Shabazz Napier joins Zenit

By Eurohoops team/ [email protected]

Zenit Saint Petersburg has made a big signing for the upcoming season as the team announced a deal with Shabazz Napier.

Napier has been in the NBA since 2014 and this will be his first stint in Europe. He played for the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Washington Wizards.

He last played for the Wizards in the 2019-20 season, averaging 11.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 20 games.

“Shabazz Napier is an excellent acquisition for our club, and I am very glad that he chose Zenit to make his first basketball step in Europe. Shabazz is the kind of player who leads the team in offense and is very good at making important decisions. With his experience, he is a player who leads a team to create and make important decisions. He is very good at developing a quick offense, has great ball handling and is very versatile. We wish him only the best of luck and really want all of our fans to enjoy this season and his performance,” coach Xavi Pascual said.

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