NBA rumors: Cheick Diallo to play in Russia

Will Guillory: Former Pelicans big man Cheick Diallo will sign with Avtodor Saratov, in the premier league of Russia, sources tell @The Athletic. Diallo is hopeful to catch on with an NBA team at the end of the season.

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Michael Scotto: The Phoenix Suns declined the team option on forward Cheick Diallo, league sources told @HoopsHype. Diallo becomes an unrestricted free agent. He’s known for having a high motor.
Gina Mizell: #Suns signing of Cheick Diallo is officially official.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent F Cheick Diallo has agreed to a two-year deal with the Phoenix Suns, league source tells ESPN. In three seasons with Pelicans, Diallo averaged 5.5 points and 4.6 rebounds in 133 games.
Adrian Wojnarowski: New Orleans is declining the qualifying offer on Cheick Diallo, which will make him an unrestricted free agent, league sources tell ESPN. Diallo, 22, adds another quality young big to the marketplace next week.
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