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Elliot Williams Signs With Panathinaikos

Feb 8, 2016 8:37 PM

Elliot Williams has signed with Panathinaikos.

Williams was most recently in the NBA with the Memphis Grizzlies and was named to the D-League All-Star team.

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Tags: Elliot Williams, Panathinaikos, Greek HEBA A1, NBA, D-League, International, International Teams, International League

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Georgios Printezis Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 6

Feb 6, 2016 9:39 PM

Georgios Printezis has been named the Euroleague MVP for Top 16 Round 6.

Printezis helped lead the Reds to a 89-77 victory over Khimki Moscow Region. 

Printezis scored 30 points to go with nine rebounds and a 37 performance index rating.

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Tags: Georgios Printezis, International, International Award

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Tyrese Rice Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 5

Jan 30, 2016 4:30 PM

Tyrese Rice has been named Euroleague MVP for Round 5 of the Top 16 after leading Khimki to a 111-80 victory over Zalgiris Kaunas on Friday with a performance index rating of 35, which was the highest among all players in the week's games.

Rice scored 20 points on 5-of-8 three-point shooting plus 11 assists. He also made 5 of 6 free throws and collected 2 steals in setting a career-high in index rating and leading Khimki to a new club record for scoring.

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Tags: Euroleague, International, International Award, International League

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Elijah Millsap Signs With Maccabi Tel Aviv

Jan 24, 2016 4:01 PM

Elijah Millsap has signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Millsap was waived this month by the Utah Jazz.

Millsap started the 2014-15 season in Bakersfield, and his outstanding play there (averaging 20.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 2.1 steals per game) led to an NBA contract.

In 67 games with the Jazz, Millsap posted averages of 4.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, and one steal in 16 minutes of playing time. 

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Tags: Elijah Millsap, Utah Jazz, Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, Euroleague, Israeli BSL, NBA, International, International Teams, International League

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Ioannis Bourousis, Jan Vesely Named Euroleague Co-MVPS For Top-16, Round 4

Jan 23, 2016 7:56 PM

Ioannis Bourousis of Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz and Jan Vesely of Fenerbahce Istanbul have been named Euroleague co-MVPs for Round 4 of the Top 16.

Bourousis led his team to an 81-71 victory over CSKA Moscow with his seventh double-double of the season.

Vesely helped Fenerbahce defeat Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul 100-106.

Each posted a performance index of 30, which was the highest among all players in Round 4. 

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Tags: Euroleague, International, International Award, International League

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Nate Robinson To Have Workout For Xinjiang Flying Tigers

Jan 11, 2016 2:52 PM

Nate Robinson is on his way to China for a workout with Xinjiang Flying Tigers.

Robinson played briefly this season with the New Orleans Pelicans.'

Andray Blatche has been the best play on the Flying Tigers this season.

Neick Bedard/Basketball Buddha

Tags: Nate Robinson, Xinjiang Guanghui, Chinese CBA, NBA, International, International Teams, International League

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Andrey Vatutin Reportedly Nets' Top Choice To Become Next GM

Jan 5, 2016 1:36 PM

Andrey Vatutin is the top choice of Mikhail Prokhorov to become general manager of the Brooklyn Nets this offseason.

The contract of Billy King expires at the end of the 15-16 season.

Vatutin is currently the president of CSKA Moscow.

Under his management CSKA Moscow won the 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 Russian Superleague and the 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 Russian Championships. 

Vatutin had an interview with RealGM's Erildas Budraitis in 2012.

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Tags: Brooklyn Nets, CSKA Moscow, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

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Kobe Bryant 'Would Have Loved To Play Overseas'

Dec 21, 2015 4:26 PM

Given Kobe Bryant's history growing up in Italy as the son of Jellybean Bryant, the possibility of playing overseas always seemed stronger for him than other stars.

Bryant has given every indication that his retirement from the NBA this season also means he'll retire from professional basketball.

"I would have loved to play overseas for a season," said Bryant. "But it’s not going to happen. I wish I could. But my body won’t let me."

Mark Medina/Los Angeles Daily News

Tags: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Misc Rumor

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Austin Daye Signs With Victoria Libertas Pesaro

Nov 27, 2015 11:51 AM

Austin Daye has signed with Victoria Libertas Pesaro in Italy.

Daye's father, Darren Daye, also played for the team during his own playing career.

Daye spent parts of last season with the San Antonio Spurs and Atlanta Hawks, while spending the preseason in 2015 with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Tags: Austin Daye, Consultinvest VL Pesaro, Italian Lega Basket Serie A, International, International Teams, International League

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Kobe Bryant Has No Plans To Play Abroad

Nov 20, 2015 11:59 AM

In the past, there has often been the notion that Kobe Bryant could spend a season playing in Italy after his NBA career concludes.

But Bryant told ESPN that he has no plans of playing abroad at this point.

Bryant has struggled to stay healthy in each of the past three seasons.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International

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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.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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

Pelicans Sign Bo McCalebb
Bo McCalebb has never played in the NBA after finishing his career at the University of New Orleans in 2008.

Andrew Lopez/Times Picayune

Nikoloz Tskitishvili Signs In China With Fujian
Nikoloz Tskitishvili was with the Clippers in preseason, his first NBA appearance since 2006.

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Rockets Hope To Bring Alessandro Gentile To NBA In 2016
Alessandro Gentile has played for Milano since 2011 and was Serie A Finals MVP in 2014.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Hakim Warrick Signs With Melbourne United
Hakim Warrick has most recently played in Turkey for Torku Konyaspor and has been working out with the Atlanta Hawks prior to the signing.

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Jan Vesely Not Rushing NBA Return
Jan Vesely has averaged 18.8 points and a tournament-best 9.5 rebounds while shooting 61.5 percent from the field during EuroBasket.

Mark Woods/ESPN

Marcelo Huertas Took Pay Cut To Play In NBA
Marcelo Huertas said he turned down more money in Europe for a chance at the NBA with the Lakers.

Eric Pincus/Los Angeles Times

Dwight Buycks Considering Deal In China
Multiple NBA teams have offered Dwight Buycks non-guaranteed camp deals.

David Pick/Sportando

Casper Ware Signs With Tianjin Steel In China
Casper Ware spent last season in Germany with EWE Baskets Oldenburg after spending the 14-15 preseason with the 76ers.

David Pick/Sportando

Tyrus Thomas Signs In Germany With Eisbaeren Bremerhaven
Tyrus Thomas played last season with the Grizzlies after being out of the NBA.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Wizards Expect Tomas Satoransky To Join Team In 16-17
Tomas Satoransky figures to be John Wall's primary backup at point guard.

Jorge Castillo/Washington Post

Greg Oden Passes Tryout Phase, Signs One-Year, $1.2M Deal In China
Greg Oden has passed the tryout period in China.

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Carlos Boozer Intrigued By Interest From China
The Sichuan Blue Whales are foremost amongst the CBA teams to have registered interest in Carlos Boozer.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Lakers Had Interest In Yi Jianlian
Yi Jianlian returned to China during the lockout and has played there since 2012 after a brief stint with the Mavericks.

David A. Pick/Sportando

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