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In the 15 years since being drafted first overall out of the University of Maryland by the Golden State Warriors, Joe Smith has never played for the New Jersey Nets.

According to Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears, that is about to change. Spears reports that the 35-year-old will take a physical with the Nets on Friday and then sign a contract.

Last year, the 6-10, 225-pound Smith played for the Atlanta Hawks, appearing in 64 games and averaging 9.3 minutes, three points, .3 blocks, and 2.5 rebounds.

The 1995 College Player of the Year has also played for Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Source: Yahoo! Sports

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