Wednesday , Aug , 13 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Dan Dickau Signs in Italy

Los Angeles Clippers guard Dan Dickau became the ninth player who held a job in the NBA last campaign to defect to a foreign club this offseason when he agreed to join the Euroleague team Avellino on Tuesday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


“Our aim was to find a player that could make a difference and dictate the tempo of our team,” Avellino club president Vincenzo Ercolino told “He is a serious professional with NBA experience. We have nothing to envy of any other playmaker that arrived in Italy this year.”

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Is this another sign of the times?  Will there be more players leaving the NBA in the months to come?  Is Dan Dickau significant enough that we should even care?