Nets Pick Up Options on Three Young Stars

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New Jersey Nets have
exercised contract options on starters Courtney Lee, Brook Lopez and Yi Jianlian
for the 2010-11 seasons.

The Nets on Thursday also declined to exercise the
fourth-year contract option on forward Sean Williams, the team's first-round
draft pick in 2007 and the 17th pick overall.

The options that the Nets picked up on Lopez and Lee were
for their third seasons. Lopez will earn $2.41 million, while Lee will get $1.34
million. The option on Yi is for his fourth season and it will earn him just
over $4 million.

Williams would have earned $2.5 million had the team picked up his fourth-year option.

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