Former Hawks Guard Malcolm Delaney To ‘Probably’ Stop Playing In Europe

Former NBA guard Malcolm Delaney suffered an abdominal injury two months and will be unable to return to Italian club Olimpia Milano this season, and is therefore parting ways with the team.

He said he intends to leave Europe entirely.

“It’s not 100% guaranteed, but Milan will probably be my final stop in Europe,” he said, via BasketNews. “A lot of people are asking me, ‘Are you retiring?’ My plan is not to retire completely.”

Delaney, 33, has spent the majority of his career in Europe and Asia, with a two-year run with the Hawks in the NBA (2016-18). He carries NBA career averages of 5.7 points and 2.8 assists in 127 games overall.

“I just want to thank all the staff and teammates for doing everything possible to help me through two difficult years, mentally and physically because of the injuries,” Delaney said in a statement.

“Unfortunately, the timing and situation this season took things out of our hands. These were a special two years with two of the best teams I’ve played on, with some of the worst luck, but I loved and appreciated my time here in Milan on and off the court.”

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