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Jon Diebler said this morning he has signed a one-year contract to play for Panionios in the Greek A1 League this season. The contract does not have an opt-out clause if the NBA lockout ends and the league goes back to work, he said. Diebler was a second-round selection by the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA draft in June. "I'm there for the year," Diebler said. "With the lockout, it put a twist on things. I'm definitely a guy who would benefit from a full (training) camp instead of a shortened one." Buckeye Xtra Sports

Diebler's agent, Lance Young, said Diebler's contract is for more than $100,000 and includes "up-front money." "Doing stuff to protect him was our main objective," Young said, "making sure when he gets there, he gets a little chunk of change once he passes his physical." While not revealing Diebler's salary, Young said it is worth "well over the $100,000 mark. Buckeye Xtra Sports

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