Mickael Pietrus is one of the most prominent free agents from this summer who’s still without a deal, and he’s rejected “significant” offers to play overseas in hopes of landing an NBA job, reports Shams Charania of RealGM.com. A pair of NBA clubs have maintained frequent contact with the 31-year-old swingman as he works out on his own in Orlando, Charania hears, though it’s not clear which teams those are.
Pietrus turned down a camp invitation from the Spurs this fall in search of a guaranteed contract. He held out for a guaranteed deal in 2012 and got one from the Raptors on the last day of November that year, but the strategy hasn’t proven as successful this time around for the client of Bill McCandless. There hasn’t been any chatter of significance about Pietrus since the start of preseason.
The 10-year NBA veteran has averaged 8.3 points in 20.3 minutes per game for his career, with a below-average 11.6 PER. His production was off in a similar amount of minutes with the Raptors last season.