Now we know why E'Twaun Moore's camp has been hesitant to announce any official deal with Cimberio Varese of Italy's Lega Serie A. One day after the team's president suggested a deal was in place with Boston's second-round pick, he came out Wednesday and declared Moore won't play for Varese next season. From international hoops site, Sportando:
The two parts initially agreed to a short NBA out when the lockout will end, but Moore asked to put an NBA out to exercise even if he won't have a written proposal by Celtics, who hold his rights in NBA. Cimberio Varese did not accept the new offer made by Moore and his American agent and decided to give up on the negotiation. "His request was not logical and was too risky for us. So we decided to break the negotiation" said Cecco Vescovi, president of the Italian team.
* Forsberg's thoughts: Moore's agent, Mark Bartelstein, has preached patience in this process as he's looking to get his client a deal that caters to his desires (chief of which, apparently, is being able to compete for a job with the Celtics when this lockout ends). After expressing hope Sunday that a deal could get done soon, it now appears Moore could be in a holding pattern for a little longer. It hardly seems like anything to worry about. Bartelstein had said how there's numerous teams with interest, including some outside the Italian league, and Moore is biding his time playing in the Indy Pro-Am with fellow Celtics rookie JaJuan Johnson. Bartelstein also has his hands full with numerous NFL clients that are seeking work now that the lockout has been lifted in that sport. Until there's a run on international jobs, there seems little reason for Moore to rush into anything until he finds a deal that works for him.