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Lue Close To Signing With PAOK

In Free Agency on September 5, 2009 at 3:10 pm

TalkBasket reports

The rumours which insisted that PAOK was close to signing an NBA player whose name would have an impact in Europe are coming true as the club is close to getting Tyronn Lue.

Lue has great NBA experience as he has played 11 full seasons there after his graduation from Nebraska College in 1998. Last season he had a limited role at Milwaukee Bucks where he averaged 4.7 ppg and 2.2 rpg in 13.1 minutes (30 games), at first, and then at Orlando Magic where he averaged 3 ppg and 1.6 rpg in 9.2 minutes (14 games) later on in the season.

If you follow that link to TalkBasket, they also have a nice youtube mix on Ty Lue.

Anyway, Ty Lue is at best a mediocre third string point guard at this stage of his career and a borderline NBA player overall (terrible defender). His loss is of no importance.

Update: It looks like Lue has rejected PAOK’s contract offer — that feels like a foolish decision. I doubt he’ll be able to earn more in the NBA, and unless injury crisis strikes whatever club he joins … I can’t see him playing more either. I don’t see the virtue of this decision.

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