Nets pick up option on Hayes

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New Jersey Nets are picking up the $2.06 million contract option on forward Jarvis Hayes for next season.

"Jarvis was a key member of our rotation last season, providing instant scoring and the ability to stretch the defense," Nets president Rod Thorn said Monday in a statement. "We are pleased to have him continue as a member of our roster and look forward to a similar contribution this season."

Hayes, signed as a free agent last July, averaged 8.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 24.8 minutes in 74 games. He shot a career-high .445 (257-of-577) from the field and a career-high .385 (94-of-244) from 3-point range. He was only 36-of-52 from the foul line.