Former NBA guard Shabazz Napier has signed with Olimpia Milano for the remainder of the season, according to a team press release. Coach Ettore Messina said Napier will be thrown into the fray immediately against Baskonia, Allesandro Maggi of Sportando relays.
“Shabazz Napier had just one team practice, but we will use him, hoping for some minutes in a position where we need them badly,” he said.
Napier last appeared in the NBA during the 2019/20 season, when he played a combined 56 games for Minnesota and Washington.
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