NBA free-agent and former EuroLeague MVP Sergio Rodriguez has agreed to a long-term deal with CSKA Moscow of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague until 2020, according to NBA reporter David Pick.
The 6-foot-3 point guard started 30 of the 68 games he appeared in with the Philadelphia 76ers last season following a seven-year hiatus from the NBA. Rodriguez poured in 7.8 points, 5.1 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game, all career highs for the Spain product.
Prior to signing with the 76ers in summer 2016, Rodriguez was a mainstay for Real Madrid of the EuroLeague, where he played from 2010-16. He helped the club win the EuroLeague during the 2014-15 season and also played a part in Real Madrid taking home the Spanish League championship. He is a two-time All-Europe Player of the Year (2014, 2015) and was named to the All-Spanish League Team from 2014-16.
Rodriguez was selected with the No. 27 pick in the 2006 draft by the Phoenix Suns, who subsequently traded him to the Portland Trail Blazers for cash considerations. The NBA club bought Rodriguez out from Estudiantes of the Spanish League and signed him to an NBA rookie-scale deal. The guard spent three years with the Blazers, appearing in 80 games in his third and final season while averaging 4.5 points and 3.6 assists per game over 15.3 minutes of time on the court per night.
Rodriguez was traded in 2009 on draft night to the Sacramento Kings. He only played in 39 games before being traded late in the season to the New York Knicks in a three-team deal that also sent Tracy McGrady to the Knicks.