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Former NBA player Dwayne Bacon joined EuroLeague debutants AS Monaco Basket, the club announced Tuesday. Bacon signed a deal until the end of the season.

This will be the first time Bacon is playing overseas. Bacon was signed by the New York Knicks in August in a training camp deal, but before the start of the season, he was cut from the roster.

He played for the Orlando Magic last season, averaging 10.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest in 72 appearances. Before last season, he spent three years with the Charlotte Hornets.

“It is quite simply the best competition that can exist after the NBA. This is also why I decided to join Monaco,” Bacon said on the prospect of playing in the EuroLeague. 

“Each week, we compete against the best teams, and great players, many of whom have also gone through the NBA, or went to the NBA afterwards. We will have to be at our best level at each meeting, if we want to achieve the ambitions set by the club.”

Bacon will be the third player with NBA experience in the roster for the French club, after Mike James and Donatas Motiejunas.