By Will Yoder
December 22, 2011

The New Jersey Nets have signed defensive specialist DeShawn Stevenson to a one-year deal, according to a tweet from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

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Stevenson, 30, averaged 5.3 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in 72 contests with the Dallas Mavericks last season. His contract with the Nets means he has now played with five different NBA teams.

Stevenson will compete with Anthony Marrow and Sundiata Gaines for playing time at the shooting guard position in New Jersey.

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