Two-year NBA veteran Nate Wolters has signed with Besiktas of Turkey, the team announced (on Twitter; hat tip to Sportando’s Emiliano Carchia). Fellow Sportando scribe Orazio Cauchi first reported the team’s interest. Wolters had been playing with the Clippers summer league squad, but he broke the middle finger on his left hand during his third game with the summer Clips. It’s unclear if his new deal includes any sort of NBA out.
Wolters, the 38th overall pick in 2013, played a significant role for the Bucks as a rookie in 2013/14, when he averaged 7.2 points, 3.2 assists and 1.0 turnover in 22.6 minutes per game. He made 31 starts that year, but his playing time evaporated last season, and the Bucks waived him to make room for Kenyon Martin. The Pelicans later inked Wolters to a pair of 10-day contracts, but he didn’t stick for the balance of the season, ending up in the D-League with the Pistons affiliate.
The 24-year-old played a prominent role for the Clippers in the summer league, averaging 14.0 PPG, 3.3 APG and 1.3 TOPG in 30.9 MPG. The Clippers nonetheless turned elsewhere, signing Pablo Prigioni when he cleared waivers this week.
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