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Marcus Denmon Signs With Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi

Aug 1, 2015 1:53 PM

Marcus Denmon will play in Turkey next season, with the professional team Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi.

Denmon was a 2012 second round pick by the San Antonio Spurs.

Last season, Denmon played with the Italian club Enel Brindisi, where he averaged 14.4 points, 2.0 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 34 games in the Italian League. Denmon recently played with the Spurs’ Summer League team during their Utah Summer League sequence, where he played in two of the three games and shot 0-of-4 from the floor.

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Tags: Marcus Denmon, San Antonio Spurs, Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi, Turkish TBL, NBA, International, International Teams, International League

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Ekpe Udoh Signs One-Year, $1M+ Deal With Fenerbahce Ulker

Jul 28, 2015 1:06 PM

Ekpe Udoh has agreed upon a one-year deal with Fenerbahce Ulker worth more than $1 million.

Udoh's deal does not contain an NBA out.

Udoh spent last season with the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Tags: Ekpe Udoh, Fenerbahce Ulker, Turkish TBL, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

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Alan Williams Signs One-Year Deal With Qingdao In China

Jul 25, 2015 12:08 AM

Undrafted UC Santa Barbara forward Alan Williams has signed a lucrative deal to play next season with Qingdao of the Chinese Basketball Association, a source told RealGM.

Williams had a breakthrough performance in the Las Vegas summer league with the Houston Rockets, averaging 20.5 points and 11.8 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the floor in four games. He also played for the Charlotte Hornets in the Orlando summer league.

Williams, 6-foot-8, played four collegiate seasons at UCSB, averaging a double-double in his final three years. The 22-year-old averaged 17.3 points and 11.9 rebounds as a senior.

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Tags: Alan Williams, UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, Qingdao, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Signing Rumor, International Teams, International Misc Rumor

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Jeffery Taylor, Real Madrid Agree Upon One-Year Deal

Jul 23, 2015 2:24 PM

Free agent Jeffery Taylor has agreed to a one-year contract with Euroleague contender Real Madrid, sources told RealGM.

Taylor's deal with Real Madrid is expected to be worth over $900,000, sources said. Real Madrid is the reigning Euroleague champion.

RealGM reported on Tuesday that Taylor was closing in negotiations with the Spanish club.

Taylor, the No. 31 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, made progress with Real Madrid over the past several days.

The 6-foot-7 Taylor averaged 4.4 points and 1.3 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game for the Charlotte Hornets last season. Taylor has played his entire three-year career with the Hornets, with averages of 6.1 points and two rebounds

Taylor had a standout collegiate career at Vanderbilt University.

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Tags: Jeffery Taylor, Charlotte Hornets, Real Madrid, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Signing Rumor, International Teams, International Misc Rumor

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Jeffery Taylor Progressing In Discussions With Real Madrid

Jul 21, 2015 4:30 PM

Free agent forward Jeffery Taylor is close in negotiations toward a deal with Euroleague powerhouse Real Madrid, sources told RealGM.

Taylor, the No. 31 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, has made progress with Real Madrid over the past several days.

The 6-foot-7 Taylor averaged 4.4 points and 1.3 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game for the Charlotte Hornets last season. Taylor has played his entire three-year career with the Hornets, with averages of 6.1 points and two rebounds

Taylor had a standout collegiate career at Vanderbilt University.

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Kobe Bryant Expresses Interest In Ending Career With Barcelona

Jul 20, 2015 7:13 PM

Kobe Bryant watched Barcelona's training session in Los Angeles on Monday.

Barcelona's soccer team are in the United States on a preseason tour.

Bryant reportedly talked to Albert Soler, director of International Relations for the club, about ending his career with Barcelona.

"Kobe has offered to end his career here," said Soler.

Soler also reference Bryant reuniting with Pau Gasol.

Bryant is entering the final season of his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Tags: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, FC Barcelona Regal, Spanish ACB, NBA, International, International Teams, International League

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Willy Hernangomez Signs With Real Madrid

Jul 17, 2015 2:21 PM

Willy Hernangomez is returning to Real Madrid after two seasons on loan at CB Sevilla.

Hernangomez was the 35th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers and his draft rights were traded to the New York Knicks.

Hernangomez was teammates with Kristaps Porzingis on Sevilla.

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Alexey Shved Signs With BC Khimki

Jul 16, 2015 1:47 PM

Alexey Shved has signed a three-year deal with BC Khimki of Russia.

Shved finished last season with the New York Knicks.

Shved came to the NBA in 2012 with the Minnesota Timberwolves and was traded twice during the 14-15 season.

David Pick reports Shved signed a $10.2 million deal to make him the highest paid player overseas.

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Alexey Shved Likely To Sign In Europe

Jul 14, 2015 3:22 PM

Alexey Shved is not interested in returning to the New York Knicks next season with their offers not approaching the $2.8 million room exception he's seeking.

Shved is receiving strong offers in Russia and Spain.

Shved, a Russian guard, averaged 14.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 16 appearances for the Knicks last season.

“We didn’t get to the right number with the Knicks,’’ said Obrad Fimic, Shved’s Serbian agent. “Maybe next season. We are considering a return to Europe where we have two huge offers.’’

Marc Berman/New York Post

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Joel Freeland Signing Two-Year Deal With CSKA Moscow After Declining Mavs' Offer

Jul 11, 2015 2:54 AM

Portland Trail Blazers free agent Joel Freeland has declined multiple NBA offers — including the Dallas Mavericks’ three-year, $6 million proposal — to sign a lucrative two-year contract with Euroleague contender CSKA Moscow, sources told RealGM.

Freeland and the Mavericks had advanced negotiations this week, making ground on a possible agreement, but a final offer of over $6 million with player incentives wasn’t enough to entice the 6-foot-11 center.

Freeland had several other offers, including veteran-minimum proposals from the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs, sources said. For any NBA organization, Freeland would have been a legitimate rotation signing.

With CSKA Moscow, Freeland will receive a salary eclipsing $3 million per season with bonuses, guaranteed starting time and shots, and paid expenses. His deal contains no out clauses and had a July 10 deadline to agree upon an NBA contract. CSKA Moscow will announce the signing of Freeland on Monday.

The Blazers selected Freeland with the No. 30 overall selection in the 2006 NBA draft, and the British big man joined the franchise six years later.

Freeland brought a polished defensive mindset to the Blazers, a pro presence, and averaged 3.2 points and 3.4 rebounds in three seasons. He also dealt with injury setbacks, never playing over 52 games in a season.

Freeland, 28, became an unrestricted free agent after the Blazers elected not to extend a qualifying offer.

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Tags: Joel Freeland, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, CSKA Moscow, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Signing Rumor, International Teams, International Misc Rumor

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Dario Saric Had Interest In Joining 76ers For 15-16
Dario Saric will have to remain with Anadolu Efes until 2016.

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Sergio Llull, Real Madrid Agree Upon New Deal With Lower Buyout
Sergio Llull's buyout will be lower than the 5 million mark in his previous deal.

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Jordan Farmar Signs With Maccabi Tel Aviv
Jordan Farmar previously played for Maccabi Tel Aviv during the lockout.

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