As president Donnie Nelson said last week in Las Vegas,
summer-league center Omar Samhan is heading overseas.
Nelson helped set up the 6-11 former St. Mary’s standout
with a nice contract in Lithuania, which has a legitimate league that is well
respected in Europe and by NBA teams.
It’ll be interesting to see how Samhan, who has nice
skills but little athleticism, fairs in Europe. But it will undoubtedly be a
smart decision for him. He’ll make more money over there than he could
have in the NBDL. And the chances of making an NBA roster were slim at best.
But after a year or two overseas, he might be capable of
being a second or third center in the NBA.