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David Blatt To Coach Next Season Somewhere

May 22, 2016 11:33 AM

David Blatt doesn't have interest in remaining in the NBA as an assistant coach but doesn't want to sit out next season.

“I don’t see myself not being a head coach somewhere but you never know,” he said.

Blatt was a candidate for several head coaching jobs this offseason.

“I’m going to coach next year. I’m not going to sit out. It’s not in my nature. I want to work,” he said. “I’ll be back somewhere. Could be anywhere.”

Blatt was fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers before the All-Star break.

“I went through the interview process, and I sincerely hoped to get a job,” he said. “It didn’t work out, and I’m looking ahead. That’s all.”

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Tags: NBA, International, International Misc Rumor

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Barcelona Has Interest In Hiring David Blatt

May 17, 2016 10:19 AM

Barcelona has interest in hiring David Blatt as head coach.

Blatt left Maccabi Tel Aviv to become head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014.

Blatt was fired by the Cavaliers before the All-Star break and he would like to remain in the NBA.

The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets have interviewed Blatt.

Xavier Pascual has been head coach of Barcelona since 2008.

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CSKA Wins 2016 Euroleague Final Four, Nando De Colo Named MVP

May 15, 2016 6:24 PM

CSKA defeated Fenerbahce Ulker 101-96 to win the 2016 Euroleague Final Four.

Nando De Colo was named MVP as he had 22 points and seven assists in the title game. Kyle Hines, Cory Higgins, Andrey Vorontsevich and Viktor Khryapa also had double-figures.

Fenerbahce was led by 17 points for Ali Muhammed and 16 points apiece for Pero Antic, Ekpe Udoh and Gigi Datome.

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Tags: Nando De Colo, CSKA Moscow, Euroleague, International, International Teams, International League

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Willy Hernangomez Has Four-Year Offer From Knicks

May 12, 2016 1:37 PM

Willy Hernangomez has rejected two offers from Real Madrid and has a four-year deal on the table from the New York Knicks.

Hernangomez's four-year from the Knicks is worth $4.5 million.

The Knicks acquired the draft rights to Hernangomez during the 2015 NBA Draft.

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Tags: Willy Hernangomez, New York Knicks, Real Madrid, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

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Furkan Korkmaz Negotiates Buyout Into Contract With Anadolu Efes

May 11, 2016 1:44 PM

Furkan Korkmaz has negotiated a buyout clause into his contract with Anadolu Efes, which could allow him to come to the NBA for the 16-17 season.

Korkmaz is projected to be a mid-first round selection.

Korkmaz’s buyout will be $2 million.

If Korkmaz is unable to secure assurances he'll be selected in the lottery, he's likely to withdraw and re-enter in 2017.

An NBA team can contribute up to $650,000 this summer for a player picked in the first round with an international buyout, but league rules dictate that the difference must be paid out of the player's pocket. 

orkmaz is expected to have difficulty traveling to the United States for the workouts and interviews needed to improve his draft stock if his Turkish season runs late into June.

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Tags: Furkan Korkmaz, Anadolu Efes, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, International, NBA Draft General, International Teams

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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.

Jonathan Givony / DraftExpress

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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.

Marc Spears / ESPN

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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.

Jonathan Givony/DraftExpress

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

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Kobe Bryant Turned Down Offer To Join Barcelona For 16-17 Season
Barcelona offered to allow Kobe 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
The Rockets weren't able to sign Sergio Llull and ended up trading for Ty Lawson in an attempt to upgrade the point guard position.

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Nate Robinson Signs With Hapoel Tel Aviv
Nate Robinson will earn between $50,000 and $60,000 for two months.

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Tomas Satoransky Signs Four-Year Extension With Barcelona
Tomas Satoransky was drafted by the Wizards with the 32nd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

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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.

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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.

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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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