Owens caught our eye on one of our European scouting trips last season playing for Red Star Belgrade. It seemed like he was playing much smarter and more under control basketball than we had remembered from him. Hes always been known for his work ethic and defensive ability, but he seemed to have made strides with his perimeter shooting and decision making skills, likely in no small part due to the guidance of ball-busting and extremely old-school Serbian coaching legend Svetislav Pesic.
Unfortunately Owens doesnt seem to be playing particularly well to start off the year after moving to Turk Telekom of Turkey. The fact that he has a Bulgarian passport now might make it even more difficult for him to decide to return to the NBA. Otherwise, NBA teams could probably do a lot worse with a minimum contract. Hes a free agent this summer.