Cats' Boykins latest NBA player to bolt for Europe, signs $3.5 million deal

Updated: August 6, 2008, 6:04 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

After a decade in the NBA, unrestricted free agent Earl Boykins has joined the growing legion of veteran role players unable to resist the lure of European riches.

Boykins' Cleveland-based agent, Mark Termini, announced Tuesday that Boykins has signed a one-year contract with Italy's Virtus Bologna. The deal, according to Termini, is worth more than $3.5 million for the 2008-09 season, which would make the 5-foot-5 guard Italy's highest-paid player.

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