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Kessler Edwards re-signs with Nets for multi-year deal

Kessler Edwards Nets
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Kessler Edwards is back with the Nets after the two sides agreed to terms on a new multi-year contract. 

The Nets did not release the terms of the deal, but HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto reported that it was a two-year deal that included a team option for the 2023-24 season. Edwards will play for the Nets Summer League team in Las Vegas over the next week. 

The deal comes just a few days after the Nets rescinded their qualifying offer to him. That would have made Edwards an unrestricted free agent, but it was believed at the time that the team wanted to keep the wing in the fold in Brooklyn. 

Edwards had appeared in 48 games for the Nets during his rookie year and started in 23 of those contests. He averaged 5.9 points per game while shooting 41.2% from the field and grabbing 3.6 rebounds. He also shot 35.3% from three-point range and averaged 20.6 minutes a game. 

The 21-year-old also appeared in two playoff games during the Nets’ first-round loss to the Boston Celtics. 

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Edwards played last season on a two-way deal with the Nets and played seven games on Long Island with the team’s G-League affiliate, the Long Island Nets. He was given a standard NBA contract on April 10 so that he would be eligible to play during the postseason. 

The Nets have added several wings over the past few days, with the addition of Edmond Sumner and TJ Warren. 

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