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Robert Carter Jr. reportedly turned down chance to be drafted by teams that wanted to send him to Europe

Robert Carter Jr. reportedly turned down chance to be drafted by teams that wanted to send him to Europe

Former Maryland forward Robert Carter Jr. turned down a chance to be drafted in the second round by two different teams that wanted to send him to Europe for more seasoning, according to a report.

Carter’s agent told CSNMid-Atlantic that the Atlanta Hawks and Denver Nuggets both wanted to take Carter and send him to play overseas, but Carter opted to take his chances as a free agent with another team.

Carter ultimately signed a free agent contract with the Golden State Warriors and will play with their summer-league team in Las Vegas next month.

The Hawks had two second-round picks, taking French point guard Isaia Cordinier, 20, at No. 44 and trading Oakland...

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