Duo upgrade might be coming soon, but there’s no word yet from the Nets’ Marcus Williams on their availability.