Reports are coming out of Russia that former Celtics center Nenad Krstic has agreed to a two-year contract for $8.8 million with Russian basketball club CSKA Moscow. The deal has not been officially endorsed and will not likely be until Krstic officially becomes an unrestricted free agent when the NBA league year ends in a few weeks.
Deja Vu all over again? A few years back Krstic signed with Triumph Lyubertsy of the Russian Super League following the 2007-2008 NBA season. The contract included an NBA out clause and Krstic exersised this option to join the Oklahoma City Thunder in December of 2008.
Krstic is merely the tip of the iceberg of potential NBA players flocking to Europe chasing big money if and when the NBA shuts down operations as they attempt to resolve the ongoing labor situation.