A.J. Price Considering Playing Overseas
When the Wizards locked up Eric Maynor at the start of free agency more than a month ago, it was a given that A.J. Price wouldn’t return.
Price, who had the best statistical season of his four-year career with 7.7 pints, 3.6 assists and 35% three-point shooting in Washington, surprisingly still is a free agent.
Reached this weekend by CSN Washington, Price concedes that he was prepared to linger on the market and said he wouldn’t rule out jumping abroad if the money is there. He made just less than $900,000 under the veteran minimum after spending his first three with the Indiana Pacers. He thinks his value should be greater.
“No, I’m not surprised,” he said of the Wizards not bringing him back after his only season here. “I know it’s a business. They went a different direction.”
Training camp is more than a month a way. It’s a good bet that some NBA team will at least attempt to secure Price’s services. If not, he has other options outside the NBA.
“If need be. If I have to,” he said of playing overseas. “Whatever’s the best situation, that’s what I’ll have to do.”