Late last month, veteran NBA guard Chris Duhon was ready to get his career restarted, signing a contract to play with JuveCaserta of the Italian League, with an eye on an eventual return to the NBA. But, after agreeing to the deal, Duhon had a change of heart and backed out. The reason, it turned out, is that Duhon’s wife, Andrea, was pregnant with twins, and Duhon decided he needed to remain near her rather than make the trip across the Atlantic. It turned out to be a sound decision, as last week, Andrea Duhon gave birth to twins, two months premature. The babies and their mother are healthy. “Obviously, Chris wants to play, he has a lot of basketball left in him and he was excited to get started again,” Duhon’s agent, Kevin Bradbury, said. “But when he went over the situation, he felt like is family needs him to be home.”
“Chris is going to stay in shape and he is going to return to the game,” Bradbury said. “He obviously appreciated the willingness of Caserta to sign him and give him the opportunity. But it just wasn’t quite the right time for him to start playing again.”
Juve Caserta GM Marco Atripaldi is pursuing JaJuan Johnson, a source informed Sportando. The forward has been selected by the Nets (and his traded to the Celtics) with the 27th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.