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Scotty Hopson Signs With Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Scotty Hopson using their prorated $2.5 million room exception with a non-guaranteed second season at $2.5 million.

Hopson has played in Greece, Israel and Turkey since going undrafted out of Tennessee in 2011.

Via Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Pierre Jackson Likely To Play For Pelicans' Summer League Team

Pierre Jackson is expected to play for the Summer League team of the New Orleans Pelicans this July.

Jackson's draft rights are owned by the Pelicans, but he left the D-League to play in Turkey after the trade deadline.

Jackson had been one of the D-League's most productive players, but the Pelicans didn't have a roster spot available for him.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Saric: Best To Stay In Europe For Development

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”

Via Sportando

Quincy Douby Signs With Darussafaka Of Turkey

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.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Fenerbahce Denies Talks For Bogdan Bogdanovic

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.”

Via Niki Bakouli/EuroHoops

Pierre Jackson To Sign With Fenerbahçe Ülker If No NBA Deal Emerges

Pierre Jackson will sign with Fenerbahçe Ülker of Turkey if he is not traded to a team that will give him a roster spot ahead of the trade deadline.

Jackson's draft rights are owned by the New Orleans Pelicans and he has emerged this season in the D-League.

Via Ismail Senol/NTV SPOR

Report: Fenerbahce Interested In Nando De Colo

According to Spanish site Encentado, Turkish club Fenerbahce has reportedly been looking to acquire Nando De Colo.

De Colo has appeared in just 13 games with the San Antonio Spurs this season as Gregg Popovich has a lot of depth at guard.

The Spurs appear unwilling to let De Colo leave.

Via Jose Grijalva/Project Spurs

Celtics Second-Round Pick Colton Iverson Agrees To Deal With Besitkas

Colton Iverson has signed a two-year contract with Turkish club Besitkas.

Iverson was drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 53d pick of last month’s draft.

The Celtics still own the rights to Iverson, who averaged 5 points and 5.4 rebounds in five games at the Las Vegas summer league.

Via Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Kleiza Signs Two-Year Deal With Fenerbahce

Linas Kleiza has signed a two-year contract with Fenerbahçe Ulker.

According to a source, Kleiza will become of the highest paid players in Europe.

Kleiza spent last season with the Toronto Raptors, averaging 7.4 points and 2.6 assists over 20 games.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Jordan Farmar Agrees To One-Year Deal With Lakers

Jordan Farmar and the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a one-year deal at the veteran's minimum.

The Lakers must first negotiate a buyout with Farmar's club in Turkey, Anadolu Efes, which is believed to be in the $500,000 range. The buyout will not count against the cap of the Lakers.

Farmar signed a three-year, $10.5 million deal last summer to play in the Turkish Basketball League.

"They knew about my deal overseas and really didn't push it earlier because they didn't think I'd be willing to give up that guaranteed money I had over there," Farmar said in a phone interview with ESPN. "I wanted to be back in the NBA, but more importantly, back with the Lakers. This is the only situation I would have taken a minimum deal with."

Lakers Nation first reported news of Farmar's deal with the Lakers.

Via Dave McMenamin/ESPN
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