Nets send McInnis to Bobcats for Robinson

Jan 3, 2007 - 5:40 PM EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) - The New Jersey Nets on Wednesday acquired swingman Bernard Robinson from the Charlotte Bobcats for disgruntled guard Jeff McInnis and cash considerations.

In his third season out of Michigan, the 6-6 Robinson averaged 4.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in 118 games with the Bobcats.

Robinson appeared in 21 games this season, averaging 2.4 points and 2.0 rebounds.

"Bernard can play both guard and forward, is a good defender and will add athleticism and depth off our bench," Nets president Rod Thorn said.

McInnis was on New Jersey's inactive list after refusing a buyout of his contract. He averaged 5.3 points and 1.9 assists in 28 games in 2005-06, his only season with the Nets. McInnis missed the final 48 games with an injured left knee.

Signed as a free agent by New Jersey in August 2005, McInnis is a Charlotte native who starred at North Carolina.

"We are familiar with what Jeff brings to the table with his athleticism, work ethic and court savvy," Bobcats general manager and coach Bernie Bickerstaff said. "Having drafted Jeff and coached him in the past, he will be able to step in and provide the depth we need at the point guard position."

In 484 career games, including 305 starts, McInnis has averaged 10.3 points, 4.5 assists and 2.1 rebounds.

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