Oliver Lafayette Rumors

Jeff Potter: Happy news for Oliver Lafayette today, but tough news for the Mad Ants. Oliver has signed on with Partizan Belgrade to play this season in the Euroleague. The past few weeks (actually longer), we have tried to like crazy to get him to come back to the Ants after being released from the Celtics. I understand him taking this offer, because Partizan is an outstanding club and playing in the Euroleague is as good as it gets in Europe. I am very happy for Oliver, and this is a well deserved job and opportunity for him and his family. With that said, I truly believe he jumped to Europe too soon. He has been in the NBA mix for about 5 months, and he would have been entering this season at the top of the call up list.
Oliver Lafayette will play for the first time in Europe. Partizan has signed the 26-year-old American guard, according to the Serbian media. Lafayette arrives to the current champion of the Adriatic League after being waived by the Boston Celtics weeks ago. Last season, the point guard played for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, in the D-League, averaging 17.1 points and 6.5 assists per game.