Sep 25, 2014 8:50 PM EDT
Dominican Republic free agent Victor Liz is working to re-sign overseas, meaning no deal with the Dallas Mavericks or another NBA organization, sources told RealGM.
In the midst of averaging 6.5 points and 1.3 rebounds in the FIBA World Cup, Liz had been reported to accept a training camp invitation with the Dallas Mavericks. No such deal was consummated, a source said, and the 6-foot guard is likely to land a deal overseas.
Liz, 27, averaged 21.1 points for Gaiteros in Venezuela last season.
Sep 25, 2014 11:09 AM EDT
Slovenian star Zoran Dragic has reached agreement with the Phoenix Suns on contract terms for a two-year, $4,012,500 million deal, league sources told RealGM.
Dragic decided last weekend to leave his European club, BC Unicaja Malaga, for the NBA, and the 6-foot-5 shooting guard had worked on negotiations with the Suns in recent days. The two sides agreed upon final terms of Dragic's new deal on Thursday afternoon.
Dragic will join his brother, Goran Dragic, in the NBA with the Suns.
Sep 24, 2014 5:28 PM EDT
Free agent Charlie Westbrook has signed a contract with Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket in France, a source told RealGM.
Westbrook went to training camp with the Miami Heat, averaging 2.5 points in four preseason games, and then spent the season with Austin and Sioux Falls in the NBA Development League.
Westbrook played his final two collegiate seasons at South Dakota. As a senior, the 6-foot-4 guard averaged 18.7 points and nearly four rebounds per game.
Sep 24, 2014 8:06 AM EDT
Josh Harrellson signed a contract with the Chongqing Flying Dragons in the Chinese Basketball Association.
This will be Chongqing's first season in the CBA.
Harrellson played for the Detroit Pistons last season.
Sep 23, 2014 12:25 PM EDT
Gustavo Ayon has signed with Real Madrid.
Ayon also had offers from the San Antonio Spurs and in China.
Ayon had an impressive World Cup after spending last season with the Atlanta Hawks.
Sep 22, 2014 10:24 AM EDT
Crvena Zvezda has signed Stefan Jovic to a three-year contract.
Jovic spent the past two seasons with Radnicki Kragujevac, and in the last season posted 3.9 points, 3.1 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 13 Eurocup games, while averaging 4.3 points, 2.7 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals in the Adriatic League campaign.
Jovic played for Serbia in the World Cup.
Sep 21, 2014 12:21 AM EDT
Slovenia star Zoran Dragic is in advanced discussions to leave his European club, BC Unicaja, to sign with an NBA team, league sources told RealGM.
After the Slovenian national team’s elimination in the FIBA World Cup to Team USA last Tuesday, Dragic focused on reaching terms on a deal in the NBA and has made significant progress this week. As a skilled, polished player, Dragic has shown glimpses of NBA upside.
Dragic, 25, had 11 points and five rebounds in 28 minutes of action against the United States in the World Cup.
RealGM reported on Sept. 9 that Dragic was in talks on a possible deal with the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and Orlando Magic. The Phoenix Suns have long maintained dialogue with Dragic, and they’ve been an obvious suitor due the relationship with the 6-foot-5 guard’s older brother, Goran Dragic.
Dragic holds a buyout for the NBA until Oct. 5 with Unicaja Malaga, but he’s set to make a decision much before the date.
In seven games in this year’s world championships, Dragic averaged 12.9 points, four rebounds and 1.3 assists. He scored nearly 11 points per game for Unicaja a season ago.
Sep 20, 2014 5:06 PM EDT
Free agent center Denzel Bowles is closing on an agreement with Jilin of the Chinese Basketball Association, a source told RealGM.
Bowles worked out for Detroit this week, and the 6-foot-10 big man received a training camp invitation from the Pistons.
Bowles played for Jilin last season and had a workout for the Charlotte Bobcats upon his return. He averaged five points and 4.2 rebounds in the NBA Summer League in July with the Denver Nuggets.
Bowles, 25, split his college basketball at Texas A&M and James Madison, averaging 17.6 points and 8.8 rebounds as a senior in the CAA conference.
Sep 19, 2014 2:14 PM EDT
The Shanghai Sharks are making a strong push to sign Aron Baynes.
Baynes is currently a restricted free agent of the San Antonio Spurs.
The Spurs would retain Baynes' restricted free agent rights if he signs abroad.
Sep 19, 2014 11:49 AM EDT
After the Brooklyn Nets voided his free-agent deal due to a failed physical, Hamady Ndiaye will most likely sign in the Chinese Basketball Association when his injury recovers to full strength, a source told RealGM.
Several Chinese teams have been in discussions with Ndiaye before and after his decision to join the Nets for training camp.
A seven-footer out of Senegal, Ndiaye was a second-round draft acquisition in 2010 to the Washington Wizards, with whom he spent two seasons. The 27-year-old earned a spot on the Sacramento Kings out of camp last season and appeared in 14 games.
Ndiaye has played 33 NBA games in parts of three seasons — including stints in the Development League. He spent the 2012-13 season in China with Tianjin.
Ndiaye played his college basketball at the Univerity of Rutgers.
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Miroslav Raduljica has signed a one-year contract with Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM.
Josh Akognon has signed a contract with Foshan of the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM.
Randy Culpepper played collegiately at UTEP.
Sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania that Gustavo Ayon is deciding over three formal offers.
Gregg Popovich and the Spurs have sent an assistant to work with Livio Jean-Charles.
Emmanuel Mudiay is a projected top-5 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Sep 16, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Joe Ingles has signed a guaranteed minimum one-year deal with the Clippers.
Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association is making a strong push for Gustavo Ayon, a source tells RealGM.
Sep 13, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Milos Teodosic, 27, went undrafted in 2009 when he was at Olympiacos.
Devon Collier has passed on an invitation to NBA training camp to sign a deal with Bnei Herzliya in Israel, sources told RealGM.
Delonte West played for the Clippers in the NBA Summer League this July.
Dmitry Kulagin will sign a one-year contract to continue his pro career in Russia, a source told RealGM.
Gustavo Ayon has agreed upon a multi-year contract with Real Madrid.
Sep 06, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Gustavo Ayon prefers to remain in the NBA, but his offers from Europe have been more lucrative to date.
Miroslav Raduljica is leaning toward accepting a lucrative deal in Europe unless his offers from NBA teams improve, sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.
Sep 02, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Mavericks own the draft rights to Petteri Koponen.
Jordan McRae has signed a contract with Melbourne United in Australia.
DeShaun Thomas spent last season with JSF Nanterre and will replace Kostas Papanikolaou with Barcelona.
Latavious Williams has signed with Bilbao Basket.
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