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Pau Gasol Now Less Likely To Finish Career With Barcelona

Sep 8, 2016 2:49 PM

Pau Gasol signed with the San Antonio Spurs this offseason on a two-year, $30 million deal. Gasol also considered signing with the Spurs in 2014 but instead chose the Chicago Bulls.

“Two years ago I declined the option of going to the Spurs," said Gasol. "Now it was the right time to go to San Antonio. (Gregg) Popovich has he told me that I will contribute a lot and along with LaMarcus Aldridge, without Tim Duncan any more, I will be one of the leaders of the team in the front line.”

Gasol also said the odds of him finishing his career with Barcelona have been reduced as he continues his NBA career into his late 30s.

“While still playing in the NBA, my chances of returning to FC Barcelona are reduced," said Gasol. "It’s a nice idea, but becoming less and less possible. My hope of playing for the national team remains the same, evaluating it year by year and analyzing how my body adapts to the workload.”

 

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Shane Larkin Signs With Baskonia

Aug 11, 2016 12:01 PM

Shane Larkin has signed a deal with Baskonia of Spain for $900,000 after taxes.

Larkin made $1.5 million with the Brooklyn Nets last season.

Larkin averaged 7.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 22.4 minutes per game last season with the Nets.

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Andrea Bargnani Signs With Saski Baskonia In Spain

Jul 27, 2016 3:04 PM

Andrea Bargnani has signed with Saski Baskonia in Spain.

Bargnani has been an NBA free agent since he was bought out in February by the Brooklyn Nets.

Bargnani spent 10 seasons in the NBA with the Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks and Nets.

In 2006, Bargnani was the first overall pick in the draft.

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Rodrigue Beaubois Declines Invitation To Join Mavs For Camp

Jul 20, 2016 1:17 PM

Rodrigue Beaubois has declined an invitation from the Dallas Mavericks to join them for training camp.

The Mavericks were offering a three-year, partially guaranteed deal for the NBA's minimum. Beaubois would have had to compete for a roster spot with Jonathan Gibson.

Beaubois is close to a deal with Saski Baskonia in Spain.

Beaubois showed promise early in his career with the Mavericks before he was hampered by injuries.

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Barcelona Has Interest In Hiring David Blatt

May 17, 2016 10:19 AM

Barcelona has interest in hiring David Blatt as head coach.

Blatt left Maccabi Tel Aviv to become head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014.

Blatt was fired by the Cavaliers before the All-Star break and he would like to remain in the NBA.

The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets have interviewed Blatt.

Xavier Pascual has been head coach of Barcelona since 2008.

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