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Ante Tomic Named Euroleague Player Of The Month For March

Ante Tomic has been named Euroleague Player of the Month for March.

Tomic ended as the Euroleague’s best per-minute performer last month, with a prorated average index rating of 38.5 over 40 minutes.

Tomic had averages of 21 in performance rating, third-best among all Euroleague players, 14 points (ninth-best) and 8 rebounds (fourth-best).

Via RealGM Staff Report

Saric: Best To Stay In Europe For Development

Dario Saric will wait until after the current season to decide whether he will enter the NBA Draft, or possibly move from KK Cibona to either Turkey or Spain.

“I will not decide anything until the end of the season” said Saric. “In the summer I will determine my future. For my development the best is to stay in Europe but we’ll see what happens. I don’t even have an agent right now. I will talk with my family but I will make the final decision."

“There is not only Efes in the game. The other options are still Barcelona and Real Madrid” said Predrag Saric to 24Sata. “If Lorbek and Nachbar leaves Barcelona and if Mirotic leaves Real Madrid, they may have room for Dario” added the father of the player. “I think Dario should play in Europe two more seasons. He has to play. If he goes to a big club without guaranteed playing time, then it is better to stay with Cibona”

Via Sportando

Ante Tomic Named Euroleague MVP For February

Ante Tomic has been named Euroleague MVP for the month of February.

Tomic averaged 22.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 29.5 minutes over three February games for Barcelona.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Ante Tomic Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 8

Ante Tomic has been named Euroleague MVP for the second straight week.

The All-Euroleague center set three new career highs in leading FC Barcelona to a thrilling 84-89 overtime win in Istanbul over Anadolu Efes in Top 16 Round 8.

Tomic scored a career-best 26 points, making 11 of his 16 two-point attempts. Tomic also had 15 rebounds, another career high, while providing three assists and drawing 7 fouls, which added up to a performance index rating of 40 – the best of his career.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Ante Tomic Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 7

Ante Tomic has been named Euroleague MVP for Top 16, Round 7.

Tomic set career highs with 24 points and a performance index rating of 36, which was the highest off any player in the competition all week.

Tomic led Barcelona to a 68-80 victory at rival Laboral Kutxa Vitoria by going 8-for-9 from the floor, in addition to nine rebounds plus two assists, two steals and one block in a terrific performance. Victor Khryapa flirted with what would have been the third triple-double in competition history, but had to settle for the week’s second best index rating.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Marcelinho Huertas Named Euroleague MVP, Round 2

Marcelinho Huertas was named Euroleague MVP for Top-16, Round 2 as he led Barcelona past Fenerbahce Ulker 73-76 in Istanbul on Thursday, registering 23 points – just one below his Euroleague career-high.

Huertas shot 5-for-10 on two-point shots, 2-for-5 from behind the arc, and was perfect on seven free throws. In addition, Huertas dished seven assists, matched his Euroleague career-high with four steals, pulled down three rebounds and drew six fouls for a performance index rating of 30, the most among all players on winning teams this week.

Barcelona Signs Bostjan Nachbar

Barcelona has agreed to a two-year deal with Bostjan Nachbar.

Nachbar played for Brose Baskets Bamberg last season.

Via Sportando

Joe Ingles Attracting Free Agent Interest From Pacers, Bucks, Grizzlies, Clippers

Australian free agent forward Joe Ingles is attracting interest from four teams – the Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers – that believe his defense and outside shooting could translate into the NBA next season, a league source told RealGM.

Ingles has discussed potential workouts for teams, and he also has lucrative offers from clubs wanting to keep him in Europe.

After averaging 15 points, five rebounds and 4.2 assists for Australia in the 2012 Olympics – including a 19-point, eight-rebound, six-assist effort against Team USA – Ingles had a strong close to the Spanish ACB season. He scored 25 points on five three-pointers against Real Madrid in the championship game.

Ingles, 25, spent the past three seasons with FC Barcelona.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Chris Copeland Open To Rejecting More Lucrative Offers For Knicks Return

Just last year, Chris Copeland rejected substantial proposals from clubs to fulfill his desire to play in the NBA. After a breakout season with the New York Knicks, Copeland knows he’ll once again have to pass up larger offers for his hope: a return to the Knicks.

European powerhouse FC Barcelona has elevated its pursuit of Copeland and wants to start negotiations on a lucrative contract for the 6-foot-8 forward, league sources told RealGM. Copeland will listen to all potential suitors, but still, he’s made clear his willingness to return to the Knicks even if they aren’t able to match his most pricey offer.

“Returning is very much an option,” Copeland's agent, John Spencer, told RealGM. “He turned down several options to play, turned down enormous money to get an NBA opportunity last year. He wants to play and wants to contribute. The Knicks are a good organization, with Mike Woodson and the list goes on.

“There’s a chance another team will potentially pick him up, obviously, but the Knicks gave Chris the opportunity to play and he’s loyal because of that.”

Copeland, 29, had scoring outbursts throughout the Knicks’ season, dropping seven 20-point performances including pouring in 55 points over the final two games of the regular season. When given increased minutes in the Eastern Conference semifinals, Copeland averaged 6.2 points on 55 percent three-point shooting.

Several NBA teams are expected to chase Copeland in free agency, but he told reporters at season’s end he only envisions himself as a Knick. To remain with the Knicks, Copeland, a restricted free agent, would have to accept the mini mid-level exception as the most the franchise can offer.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Fernandez, Diamantidis, Krstic, Tomic, Spanoulis Named To All-Euroleague First Team

Rudy Fernandez, Dimiris Diamantidis, Nenad Krstic, Ante Tomic and Vassilis Spanoulis headline the 2013 All-Euroleague First Team.

On the All-Euroleage Second Team are Shawn James, Juan Carlos Navarro, Milos Teodosic, Viktor Khryapa and Nikola Mirotic.

CSKA, Barcelona, Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, Real Madrid and Maccabi were the six teams with first and second team representatives.

Via RealGM Staff Report

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