Former Pelicans and Suns big man Cheick Diallo is signing with Avtodor Saratov in Russia’s top league, Will Guillory of The Athletic tweets.
Diallo is still hopeful of signing with an NBA team by the end of the season, Guillory adds.
Diallo became an unrestricted free agent in November when Phoenix declined the $1.824MM option on his contract for this season.
After spending his first three seasons with the Pelicans, Diallo agreed to a two-year veteran’s minimum deal with the Suns in 2019. He was drafted with the No. 33 pick in 2016.
The 24-year-old Diallo averaged 4.7 PPG and 2.8 RPG in 10.2 MPG in 47 games last season. He’s appeared in 180 NBA games, averaging 5.3 PPG and 4.2 RPG in 12.0 MPG.
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2 thoughts on “Cheick Diallo To Sign With Russian Team”
Is this a nice way of saying shipped off to siberia?
wasnt he a five star recruit and the MVP of the Mcdonald’s all american-boys game until in college he got in trouble for some shi and ended up only averaging 7 mpg? lol he will prob have a better time in russia unless he gets injured.