International Wiretap

Terrance Ferguson Suspended One Game For Striking Opponent

Oct 26, 2016 10:35 AM

Terrance Ferguson has been suspended one game for striking opponent Mark Worthington during a game on October 21st.

Ferguson is playing for the Adelaide 36ers after deciding not to attend Arizona for his freshman season.

Draft Express currently projects Ferguson as a late first round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

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Tags: Terrance Ferguson, Adelaide, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, International, NBA Draft General, International Teams

Steve Blake Signs With Australia's Sydney Kings

Oct 22, 2016 3:55 PM

Steve Blake has signed with the Sydney Kings of Australia.

Blake played for the Detroit Pistons last season.

"Any time you have someone of that experience it means a lot," coach Andrew Gaze said. "He's played at the highest level for such a long period of time. He's played with some of the greatest players in the world.

"The role that we have for him is something that is going to be an adjustment for us and an adjustment for him, and hopefully it can all work out and be beneficial for both."

Jamie Marcuson/Sydney Morning Herald

Tags: Steve Blake, Sydney, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

Milos Teodosic Considered Best International Player Not In NBA By GMs

Oct 18, 2016 10:50 AM

NBA general managers consider Milos Teodosic the best international player not currently in the NBA at 53.6 percent.

Teodosic went undrafted in the 2009 NBA Draft and has played for CSKA Moscow since 2011. Teodosic is a three-time All-Euroleague First Team selection and won MVP honors in 2010. In the past year, Teodosic has won the Euroleague with CSKA and a silver medal with Serbia.

Sergio Llull of Real Madrid ranks second at 28.6 percent, followed by Nando de Colo at 14.3 percent.

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Tags: Milos Teodosic, CSKA Moscow, NBA, International, International Teams

Rockets Would Have To Promise Sergio Llull Significant Role To Bring Him To NBA

Oct 7, 2016 11:46 AM

The Houston Rockets remain interested in bringing Sergio Llull over to the NBA.

The Rockets own Llull's NBA draft rights.

Llull is a widely popular player for Real Madrid and signed an extension in 2015 for six seasons. Llull, however, does have a manageable buyout.

The belief is the Rockets would have to promise Llull a significant role with the team in order to get him to eventually leave Real Madrid.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Houston Rockets, Real Madrid, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

Norris Cole Signs Deal With Shandong Golden Stars

Oct 5, 2016 7:16 PM

Norris Cole has signed with the Shandong Golden Stars of China.

Cole played for the New Orleans Pelicans last season and recently received interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Cole averaged 10.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 26.6 minutes per game for the Pelicans last season.

David Pick

Tags: Norris Cole, Shandong, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

Rockets Hope To Sign Sergio Llull Next Offseason

Oct 4, 2016 12:42 PM

The Houston Rockets are hopeful Sergio Llull will sign with them next offseason.

The Rockets own Llull's NBA draft rights after he was a high second round pick in 2009.

Llull averaged 12.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists last season for Real Madrid.

Houston has had interest in signing Llull in at least each of the past two offseasons.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Sergio Llull, Houston Rockets, Real Madrid, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

Jason Thompson Agrees To One-Year, $1.5M Deal With Shandong

Sep 24, 2016 8:27 PM

Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association have agreed to sign Jason Thompson to a deal in the range of $1.5 million for one season.

Thompson played for the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors last season.

Thompson turned 30 this offseason and will now played abroad after 588 games in the NBA.

David Pick

Tags: Jason Thompson, Shandong, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

Tibor Pleiss To Sign One-Year Deal With Galatasaray

Sep 11, 2016 1:15 PM

Tibor Pleiss has agreed to a one-year deal with Galatasaray.

Pleiss will replace Nenad Krstic, who is on the verge of a medical retirement.

Pleiss had received an invite to join the Brooklyn Nets for training camp.

David Pick

Tags: Tibor Pleiss, Galatasaray, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

Pau Gasol Now Less Likely To Finish Career With Barcelona

Sep 8, 2016 2:49 PM

Pau Gasol signed with the San Antonio Spurs this offseason on a two-year, $30 million deal. Gasol also considered signing with the Spurs in 2014 but instead chose the Chicago Bulls.

“Two years ago I declined the option of going to the Spurs," said Gasol. "Now it was the right time to go to San Antonio. (Gregg) Popovich has he told me that I will contribute a lot and along with LaMarcus Aldridge, without Tim Duncan any more, I will be one of the leaders of the team in the front line.”

Gasol also said the odds of him finishing his career with Barcelona have been reduced as he continues his NBA career into his late 30s.

“While still playing in the NBA, my chances of returning to FC Barcelona are reduced," said Gasol. "It’s a nice idea, but becoming less and less possible. My hope of playing for the national team remains the same, evaluating it year by year and analyzing how my body adapts to the workload.”

Tags: Pau Gasol, San Antonio Spurs, FC Barcelona Lassa, Spanish ACB, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

DeJuan Blair Signs With Jiangsu Tongxi

Sep 7, 2016 1:14 PM

DeJuan Blair has agreed to sign with Jiangsu Tongxi of China.

Blair spent the past two seasons with the Washington Wizards and was released in February by the Phoenix Suns following his trade to the team.

Blair averaged fewer than 10 minutes per game each of the past two seasons.

David Pick

Tags: DeJuan Blair, Jiangsu Tong Xi, Chinese CBA, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

Rockets Meet Face-To-Face With Zhou Qi For First Time
The Rockets picked Zhou Qi in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft.

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Jason Thompson Close To Deal With Shandong
Jason Thompson was the 12th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft out of Rider.

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Ra'Shad James Agrees To Sign With Cedevita Zagreb
Ra'Shad James averaged 14.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 20.7 minutes over five Summer League games with the Bucks.

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Bryce Cotton Agrees To Deal With Anadolu Efes
Bryce Cotton played for both the Grizzlies and Suns last season.

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Jared Cunningham Signs With Jiangsu Tongxi
Jared Cunningham has a career PER of 6.8 in 84 NBA games.


J.J. Hickson In Talks On Deal In China
J.J. Hickson had an 18.4 PER in limited minutes over 15 games with the Wizards.

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Justin Dentmon Agrees To $900,000 Deal With Galatasaray
Justin Detmon played in China last season, averaging 24.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game.

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Report: Yi Jianlian Giving Up $3M Deal In China For $1M From Lakers
The Lakers also pursued Yi Jianlian last offseason.

David Pick

Lakers In Adavanced Contract Talks With Yi Jianlian
Yi Jianlian averaged 26.4 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists last season in China.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Grizzlies Tried To Sign Milos Teodosic In 2013
Milos Teodosic elected to sign a contract instead with CSKA Moscow that has one more season remaining.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Dunc'd On: Time to Panic for Team USA, Revisiting '72 Olympics Controversy
Team USA struggles, and did USA get robbed in '72?

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Shane Larkin Signs With Baskonia
Shane Larkin averaged 7.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 22.4 minutes per game last season with the Nets.

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Devyn Marble Agrees To Deal With Aris Thessaloniki
Devyn Marble averaged 2.1 points and 1.4 rebounds in 8.9 minutes per game last season with the Magic.

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Shawn Dawson To Sign Camp Deal With Pelicans
Shawn Dawson averaged 15.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game last season.


Quincy Miller Signs Extension With Maccabi Through 2019
Quincy Miller has an NBA out clause in each summer of the deal.

David Pick

Amar'e Stoudemire Received Interest From Non-Title Contenders
Amar'e Stoudemire chose to retire from the NBA to sign a two-year deal with Hapoel Jerusalem this offseason.

New York Times

Dwight Buycks Re-Signs With Fujian Quanzhou
Dwight Buycks average over 25 points, six rebounds and five assists last season.

David Pick

Perry Jones Signs Deal With Khimki Moscow
Perry Jones played five games in the D-League last season, averaging 13.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists.

David Pick

Dunc'd On: Westbrook Extension + Olympic Preview
Russell Westbrook's renegotiation and extension and Olympic Basketball Tournament preview.

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Kenny Gabriel Agrees Upon One-Year, $1M Deal With Lokomotiv Kuban
The Cavs and Heat both had interest in Kenny Gabriel but weren't committing a fully guaranteed deal.

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