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.
Sep 19, 2014 2:46 AM EDT
Free agent seven-footer Miroslav Raduljica has signed a one-year contract with Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM.
Raduljica had interest from several NBA teams, including the San Antonio Spurs and Philadelphia 76ers, as well as discussions in Europe. With Gustavo Ayon leaning toward a deal in the European League, a lucrative offer in China formalized for Raduljica on Thursday night. Raduljica will become available in NBA free agency when his Chinese season ends in February.
In the Serbian national team’s Silver medal finish in the World Cup, Raduljica starred in averaging 13 points and 4.6 rebounds over nine games.
Raduljica had a strong rookie season in a limited role for the Milwaukee Bucks in 2013-14, averaging 3.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 54 percent shooting in 9.7 minutes per game. He was released by the Clippers on Aug. 31 after being traded to Los Angeles for Jared Dudley.
Raduljica, 26, played in his native Serbia and the Ukraine before signing a three-year NBA contract last offseason.
Sep 18, 2014 12:35 PM EDT
Free agent guard Josh Akognon has signed a contract with Foshan of the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM.
Akognon had discussed training camp deals with NBA teams, but the Cal State Fullerton alum to return to China for a second consecutive season. He averaged 28 points and five assists for Qingdao in 2013-14.
Akognon, a 5-foot-11 sharpshooter, played three regular season games for the Dallas Mavericks in 2013. He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies and later released.
Jilin of the CBA also signed ex-UTEP point guard Randy Culpepper, a source told RealGM. Culpepper averaged 26 points in Russia last season and is a former MVP in Europe.
Sep 18, 2014 12:34 PM EDT
Randy Culpepper has signed with Julin of the Chinese Basketball Assocation, a source tells RealGM.
Culpepper played collegiately at UTEP.
Sep 17, 2014 1:59 PM EDT
Gustavo Ayon has received a formal offer from the San Antonio Spurs, sources tell RealGM.
Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association has also presented a formal offer to Ayon, sources confirm to RealGM.
Ayon has previously received offers in Europe, though the language of the contract concerning an NBA out held up an agreement being reached.
Ayon is now deciding between three formal offers.
Ayon spent last season with the Atlanta Hawks.
Sep 17, 2014 11:41 AM EDT
The San Antonio Spurs are taking a more active involvement in the development of unsigned players whom they own the draft rights for in the NBA.
The Spurs have sent an assistant to work with Livio Jean-Charles.
"David was sent by the Spurs, and he will be present throughout the year," said Jean-Charles in an interview with BeBasket. "He is here to witness but also be involved with my season here. But I want to be clear, Peter Vincent is in charge of my evolution at ASVEL."
Tony Parker partially owns ASVEL.
The Spurs also played a role in setting a timetable for Davis Betrans' return from injury. Betrans was a 2011 draft pick of the Spurs, but he has no contractual obligations to the team.
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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.
Mickael Gelabale is receiving interest on a possible deal with FC Barcelona, sources told RealGM.
The Spurs own the draft rights to Erazem Lorbek.
Marques Green has signed with TED Ankara of Turkey.
Jevohn Shepherd averaged 18.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game last season with Omegna.
Marshall Henderson will have a work out with Fulgor Libertas Forli of A2 Gold, according to Forlibasket.
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