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Georgios Printezis Named Euroleague Player Of The Month

Apr 27, 2015 12:54 PM

Georgios Printezis of Olympiacos has been named Euroleague Player of the Month for April.

Printezis averaged 14.5 points on 60% two-point shooting, 5.2 rebounds and a performance index rating of 16.8 in six April games. But where he most impressed were Olympiacos’s three victories in the playoffs. There his numbers jumped to 18.3 points on 70.8% shooting, 5.3 rebounds and an averaged performance index rating of 22

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Moussa Diagne Declares For 2015 NBA Draft

Apr 23, 2015 10:28 PM

Moussa Diagne — a 6-foot-11 center prospect out of Senegal — has declared his name for the 2015 NBA Draft as an early entry, a source told RealGM.

Diagne, 21, has played the past several seasons in the ACB league Fuenlabrada. This season, Diagne averaged 4.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and nearly one block per game.

Diagne is viewed as a potential second-round draft pick, intriguing NBA teams at the adidas camp in Italy last year. His agency, Interperformances, confirmed Thursday night that paperwork has been submitted to enter Diagne into the draft.

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Mario Hezonja Enters NBA Draft

Apr 23, 2015 4:29 PM

Mario Hezonja will declare for the 2015 NBA Draft.

Hezonja currently plays for Barcelona and is considered a potential top-5 draft pick.

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Tags: Mario Hezonja, FC Barcelona Regal, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, International, NBA Draft General, International Teams

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Kristaps Porzingis Named 14-15 Eurocup Rising Star

Apr 14, 2015 12:34 PM

Kristaps Porzingis of Baloncesto Seville has been named the winner of the 2014-15 Eurocup Rising Star Trophy.

The 19-year-old Latvian big man comes off a strong season - his second in the competition - for Seville, which he led to the Eurocup Last 32. The Eurocup Rising Star Trophy recognizes the most outstanding player in the competition who was younger than 22 years of age on July 1 of the summer before the season started.

Despite coming off the bench for all but three games this season and averaging less than 21 minutes per night, Porzingis led his team in scoring (186 points in 16 games, 11.6 ppg.) and index rating (13.1), while adding 4.1 rebounds and a team-best 1.2 blocks. He also shot 45.9% from behind the arc. 

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Malik Newman Receiving Interest From China, Spain

Apr 10, 2015 7:25 PM

Malik Newman has received interest from professional leagues in China and Spain, according to his father Horatio Webster.

“We have,” said Webster when asked if he and his son have heard from professional teams overseas. “One time he asked me about what it would be like overseas and then another time, he says ‘No dad I’m not going to do that.’ Of course I’m not going to make him do it.”

Emmanuel Mudiay reportedly signed for more than $1 million with Guangdong Southern Tigers, plus signed an endorsement deal with Under Armour. Webster told Scout that a similar figure has been tossed around to his son.

“We are talking around $1 million,” Webster said. “They’ll sell you on getting a shoe contract so you’d probably leave there with $1.5 or $2 million.”

Newman, a 6-3 shooting guard, is considering Kansas, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and NC State.

Newman is ranked No. 4 in the incoming college class of 2015 by ESPN.

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Tags: Malik Newman, Spanish ACB, Chinese CBA, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, International, NBA Draft General, International League

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Cavaliers Interested In Salah Mejri

Apr 9, 2015 2:20 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have interest in Salah Mejri, a 7-2 Tunisian center currently playing for Real Madrid.

Real Madrid has a club option on Mejri's contract for the 15-16 season, though they may not exercise it.

Mejri hasn't received much playing time this season.

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Nets Receive Summer League Commitment From Darius Adams

Apr 6, 2015 12:17 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have expressed interest in Darius Adams and received a commitment for him to play on their Summer League team, sources tell RealGM.

Adams, who played collegiately at Indianapolis, is currently playing for Laboral Kutxa of the Euroleague and Liga ACB.

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Nemanja Bjelica Named Euroleague Player Of The Month For March

Mar 30, 2015 4:49 PM

Nemanja Bjelica of Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul has been named Euroleague MVP for March.

Bjelica, 26, led Fenerbahce's take-over of Top 16 Group F with four victories in March that extended its winning streak to a club-record nine games. The average margin of victory for Fenerbahce in March was an incredible 14.5 points per game. The highlight was the first win by any Euroleague opponent on the floor of Olympiacos Piraeus in more than year.

Bjelica finished the month with a stream of stats - 15 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 block per game.

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Alessandro Gentile Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 12

Mar 29, 2015 7:02 PM

Alessandro Gentile of EA7 Emporio Armani Milan has won Euroleague MVP honors for Top 16 Round 12.

Gentile led his team to a 99-85 victory over Laboral Kutxa Vitoria on Thursday with a career-high 29 points. He also established a career best with a performance index rating of 30, which was the highest of any player on a winning team in Top 16 Round 12.

Gentile, who has averaged 23.8 points over his past four games, made 4 of 5 threes against Laboral, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 4 assists.

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Metta World Peace Signs In Italy

Mar 24, 2015 11:15 AM

Metta World Peace has signed with Pallacanestro Cantu of Italy for the remainder of the season.

World Peace started the season in China.

World Peace last played in the NBA in 2013.

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Stephon Marbury Wins Third CBA Title, Awarded Finals MVP
Stephon Marbury won his third championship in the Chinese Basketball Association with the Beijing Ducks and was awarded the 2015 CBA Finals MVP.

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Ante Tomic Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 10
Ante Tomic had 16 points on perfect shooting, plus 12 rebounds and 6 assists with a performance index rating of 35.

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NBL Down To Just Six Teams
Townsville and Wollongong have each entered into voluntary administration.

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Reggie Redding Named Euroleague MVP Of Top 16, Round 9
Reggie Redding had 27 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

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Eli Holman Re-Signing Deal With Zhejiang Lions For 15-16 Season
Eli Holman had considered summer and season offers in the NBA before re-signing in China.

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Rudy Fernandez Named Euroleague MVP For February
Rudy Fernandez finished February's three games with averages of 18 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.7 steals.

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Samardo Samuels Named Euroleague MVP Top 16, Round 8
Samardo Sameuls' performance index rating of 47 was not only the best in the competition all season, but tied for the third-best in Top 16 history.

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Victor Claver Agrees To Sign With Khimki Moscow
Victor Claver was waived by the Nuggets following his trade to the Blazers.

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Gal Mekel Signs With Nizhny Novgorod, Has NBA Out In Offseason
Gal Mekel played four games this season with the Pelicans following 31 as a rookie with the Mavericks.

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Darius Miller Signs With Brose Baskets
Darius Miller has signed with Brose Baskets Bamberg.

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Andrei Kirilenko Signs With CSKA
Andrei Kirilenko said "the time has come to think about ending my career at the professional level" and that he wants to do that at CSKA.

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Andrei Kirilenko To Sign With CSKA
Andrei Kirilenko and the 76ers agreed upon a buyout this weekend.

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Nando De Colo Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16 Round 7
Nando De Colo tallied 18 points, 7 assists and 4 steals for a performance index rating of 29.

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Andray Blatche Seriously Considering Deal To Re-Sign In China
Andray Blatche has had progressing discussions to sign a deal in China, sources told RealGM.

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Janis Timma Pursues Major Euroleague Deal With Grizzlies Uninterested For 15-16
The Grizzlies have plans to fill their 2015-16 roster without Janis Timma, leaving the forward focusing on signing with a powerhouse team in Europe.

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Rudy Fernandez Named Euroleague MVP For Top-16, Round 6
Rudy Fernandez had 22 points on 6-of-7 two-point shooting, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals for a performance index rating of 38.

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Nuggets Working Toward Signing Joffrey Lauvergne
Joffrey Lauvergne cut ties with Khimki of Moscow on Tuesday, which frees him to sign with the Nuggets.

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Stanko Barac Pursuing NBA Deal
The Pacers control Stanko Baracís status in the NBA and have monitored his play overseas.

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France's Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot Plans Early Entry In NBA Draft
Timothe Luwawu is projected as a second round pick in the 2016 NBA draft, but the 19-year-old will gauge his stock for this June.

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Wizards Show Interest In Will Bynum
The Wizards have expressed interest on Will Bynum in the Chinese Basketball Association, league sources told RealGM.

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