On Thursday, Deron Williams inked a one-year deal with Besiktas that will send the star point guard overseas.
Now, it looks as though Celtics draft picks JaJuan Johnson and E’Twaun Moore may be following suit, the Boston Herald reports.
Both Johnson and Moore are reportedly drawing interest from teams in Europe, according to the two players’ agents.
“Everything is on the table, and we’ll see what’s best for our guys,” said Kevin Bradbury, Johnson’s agent. “The whole process right now is to see how some of these teams would react to a player who they could then lose once the lockout ends. These are legitimate leagues we’re talking about. It’s not in their best interests to sign someone they know they are going to eventually lose.”
But while Williams’ contract will allow him to return to the NBA after the lockout ends, Johnson and Moore might not be granted that same luxury.
“It’s hard to say about that, but my guess is that most of these deals will be for the entire season, without any kind of provision for leaving sooner,” said Moore’s agent Mark Bartlestein.
The report also confirmed that assistant coach Roy Rogers will not have his contract renewed by the Celtics.
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