Former No. 9 Overall Lottery Pick Heads Overseas To Continue His Career

A former lottery pick and No. 9 overall selection has decided to take his talents overseas, to continue his career in Serbia. Former Phoenix Suns big man Frank Kaminsky is headed to Partizan Belgrade.

A report earlier this summer had Kaminsky still trying to find another NBA team to latch onto, but that search apparently came up empty. Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel had interest in the big man, but were outbid for his services by the Serbian squad.

It'll be a one-year deal, and will represent Kaminsky's first overseas experience. 

The 7-foot center was the first-round selection by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2015 NBA Draft. He spent the first four years of his career there, averaging nearly 10 points and four rebounds as a backup in about 22 minutes per game.

From there, he spent three seasons with the Suns, where he averaged 8.2 points and 4.3 rebounds in 17 minutes per contest. 

He was relegated to a very minor bit role this past season, splitting time between the Houston Rockets and Atlanta Hawks. 

He'll now join former six-year NBA veteran guard PJ Dozier, who just signed with Partizan this past week. 

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