Unrestricted free agent point guard Bryce Cotton is headed overseas, having signed a deal with the Turkish club, Anadolu Efes, the team announced (translation via Orazio Cauchi of Sportando). It will be a one-year arrangement between Cotton and the team, the announcement notes.
The 24-year-old was not without NBA possibilities heading into the preseason, with Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporting that Cotton was a potential training camp signee of the Hawks. Cotton played for Atlanta’s summer league team and reportedly impressed team officials by averaging 12.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in five games. The Russian club Khimiki was also reported as a potential suitor for the free agent’s services.
Cotton split time last season between Xinjiang Guanghui of China, averaging 21.2 points and 2.7 assists in 9 games, and in the NBA with the Suns and Grizzlies. In eight NBA contests, Cotton averaged 1.0 PPG on 40% shooting.