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Emmanuel Mudiay Agrees To One-Year, $1.2M Deal In China

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.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Jan Vesely Expected To Sign With Fenerbahce Ulker

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.

Via Emiliano Carchia/Sportando

Joey Dorsey, Rockets Agree Upon Two-Year, $2M Deal

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.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Emmanuel Mudiay Considering Playing Overseas

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.

 

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Artem Klimenko, Mavs Partnering As Center Plans To Develop In Russia Next Season

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.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Sebastian Telfair Rejects $7M Offer From Chinese Team For Thunder Deal

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.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Nets Working On Bojan Bogdanovic Deal

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.

Via Reed Wallach/Nets Daily

Nikola Mirotic, Bulls Begin Working On Deal

Nikola Mirotic has secured a $3 million buyout with Real Madrid in order to come to the Chicago Bulls, reports HoopsHype.

Mirotic was the 23rd overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and has since developed into one of Europe's best forwards.

Because he was drafted three years ago, Mirotic is not subject to the rookie salary-cap scale, and the Bulls likely will need to use some of their cap space to contribute to his buyout and sign him to a long-term contract.

The Bulls can pay up to $600,000 toward Mirotic's buyout, but anything over that amount would be considered a signing bonus and be charged to the Bulls' cap. 

Shams Charania of RealGM reports that the two sides believe they don't have significant ground to cover, but no deal is imminent.

The Bulls' decision to move forward with Mirotic at this point signals that they will be moving on without Carlos Boozer next season. Boozer can either be amnestied or traded.

Via Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Pacers Agree To Three-Year Deal With Damjan Rudez

The Indiana Pacers have agreed upon a three-year deal with Damjan Rudez.

Rudez will receive a portion of the Pacers' mid-level exception.

Rudez, who is 6-foot-10, plays the coveted NBA stretch-four position.

Rudez's production for Zaragoza of the Spanish ACB has helped develop a growing level of value for him in the NBA. He shot 44 percent on three-pointers in the ACB season and 52 percent (28-for-54) in the 16-game Euro Cup.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Dario Saric Signs Three-Year Deal With Anadolu Efes

Dario Saric has agreed upon a three-year deal with Anadolu Efes of Turkey, according to a source.

The deal will have a player option for the third year. Saric is expected to receive and sign a contract in the next 24 hours.

Saric's contract will essentially prohibit him from playing in the NBA for at least two seasons.

Saric was receiving looks from lottery teams as high as No. 10 with the Philadelphia 76ers, No. 11 with the Denver Nuggets and No. 12 with the Orlando Magic. He may slip beyond the lottery, but he becomes an option in the mid to late teens with the Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns and Chicago Bulls.

Via Chad Ford/ESPN

British BBL Archives

Saric, Jokic, Nurkic, Capela, Micic Remain In Draft

Dario Saric has decided to keep his name in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Heat Poised To Infuse Young Talent In Offseason With James Ennis

After an MVP-caliber season in Australia, James Ennis spent the past week working out for the Heat front office in Miami.

Blatt To Become Assistant With Warriors Or Head Coach Of Cavs

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 Signs In Australia With Crocs

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 To Leave Maccabi For NBA Job

David Blatt will leave Maccabi Tel Aviv for an unknown position in the NBA.

Damjan Rudez Receives Interest From Cavaliers, Pacers, Raptors, Jazz

Damjan Rudez is being seen as a potential low-cost, free-agent possibility.

Spurs To Hire Ettore Messina As Assistant Coach

Ettore Messina was most recently head coach of CSKA Moscow.

Blatt Confirms Talks With NBA Teams

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.

Blatt In Talks With Warriors To Become Top Assistant

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 Will Come To NBA Immediately If Drafted By Celtics, Lakers

Dario Saric is currently slotted to go ninth overall in the latest DraftExpress mock.

James Nunnally To Have Pre-Free Agency Workouts With Warriors, Jazz

James Nunnally will leave his Puerto Rican team for pre-free agency workouts.

Pacers Among Teams Expressing Interest In Lester Hudson

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.

Exec: David Blatt Belongs In The NBA

David Blatt has long been mentioned as one of the best head coaches in the world not in the NBA.

Maccabi Upsets Real Madrid To Win Euroleague Title

Tyrese Rice scored 26 points, including 14 in overtime and was named Euroleague Final Four MVP.

Sergio Rodriguez Named Euroleague 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 Becomes Official Headwear Partner Of Euroleague

New Era has reached a deal with Euroleague to become their official headwear partner.

Fernandez, Rodriguez, Weems, Tomic, Langford On All-Euroleague First Team

Rudy Fernandez, Keith Langford, Sergio Rodriguez, Ante Tomic and Sonny Weems have been named to the All-Euroleague First Team.

Bogdan Bogdanovic Wins Euroleague Rising Star Trophy

Bogdan Bogdanovic excelled in his first season as a Euroleague starter, ranking among the league leaders in scoring and steals while also leading his team in assists and three-pointers made.

Bryant Dunston Named Euroleague Best Defender Of The Year

Bryant Dunston earned weekly MVP honors three times and led the competition with 1.3 blocks per game.

Andrew Goudelock Named Eurocup MVP

Andrew Goudelock finished fourth in the competition in scoring, with 19.1 points per game.
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