It's Tuesday and nothing happened in the D-League on Monday. Nothing. I sent text messages to all of my sources and they either said they didn't know of anything happening, they knew nothing was happening or they ignored me because they're too big time (this in reference, mostly, to J.R. Slagendorff and his team's recruitment of one Bruce Pearl).
The blog must go on though, as they say, so today's topic of discussion will be about NBA players -- and not quite NBA players -- still steadily taking their talents to Europe.
The move that made the most waves on Monday was Nikola Vucevic, the Philadelphia 76ers first round pick, taking his talents back to Montenegro to play in the Euroleague. Vucevic wasn't the only play to sign away the first few months of the upcoming basketball season, however.
- Reggie Williams, the former D-League call-up, will play in Spain -- and the Euroleague -- with Caja Laboral. Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that if Williams wants to return to the NBA this season, he'll have to pay his Spanish club a cool million dollars to do so.
- Kyle Singler, the former Duke product and current property of the Detroit Pistons, signed a deal to play in Spain next season. Considering Singler's game is built more for Europe, he'll probably do quite well -- even while playing in the super-tough ACB League.
- Rasual Butler also signed to play in the ACB on Monday, though he'll play for rival Gran Canaria. The 32-year-old apparently won't have an NBA-out built into his contract.
- Remember Milt Palacio? Kinda? Well, anyway, he signed in Spain too. Milt "Not The Stilt" will play Obradoiro next season.
- Last, but certainly not least, Willie Reed is also in Spain. The former draft prospect with a familiar name won't be playing against those mentioned above, however, as he's set to play in the second division with Girona.
In conclusion: Yay, Spain! Boo, NBA lockout!