Keita Bates-Diop Exercises Option For 2024/25

Nets forward Keita Bates-Diop has picked up his $2.65MM player option for next season, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).

Bates-Diop appeared in just 14 games after being acquired from Phoenix in February in a three-team deal that also included Memphis. He averaged 1.6 points, 0.6 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 4.9 minutes per night before his season ended in late March when he underwent a procedure for a stress fracture in his right tibia.

The player option was part of a two-year, $5MM deal Bates-Diop signed with the Suns in 2023. The 28-year-old has also spent time with Minnesota, Denver and San Antonio since coming into the league in 2018. He will become an unrestricted free agent next summer, assuming he remains under contract until then.

We’re tracking this year’s player option decisions right here. All of those decisions must be made by June 29.

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