Walker Russell Rumors
Walker Russell has signed a one month contract with Turkish giants Galatasaray. The point-guard, who has last played in Venezuela, has been signed for the absences of Carlos Arroyo, Sinan Guler, Engin Atsur and Ender Arslan, who have to play for their national basketball team.
Walker Russell Jr.’s agent told the HoopsHype basketball website today that the Detroit Pistons intend to keep his client for the rest of the season. Although the Pistons have made no such announcement, that decision would come as little surprise, given Russell’s success since his D-League call-up. Friday is the deadline for teams to guarantee contracts of players who are on non-guaranteed deals.
Giovanni Funiciello, Russell’s agent, told HoopsHype that the Pistons have made a decision to keep his client, too. Russell later thanked the Pistons, via the Twitter social-media website, for making him a “Piston for the rest of the season.”