I’m going to miss Sergio Rodriguez coming in off the bench (or starting at times) for the Sixers.
It’s not that he put up blistering numbers, they were solid — 7.8 points and 5.1 assists a game, but shooting just 39.2 percent — but his creative passing led to unexpected plays.
However, the former EuroLeague MVP is headed back across the Atlantic, signing to play with CSKA Moscow, a story broken by David Pick (other places have confirmed).
Rodriguez will take the place of Milos Teodosic, who left CSKA to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers this summer.
The Sixers are going to put the ball in the hands of their young playmakers Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz, plus veteran Jerryd Bayless will be healthy and back in the rotation. They didn’t need to re-sign Rodriguez, and rather than fight for dollars in a right PG market in the NBA, he is headed back to Europe.