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Marques Green Signs With TED Ankara

Marques Green has signed with TED Ankara of Turkey.

Green most recently played with Dinamo Sassari.

Green replaces Ben Woodside, who failed his physical.

Via Sportando

Jevohn Shepherd Signs With Barcelona

Barcelona has signed Jevohn Shepherd.

Shepherd averaged 18.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game last season with Omegna.

Shepherd, a 28-year-old native of Toronto, played collegately at Michigan.

Via Sportando

Marshall Henderson To Work Out For Fulgor Libertas Forli

Marshall Henderson will have a work out with Fulgor Libertas Forli of A2 Gold, according to Forlibasket.

Henderson was one of college basketball's best scorers, though he had a highly controversial career at Ole Miss.

Via Sportando

Scottie Wilbekin Signs Deal With Cairns Taipans Of Australia

Undrafted point guard Scottie Wilbekin has signed a one-year deal with the Cairns Taipans of the Australian National Basketball League, a source told RealGM.

Wilbekin went undrafted after his collegiate career at the University of Florida, averaging 13.1 points and 3.6 assists in 34 games as a senior. He then played for the Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA summer league.

Wilbekin holds an NBA out clause until the end of December in his deal with the Cairns Taipans.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Anthony Randolph Signs Two-Year Deal With Lokomotiv Kuban

Anthony Randolph has signed a two year-deal with Lokomotiv Kuban of Russia.

"Russian players that reached greatest heights of basketball are great diplomats of the game," said Randolph. "That's how I want to be remembered."

Randolph was drafted in 2008 by the Golden State Warriors.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Marcus Denmon Signs With Enel Brindisi

Marcus Denmon has signed with Enel Brindisi of Italy.

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

In his last two seasons, Denmon has played with Chalon (France) and Tofas Bursa (Turkey).

Via Paul Garcia/Project Spurs

Orlando Johnson Signs With Laboral Kutxa

Orlando Johnson has signed a contract with Laboral Kutxa, according to sources.

Johnson first came into the NBA with the Indiana Pacers out of UC Santa Barbara and was most recently with the Sacramento Kings.

Via E. Carchia/Sportando

Dairis Bertans To Stay With Bilbao Amid Camp Invites, League Conflict

Dairis Bertans received multiple invitations to NBA training camp, but the Boston Celtics’ summer league guard has decided to stay with Bilabo in Spain, a source told RealGM.

Bertans’ playing future had been in question due to the conflict between Bilbao and the Spanish ACB league. He’ll now remain with the Spanish club in the ACB.

Bertans averaged nearly seven points and two rebounds in three games for the Celtics in Orlando last month. The 6-foot-4 guard suffered a freak head injury in a game where he was carted off in a stretcher and to the hospital.

Bertans, 24, averaged 10.4 points and 1.6 rebounds for Bilbao a season ago. His brother, Davis Bertans, was a draft acquisition of San Antonio in 2011 and spent time around the Spurs’ organization this summer before re-signing overseas.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Bucks Expected To Soon Sign Damien Inglis

Damien Inglis expected to be a first round pick before he broke his foot in a workout in Oklahoma City Thunder.

Inglis was drafted 36th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks.

"I was surprised but I was so happy for that," Inglis said of being chosen by Milwaukee. "The Bucks are a young team, and I'm so glad to be part of this project."

Inglis will be in training camp with the Bucks.

Inglis has a 7-3 wingspan and exhibits good footwork, and scouts believe he can be a quality defender in the NBA.

"My game is all about being versatile," Inglis said. "I try to be an all-around player.

"My first strength might be rebounding. Defense, passing the ball. That's the stuff I can bring to a team right now.

"I've got to work on decision-making, my shooting game. I'm in some good hands. I've got coach (Jason) Kidd and the Bucks organization."

Inglis has not signed a contract yet but said he expects to do that relatively soon. He will return to France before coming back to Milwaukee in late August or early September.

"Then I will start playing basketball, finally, after a summer without playing," Inglis said. "I miss basketball."

Via Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Alec Brown To Sign With Obradoiro

Alec Brown is planning to play for Obradoiro (Rio Natura Monbus) in the Spanish League this season once he finishes rehabilitation on his left shoulder, on which he had surgery July 24 to repair a dislocation suffered during NBA Summer League play.

The Phoenix Suns retain the NBA rights to Brown, the 7-foot-1, perimeter-shooting power forward whom they selected 50th overall in June.

Brown is expected to resume basketball activity in late October or November. 

Via Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Josh Childress Considering Signing With Sydney Kings

Josh Childress hasn't played in the NBA since December.

DeShaun Thomas Close To Deal With Sidigas Avellino

DeShaun Thomas spent last season in French Pro A with JSF Nanterre averaging 12.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in Pro A.

Al Harrington Signs One-Year Deal With Fujian Sturgeons

Al Harrington hopes to join the Wizards as an assistant coach following his stint in China.

DeAndre Daniels Signs One-Year Deal With Perth

DeAndre Daniels will start his professional basketball career in Australia.

MarShon Brooks Signs With Olimpia Milano

RealGM first reported on Tuesday night that MarShon Brooks was finalizing terms with Olimpia Milano.

World Peace Changes Name To Panda Friend

Metta World Peace is chaning his name to "Panda Friend" in honor of his decision to sign in the Chinese Basketball Association.

MarShon Brooks Moving Toward Deal With Olimpia Milano

MarShon Brooks is moving towards finalizing a deal with Olimpia Milano Armani of Italy and the Euroleague, a source tells RealGM.

Lamar Patterson Signs With Tofas SC

Lamar Patterson was the second round choice of the Hawks in this year's NBA draft.

Tibor Pleiss To Sign With Barcelona, Likely To Join Thunder In 2015

Tibor Pleiss had played for Laboral Kutxa since 2012 and was the 31st overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft when he was with Brose Baskets.

Metta World Peace To Sign One-Year, $1.43M Deal With Sichuan In China

Metta World Peace’s deal will be for one season, and he’ll search for a contract in the NBA once the Chinese season ends, sources said.

Byron Mullens Signs With Shanxi Zhongyu

Byron Mullens has signed a contract with Shanxi Zhongyu in China.

World Peace Close To Deal In China

Metta World Peace is nearing agreement to sign with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association.
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