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Derrick Byars To Sign Deal With Russian Team

Free agent forward Derrick Byars has reached agreement on a deal with Krasny Oktyabr of the European League, a source told RealGM.

Byars will sign with the Russian club for the remainder of the season.

Byars, 30, appeared in training camp with the Memphis Grizzlies this season, and he’s also signed free agent deals with the Philadelphia 76ers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs in a professional career out of four collegiate years at Vanderbilt and Virginia.

Byars averaged five points and 5.5 rebounds in two regular season games with the San Antonio Spurs in 2012. The 6-foot-7 active forward was a second round pick of the Portland Trail Blazers in 2007.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM
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