FRIDAY, 7:48am: The deal is official, the Euroleague announced.
THURSDAY, 4:15pm: Two-year NBA veteran Mustafa Shakur has signed a deal to play for Neptunas, a team in Lithuania, reports Emiliano Carchia of Sportando. The team has yet to make an official announcement, and the terms of the deal aren’t immediately clear, so it’s unknown whether the contract includes any sort of NBA escape clause, but it appears the point guard won’t return to the NBA for camp this fall.
Shakur made cameos in three games with the Thunder after inking a 10-day contract this past March, but Oklahoma City decided against re-signing him once it expired. The Keith Kreiter client spent much of last season in the D-League with the affiliates of the Thunder and Knicks, and he also made a brief two-game sojourn to play for Tadamon Zouk of Lebanon.
The 30-year-old’s most extensive NBA action came in 2010/11 with the Wizards, when he averaged 2.3 points in 7.2 minutes per game across 22 contests. Shakur joins James Anderson and Maalik Wayns among players heading to Lithuania after having spent at least part of last season in the NBA. Both Anderson and Wayns are set to play for Zalgiris Kaunas.