Jul 30, 2014 4:47 PM EDT
Metta World Peace is nearing agreement to sign with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association.
World Peace was waived by the New York Knicks in February and there's been some suggestions that he would receive a camp invite from the Knicks due to his relationship with Phil Jackson.
Jul 30, 2014 2:05 PM EDT
Stephen Holt has signed a professional contract with a team in Germany.
Holt, who averaged 8.6 points in the Las Vegas summer league, passed on a training camp invitation from the Atlanta Hawks.
Holt hopes to play for the Hawks again in summer league next year.
Jul 29, 2014 5:30 PM EDT
Norvel Pelle has signed a contract with the Dacin Tigers of Taiwan, a source tells RealGM.
Pelle was the No. 1 rated center in the incoming college class of 2011.
Pelle played 35 games in the D-League last season with the Delaware 87ers.
Jul 22, 2014 10:54 AM EDT
Emmanuel Mudiay has agreed upon a $1.2 million deal with Guangdong of the China Basketball Association.
Mudiay committed to SMU, but concerns of his eligibilty became an issue this month.
Mudiay is expected to be a top lottery pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Sportando first reported news of the agreement.
Jul 21, 2014 10:49 AM EDT
Jan Vesely is close to signing with Fenerbahce Ulker.
Vesely was the sixth overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards and was traded last season to the Denver Nuggets.
Vesely has played in just 2,455 minutes over three NBA seasons.
Jul 15, 2014 12:14 PM EDT
Joey Dorsey and the Houston Rockets have agreed upon a two-year, $2 million deal.
Dorsey will play as a backup at center to Dwight Howard.
Dorsey played for Barcelona this past season.
Dorsey was a second round pick by the Rockets in 2008.
Jul 14, 2014 1:35 PM EDT
Emmanuel Mudiay is considering hiring an agent and signing overseas.
Mudiay committed to SMU, but he may not be eligible to play his freshman season due to amateurism concerns.
The Chinese Basketball Association has been discussed as a possible destination for Mudiay, a native of the Congo.
Mudiay is expected to be a high lottery pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Jul 07, 2014 1:37 PM EDT
Artem Klimenko plans to play next season in Russia with BC Avtodor Saratov, and the undrafted seven-footer has become comfortable with continuing to cultivate a relationship with his most interested NBA suitor in the Dallas Mavericks, league sources told RealGM.
Ever since Klimenko went unselected in the June NBA draft, the Mavericks have pursued an arrangement to monitor the 20-year-old’s development in Russia over the next season or two.
Klimenko is expected to head to the United States at some point in the summer to visit the Mavericks and their staff, sources said.
Throughout the NBA pre-draft process, Klimenko intrigued teams with his versatility, mobility and outside range. He had been under late consideration by the Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers in the second round. Many around the NBA believe Klimenko needed to strengthen physically, strengthen his core work, but his size and potential intrigue everyone.
Klimenko had also played with BC Avtodor in the VTB league before declaring in the draft.
Jul 07, 2014 10:06 AM EDT
Before finalizing his contract to return to the NBA, Sebastian Telfair rejected one of the most lucrative proposals in professional basketball overseas – a two-year, $7 million deal from a team in the Chinese Basketball Association, his agent Joel Bell told RealGM.
Telfair starred in the Chinese league a season ago, averaging 26 points and six assists, and a club came to him with an offer of $3.5 million per season once word trickled of his agreement with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Still, Telfair – once a prodigal point guard out of New York – pressed for his comeback into the NBA and finalized the deal in Oklahoma City.
In nine NBA seasons, Telfair, 29, has averaged 7.4 points, 3.5 assists and 21.6 minutes. He had been somewhat a lost player, bouncing around the NBA before re-engaging himself as a point guard in one-plus seasons with the Phoenix Suns.
Telfair closed the 2012-13 season with the Toronto Raptors.
Jul 06, 2014 12:58 PM EDT
The Brooklyn Nets are working on signing Bojan Bogdanovic, who was drafted in 2011 by the club.
The Nets are attempting to use the taxpayer's midlevel to sign Bogdanovic, according to reports.
The Nets were close to signing Bogdanovic last offseason, but talks collapsed in negotiating his $2 million buyout with Fenerbahçe Ülker.
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Shams Charania of RealGM reports that the Bulls and Nikola Mirotic believe they don't have significant ground to cover, but no deal is imminent.
Damjan Rudez, who is 6-foot-10, plays the coveted NBA stretch-four position.
Jun 23, 2014 | Chad Ford/ESPN
Dario Saric's contract will essentially prohibit him from playing in the NBA for at least two seasons.
Jun 16, 2014 | Chad Ford/ESPN
Dario Saric has decided to keep his name in the 2014 NBA Draft.
After an MVP-caliber season in Australia, James Ennis spent the past week working out for the Heat front office in Miami.
Jun 13, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
David Blatt announced on Thursday that he was leaving Maccabi Tel Aviv and will join Steve Kerr with the Warriors if he doesn't become head coach of the Cavs.
Mickell Gladness played in the D-League last season with the Reno Bighorns, averaging 7.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game.
David Blatt will leave Maccabi Tel Aviv for an unknown position in the NBA.
Damjan Rudez is being seen as a potential low-cost, free-agent possibility.
Ettore Messina was most recently head coach of CSKA Moscow.
David Blatt's contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv is up after he led them to the Euroleague championship and has been linked to an assistant job with Steve Kerr.
David Blatt won the 2014 Euroleague as head coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv last month and could join Steve Kerr with the Warriors.
Dario Saric is currently slotted to go ninth overall in the latest DraftExpress mock.
James Nunnally will leave his Puerto Rican team for pre-free agency workouts.
Lester Hudson has scheduled mini-camp workouts with NBA teams – including the Pacers – to compete for a possible free agent deal, league sources told RealGM.
May 19, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
David Blatt has long been mentioned as one of the best head coaches in the world not in the NBA.
Tyrese Rice scored 26 points, including 14 in overtime and was named Euroleague Final Four MVP.
Sergio Rodriguez led Madrid in both scoring (13.5 ppg.) and assists (5 apg.) despite playing the fourth-most minutes on the team.
New Era has reached a deal with Euroleague to become their official headwear partner.
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Rudy Fernandez, Keith Langford, Sergio Rodriguez, Ante Tomic and Sonny Weems have been named to the All-Euroleague First Team.
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