Chris Singleton To Play In Russia

THURSDAY, 8:00am: The deal is official, the team announced (translation via Sportando’s Emiliano Carchia). It covers one year.

WEDNESDAY, 12:04pm: Three-year NBA veteran Chris Singleton has signed with Lokomotiv Kuban of Russia, a source tells international journalist David Pick (Twitter link). The Clippers had reportedly spoken to him around the same time they talked with fellow Todd Ramasar client Ryan Hollins, but it appears that Singleton, the 18th pick in the 2011 draft, will head overseas for the coming season.

This past season was to have been the last on Singleton’s rookie scale contract with the Wizards, but Washington declined its fourth-year team option on the deal, and he split 2014/15 between Pacers training camp, China, and the Thunder’s D-League affiliate. The small forward who turns 26 in November appeared in summer league with the Magic this past July, scoring 8.0 points in 23.9 minutes per game.

The Clippers still only have deals with 16 players, 14 of whom have fully guaranteed pacts, as our roster counts show. It’s unclear if they still had interest in Singleton, but either way, it seems they’ll have to look elsewhere if they want to come closer to the 20-man preseason roster limit.

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