Larry Drew II had planned to sign with LG Sakers in South Korea, but the deal was pulled after the team discovered he played 10 NBA games last season, according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando.
Korean Basketball League teams are prohibited from signing players who have appeared in 10 or more games in the NBA over the past three years. Drew hit that mark exactly last season in short stints with the Sixers and Pelicans. Carchia describes Drew’s Korean deal as “lucrative” in a tweet, but doesn’t provide details.
After going undrafted in 2013, Drew has bounced back and forth between the G League and international competition with a couple of brief stops in the NBA. He played 12 games for the Sixers in 2014/15, then signed a 10-day contract with Philadelphia in January. He appeared in three games and didn’t receive a second 10-day deal.
Drew spent time with the Pelicans on a pair of 10-day contracts in March. He got into seven games, putting him at the Korean limit, and averaged 2.1 points in about eight minutes per night.
The 28-year-old guard, who has previously played overseas in Monaco and Lithuania, remains a free agent and will try to land a contract elsewhere.