SATURDAY, 2:10pm: Johan Petro is likely to sign with the French club Limoges CSP, reports Gwenola Beriou of Limousin (translation via Emiliano Carchia of Sportando). There’s no official deal in place, but Carchia says the center is “close to signing.” Petro most recently played for the Guangsha Lions of China, but he parted ways with the club in January.
Petro played on four different NBA teams after being drafted in the first round in 2005. The big man didn’t see much success during his NBA tenure, putting up just 4.7 PPG in 473 career contests. He played in 31 games for the Hawks last season, but the club renounced his rights last summer, and he wasn’t able to secure a deal with another NBA squad.
Since the signing isn’t official yet, it’s not clear whether or not the contract will contain any sort of NBA opt-out clause. Hoops Rumors’ agency database lists Petro as a client of Excel Sports Management.