Former NBA first-round pick Dzanan Musa will resume his playing career in Turkey. Anadolu Efes announced (via Twitter) on Wednesday that the team has signed Musa to a contract that will cover the rest of the 2020/21 season, plus two additional years.
Musa, 21, began his professional career in Spain, playing for Cedevita in Croatia from 2015-18 before being selected 29th overall in the ’18 draft by the Nets. In two seasons with Brooklyn, the guard/forward appeared in just 49 games, averaging 4.3 PPG and 1.9 RPG on .376/.227/.726 shooting in 10.7 minutes per contest.
When Musa was traded to the Pistons in a deal involving Bruce Brown in November, it looked like he might get an opportunity in Detroit to get his NBA career on track. However, the Pistons waived him just before the regular season began last month to trim their roster down to 15 players on standard contracts.
Musa initially joined the NBA G League draft pool, but decided to pull out and return to Europe. He’ll join an Anadolu Efes squad that has dominated the Turkish League so far, but has had a tougher go of it in EuroLeague play, currently ranking in the middle of the pack with a 10-9 record.