The “Boston Herald” reported on Thursday that Boston Celtics second round NBA Draft pick E’Twaun Moore has signed a deal with Italian team Benetton Treviso for the upcoming campaign. The former Purdue guard’s contract does have an NBA out-clause, so he could return to the Celtics and the Association once a new NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement is ratified. The contract is reportedly worth $200,000 for the season.
Moore’s agent Mark Bartelstein told reporters he is very excited about the deal for his client. The agent said “Treviso has always been a great place for players to play. It’s just a classy place. We told them that it was E’Twaun’s dream to play in the NBA, and they accommodated that. It’s a great situation, and we’re very excited. He gets that NBA out whenever (the lockout) ends, and that’s very important We’re very appreciative to (Treviso) for agreeing to that. It’s a great gesture by them.”
Reportedly Bartelstein spoke with four other teams about Moore including another team from Italy, however they were not willing to put the NBA out-clause in the contract. Moore would not sign a deal unless it allowed him to play in the Association once the work-stoppage comes to an end.