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French Prospect Jonathan Jeanne Will Not Enter 2016 NBA Draft

Apr 26, 2016 12:00 PM

7'2" French center Jonathan Jeanne will not enter the 2016 NBA Draft.

Jeanne was ranked 23rd on DraftExpress' Top 100 and currently plays for Le Mans in France. He will turn 19 in June.

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USA Men's Basketball Team Announces Summer Schedule

Apr 25, 2016 12:35 PM

The US Men's Basketball Team has announced their US schedule for games and training ahead of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

They will play July 22 in Las Vegas, July 24 in Los Angeles (at Staples Center), July 26 in Oakland (at Oracle Arena), July 29 in Chicago (at the United Center) and August 1 in Houston (at the Toyota Center).

Team USA's first game in Brazil will be August 6 vs. China.

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Report: Anthony Bennett Could Sign In Australia

Apr 19, 2016 9:17 PM

Anthony Bennett could be joining the Sydney Kings next season, according to a report out of Australia.

Sydney GM Jeff Van Groningen is visiting Las Vegas during his current United States' scouting trip.

Bennett was the first overall pick in 2013 out of UNLV by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Bennett was part of the Andrew Wiggins-Kevin Love trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves and lasted just one season there as well. Bennett was waived by the Toronto Raptors this season in February.

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Juan Hernangomez Declares For NBA Draft

Apr 18, 2016 2:40 PM

Juan Hernangomez has declared for the 2016 NBA Draft.

Hernangomez is currently projected to go 28th overall in the latest DraftExpress mock draft.

Hernangomez is a 6'9, 20-year-old forward for Estudiantes.

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Zhou Qi Declares For NBA Draft

Apr 15, 2016 10:46 AM

Zhou Qi will declare for the 2016 NBA Draft.

Zhou, a 7'2 prospect, could become a first round selection as front office executives from the NBA have been closely monitoring his two seasons with Xinjiang.

Zhou, 20 and listed at 210 pounds, averaged 15.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.2 blocks this season for Xinjiang, which had a 30-8 record.

DraftExpress currently has Zhou at No. 27 in their latest mock draft.

 

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Dragan Bender Declares For NBA Draft

Apr 6, 2016 11:24 AM

Dragan Bender officially entered the 2016 NBA Draft, according to his agent Doug Neustadt.

Bender is expected to be a top-10 pick in the draft.

Bender plays overseas for Maccabi Tel Aviv where he's averaging 4.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12.3 minutes per game.

Bender turned 18 in November and is seven feet tall.

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Kobe Bryant Turned Down Offer To Join Barcelona For 16-17 Season

Apr 1, 2016 12:20 PM

Kobe Bryant was given an offer from Barcelona last summer to extend his basketball career overseas. Bryant decided to turn it down.

Senior officials at the Catalan club ramped up their overtures toward Bryant after hearing him talk about ending his basketball career with Pau Gasol.

In July, club officials said Kobe told them he "would love to finish my career playing for Barca with Pau Gasol."

Bryant spent his childhood in Europe and has often expressed admiration for European players.

Bryant turned it down out of concerns he wouldn't be healthy enough for the season. Barcelona offered to allow Bryant to exclusively play in the more high-profile Euroleague games.

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Rockets Unsure If They'll Pursue Sergio Llull Again In Offseason

Mar 27, 2016 1:21 PM

The Houston Rockets were interested in bring Sergio Llull to the NBA last offseason and Daryl Morey was in Spain this week on a scouting trip.

“I’ll be watching Llull live, but right now I can’t say if we will try to sign him again this summer," said Morey. "I’ve been in Italy, Serbia and Malaga. We are not seeking anything in particular. We are always looking at players who can help us.”

The Rockets weren't able to sign Llull and ended up trading for Ty Lawson in an attempt to upgrade the point guard position.

"There are always interesting players, draft players for the draft to see and that we can come in handy," said Morey.

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Nate Robinson Signs With Hapoel Tel Aviv

Mar 17, 2016 1:27 PM

Nate Robinson has signed with Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Robinson hasn't placed since he was waived by the New Orleans Pelicans in October.

Robinson will earn between $50,000 and $60,000 for two months.

"I'm happy that a NBA star of this magnitude is coming to a club like Hapoel Tel Aviv," said Hapoel chairman Rami Cohen. "It shows the spirit, passion and love for basketball that exists at this club, and that things like that reach across the ocean. This step shows that we haven't given up on the season and that we want to end it in the best way possible." 

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Tomas Satoransky Signs Four-Year Extension With Barcelona

Mar 7, 2016 11:40 AM

Barcelona has signed Tomas Satoransky to a four-year extension.

Satoransky has outs for the NBA in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Satoransky was drafted by the Washington Wizards with the 32nd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and participated on their Summer League team that season.

Satoransky is averaging 8.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 23.1 minutes per game this season for Barcelona. Satoransky has a PER of 18.2, down from 20.2 last season.

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Dorell Wright Receiving NBA Interest After Season In China
Dorell Wright averaged 24.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals in 30.8 minutes per game in China.

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Nando De Colo Named Euroleague MVP For February
Nando De Colo finished with averages of 19 points, 2 steals and 25 PIR, putting him among the top five players in February in all three categories.

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Michael Beasley Receiving Interest From Multiple NBA Teams
Michael Beasley has averaged 31.9 points, 13.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 36.5 minutes per game this season with Shandong.

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Elliot Williams Signs With Panathinaikos
Elliot Williams was most recently in the NBA with the Grizzlies and was named to the D-League All-Star team.

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Georgios Printezis Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 6
Georgios Printezis scored 30 points to go with nine rebounds and a 37 performance index rating.

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Tyrese Rice Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 5
Tyrese Rice scored 20 points on 5-of-8 three-point shooting plus 11 assists.

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Elijah Millsap Signs With Maccabi Tel Aviv
Elijah Millsap was waived this month by the Jazz.

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Ioannis Bourousis, Jan Vesely Named Euroleague Co-MVPS For Top-16, Round 4
Each posted a performance index of 30, which was the highest among all players in Round 4.

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Nate Robinson To Have Workout For Xinjiang Flying Tigers
Nate Robinson played briefly this season with the Pelicans.

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Andrey Vatutin Reportedly Nets' Top Choice To Become Next GM
Andrey Vatutin is the top choice of Mikhail Prokhorov to become general manager of the Nets this offseason.

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Kobe Bryant 'Would Have Loved To Play Overseas'
Kobe Bryant has fully ruled out playing overseas.

Mark Medina/Los Angeles Daily News

Austin Daye Signs With Victoria Libertas Pesaro
Austin Daye's father, Darren Daye, also played for the team during his own playing career.

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Kobe Bryant Has No Plans To Play Abroad
In the past, there has often been the notion that Kobe Bryant could spend a season playing in Italy after his NBA career concludes.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Felipe Reyes Named Euroleague MVP For Round 4 Of Regular Season
Felipe Reyes totaled 20 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block with an index rating of 30.

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Dario Saric To Join 76ers For 16-17 Season
Dario Saric signed a three-year contract with Anadolu Efes during the week leading up to the draft.

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Darius Adams Named Euroleague MVP For Regular Season, Round 3
Darius Adams had 18 points, plus career highs of nine assists and three steals, to lead Laboral Kutxa to a 1-7-71 win over Limoges CSP.

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Al Harrington Signs With Sydney Kings
Al Harrington played 34 games for the Wizards last season and retired from the NBA in March.

Roy Ward/Sydney Morning Herald

Greg Oden Out Three Weeks With Hand Injury
Greg Oden had 23 points and 14 rebounds in his first preseason game with the Jiangsu Dragons.

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Patric Young Named Euroleague MVP Regular Season Round 1
Patric Young finished the game with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocks in an impressive all-around performance.

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Nate Huffman Passes Away At Age Of 40
Nate Huffman was diagnosed recently with stage IV bladder cancer and was dealing with symptoms at his home in Battle Creek in recent weeks.

Bill Broderick/Battle Creek Enquirer