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Fenerbahce Denies Talks For Bogdan Bogdanovic

Bogdan Bogdanovic is signed with Partizan through the 15-16 season, but he has been linked to a potential move to Fenerbahce for the 14-15 season.

Bogdanovic will be eligible for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Fenerbahce responded in a press release.

"Today, at home and abroad on several internet sites it was reported that Partizan player Bogdan Bogdanovic will be transferred to Fenerbahce Ulker, news that don’t reflect the truth. Right now, our team is focused only on the season, trying to achieve success in TBL and Euroleague. Recently news like these are aiming at the harmony of our team and should not be treated as news.”

Via Niki Bakouli/EuroHoops

Lester Hudson Receives Inquiries From Grizzlies, Knicks, Clippers As Chinese Season Nears End

As an MVP-caliber season nears an end with Xinjiang in China, Lester Hudson has received inquiries from the Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers, looking into the guard’s availability, league sources told RealGM.

In helping take Xinjiang to the Chinese Basketball Association playoffs and leading the club to the second-best record in the league, Hudson is averaging 26 points, 7.6 rebounds and five assists. The CBA regular season concluded on Feb. 16, bringing a flurry of American players back to the free agency pool, but Hudson remained with his team in postseason play and will become available soon.

Hudson, a crafty 6-foot-3 guard, played for the Utah Jazz in training camp this season and averaged nearly five points on 45.5 percent three-point shooting over five preseason games. He also had been a focal point of the Los Angeles Lakers’ entry in the Las Vegas Summer League.

In three NBA seasons, Hudson averaged 4.8 points and 1.3 assists. His best stretch came as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers to finish the 2011-12 season, when he scored 12.7 points per game and appeared to solidify himself as a rotation player.

Hudson went to the Boston Celtics with the 58th overall draft pick in 2009.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Ante Tomic Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 7

Ante Tomic has been named Euroleague MVP for Top 16, Round 7.

Tomic set career highs with 24 points and a performance index rating of 36, which was the highest off any player in the competition all week.

Tomic led Barcelona to a 68-80 victory at rival Laboral Kutxa Vitoria by going 8-for-9 from the floor, in addition to nine rebounds plus two assists, two steals and one block in a terrific performance. Victor Khryapa flirted with what would have been the third triple-double in competition history, but had to settle for the week’s second best index rating.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Pierre Jackson To Sign With Fenerbahçe Ülker If No NBA Deal Emerges

Pierre Jackson will sign with Fenerbahçe Ülker of Turkey if he is not traded to a team that will give him a roster spot ahead of the trade deadline.

Jackson's draft rights are owned by the New Orleans Pelicans and he has emerged this season in the D-League.

Via Ismail Senol/NTV SPOR

Lamar Odom To Sign With Laboral Kutxa

Lamar Odom has agreed to a contract with Laboral Kutxa in Spain.

Odom plans to play the rest of the season with the Spanish club before deciding whether to attempt an NBA comeback.

Odom has been a free agent since finishing the 2012-13 season with the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers and Lakers reportedly considered signing Odom at various points last offseason and this season.

Odom dealt with off-court issues last summer and early in the season.

Odom won two NBA championships with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010 and the Sixth Man of the Year award in 2011.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Justin Dentmon Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16 Round 6

Justin Dentmon earned Euroleague MVP honors for Top 16 Round 6 after leading Zalgiris Kaunas to a victory over Partizan NIS Belgrade on Thursday. 

This is the second weekly award of the season for Dentmon.

Dentmon had a performance index rating of 33 to lead all players in Top 16 Round 6. Dentmon had 23 points, plus five rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Pierre Jackson Stuck In Limbo In D-League With Rights Owned By Pelicans

Pierre Jackson has been outstanding in the D-League, but is in a difficult situation in regards to his NBA future.

Jackson was the 42nd overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers and then traded to the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans have not renounced his draft rights to allow him to become a free agent, but they also have not signed him. 

Jackson is averaging 29.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game for Idaho.

"(Europe's) on the back of my mind," Jackson told CBSSports.com over All-Star Weekend. "My family needs the money. I need to provide for m family so whatever I have to do, I'll have to.

"The NBA's always been my dream, and I think I'm good enough to play there. But the way the cards are dealt, I may have to go overseas for my career."

Via Matt Moore/CBS Sports

Chris Duhon Signs With Caserta Of Italy

Chris Duhon has reached agreement on a contract with Caserta of the Italian league.

Duhon last played in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Caserta has Stefhon Hannah, Marco Mordente and Michele Vitali in its backcourt.

"Chris is ready to play again and wants to show everyone he's healthy," said Ray Bradbury. "This is a great opportunity."

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tony Parker Plans To Play 6-7 More Seasons In NBA

Tony Parker would like to spend the final season of his basketball career in France, but he believes he has many seasons remaining in the NBA.

"I always said I'd like to do the final year of my career in France, but I still want to play a long time in the NBA for six-seven years," said Parker. "I would like to have a long career. I feel good physically. I love basketball, I'm passionate. I want to play as long as possible."

Parker is 31 and is scheduled to become a free agent in 2015.

Via Michael Rehome/Project Spurs

Tiny Gallon Rejects Offer From Liaoning Of China To Continue Pursuing NBA

Behind an assertive two-month stretch with Delaware of the NBA Development, Tiny Gallon has received – and rejected – a nearly six-figure proposal from Liaoning in the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM.

Liaoning pursued Gallon to bolster its roster for the upcoming Chinese postseason, but Gallon had made clear his desire to remain in the D-League and chase a return to the NBA.

Gallon posted two of the D-League season’s most impressive performances in January, totaling a combined 63 points and 41 rebounds in back-to-back games for Delaware. For the season, the 6-foot-9 big man is averaging 16.9 points and 9.4 rebounds in 18 games.

Gallon, a second round pick in the 2010 NBA draft, had dropped out of the league after joining the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics for training camps, facing questions surrounding his maturity and work ethic. Amid humbling stints overseas and in the D-League, he’s worked to shed weight and has gained traction as an NBA hopeful.

Gallon, 23, participated in a mini-camp with the New York Knicks last summer and has maintained dialogue with the Philadelphia 76ers this season, sources said.

Out of the basketball famed Oak Hill Academy, Gallon spent one season at the University of Oklahoma, averaging 10.3 points and 7.9 rebounds as an All-Freshman center.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Dario Saric Beats Sipahi, Antetokounmpo To Win 2013 Europe Young Player Of The Year

Dario Saric has been named 2013 FIBA Europe Young Player of the Year.

Nenad Krstic Named Euroleague MVP For January

Nenad Krstic finished January's five games tied for the month’s best average performance index rating, 21.6.

Milos Teodosic Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 5

Milos Teodosic had a performance index rating of 31 in CSKA's win over Bayern.

Daequan Cook Signs In Germany For Remainder Of Season

Daequan Cook has signed with Walter Tigers Tübingen.

Royal Ivey Won't Re-Sign With Thunder, Will Sign In China

Royal Ivey appeared in two games in his stint with the Thunder.

Krunoslav Simon Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 4

Krunoslav Simon set a new personal best index performance rating of 35.

Donta Smith Named Eurocup MVP For Week 3, Last 32

Donta Smith led Maccabi Haifa Bazan with his perfect shooting for 24 points.

Mickael Pietrus Talking To NBA Teams, Remains Uninterested In Overseas Offers

Two NBA teams are maintaining steady inquiry on Mickael Pietrus, a source said.

Charles Jenkins Extends Contract With Crvena Zvezda

Charles Jenkins has an NBA out he can use by July 31.

Report: Fenerbahce Interested In Nando De Colo

Nando De Colo has appeared in just 13 games with the Spurs this season as Gregg Popovich has a lot of depth at guard.

Rudy Fernandez Named MVP For Euroleague Top 16, Round 3

Rudy Fernandez had an index rating of 30 in Real Madrid's win over Bayern Munich.

Ivan Johnson Receiving Interest From Several NBA Teams

Ivan Johnson has received interest from multiple NBA teams once he finishes his season in the Chinese Basketball Association.

Derrick Byars To Sign Deal With Russian Team

Derrick Byars will sign with the Krasny Oktyabr for the remainder of the season.

Xavier Silas Scanning Interest For NBA Return

After parting with the Israeli club Maccabi Ashdod, Xavier Silas is returning to the States.

Euroleague GMs Expect Real Madrid, CSKA, Olympiacos, Fenerbahce Ulker To Reach Final Four

Nikola Mirotic and Real Madrid are one of the favorites to reach the Final Four.

Marcelinho Huertas Named Euroleague MVP, Round 2

Marcelinho Huertas had 23 points in Barcelona's win over Fenerbahce Ulker.

Sergio Rodriguez Signs Contract Extension With Real Madrid Through 2018

Sergio Rodriguez has played with Real Madrid since the last of four NBA seasons with the Knicks in 2009-10.

Omar Thomas Named Eurocup MVP For Last 32, Round 1

Omar Thomas led his team with 20 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Real Madrid Junior Team Wins Ciutat De L'Hospitalet Tournament

Marco Garcia of Barcelona won MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Fernando Alonso, Jonathan Kasibabu, Andreas Obst and Basilije Vucetic.

Shannon Brown Discussing Deal With Teams In China

Shannon Brown continues to discuss a deal with NBA teams, but has become increasingly engaged with offers from China.
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