2:28pm: Raduljica is in talks with several NBA teams, as Charania notes within his full story.
1:52pm: Recently waived center Miroslav Raduljica is leaning toward signing a lucrative contract with a European team unless offers from the NBA improve, reports Shams Charania of RealGM (Twitter link). Raduljica became a free agent this past weekend after the Clippers waived him in a salary-clearing maneuver shortly after acquiring him from the Bucks.
There appeared to be NBA interest in the Matt Babcock client this past season, since several teams called Milwaukee to ask about trading for him, as Charania reported last week. Still, Raduljica rarely saw the floor in first NBA season, averaging 9.7 minutes per game in 48 contests. The Clippers have reached contract agreements with Chris Douglas-Roberts, Ekpe Udoh and DeAndre Liggins since cutting Raduljica, and they’re also poised to strike a deal to re-sign Hedo Turkoglu, so it doesn’t seem as though they want the 26-year-old Serbian 7-footer back in the fold. The Bucks can’t re-sign Raduljica for a year after trading him under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.
Raduljica is receiving one-fifth of his $1.5MM salary this season after the Clippers spread out their obligation to him using the stretch provision. He recently said that he’d like to remain in the NBA, so it’s possible that he’s using the threat of a high-dollar offer from overseas to goad NBA teams into giving him the sort of deal he’s seeking, though that’s just my speculation.