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Lou Amundson considering offer from overseas

Aug 25, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

Louis Amundson AP

Lou Amundson is a blue-collar, hard working player who doesn’t have any exceptional skills but can fill in down low in a pinch, do his job, and always give consistent effort, which is harder to find in the NBA than you’d think. He’s a free agent and hasn’t gotten the deal he’s looking for yet. As a result, Sam Amick of SI.com says that he’s considering, but not leaning towards, an offer from overseas:

Forward Lou Amundson – he of the high-energy, doing-the-dirty-work six-year career – continues to weigh his NBA options but is also talking to teams overseas. The Greek team Panathinaikos of the Euroleague is among said teams, source says. Amundson, who played a reserve role in Indiana last season, is confident he’ll find a good spot in the league but is looking at everything.

via Sam Amick’s post on NBA Free Agency | Latest updates on Sulia.

If he wanted the most money he could probably get a European team to pay through the roof for him eventually. But he can also have a much easier time of it just by being patient. Training camp will start, and, regrettably, someone will get injured. That team will be desperate for bodies, and Amundson will be available. It won’t take much for him to be in a position to contribute to a team, it just takes time.

But losing Amundson overseas would totally be a bummer, man.

  1. nycalldayz - Aug 25, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    So what, teams around the league don’t need a big man?

  2. chicagosworth - Aug 25, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    Some team needs to scoop him up.

  3. 00maltliquor - Aug 26, 2012 at 5:09 AM

    UNLV Runnin’ Rebels!!!

    I’m from Cali and I’m a UCLA fan, but I lived in the LV for 6 years, and maaaan oh maaan…UNLV has shown your boy some LOVE! And Lou is a Rebel, hope he gets a team.

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