Former Celtics shooting guard and unrestricted NBA free agent Von Wafer has agreed to play for Italian club Venoli Cremona, his agent told ESPN.com. The deal reportedly includes an opt-out clause that allows Wafer to return to the Celtics or any other NBA suitor once the lockout comes to an end.
Two years ago, Wafer signed a one-year, $1.8 million deal with Greek club Olympiacos but played just a handful of games before reportedly clashing with the team's coaches. This year, he will be playing in the same Italian league (Serie A) as Celtics second-round draft choice E'Twaun Moore, who recently inked a similar deal with Benetton Treviso.
Wafer's agent Terrance Doyle, who also shopped his client to Spanish club Real Madrid to no avail, indicated to ESPN.com that his client "would love to be back" in Boston for the 2011-12 season. Wafer averaged 3.2 points on just 42.1 percent shooting (26.9 percent from 3-point range) over 9.5 minutes in 58 games for the Celtics, his sixth team in as many NBA seasons.
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