I'd wager quite a few of you (Old Big East fans aside) hadn't, at least before today. The former Pitt guard, who went undrafted in the 2011 NBA Draft, moved on the Europe, earning a number of honors in the EuroLeague and Basketball Bundesliga before signing with Turkish club Darussafaka, where he was a teammate of Boston Celtic Ante Zizic. Wanamaker, who averaged 16.7 points, 4.6 assists, 3.1 boards and 1.5 steals per game last season, has reportedly held off signing with other European clubs in anticipation of signing with either Boston or the New Orleans Pelicans.
While neither team has at the moment a pressing need for a rotation combo guard at present, rumors of a pending deal may have much to do with the timing of this news, as has possibly been the case with other overseas players this week. This might also simply be a case of opportunistic eyeballs gauging the landscape of a future opportunity should such a move arise, or it's possible Mr. Wanamaker has access to information more than a few NBA writers would ransom their firstborn for.