We know Aaron Craft will be playing his professional basketball in Italy next season.
But should Craft have some of the same real life complexities that plagued him when he last was playing basketball abroad, he’ll have a new team to come back to should he decide to give it a go in the NBA’s Developmental League again.
On Thursday, the Salt Lake City Stars, the D-League affiliate of the NBA’s Utah Jazz, announced they’d acquired Craft’s “Returning Player Rights” in exchange for the rights to former Boston Celtics guard Phil Pressey.
The former D-League Defensive Player of the Year, Craft represented the Jazz at two of this summer’s NBA Summer Leagues.
Craft averaged 13.5 points per game to go along with 7.3 assists in an abbreviated season with the Santa Cruz Warriors after returning to the states last season.