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Lou Amundson considering offer from overseas

Louis Amundson

Indiana Pacers’ Louis Amundson dunks against the New Jersey Nets in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, in Newark, N.J. The Nets won 100-84. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


Lou Amundson is a blue-collar, hard working player who doesn’t have any exceptional skills but can fill in down low in a pinch, do his job, and always give consistent effort, which is harder to find in the NBA than you’d think. He’s a free agent and hasn’t gotten the deal he’s looking for yet. As a result, Sam Amick of says that he’s considering, but not leaning towards, an offer from overseas:

Forward Lou Amundson - he of the high-energy, doing-the-dirty-work six-year career - continues to weigh his NBA options but is also talking to teams overseas. The Greek team Panathinaikos of the Euroleague is among said teams, source says. Amundson, who played a reserve role in Indiana last season, is confident he’ll find a good spot in the league but is looking at everything.

via Sam Amick’s post on NBA Free Agency | Latest updates on Sulia.

If he wanted the most money he could probably get a European team to pay through the roof for him eventually. But he can also have a much easier time of it just by being patient. Training camp will start, and, regrettably, someone will get injured. That team will be desperate for bodies, and Amundson will be available. It won’t take much for him to be in a position to contribute to a team, it just takes time.

But losing Amundson overseas would totally be a bummer, man.