Basketball Wiretap

NBA Execs Split On Michael Porter Jr., Luka Doncic As Top Prospect Of 2018

Jun 23, 2017 6:36 PM

Michael Porter Jr. and Luka Doncic are expected to be the top two picks of the 2018 NBA Draft.

Porter is an elite athlete at 6'10 with a tremendously fluid and polished set of offensive skills.

Doncic is one of the most highly regarded international prospects in basketball history who can shoot, make plays off the dribble and pass.

The league is essentially divided at this point between Porter and Doncic as the best prospect. Many observers believed Porter or Doncic would have been the top overall prospect if they were in the 2017 draft class over Markelle Fultz.

Chad Ford/ESPN

Tags: Michael Porter, Jr., Luka Doncic, Missouri Tigers, Real Madrid, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, International Teams

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Celtics Agree To Sign Daniel Theis

Jun 19, 2017 11:29 AM

The Boston Celtics have agreed to sign Daniel Theis through the 18-19 season.

Theis played for the Washington Wizards in Summer League in 2014.

Theis most recently played for Brose Baskets in Germany.

Theis is a 25-year-old stretch big.

David Pick

Tags: Daniel Theis, Boston Celtics, Brose Baskets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

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David Blatt Unable To Leave Darussafaka For Maccabi Return

Jun 15, 2017 11:35 AM

David Blatt will remain as head coach of Darussafaka and will not return to Maccabi Tel Aviv this summer.

Blatt had agreed upon a new deal with Maccabi but was unable to reach an agreement with Darussafaka to be let out of his contract.

Blatt coached Maccabi from 2010 until 2014 when he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers. Blatt was fired as head coach of the Cavaliers in January of 2016.

The Times Of Israel

Tags: Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul, International, International Teams

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David Blatt Finalizing Return To Maccabi Tel Aviv

Jun 13, 2017 4:58 PM

David Blatt is finalizing a deal to return to Maccabi Tel Aviv as head coach.

Blatt was head coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv from 2010 until 2014 before he became head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Blatt was fired by the Cavaliers in January of 2016 and the team then went on to win The Finals.

Blatt coached Darussafaka in Turkey last season.

David Blatt

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