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Kobe Bryant Has No Plans To Play Abroad

Nov 20, 2015 11:59 AM

In the past, there has often been the notion that Kobe Bryant could spend a season playing in Italy after his NBA career concludes.

But Bryant told ESPN that he has no plans of playing abroad at this point.

Bryant has struggled to stay healthy in each of the past three seasons.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International

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Felipe Reyes Named Euroleague MVP For Round 4 Of Regular Season

Nov 7, 2015 12:57 PM

Felipe Reyes has been named Euroleague MVP for Round 4 of the Regular Season.

Reyes totaled 20 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block with an index rating of 30, which was highest among all players in the round, a 101-99 win by Real Madrid over Bayern Munich.

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Tags: Felipe Reyes, Real Madrid, Euroleague, International, International Award, International Teams, International League

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Dario Saric To Join 76ers For 16-17 Season

Nov 4, 2015 11:24 AM

Dario Saric will join the Philadelphia 76ers for the 16-17 season, according to Croatian newspaper Večernji list.

"In the summer, I will still go because I have a way out in the contract," Saric said.

Saric was the 12th overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft.

Saric signed a three-year contract with Anadolu Efes of Turkish Basketball League during the week leading up to the draft.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Tags: Dario Saric, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International

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Darius Adams Named Euroleague MVP For Regular Season, Round 3

Oct 31, 2015 10:10 AM

Darius Adams has been named Euroleague MVP for Round 3 of the Regular Season.

Adams had 18 points, plus career highs of nine assists and three steals, to lead Laboral Kutxa to a 1-7-71 win over Limoges CSP.

Adams made 5-for-8 two-point shots, 2-of-4 threes and sank both of his free throw attempts in compiling a performance index rating of 29, which was the most among all players among the 12 Round 3 games.

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Tags: Darius Adams, Euroleague, International, International League

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Al Harrington Signs With Sydney Kings

Oct 29, 2015 5:25 PM

Al Harrington has signed with the Sydney Kings as an injury replacement for Josh Childress.

Harrington's deal is for four weeks.

Harrington played 34 games for the Washington Wizards last season and retired from the NBA in March.

Roy Ward/Sydney Morning Herald

Tags: Al Harrington, Sydney, Australian NBL, NBA, International, International Teams, International League

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Greg Oden Out Three Weeks With Hand Injury

Oct 25, 2015 10:15 AM

Greg Oden has suffered a hand injury that will keep him out of action in China at least three weeks.

Oden had 23 points and 14 rebounds in his first preseason game with the Jiangsu Dragons.

The Dallas Mavericks and Charlotte Hornets were among the teams that auditioned Oden this past summer in hopes of giving him one more NBA shot.

Oden signed with the Dragons for a reported one-year deal worth $1.2 million.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Greg Oden, Jiangsu Nangang, Chinese CBA, International, International Teams, International League

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Patric Young Named Euroleague MVP Regular Season Round 1

Oct 17, 2015 4:28 PM

Patric Young led Olympiacos Piraeus to a 76-61 victory over visiting Cedevita Zagreb.

Young also had the highest performance index rating of any player on a winning team in in Regular Season Round 1 to become the first weekly MVP for the 2015-16 season.

Young finished the game with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocks in an impressive all-around performance.

He made 6 of 9 two-point shots and 4 of 7 from the free throw line after drawing 7 fouls. 

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Tags: Patric Young, Olympiacos, Euroleague, International, International Award, International Teams, International League

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Nate Huffman Passes Away At Age Of 40

Oct 15, 2015 7:08 PM

Nate Huffman died at the age of 40 after a battle with bladder cancer. 

Huffman was diagnosed recently with stage IV bladder cancer and was dealing with symptoms at his home in Battle Creek in recent weeks.

Huffman was a standout basketball player in college at Lansing Community College and all-league player later at Central Michigan University from 1995-97. Initially, Huffman played professionally in the Continental Basketball League for the Idaho Stampede before going to Europe to play in Spain and then later for Maccabi Tel Aviv, where he was coached by David Blatt. 

Huffman later signed with the Toronto Raptors.

Bill Broderick/Battle Creek Enquirer

Tags: Nate Huffman, International

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Pelicans Sign Bo McCalebb

Oct 15, 2015 11:20 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed Bo McCalebb.

McCalebb, who plays point guard, has never played in the NBA after finishing his career at the University of New Orleans in 2008.

McCalebb went on to have a successful career in Europe. He has won championships in Serbia, Turkey and Italy and was named the Italian League MVP in 2012.

The Pelicans are thin at point guard with Jrue Holiday on a minutes restriction and an injury to Norris Cole.

Andrew Lopez/Times Picayune

Tags: Bo McCalebb, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International

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Nikoloz Tskitishvili Signs In China With Fujian

Oct 11, 2015 12:34 PM

Nikoloz Tskitishvili was released from his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers and signed a make-good deal in China with Fujian.

Tskitishvili scored 13 points in his audition.

Tskitishvili was with the Clippers in preseason, his first NBA appearance since 2006.

David A. Pick/Sportando

Tags: Nikoloz Tskitishvili, Fujian, Chinese CBA, NBA, International, International Teams, International League

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Rockets Hope To Bring Alessandro Gentile To NBA In 2016
Alessandro Gentile has played for Milano since 2011 and was Serie A Finals MVP in 2014.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Hakim Warrick Signs With Melbourne United
Hakim Warrick has most recently played in Turkey for Torku Konyaspor and has been working out with the Atlanta Hawks prior to the signing.

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Jan Vesely Not Rushing NBA Return
Jan Vesely has averaged 18.8 points and a tournament-best 9.5 rebounds while shooting 61.5 percent from the field during EuroBasket.

Mark Woods/ESPN

Marcelo Huertas Took Pay Cut To Play In NBA
Marcelo Huertas said he turned down more money in Europe for a chance at the NBA with the Lakers.

Eric Pincus/Los Angeles Times

Dwight Buycks Considering Deal In China
Multiple NBA teams have offered Dwight Buycks non-guaranteed camp deals.

David Pick/Sportando

Casper Ware Signs With Tianjin Steel In China
Casper Ware spent last season in Germany with EWE Baskets Oldenburg after spending the 14-15 preseason with the 76ers.

David Pick/Sportando

Tyrus Thomas Signs In Germany With Eisbaeren Bremerhaven
Tyrus Thomas played last season with the Grizzlies after being out of the NBA.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Wizards Expect Tomas Satoransky To Join Team In 16-17
Tomas Satoransky figures to be John Wall's primary backup at point guard.

Jorge Castillo/Washington Post

Greg Oden Passes Tryout Phase, Signs One-Year, $1.2M Deal In China
Greg Oden has passed the tryout period in China.


Carlos Boozer Intrigued By Interest From China
The Sichuan Blue Whales are foremost amongst the CBA teams to have registered interest in Carlos Boozer.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Lakers Had Interest In Yi Jianlian
Yi Jianlian returned to China during the lockout and has played there since 2012 after a brief stint with the Mavericks.

David A. Pick/Sportando

Dorell Wright Signs With Chongqing Dragons
Dorell Wright has agreed to sign in China with the Chongqing Dragons.

David Pick/Sportando

Andrew Goudelock Signs With Xinjiang
Andrew Goudelock has played in the NBA with the Lakers and spent last season in Turkey with Fenerbahce Ulker.

David Pick/Sportando

Dorell Wright Considering Offer In China
Dorell Wright was most recently with the Blazers and has also been in contact with the Heat.

David Pick/Sportando

Zoran Dragic Signs With BC Khimki
Zoran Dragic was seeking playing time after being a reserve last season with the Suns and Heat.

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

Report: Greg Oden To Sign With Jiangu Dragons
Greg Oden will reportedly sign a one-year, $1.2 million deal.


Jason Maxiell Signs With Tianjin Steel Of China
Jason Maxiell was most recently with the Hornets.

David Pick/Sportando

Olivier Hanlan Signs With BC Zalgiris
Olivier Hanlan was a second round pick by the Utah Jazz out of Boston College.

Salt Lake Tribune

Aaron Craft Signs In Hungary
Aaron Craft played for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League last season.

Orazio Cauchi/Sportando

MarShon Brooks Signs With Jiangsu In China
MarShon Brooks has signed with Jiangsu of the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM.

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