Bo McCalebb is a free agent, and the point guard might finally make the jump to the NBA. He has been on the league's radar for years, and spent the past two seasons playing for Fenerbahce.
Via email, Eric Fleisher agent for Bo McCalebb confirms client is an official free agent without a buyout of any kind.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) June 30, 2014
Bo McCalebb is open to exploring the NBA, his agent tells me. "He has skills to make an immediate NBA impact."— David Pick (@IAmDPick) June 30, 2014
With Bo McCalebb now a free agent and NBA buyout fee gone, NBA teams have expressed interest, I've been told. Spent six seasons in Europe.— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) June 30, 2014
Undrafted out of the University of New Orleans in 2008, McCalebb has taken the long road to professional basketball relevance. He's starred for Macdeonia in international competition and scored efficiently in Europe.
McCalebb is an interesting, last-minute addition to the free-agency pool, and he'll immediately insert himself into front-office conversations. Might he, at 29 years old, be a better signing than Steve Blake? How about Devin Harris? It's hard to know, as he's never played in the league, but McCalebb's ability to get to the basket and shoot from long range suggests he'll be a solid option as a backup.