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Bucks Expected To Soon Sign Damien Inglis

Damien Inglis expected to be a first round pick before he broke his foot in a workout in Oklahoma City Thunder.

Inglis was drafted 36th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks.

"I was surprised but I was so happy for that," Inglis said of being chosen by Milwaukee. "The Bucks are a young team, and I'm so glad to be part of this project."

Inglis will be in training camp with the Bucks.

Inglis has a 7-3 wingspan and exhibits good footwork, and scouts believe he can be a quality defender in the NBA.

"My game is all about being versatile," Inglis said. "I try to be an all-around player.

"My first strength might be rebounding. Defense, passing the ball. That's the stuff I can bring to a team right now.

"I've got to work on decision-making, my shooting game. I'm in some good hands. I've got coach (Jason) Kidd and the Bucks organization."

Inglis has not signed a contract yet but said he expects to do that relatively soon. He will return to France before coming back to Milwaukee in late August or early September.

"Then I will start playing basketball, finally, after a summer without playing," Inglis said. "I miss basketball."

Via Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Clint Capela Expected To Declare For 2014 NBA Draft

Clint Capela is expected to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft next week, according to sources.

Capela is a projected first round pick.

"A year ago no one was talking about me and now every day I see news about me," Capela said. "Sometimes, it's strange for me. But I try to stay focused and continue to work hard."

Capela is starting for Chalon and averaging 9.1 points, seven rebounds and 1.8 blocks at just 19 years old. 

DraftExpress.com has Capela ranked as the 13th-best prospect in this year's draft. 

Capela said it will cost an NBA team $500,000 to get him out of his French contract.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tony Parker To Become Majority Owner, President Of ASVEL

Tony Parker has become the majority shareholder of ASVEL of the French league.

Parker had served as the team's Vice President of Basketball Operations.

“I decided to buy the whole club. Now I’m the majority shareholder and from the end of May I will be president of the Asvel," said Parker.

“I started to have a real history with this club, I am involved in the City of Lyon, with my foundation, my basketball camps. I told myself that if I wanted to apply my vision, my philosophy, inspire me that I know the Spurs to only one benefits Asvel up there I had to be president to impose it all.”

Via Jeff Garcia/Project Spurs

Tony Parker Plans To Play 6-7 More Seasons In NBA

Tony Parker would like to spend the final season of his basketball career in France, but he believes he has many seasons remaining in the NBA.

"I always said I'd like to do the final year of my career in France, but I still want to play a long time in the NBA for six-seven years," said Parker. "I would like to have a long career. I feel good physically. I love basketball, I'm passionate. I want to play as long as possible."

Parker is 31 and is scheduled to become a free agent in 2015.

Via Michael Rehome/Project Spurs

Alexis Ajinca Close To Two-Year Deal With Pelicans

Alexis Ajinca is on the verge of a two-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Ajinca is finalizing a buyout with Strabourg of France.

The Pelicans and Strasbourg have agreed on the standard $575,000 buyout under NBA rules.

Ajinca will sign a fully guaranteed two-year deal at the NBA minimum.

Via Ken Berger/CBS Sports
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