Shane Battier Will Sign Overseas, But Only if Season is Cancelled

by September 09, 2011

Grantland posted a Q+A with Shane Battier today, and among other interesting tidbits, we learned what it’d take for the swingman to sign overseas: “Grantland: You are also a free agent. After seeing Chandler sign, does it now make you more willing to sign there? Battier: ‘I’ve thought about it. For me to go overseas, it would take the cancellation of the season. On a personal level, I have a 3-year-old and a 4-month-old. It’d be very difficult to leave them with the uncertainty of maybe coming back to the NBA, maybe staying overseas for a year. If I’m going to do something, I’m going to be in for the entire year. But for me to do that, we would have to for sure cancel the NBA season.'”