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Delonte West Released By Shanghai Sharks

Delonte West has been released by the Shanghai Sharks after just four games.

West signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Sharks worth nearly $500,000 that could have reached $1 million with incentives.

"Honestly, we did not expect such a drop in performance," coach Ma Yuenan told reporters.

West averaged 23.7 points and 5.6 rebounds for Fujian Xunxing last season and had marks of 12.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists this season.

Via ESPN

John Lucas To Sign In China

John Lucas III will sign a deal in the Chinese Basketball Association.

Lucas has reportedly pulled out of a workout with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Lucas was waived by the Washington Wizards before the season.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Andrew Goudelock Named Euroleague MVP For Week 5

Andrew Goudelock of Fenerbahce Ulker has been named Euroleague MVP for Round 5 of the regular season.

Goudelock established a new Euroleague mark with 10 three-pointers as the Turkish champs defeated FC Bayern Munich 86-93.

He finished with 34 points scored, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and a steal in compiling a performance index rating of 40, which was not only the best of Round 5’s 12 games, but the highest index in the league all season. 

Goudelock is the only player to have reached an index of 30 twice so far this season. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Aaron Craft Likely To Stay In D-League, Decline Offer From Partizan

Aaron Craft is expected to decline an offer to sign with Partizan Belgrade to remain in the D-League.

Craft may receive a call-up to the Golden State Warriors, as they recently waived Nemanja Nedovic.

Via Sportando

Christian Eyenga Signs With Varese

Christian Eyenga has signed with Varese.

Eyenga, who was a first round pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2009, spent last season with Stelmet Zielona Gora in Poland.

Via Sportando

Some International Scouts Believe Kristaps Porzingis Is Best 2015 Prospect

Kristaps Porzingis is considered by Chad Ford as having the best shot of trumping Jahlil Okafor, Emmanuel Mudiay and Karl Towns to go No. 1 in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Porzingis is playing in Spain for Sevilla and is averaging 8.8 points and 4.4 rebounds in 21.8 minutes per game.

Porzingis is a 6'11 big out of Lavia that won't turn 20 until April.

"A number of international scouts I know swear he's the best prospect in the draft," writes Ford. "Let's see what he does in Spain this year. Those aren't huge numbers, but given the quality of the league and his age, it's not shabby either."

Via Chad Ford/ESPN

Nemanja Nedovic Asked Warriors For Release, Will Sign With Valencia

Nemanja Nedovic was granted his release by the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday in order to sign in Europe to play regularly.

Nedovic has a deal lined up with Valencia in Spain and his agent has informed NBA teams he intends to stay abroad for the near-term.

Nedovic appeared in just 24 games for the Warriors last season and wasn't part of their rotation this season.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Lakers Bring In Ater Majok For Workouts

The Los Angeles Lakers have flown in center Ater Majok -- their 58th overall draft pick in 2011 -- from China for a couple days of workouts with the team, league sources told RealGM.

Majok has played professionally in Slovakian, Belarusian, German and Korean leagues since his draft selection in 2011 to Los Angeles.

The 6-foot-11 Majok played for the Lakers’ NBA summer league team in 2012, averaging 1.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks.

The Lakers plan to get a thorough look into Majok’s game before any decision on whether to sign him to a rookie-scale deal. Majok’s workout is unrelated to free agent forward Quincy Miller, who holds a strong chance to sign with the Lakers later this week when he plans to fly to Los Angeles for a workout.

Majok, 27, played collegiately at UConn.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

James Anderson Named Euroleague MVP For Round 4

James Anderson turned in his best performance yet to claim Euroleague Round 4 MVP honors after leading Zalgiris to a 77-71 victory over Unics Kazan.

Anderson had 27 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and a block.

Anderson finished with a performance index rating of 38, which was not only the best of Round 4, but the highest index in the competition so far this season

Via RealGM Staff Report

Dwight Buycks Receives Buyout From Valencia To Explore NBA

Dwight Buycks has reached a contract buyout agreement with Valencia BC in Spain, and the former Toronto Raptors guard is in discussions on a possible deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers, league sources told RealGM.

Buycks was a young star in the Euroleague where he averaged 12 points, two rebounds, and two assists in three games, but the 25-year-old wanted to explore an NBA deal and become available on the free agent market.

In 14 appearances for the Raptors last season, Buycks averaged 3.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 10.4 minutes per game. Toronto waived Buycks in July.

After going undrafted out of Marquette in 2011, Buycks had a strong stint in the NBA D-League and was named MVP of the French Pro-A League over parts of two seasons. He then had a breakout Summer League in 2013 when he averaged 23 points, seven assists and five rebounds -- leading to a multi-year deal with Toronto.

In the summer, Buycks had another impressive July run for the Raptors, averaging 19.7 points, 4.3 assists and 2.3 rebounds while shooting 46 percent from the field and 33 percent from the three-point line.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

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Dajuan Wagner Attempting Basketball Comeback, Signs In ABA

DaJuan Wagner, 31, last played in the NBA in November 2006.

Vassilis Spanoulis Named Euroleague MVP For October

Vassilis Spanoulis averaged 21.3 points, 4.7 assists and 3.7 rebounds in Olympiacos' three wins in October.

Bo McCalebb Close To Deal With European Team

Bo McCalebb is nearing agreement on a contract with a team in Europe, meaning no move to the NBA for now, sources told RealGM.

Jeremy Tyler To Sign In China After Being Waived By Lakers

The Lakers will waive Jeremy Tyler to allow him to sign a deal in China.

Daniel Orton Agrees To Sign With Shanxi

Daniel Orton was released on Thursday by the Wizards.

Blatt's Best Players He Coached Before NBA Shows Jump In Talent

The jump in talent David Blatt gets to work with coming over from Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Cavaliers is significant.

James Southerland To Be Waived By Blazers, Sign Overseas

The Blazers will waive James Southerland.

John Holland Close To Signing With Besiktas

Last season with Gravelines in France, John Holland averaged 10.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game.

Mickael Gelabale Finalizing Deal With Besiktas

Mickael Gelabale is finalizing details with Besiktas on an NBA out.

Michael Beasley To Sign With Shanghai Sharks

Michael Beasley was previously on a camp deal with the Grizzlies.

Victor Liz Working To Re-Sign Overseas; No NBA Camp Deal

Victor Liz is working to re-sign overseas, meaning no NBA deal with the Mavericks or another organization, sources told RealGM.

Zoran Dragic, Suns Agree Upon Two-Year, $4.01M Deal

Zoran Dragic has reached agreement with the Suns on contract terms for a two-year, $4,012,500 million deal, league sources told RealGM.

Charlie Westbrook Signs Deal With Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket

Charlie Westbrook has signed a contract with Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket in France, a source told RealGM.

Josh Harrellson Signs With Chongqing Flying Dragons

Josh Harrellson played for the Detroit Pistons last season.

Gustavo Ayon Signs With Real Madrid

Gustavo Ayon also had offers from the Spurs and in China.

Crvena Zvezda Signs Stefan Jovic To Three-Year Contract

Stefan Jovic spent the past two seasons with Radnicki Kragujevac.

Zoran Dragic On Verge Of Leaving Europe For NBA

Zoran Dragic is in advanced discussions to leave his European club, BC Unicaja, to sign with an NBA team, league sources told RealGM.

Denzel Bowles Close To Signing With Jilin Of China

Denzel Bowles received a training camp invitation from the Pistons.

Shanghai Making Strong Push To Sign Aron Baynes

The Spurs would retain Aron Baynes' restricted free agent rights if he signs abroad.

Hamady Ndiaye Likely To Sign In China After Nets Void Deal

Hamady Ndiaye will most likely sign in the Chinese Basketball Association when his injury recovers to full strength, a source told RealGM.
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