Forward Nemanja Bjelica has decided to not suit up for the Philadelphia 76ers next and will instead play in Europe, according to a report.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports Bjelica, who had agreed to a one-year deal with Philadelphia on July 5, informed the Sixers of his decision Tuesday morning.
Free agent forward Nemanja Bjelica — who had agreed to a one-year deal with the 76ers — informed the team on Monday that he will stay in Europe this season, league sources tell ESPN. He never signed his contract with Philadelphia.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 17, 2018
The forward has become an unrestricted free agent after the Minnesota Timberwolves withdrew their qualifying offer.
The 6-foot-10, 240-pound three-year veteran averaged 6.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 20.5 minutes in 67 games (21 starts) for Minnesota last season.
The 30-year-old shot 44.9 percent from the field and 41.5 percent from the 3-point line.