The Italian team Cimbio Varese was *thisclose* to signing E’Twaun Moore for next season — until an opt out clause got in the way.
Moore desired the ability to opt out of his contract for Boston Celtics training camp even if the Celtics had not yet signed him to an offer sheet. Cimbio Varese did not want to take that risk, and negotiations ended. (Sportando)
The two parts initially agreed to a short NBA out when the lockout will end, but Moore asked to put an NBA out to exercise even if he won’t have a written proposal by Celtics, who hold his rights in NBA. Cimberio Varese did not accept the new offer made by Moore and his American agent and decided to give up on the negotiation.
“His request was not logical and was too risky for us. So we decided to break the negotiation” said Cecco Vescovi, president of the Italian team.
Moore’s agent is still in contact about Moore’s services with numerous other overseas clubs. But assume that if Moore inks an overseas contract, it will include an opt out clause to void his contract as soon as the lockout lifts.
The Celtics should appreciate Moore’s unwillingness to cave during the negotiations. He wants the opportunity to play in Boston even if that means turning down some overseas offers.