Mar 11, 2014 11:51 AM EDT
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”
Mar 11, 2014 12:33 AM EDT
Dell Demps said Monday that there are no guarantees that the New Orleans Pelicans will sign Pierre Jackson to a contract for next season.
The Pelicans have watched Jackson in the NBA D-League and overseas and like the 5-foot-10 point guard.
Jackson was acquired by the Pelicans after going in the second round of the NBA Draft last year but never signed a rookie deal with the organization.
Jackson averaged 29.1 points and 6.2 assists while shooting 44.9 percent from the field in 31 D-League games.
Mar 08, 2014 2:59 PM EST
The Los Angeles Clippers are interested in signing Bobby Brown.
Brown cannot sign an NBA deal until his team in China is eliminated from the playoffs.
Brown is averaging 30.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game for Dongguan.
Mar 08, 2014 12:03 PM EST
Zoran Dragic of Unicaja Malaga has been named Euroleague MVP of the Week for Top 16, Round 9.
Unicaja beat Anadolu Efes Istanbul by a final score of 83-75 to grab sole possession of third place in Top 16 Group E.
Dragic had 24 points, matching his Euroleague career high, while adding four steals, three assists and three rebounds for a performance index rating of 30, the highest this week and his best in two Euroleague seasons.
Mar 06, 2014 11:35 AM EST
Kevin Jones will sign with San Miguel Beermen in the Philippines for the remainder of the season, a league source tells RealGM.
Jones was playing for the Canton Charge of the D-League, averaging 16.9 points and 8.0 rebounds in 30.5 minutes per game.
Jones appeared in 32 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 12-13 season.
Mar 04, 2014 11:19 AM EST
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.
Mar 02, 2014 3:10 PM EST
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.
Feb 28, 2014 11:08 AM EST
Quincy Douby has reached agreement on a deal for the remainder of the season with Darussafaka of Turkey, a source tells RealGM.
Douby averaged 28.8 points, 3.7 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game in the Chinese CBA this season.
Feb 25, 2014 11:59 AM EST
Bogdan Bogdanovic is signed with Partizan through the 15-16 season, but he has been linked to a potential move to Fenerbahce for the 14-15 season.
Bogdanovic will be eligible for the 2014 NBA Draft.
Fenerbahce responded in a press release.
"Today, at home and abroad on several internet sites it was reported that Partizan player Bogdan Bogdanovic will be transferred to Fenerbahce Ulker, news that don’t reflect the truth. Right now, our team is focused only on the season, trying to achieve success in TBL and Euroleague. Recently news like these are aiming at the harmony of our team and should not be treated as news.”
Feb 24, 2014 1:38 PM EST
As an MVP-caliber season nears an end with Xinjiang in China, Lester Hudson has received inquiries from the Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers, looking into the guard’s availability, league sources told RealGM.
In helping take Xinjiang to the Chinese Basketball Association playoffs and leading the club to the second-best record in the league, Hudson is averaging 26 points, 7.6 rebounds and five assists. The CBA regular season concluded on Feb. 16, bringing a flurry of American players back to the free agency pool, but Hudson remained with his team in postseason play and will become available soon.
Hudson, a crafty 6-foot-3 guard, played for the Utah Jazz in training camp this season and averaged nearly five points on 45.5 percent three-point shooting over five preseason games. He also had been a focal point of the Los Angeles Lakers’ entry in the Las Vegas Summer League.
In three NBA seasons, Hudson averaged 4.8 points and 1.3 assists. His best stretch came as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers to finish the 2011-12 season, when he scored 12.7 points per game and appeared to solidify himself as a rotation player.
Hudson went to the Boston Celtics with the 58th overall draft pick in 2009.
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Pierre Jackson's draft rights are owned by the Pelicans and he has emerged this season in the D-League.
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Lamar Odom plans to play the rest of the season with Laboral Kutxa.
Justin Dentmon had a performance index rating of 33 to lead all players in Top 16 Round 6.
Pierre Jackson is averaging 29.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game for Idaho.
Chris Duhon last played in the NBA with the Lakers
Tony Parker would like to spend the final season of his basketball career in France.
Tiny Gallon has received and rejected a nearly six-figure proposal from Liaoning in the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM.
Dario Saric has been named 2013 FIBA Europe Young Player of the Year.
Nenad Krstic finished January's five games tied for the months best average performance index rating, 21.6.
Milos Teodosic had a performance index rating of 31 in CSKA's win over Bayern.
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Daequan Cook has signed with Walter Tigers Tübingen.
Royal Ivey appeared in two games in his stint with the Thunder.
Krunoslav Simon set a new personal best index performance rating of 35.
Donta Smith led Maccabi Haifa Bazan with his perfect shooting for 24 points.
Two NBA teams are maintaining steady inquiry on Mickael Pietrus, a source said.
Charles Jenkins has an NBA out he can use by July 31.
Nando De Colo has appeared in just 13 games with the Spurs this season as Gregg Popovich has a lot of depth at guard.
Rudy Fernandez had an index rating of 30 in Real Madrid's win over Bayern Munich.
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