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Von Wafer really wants to play for Real Madrid

Posted By Ben Rohrbach On July 29, 2011 @ 12:43 pm In General | No Comments

Von Wafer [1]‘s agent has repeatedly offered his client’s services to Real Madrid [2] Baloncesto of the Euroleague and Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto (ACB), according to multiple [3] reports [4] out of Spain.

Despite the Wafer camp’s  “insistent” overtures to Real Madrid, the Spanish club instead signed guards Jaycee Carroll and Martynas Pocius, leaving little room on the roster for the free-agent shooting guard who came off the bench for the Celtics [5] this past season.

Carroll graduated from Utah State in 2008 as the school’s all-time leading scorer and played for the Celtics in the Orlando Pro Summer League last summer. The Lithuanian Pocius played sparingly under Mike Krzyzewski [6] at Duke from 2005-09.

Wafer averaged 3.2 points in 9.5 minutes over 58 games for the Celtics last season and recently indicated that he would like to return [7] to Boston once the lockout ends. After being drafted by the Lakers in the second round of the 2005 NBA draft, Wafer has played for seven teams in seven professional seasons, including a brief stint overseas before being waived by Greek Euroleague club Olympiacos Piraeus in 2009.

In the original ESPN.com report [8] about Wafer’s desire to suit up for the Celtics again, Wafer’s agent Terrance Doyle suggested, “Wafer might explore overseas options again depending on the length of the lockout.” In light of the most recent reports out of Spain, it appears that Wafer is already seriously testing the waters abroad.

As we’ve discussed previously in this space, the Celtics may not be interested in re-signing Wafer regardless of whether or not he signs overseas for at least three reasons: 1) the number of quality shooting guards expected to be available [9] via free agency; 2) the C’s remain combo guard Delonte West‘s No. 1 destination [10]; and 3) Wafer’s No. 12 is waiting for E’Twaun Moore [11] if he returns after signing in Italy [12].

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[1] Von Wafer: http://media.weei.com/basketball/von-wafer.htm

[2] Real Madrid: http://media.weei.com/soccer/real-madrid-cf.htm

[3] multiple: http://www.blogdebasket.com/2011/07/28/real-madrid-von-wafer-ofrecido-al-equipo-blanco?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogdebasketcom+%28Blogdebasket.com%29

[4] reports: http://blogs.terra.es/blogs/maragota/default.aspx

[5] Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[6] Mike Krzyzewski: http://media.weei.com/ncaa/coach-mike-krzyzewski.htm

[7] recently indicated that he would like to return: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2011/07/06/report-von-wafer-wouldnt-rule-out-celtics-return/

[8] original ESPN.com report: http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4685504/agent-wafer-open-to-boston-return

[9] the number of quality shooting guards expected to be available: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2011/06/30/celtics-free-agent-options-at-shooting-guard/

[10] Delonte West‘s No. 1 destination: http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/21122316/wests-agent-celtics-his-no-1-destination

[11] E’Twaun Moore: http://media.weei.com/basketball/etwaun-moore.htm

[12] signing in Italy: http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/21124781/celtics-second-round-pick-moore-signs-overseas

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