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Clippers, Heat Interested In Carlos Boozer

Mar 18, 2017 11:56 AM

Carlos Boozer continues to play in the Chinese Basketball Association playoffs for the Guangdong Southern Tigers.

Boozer's performance has reportedly put him back onto the radar of NBA teams.

The Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers are among the teams tracking Boozer.

Boozer is eligible to play in the NBA postseason for anyone who signs him, since he hasn't been on a roster all season, but the one requirement is that he'd have to be signed back home before the NBA regular season ends April 12.

Boozer last played in the NBA in 2015 with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Guangdong Southern, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

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Bogdan Bogdanovic Will Make Kings' Decision In Offseason

Mar 2, 2017 1:33 PM

Bogdan Bogdanovic released a statement commenting about his future with Fenerbahce in light of a report that the Sacramento Kings planned to sign him for the 17-18 season.

"I wanted to comment on a recent media report regarding me and the Sacramento Kings as I am receiving many questions from fans about my future," wrote Bogdanovic. "It is humbling and an honor for Vlade Divac to speak highly of me as a basketball player. He is a Serbian basketball legend.

"To be clear though, I will not discuss the NBA or make a decision on my future until after my season with Fenerbahce is finished. I always live in the present day and love playing for Fenerbahce. I am only focused on doing everything I can to help Fenerbahce achieve the goals we set together as a team."

Bogdanovic is on an existing contract signed with the Fenerbahce for the 17-18 season. The deal contains a buyout worth more than $1 million. 

The Kings own the draft rights to Bogdanovic and Vlade Divac recently said the team expects to bring him over to the NBA for the 17-18 season.

David Pick

Tags: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Sacramento Kings, Fenerbahce Ulker, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

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Kings Plan On Signing Bogdan Bogdanovic In Offseason

Feb 26, 2017 10:51 AM

The Sacramento Kings plan on signing Bogdan Bogdanovic in the offseason.

The Kings acquired the draft rights to Bogdanovic from the Phoenix Suns at the 2016 draft. Bogdanovic was the 27th overall pick in the 2014 draft by the Phoenix Suns.

Bogdanovic is a 24-year-old shooting guard presently playing with Fenerbahce.

Vlade Divac confirmed Sacramento's plans when talking about the Kings' culture.

"I want to build a culture, and he didn’t fit in my culture," said Divac. "Before we were just talking, preaching. But if we’re going to do it, you do it. The good thing about our situation now is that we have some very nice assets, a few more shooting guards, and time to take a look at Willie (Cauley-Stein), Skal (Labissiere) and Malachi (Richardson) when he gets healthy, and Georgios Papagiannis. Ty Lawson has been very good for us, and Darren (Collison) is playing well, and he will be a free agent. Kosta (Koufas) has been good. We have (Bogdan) Bogdanovic coming over next season as another asset."

Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee

Tags: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Sacramento Kings, Fenerbahce Ulker, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

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Luka Doncic Signs With Bill Duffy

Feb 17, 2017 8:12 PM

Luka Doncic has signed with Bill Duffy and BDA Sports as his representation. 

Doncic currently plays for Real Madrid and is widely projected to be a top-2 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Luka Doncic, Real Madrid, NBA, International, International Teams

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Luka Doncic Receiving Buzz To Go First Overall In 2018

Feb 1, 2017 1:39 PM

Luka Doncic of Real Madrid is receiving attention as a possible first overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Doncic is 17 but already producing in the Euroleague. Doncic can play point guard, shooting guard and small forward at 6'8.

NBA personnel have already begun to make the trip to Europe to scout Doncic, who is one of their biggest prodigies since Ricky Rubio.

DeAndre Ayton, a 7'0 center, is also expected to compete for the first overall pick in 2018.

Jonathan Givony/The Vertical

Tags: Luka Doncic, Real Madrid, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, International, NBA Draft General, International Teams

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Anthony Bennett Signs With Fenerbahce

Jan 12, 2017 5:34 PM

Anthony Bennett has signed in Turkey with Fenerbahce. 

Bennett was waived by the Brooklyn Nets this week.

Bennett was the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft out of UNLV.

David Pick

Tags: Anthony Bennett, Fenerbahce Ulker, Turkish BSL, NBA, International, International Teams, International League

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Isaiah Austin Signs With FMP Belgrade

Jan 8, 2017 6:44 PM

Isaiah Austin has signed a contract to play professionally in Europe with FMP Belgrade, a club affiliate of Serbian giant Red Star Belgrade.

Austin had been projected as a late first-round pick in the 2014 NBA draft until he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome.

Austin, who announced last month that he has been cleared by doctors to return to playing basketball, will join FMP Belgrade, a club affiliate of Serbian giant Red Star Belgrade.

"After 2014 I was told this day would never come, but God is great and has been with me this whole time, so here I am!" Austin wrote on his Facebook page. "Signing my first professional basketball contract ever, and I am so grateful!"

In December, Austin announced that he had been given clearance by his doctors to return to the court.

"I am about to be out here pursuing my dream," Austin said in a video posted on his Instagram account. "Ever since my doctors told me that I was cleared, it's been in my mind: I want to go chase this. It's always been my dream. At the same time, I'm a God-fearing man, and I believe that everything happens in life for a reason. So why would God put it in my doctor's heart to say that I was cleared if he didn't want me to go and chase my dream and share my testimony with millions of people around the world."

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Tags: FMP Beograd, NBA, International, International Teams

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Melbourne United Signs Josh Boone

Dec 24, 2016 6:24 PM

Melbourne United has signed ex-NBA forward Josh Boone to a short term injury contract, the league's official website, nbl.com.au, has confirmed.

Boone, a former first round pick of the New Jersey Net, will be available when Melbourne plays Brisbane in an open-roof encounter on December 26.  He replaces Olympian David Andersen and import Devin Williams, who both recently went down with knee injuries and both of whom will miss 3-6 weeks.

Boone has most recently spent time in Europe playing in Estonia and Turkey where he won the Estonian Cup with BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn and was awarded MVP of the Cup Finals.

nbl.com.au

Tags: Josh Boone, Melbourne, Australian NBL, International, International Teams, International League, International Official Signing

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Cameron Bairstow Tears ACL In Left Knee

Dec 20, 2016 10:34 AM

Cameron Bairstow will miss the rest of the NBL season after scans revealed an anterior cruciate ligament injury to his left knee.

Bairstow, who competed for Australia at the Rio Olympics, suffered the injury during overtime in Brisbane’s 91-85 home loss to the Illawarra Hawks on Monday night.

Bairstow was the 49th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft out of New Mexico and played two seasons for the Chicago Bulls.

Bairstow has remained on the radar of NBA teams following his release by the Detroit Pistons in the 2016 offseason.

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Tags: Cameron Bairstow, Brisbane Bullets, Australian NBL, International, International Teams, International League, International Injury

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Sergio Llull Named Euroleague MVP For November

Nov 28, 2016 8:10 PM

Sergio Llull has been named Euroleague MVP for the month of November.

Llull led Real Madrid to a 4-1 record in the month.

Llull finished the month sitting third in the full-season rankings for EuroLeague scorers, with 19.4 points per game and tied for sixth in assists, at 5.8 per game.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Sergio Llull, Real Madrid, International, International Award, International Teams

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Josh Smith Signs $1.5M Deal With Sichuan Whales
Josh Smith split parts of last season with the Clippers and Rockets.

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Jeremy Evans, Robbie Hummer Sign With Khimki Moscow
Khimki reached the Top 16 stage of the Euroleague last season.

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Nick Johnson Signs With Bayern Munich
During the 2016 preseason, Nick Johnson played for the Orlando Magic.

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Terrance Ferguson Suspended One Game For Striking Opponent
Terrance Ferguson is playing for the Adelaide 36ers after deciding not to attend Arizona for his freshman season.

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Steve Blake Signs With Australia's Sydney Kings
Steve Blake played for the Pistons last season.

Jamie Marcuson/Sydney Morning Herald

Milos Teodosic Considered Best International Player Not In NBA By GMs
Milos Teodosic is a three-time All-Euroleague First Team selection and won MVP honors in 2010.

John Schuhmann/NBA.com

Rockets Would Have To Promise Sergio Llull Significant Role To Bring Him To NBA
Sergio Llull is a widely popular player for Real Madrid and signed an extension in 2015 for six seasons.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Norris Cole Signs Deal With Shandong Golden Stars
Norris Cole played for the Pelicans last season and recently received interest from the Cavaliers.

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Rockets Hope To Sign Sergio Llull Next Offseason
Houston has had interest in signing Sergio Llull in at least each of the past two offseasons.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Jason Thompson Agrees To One-Year, $1.5M Deal With Shandong
Jason Thompson turned 30 this offseason and will now played abroad after 588 games in the NBA.

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Tibor Pleiss To Sign One-Year Deal With Galatasaray
Tibor Pleiss had received an invite to join the Nets for training camp.

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Pau Gasol Now Less Likely To Finish Career With Barcelona
Pau Gasol said the odds of him finishing his career with Barcelona have been reduced as he continues his NBA career into his late 30s.

Eurohoops.net

DeJuan Blair Signs With Jiangsu Tongxi
DeJuan Blair spent the past two seasons with the Wizards.

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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.

Calvin Watkins/ESPN

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.

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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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