‘NBA 2016 Update’: Malcolm Delaney Turns Down 2 ‘Euroleague’ Offers, Torn Between Brooklyn Nets and Houston Rockets? [VIDEO]By Darren Domirez, UniversityHerald Reporter
Recently, Brooklyn Nets shown interest in signing point guard Malcolm Delaney this summer to add muscle to the thin backcourt of the team. Aside from Brooklyn, one more NBA team has noticed for Delanay. The Houston Rockets is also interested in getting the services of the Baltimore, Maryland native.
At present, the 6-foot-3-inches combo guard has just completed Lokomotiv's campaign with the team receiving elimination from the concluding champions CSKA Moscow in the semifinals of the Euroleague, Eurohoop reported. Meanwhile, two premier teams of Euroleague were also alleged to be drafting an offer to sign Delaney this summer. Popping first on the list is Barcelona, who is most probable to revamp their roster with Delaney next season.
Twenty-seven-year-old Delaney is currently playing for Russian VTB United League's PBC Lokomotiv-Kuban. According to SB, he joined the 2010 NBA Draft as a junior player of the Virginia Tech Hokies. Alas, Delaney was given until May 8 of that year to withdraw from the June 24 scheduled event or entirely give up his senior season with the Hokies.
The shoot-first type of point guard has once again showcased his leadership traits during the game even though he played injured and despite the disappointing loss to CSKA. Something NBA teams are looking for, SB noted.
After Euroleague semifinal elimination of Lokomotiv, Delaney purportedly said that landing in an NBA franchise will be his "priority" in the summer, although he did not specify any particular team that he sought to join, SB reported.
Delaney set European records this season for most drawn fouls and minutes. He is a tough floor army who hits 40 percent from below. He has also been winning before and has been on championship teams in France, Germany and Ukraine in the last four years. Delanay had 26 points in their losing game with CSKA. Lokomotiv will be playing again this Sunday in the Final 4 consolation game.
Watch Malcolm Delaney's 26 points-4 assists full highlights versus CSKA Moscow Final Four: