E’Twaun Moore’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed that the guard will likely sign overseas in the next day or two. The Celtics second-round draft choice is still mulling over a number of options, according to the agent, though the website Sportando reported that Moore is headed to Cimberio Varese of the Italian League.
One problem for the Celtics? Moore’s contract will not necessarily include an opt out clause, though Sportando reported that it would. (Boston Herald)
Bartelstein didn’t rule out negotiating an escape clause that would allow Moore to return to the Celtics if the lockout ends.
“It’s all part of negotiations right now,” he said. “I couldn’t say how that part would turn out right now.”
Bartelstein noted that the Celtics “like E’Twaun a lot,” and that their interest only piqued after Moore spent a week with the organization post-draft. But he is a second-round draft choice, meaning he does not have a guaranteed contract when the lockout gets lifted.
“I’m sure that if there’s a season they’ll want him in Boston,” Bartelstein told the Herald. “We’ll see what happens.”
According to ESPN’s Chris Forsberg, “early indications from NBA players signing overseas is that the better teams and salaries often come at the expense of an opt out clause.”
Not confident the NBA lockout will end soon, Bartelstein just wants his client to find work.
“Everyone’s first choice is to play in the NBA,” he said, “but who knows when that will be possible?”