Jul 31, 2012 11:30 PM EDT
Juan Carlos Navarro sustained a foot injury during Spain's tournament-opening win over China on Sunday.
"It was very strong and all of a sudden,'' Spain coach Sergio Scariolo said. "It is nothing related with his former problems. It is a probably a new injury. It is plantar fasciitis, but it is probably in a different place [within the foot].
"He couldn't play. I don't know how many games he will miss.''
Without Navarro, Spain rallied behind Pau Gasol for an 82-70 win over Australia on Tuesday.
"He's not obviously too happy right now because he's injured and he couldn't play today and we don't know exactly when he's going to be able to play,'' said Gasol. "It's not the easiest situation for an athlete to go through during an Olympics.''
Jul 31, 2012 9:50 PM EDT
The Boston Celtics have signed Jamar Smith.
Smith, a 6’3” guard, appeared in 44 games last season for BK Prostov in the Czech Republic and averaged 14.8 points and 2.5 assists while shooting 39.3% from three-point territory during league games.
Smith also appeared in two games during EuroCup qualifications and in six games of the EuroChallenge. Smith played for the Celtics during the 2012 Orlando Summer League and averaged 9.2 points while shooting 45.0% from three. Smith was previously with the Celtics during training camp prior to the start of the 2010-11 season. Smith previously played for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League. He played collegiately for the University of Illinois and the University of Southern Indiana.
Jul 31, 2012 11:00 AM EDT
Bostjan Nachbar has signed with Brose Baskets Bamberg, a team located in Bavaria.
Nachbar arrives from Unics Kazan, where he averaged 4.0 points and 2.4 rebounds over seven Euroleague games.
Nachbar played in the NBA from 2002 to 2008.
Jul 31, 2012 10:58 AM EDT
Dario Saric is close to finalizing a four-year deal with Bizkaia Bilbao.
Saric, a 6-foot-10 small forward out of Croatia, previously played for KK Zagreb.
Saric was projected by some as a mid-first round pick in the 2013 draft.
Jul 30, 2012 10:43 AM EDT
Marcus Williams will continue his pro career in Spain after agreeing to a two-year deal with Unicaja Malaga.
Williams arrives to Unicaja from China, where he averaged 11.1 points, 3.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds for the Jiangsu Dragons.
Jul 30, 2012 10:41 AM EDT
Sonny Weems has agreed to a three-year deal with CSKA Moscow.
Weems played last season for Zalgiris Kaunas, where he averaged 15.5 points and 5 rebounds in 15 Euroleague games.
Jul 29, 2012 8:13 PM EDT
Andrei Kirilenko feels renewed after playing a 40-game season with CSKA Moscow.
"I would say so,'' said Kirilenko. "We had a pretty good schedule -- we only play twice a week. But I feel I'm ready to play because we had a lot of practices.''
Kirilenko scored 35 points on 14-of-17 shooting to lead Russia to a 95-75 win over Great Britain on Sunday.
"I feel great,'' Kirilenko said. “I'm running like a young deer.”
Jul 28, 2012 2:05 AM EDT
The Rockets encouraged Jon Diebler to play a second overseas because they have an abundance of wing players.
"(Rockets general manager) Daryl Morey told me they can see him on their roster in the future but this year is not the best time," Diebler’s agent, Lance Young said.
"Jon said he's going to go back to Europe this year and become a better player, and he'll go to training camp with the Rockets next year and make their roster. If he doesn't, he'll become a free agent."
Diebler signed a one-year deal with Pinar Karsiyaka, a team in Izmir, Turkey.
Jul 26, 2012 10:52 AM EDT
Marcus Denmon has agreed to a one-year deal with Chalon-Sur-Saone of the French Pro A League.
Denmon was selected by the Spurs with the 59th overall pick of the 2012 draft.
Denmon averaged just 5.4 points on 37 percent shooting over 5 games in the Las Vegas Summer League.
Jul 26, 2012 10:50 AM EDT
Khalid El-Amin has agreed to a one-year deal with to a one-year deal with Le Mans Sarthe Basket of the French Pro A League.
El-Amin arrives from Cibona, where he averaged 8.6 points and 1.8 assists in 20 Croatian League games this past season.
El-Amin has spent time with Lietuvos Rytas in Lithuania, Budivelnik and Azovmash in Ukraine, Turk Telekom and Besiktas in Turkey, Strasbourg in France, Ramat Gan in Israel, and the Chicago Bulls.
Adrian Banks played last season with Elitzur Maccabi Barak Netanya in Israel.
Jul 24, 2012 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Andrei Kirilenko has announced in Russia that he wants to return to the NBA.
The Timberwolves have agreed to terms with 23-year-old Russian swingman Alexey Shved.
Jon Diebler spent last season with Greek team Panionios.
Jul 23, 2012 | Euroleague.net
Roko Ukic has been a member of the Croatian national team since 2002.
Efes Istanbul head coach Ilias Zouros has been invited to spend time with the Spurs and Bulls during their upcoming training camps.
Jul 23, 2012 | Eurobasket
Leo Westermann will play next season for Partizan Belgrade.
Bo McCalebb averaged 14.8 points on 58.6 percent shooting in 61 games with Montepaschi Siena last season.
The Nets only can offer Andrei Kirilenko the veteranís minimum.
Tomas Satoransky has played on the Wizards' Summer League team, but is expected to remain in Europe for the 12-13 season.
Andrei Kirilenko is likely to remain in Russia to continue playing for CSKA.
Andrei Kirilenko will likely play for the Nets or CSKA Moscow next season.
Sun Yue is expected to start for the Chinese national team at the London Olympics.
Jul 19, 2012 | Euroleague.net
Andres Nocioni averaged 9.7 points and 3.5 rebounds in 12 Spanish ACB games last season.
Pops Mensah-Bonsu is leaning toward a return to Besiktas.
Fran Vazquez began his career with Unicaja Malaga before moving onto Bilbao, Gran Canaria, Girona and most recently six season with Barcelona.
Jul 17, 2012 | Euroleague.net
Jordan Farmar is headed to Turkey to play for Anadolu Efes.
Chris Copeland averaged 21.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 45 games in 11-12.
Jul 16, 2012 | Eurobasket
Andres Nocioni is reportedly leaning toward a return to the NBA.
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Jul 13, 2012 | Euroleague.net
Erazem Lorbek has agreed to a three-year contract extension with FC Barcelona Regal.
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