International Wiretap

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.

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

Josh Smith Signs $1.5M Deal With Sichuan Whales

Nov 8, 2016 10:33 AM

Josh Smith has signed a three-month, $1.5 million deal in China with the Sichuan Whales.

Smith split parts of last season with the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets.

In an interview with Shams Charania in late September, Smith talked about wanting to remain in the NBA and that he was prepared to make changes to do so.

Smith could return to the NBA at the end of the season following his stint in China as many former NBA players have done.

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Tags: Josh Smith, Sichuan Blue Whales, Chinese CBA, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

Jeremy Evans, Robbie Hummer Sign With Khimki Moscow

Oct 29, 2016 8:24 AM

Jeremy Evans and Robbie Hummel have signed with Khimki Moscow.

Evans and Hummel were waived at the end of training camp by the Pacers and Nuggets respectively.

Khimki reached the Top 16 stage of the Euroleague last season.

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Tags: Jeremy Evans, Robbie Hummel, Khimki BC, NBA, International, International Teams

Nick Johnson Signs With Bayern Munich

Oct 28, 2016 5:47 PM

Nick Johnson has agreed to sign with Bayern Munich.

Johnson was the 42nd overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft out of Arizona by the Houston Rockets.

Johnson spent last season with the Austin Spurs after he was released by the Denver Nuggets.

During the 2016 preseason, Johnson played for the Orlando Magic.

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Tags: Nick Johnson, FC Bayern Muenchen, NBA, International, International Teams

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.

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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.

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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
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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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