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Marcus Denmon Signs With Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi

Aug 1, 2015 1:53 PM

Marcus Denmon will play in Turkey next season, with the professional team Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi.

Denmon was a 2012 second round pick by the San Antonio Spurs.

Last season, Denmon played with the Italian club Enel Brindisi, where he averaged 14.4 points, 2.0 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 34 games in the Italian League. Denmon recently played with the Spurs’ Summer League team during their Utah Summer League sequence, where he played in two of the three games and shot 0-of-4 from the floor.

Paul Garcia/Project Spurs

Tags: Marcus Denmon, San Antonio Spurs, Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi, Turkish BSL, NBA, International, International Teams, International League

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Ekpe Udoh Signs One-Year, $1M+ Deal With Fenerbahce Ulker

Jul 28, 2015 1:06 PM

Ekpe Udoh has agreed upon a one-year deal with Fenerbahce Ulker worth more than $1 million.

Udoh's deal does not contain an NBA out.

Udoh spent last season with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Ekpe Udoh, Fenerbahce Ulker, Turkish BSL, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

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Dario Saric Had Interest In Joining 76ers For 15-16

Jul 8, 2015 12:03 PM

Dario Saric had interest in joining the Philadelphia 76ers for the upcoming season.

Saric will have to remain with Anadolu Efes until 2016.

“Saric told people he wanted to join Philadelphia now, but couldn’t because his contract had no out-clause,” a source told Basketball Insiders.

Saric was the 12th overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft.

“It’s really hard for me to answer that,” Saric said. “I can’t comment.”

“I think I’m ready to compete in the NBA, against the best players, but we built a great team in Efes and I want to help the club win a championship.”

David Pick/Basketball Insiders

Tags: Dario Saric, Philadelphia Sixers, Anadolu Efes, Euroleague, Turkish BSL, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

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Dario Saric Won't Join 76ers In 15-16

Jun 22, 2015 10:45 AM

Dario Saric won't play for the Philadelphia 76ers next season.

Saric was the 12th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and is under a three-year contract with Anadolu Efes of Turkey.

The Sixers reportedly have attempted to negotiate a buyout over the past month, but Saric's buyout is too expensive to make the move practical, according to sources.

Saric has a player option on his contract that will technically allow him to come to the NBA for the 2016-17 season. However, there will be a big incentive for him to stay in Turkey for a third year and wait until the 2017-18 season to play in the NBA.

Saric won't be bound by the rookie scale if he waits three years to come to the NBA as Nikola Mirotic did last summer with the Chicago Bulls.

Chad Ford/ESPN

Tags: Dario Saric, Philadelphia Sixers, Anadolu Efes, Turkish BSL, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

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