Sep 15, 2014 11:58 AM EDT
Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association is making a strong push for Gustavo Ayon, a source tells RealGM.
Ayon had reached a deal with Real Madrd, but his buyout clause had become an issue.
Ayon spent last season with the Atlanta Hawks and had an impressive World Cup.
Sep 13, 2014 3:44 PM EDT
Milos Teodosic would seek a salary of more than $3 million annually in order to come over to the NBA from CSKA.
Teodosic has helped lead Serbia to the gold medal game of the World Cup.
Teodosic, 27, went undrafted in 2009 when he was at Olympiacos.
The Memphis Grizzlies were the most recent NBA team to pursue Teodosic with a serious offer, though that was in the 2013 offseason.
Sep 12, 2014 10:08 PM EDT
Devon Collier, an undrafted forward out of Oregon State, has passed on an invitation to NBA training camp to sign a deal with Bnei Herzliya in Israel, sources told RealGM.
Collier had received interest as a draft-and-stash prospect in June’s NBA Draft, and he was in discussions with the Philadelphia 76ers before his agent Charles Briscoe and manager Tzvi Grossman decided upon a contract in Israel's top basketball league.
Collier will now play alongside former NBA players Devin Ebanks and Josh Selby.
Collier was a standout all-around player in four collegiate seasons, averaging 13.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in his senior year.
Sep 12, 2014 1:18 PM EDT
Delonte West has agreed to a one-year deal with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association, according to a source.
West spent the 2013-14 season in the CBA as well.
West played for the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA Summer League this July.
Sep 09, 2014 1:58 PM EDT
After discussing a move to the NBA with the Sacramento Kings, Russian guard Dmitry Kulagin will sign a one-year contract to continue his pro career in Russia with Zenit Saint Petersburg, a source told RealGM.
Kulagin had been in discussions with the Kings over the past few weeks on a possible deal, but Sacramento has rounded its roster with training camp players in the last seven days.
Kulagin had declined an invitation to Summer League with the Kings in July. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard went undrafted in the June NBA Draft.
Kulagin averaged 7.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists last season with Zenit St. Petersburg in Russia.
Sep 08, 2014 4:12 PM EDT
Gustavo Ayon has agreed upon a multi-year contract with Real Madrid.
Ayon spent last season with the Atlanta Hawks and was receiving more lucrative offers from outside the NBA.
Ayon also had an opportunity to sign in China.
Sep 06, 2014 2:44 PM EDT
Gustavo Ayon prefers to remain in the NBA, but his offers from Europe have been more lucrative to date.
Ayon was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Hawks during the 2013 offseason after previous stops with the New Orleans Hornets, Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks.
Ayon has proven himself to be a capable rotation big in the NBA.
Sep 04, 2014 3:10 PM EDT
Miroslav Raduljica is leaning toward accepting a lucrative deal in Europe unless his offers from NBA teams improve, sources tell RealGM.
Raduljica has reamined in talks with several NBA teams, but he is currently leaning toward his options in Europe.
Raduljica is a 26-year-old center that went undrafted in 2010 and played for the Milwaukee Bucks last season. Raduljica was recently waived by the Los Angeles Clippers following a trade from the Bucks.
Sep 02, 2014 11:04 AM EDT
Petteri Koponen hopes to be playing in the NBA by the 2015-16 season.
Koponen said he intends to make the jump to the NBA after completing the final season on his contract with BC Khimki in Russia.
"I always said my dream is to play in the NBA," Koponen said. "Every summer we talk a little bit with Dallas to see what the situation is and what they think. I've got one more year left on my contract in Russia and then of course I would like to come over. I hope I get some options to go there and show I can play at that level."
The Dallas Mavericks acquired Koponen's NBA rights in 2011 in a draft-night trade trade with Portland. He was selected by Philadelphia on behalf of the Blazers with the last pick of the first round in 2007.
Team sources say that the Mavs have not ruled out importing Koponen themselves in the future, but there was no discussion of doing so for this season with four point guards already on the roster.
Aug 30, 2014 3:22 PM EDT
Jordan McRae has signed a contract with Melbourne United in Australia.
McRae was selected 58th overall to the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 NBA Draft, and his rights were traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers will maintain his rights.
McRae has an NBA out clause in his deal until January.
Brett Brown has deep ties to Australian basketball, and is credited with smoothing McRae’s transition to Melbourne.
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DeShaun Thomas spent last season with JSF Nanterre and will replace Kostas Papanikolaou with Barcelona.
Latavious Williams has signed with Bilbao Basket.
Mickael Gelabale is receiving interest on a possible deal with FC Barcelona, sources told RealGM.
The Spurs own the draft rights to Erazem Lorbek.
Marques Green has signed with TED Ankara of Turkey.
Jevohn Shepherd averaged 18.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game last season with Omegna.
Marshall Henderson will have a work out with Fulgor Libertas Forli of A2 Gold, according to Forlibasket.
Aron Baynes is searching for a contract worth $1.5 million Euros.
Aquille Carr is finalizing contract terms with the Saint John Mill Rats of the Canada National Basketball League, a source told RealGM.
Scottie Wilbekin has signed a one-year deal with the Cairns Taipans of the Australian National Basketball League, a source told RealGM.
Toney Douglas was most recently with the Heat.
Anthony Randolph has signed a two year-deal with Lokomotiv Kuban of Russia.
Marcus Denmon was a second round pick for the Spurs in 2012.
Dairis Bertans received multiple invitations to NBA training camp.
Damien Inglis expected to be a first round pick before he broke his foot in a workout in Oklahoma City Thunder.
Alec Brown is expected to resume basketball activity in late October or November.
Josh Childress hasn't played in the NBA since December.
DeShaun Thomas spent last season in French Pro A with JSF Nanterre averaging 12.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in Pro A.
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Al Harrington hopes to join the Wizards as an assistant coach following his stint in China.
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