Moore Puts Off Italy Deal Amid NBA Interest

TUESDAY, 11:41am: Two NBA teams have entered the mix, prompting Moore to hold off on signing with Olimpia Milano, Carchia reports. Moore went past the Monday deadline the Italian team had set for him to sign, and the club has begun to search for alternatives, as Carchia details. However, the team still hopes that Moore will ink his deal, Carchia tweets.

MONDAY, 3:43pm: Former Magic guard E’Twaun Moore will sign a one-year deal with Olimpia Milano of Italy, Sportando’s Emiliano Carchia reports. Fellow Sportando scribe Enea Trapani reported last week that the club had interest. The value of the deal isn’t immediately clear.

The Magic decided against a qualifying offer for the 25-year-old, and it appears he didn’t generate enough interest from other NBA teams as an unrestricted free agent to keep him from going overseas. That’s somewhat surprising, given that Moore was a part of Orlando’s rotation the past two seasons, averaging 7.1 points in 20.7 minutes per game over the course of his time with the Magic. It’s possible that Olimpia Milano’s offer was especially lucrative, though that’s just my speculation.

Moore has experience in Italy, having played for Benetton Treviso during the 2011 lockout, as Carchia notes. The¬†Mark Bartelstein client¬†joins a group of several other notable NBA free agents who’ve found deals overseas this summer, as our Free Agent Tracker shows.

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