Basketball Wiretap

Donald Sloan Agrees Upon One-Year, $2.7M Deal With Guangdong Southern

Jul 21, 2016 12:43 PM

Donald Sloan has agreed to sign a one-year, $2.7 million deal with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Sloan won a title with the Tigers in 2013.

Sloan averaged 7.0 points, 2.8 assists and 4.4 assists in 21.6 minutes per game last season for the Brooklyn Nets.

Sloan averaged 12.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 26.7 minutes per game previously for the Tigers in the 12-13 season.

Michael Scotto/AP

Tags: Donald Sloan, Guangdong Southern, Chinese CBA, NBA, International, International Teams, International League

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Celtics' Guerschon Yabusele Signs One-Year, $1.5M Deal With Shanghai

Jul 21, 2016 12:08 PM

Guerschon Yabusele has signed a one-year deal with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association worth as much as $1.5 million.

Yabusele was the 16th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics.

Yabusele averaged 82. points and 6.0 rebounds in eight Summer League games for Boston.

Adam Himmelsbach/Boston Globe

Tags: Guerschon Yabusele, Boston Celtics, Shanghai Dongfang, Chinese CBA, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

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Rodrigue Beaubois Declines Invitation To Join Mavs For Camp

Jul 20, 2016 1:17 PM

Rodrigue Beaubois has declined an invitation from the Dallas Mavericks to join them for training camp.

The Mavericks were offering a three-year, partially guaranteed deal for the NBA's minimum. Beaubois would have had to compete for a roster spot with Jonathan Gibson.

Beaubois is close to a deal with Saski Baskonia in Spain.

Beaubois showed promise early in his career with the Mavericks before he was hampered by injuries.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Tags: Rodrigue Beaubois, Dallas Mavericks, Laboral Kutxa Baskonia, Spanish ACB, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

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Isaia Cordinier To Play For Antibes Instead Of Hawks For 16-17

Jul 18, 2016 12:51 PM

Isaia Cordinier will return to France to play in the French Pro A League for the 16-17 season with Antibes.

Cordinier was picked 40th overall by the Atlanta Hawks.

A team picking in the top half of the second round reneged on a promise to select Cordinier. Cordinier had wanted to come to the NBA immediately but he'll now likely join the Hawks for the 17-18 season.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Constitution

Tags: Isaia Cordinier, Atlanta Hawks, Antibes, French LNB Pro A, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

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Dario Saric Confirms He'll Join 76ers For 16-17

Jul 9, 2016 6:32 PM

Dario Saric has confirmed he will join the Philadelphia 76ers this season.

Saric helped lead Croatia to a place in the Olympics and was named MVP of the qualifying tournament.

"I'm going back home and then to the USA for the Sixers," said Saric.

There had been a recent report Saric could decide not to join the 76ers for another season.

Antonis Stroggylakis/Eurohoops.net

Tags: Dario Saric, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, International, National

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Dario Saric May Not Join 76ers For 16-17

Jul 8, 2016 12:10 PM

Dario Saric may not actually join the Philadelphia 76ers this season, according to a league source.

With the 76ers drafting Ben Simmons and Saric needing to leave money on the table to leave Turkey, he may not actually join the team this season.

"He makes 1.5 million Euros ($1.66 million US) playing in Turkey," said the source Thursday night. "It's a comfortable living. Why come over and risk that and go back to the rookie-scale contract when you've completed two-thirds of not having to be on the rookie scale? This is before the draft."

Saric would be due $9 million over the next four seasons based on being the No. 12 overall pick. If he plays a third season in Turkey, he wouldn't be subject to the rookie scale and would probably make more than twice that amount.

"(Saric's parents are) counting every dollar because this is their gravy train," the source said.

Saric would likely be a reserve with Simmons projected to start at power forward.

"He's not coming over to be a backup," said the source, who could envision Saric asking for a trade if he does leave Turkey this summer. "Why would he come over now? How is he going to play?"

Tom Moore/Courier Times

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

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Anthony Randolph Agrees To One-Year Deal With Real Madrid

Jul 7, 2016 11:07 AM

Anthony Randolph has agreed to sign a one-year deal with Real Madrid with an NBA out.

Randolph received interest from the Dallas Mavericks.

Marc J. Spears/The Vertical

Tags: Anthony Randolph, Dallas Mavericks, Real Madrid, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

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Raptors Extend Qualifying Offer To Nando De Colo

Jun 30, 2016 12:39 PM

The Toronto Raptors have extended the qualifying offer to Nando De Colo.

The Raptors own De Colo's NBA rights.

De Colo played for CSKA last season and won Euroleague MVP.

RealGM Staff Report

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Dario Saric To Join 76ers For 16-17

Jun 29, 2016 5:53 PM

Dario Saric is expected to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers this offseason.

Saric has told reporters he'll be coming to the NBA this season. Saric was the 12th overall pick in 2014.

Saric has also played for Anadolu Efes of Turkey since 2014.

Sources say the 76ers and Saric's reps are working on contract details.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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

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Ekpe Udoh Considering NBA Return After Successful Season In Turkey

Jun 27, 2016 11:38 AM

Ekpe Udoh is interested in a return to the NBA after a successful season with Fenerbahce in Turkey.

Udoh has set a deadline early in July free agency to decide the best offer from six NBA teams and two elite Euroleague clubs, Fenerbahce and CSKA Moscow. 

“It’s definitely a possibility to come back to the NBA,” Udoh told The Vertical. “I can see myself fitting back today. I have lowered my weight to 240, so I’m even more mobile. I protect the rim, get out in transition and I’m able to play with any team and guard one through five.

“That was a big focal point around the NBA this past season, finishing off the pick-and-roll or hitting the open man. I can fit back in the NBA with whatever decision that I make.”

Udoh was the sixth overall pick by the Golden State Warriors out of Baylor in the 2010 NBA Draft.

Udoh averaged 11.9 points and 5.8 rebounds in 27.3 minutes in Euroleague. 

“Spending this season with Fenerbahce was critical,” Udoh said. “After the previous two years in the NBA, it was difficult to go through injuries and not receiving the chance to play my game. Fenerbahce allowed me to be aggressive, and I got to play for a great coach in [Zeljko] Obradovic. I got to play a lot of minutes and keep my body in shape.

“That was the best thing for my career, bringing back the love and understanding how hard I need to work to be in elite shape.”

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Tags: Ekpe Udoh, Fenerbahce Ulker, CSKA Moscow, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

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