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Carlos Delfino will decide his NBA future now that the Olympics are over. ESPN’s Marc Stein had the first scoop.
The swingman Delfino spent the last month as a member of the Argentina Olympic squad, and played the last three NBA seasons in Milwaukee. He averaged 9.0 points and 3.9 boards for the Bucks last year while shooting 40.2 percent from the field.
Delfino told HoopsHype.com that he was disappointed that Milwaukee had not reached out to him. "I expected to have at least a conversation [with Milwaukee]. I ended up aggravating my injury because I wanted to play with the Bucks. It hurts me a little bit that they have not even reached out to me."
The Celtics, Rockets, Pacers and Hawks are all interested in the swingman Delfino, according to HoopsRumors.com. HoopsWorld.com reporter Steve Kyler says that Delfino has been seeking a multi-year offer but has yet to receive one.
Personally, I like Boston the best for Delfino. They could use another swing man who can both score and play defense. However, Celtics coach Doc Rivers told the Argentinian website Ole (translation credited to HoopsRumors.com) that while Boston was interested in Delfino, the Celtics would likely not be able to afford to sign him.
UPDATE: Delfino has agreed to a contract with the Houston Rockets, according to Houston Chronicle beat writer Jonathan Feigen.
Delfino joins a Houston team that has already stockpiled guard/wing talent. Will he see much playing time with Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, Chandler Parsons and Terrence Jones all commanding significant playing time?