It looks like Maryland basketball fans won’t get to see Rasheed Sulaimon and Dez Wells match up during the NBA’s summer league after all.
Sulaimon signed with JDA Dijon in France on Saturday, the same day he made the Charlotte Hornets summer league roster.
He ended up playing two games in the Orlando Summer League, while team officials were figuring out his status for the summer, according to the Greensboro News & Record. However, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reported Monday afternoon, Sulaimon wouldn’t finish out this summer league stint.
Sulaimon spent the last season with the Greensboro Swarm, the Hornet’s G-League (formerly D-League) affiliate. There he started 34 of the 49 he played in averaging, 13.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists in almost 34 minutes a night. He also led the Swarm in steals, living up to his reputation as a lockdown perimeter defender.
His perimeter defense should be well utilized, as he joins a JDA Dijon team that went 12-22 in team play last season and allowed opponents to shoot almost 37% from deep.
There are still five Terps left in the NBA’s summer leagues, but for now, Sulaimon will take his game abroad.