International Wiretap

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

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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.

Fox Sports

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

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.

David Pick

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

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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.

David Pick

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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.

David Pick

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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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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

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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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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.

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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