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Damien Inglis Declares For NBA Draft

Damien Inglis will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Inglis recently participated in the Nike Hoop Summit with the World Team.

Several NBA scouts have told Yahoo Sports they are most attracted by Inglis' defensive ability.

Inglis said he has no NBA buyout with Chorale de Roanne Basket. DraftExpress.com projects him as the 32nd overall pick in this year's draft. Inglis said if he isn't comfortable with his potential draft position he might take his name out by the June 16 deadline.

"I want to develop my game with a good team who is very interested and focused on me," Inglis told Yahoo Sports. "I want to play in the league next year but it depends. I don't really want [to] take my name out."

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Jazz Considering Ettore Messina For Head Coaching Job

Ettore Messina has emerged as a strong candidate to become the next head coach of the Utah Jazz.

Messina is currently head coach at CSKA and spent one season as an assistant for Mike Brown with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Jazz announced on Monday that they would not renew the contract of Ty Corbin.

Jim Boylen is also a candidate, but his rough stint at the University of Utah could make selling his hire on the local fans difficult.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Bryant Dunston Named Euroleague MVP For Playoffs Game 3

Bryant Dunston of Olympiacos Piraeus has been named playoffs Game 3 MVP honors after leading the Reds to a 78-76 victory over Real Madrid.

Dunston was equally brilliant and efficient with 21 points on 9-of-10 two-point shooting, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals en route to a performance index rating of 32, the best of all players in playoffs Game 3. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Mouhammadou Jaiteh Decides Not To Enter NBA Draft

After intending to declare for the NBA, French center Mouhammadou Jaiteh won’t formally enter his name in the June Draft, a source told RealGM.

Jaiteh had been gauging feedback from the NBA, and the 6-foot-10 prospect ultimately decided to forgo the draft. Jaiteh will likely re-sign in France’s ProA league to continue his development.

RealGM reported on March 25 that Jaiteh would declare for the draft. The 19-year-old also entered the draft process a year ago before pulling out in the weeks before the 60 selections.

Jaiteh averaged 5.4 points and 3.9 rebounds with JSF Nanterre this season.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Ricky Hickman Named Euroleague MVP For Playoffs Game 1

Ricky Hickman of Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv was named MVP for Playoffs Game 1 with a performance index rating of 36 in his come-from-behind, overtime 101-99 road win against EA7 Emporio Armani Milan.

Hickman had a near-perfect shooting night, hitting 3-of-3 three-point shots and all of his nine free throw tries on the way to 26 points. He scored 14 of those points in the game's last 7 minutes; the final 2 minutes of the fourth quarter - when Maccabi erased an 84-72 deficit - and overtime. He added four rebounds, a steal, three assists and 10 fouls drawn.

With the highest index rating of Game 1, Hickman earned the second weekly MVP honor of his career, after having done so in last season's Top 16 Round 3. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Dario Saric To Declare For NBA Draft, Could Still Withdraw

Dario Saric will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft, though it is uncertain if he will remain beyond the withdrawal deadline.

"Dario will declare for the 2014 draft in the next seven days for sure, what's a logical step after the best season in his career," said his new agent Misko Raznatovic. "He was voted the best young player in Europe by FIBA, as well as MVP of the Adriatic League."

Raznatovic was asked if he'll keep his name in the draft.

"It is very difficult to say at this moment. His target is to be in the top 10 picks of the draft this year, maybe it would be acceptable to be a lottery pick. If we have a clear situation for getting where we would like him to be drafted, then for sure he will keep his name in."

Saric is unlikely to join the NBA immediately.

"Dario's ultimate dream is to be a NBA All-Star and he absolutely does not accept anything less than that. At this moment he believes that is better to stay in Europe for a season or two, to get a taste of the Euroleague, and then to enter the NBA when he has more experience. He believes that it will be a shortcut for making his dream. But he did not make a final decision about that, and I will not absolutely exclude that option as well. He just wants to make a proper step and be in a place where he will be able to develop and play."

Via Jonathan Givony/DraftExpress

Amar'e Stoudemire Open To Possibility Of Playing For Israeli Club Once NBA Deal Ends

Amar'e Stoudemire says he is open to the possibility of leaving the NBA when his contract ends after next season in order to play for Hapoel Jerusalem, the Israeli club he partially owns.

“We’ll see,’’ Stoudemire said. “You can’t rule anything out. The future is unknown and so if I have an opportunity to [play in Israel] and am still in great health, it would be great. I have one more year left on my deal and we’ll go from there.’’

Ori Allon, head of Hapoel's ownership group, has discussed the chance with Stoudemire before.

“We’ve discussed it in the past,’’ Allon said. “It would be tremendous and unbelievable but it’s still early. I think it’s a real possibility, but he played very well this season so it’s up to him.’’

Via Marc Berman/New York Post

Clint Capela Expected To Declare For 2014 NBA Draft

Clint Capela is expected to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft next week, according to sources.

Capela is a projected first round pick.

"A year ago no one was talking about me and now every day I see news about me," Capela said. "Sometimes, it's strange for me. But I try to stay focused and continue to work hard."

Capela is starting for Chalon and averaging 9.1 points, seven rebounds and 1.8 blocks at just 19 years old. 

DraftExpress.com has Capela ranked as the 13th-best prospect in this year's draft. 

Capela said it will cost an NBA team $500,000 to get him out of his French contract.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Justin Dentmon Named Euroleague MVP For Top-16, Round 14

Justin Dentmon of Zalgiris Kaunas has been named Euroleague MVP for Top-16, Round 14 for his performance in their 87-80 win over Real Madrid.

Dentmon had 36 points along with five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Dentmon shot 7-for-11 from three-point range.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Rockets Interested In Malcolm Delaney

The Houston Rockets are interested in signing Malcolm Delaney of Bayern Munich.

But the Rockets are leaning against making a late addition to their roster due the probability of Patrick Beverley returning from his meniscus injury.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Elijah Millsap Signs With D-Fenders

Elijah Millsap played for the D-Fenders over the past two seasons.

Ante Tomic Named Euroleague Player Of The Month For March

Ante Tomic had averages of 21 in performance rating, third-best among all Euroleague players, 14 points (ninth-best) and 8 rebounds (fourth-best).

Josh Powell Signs With Ginebra Kings Of Philippines

Josh Powell had spent the season playing in the Chinese Basketball Association.

Scotty Hopson Signs With Cavaliers

Scotty Hopson has played in Greece, Israel and Turkey since going undrafted out of Tennessee in 2011.

Morris, Marbury Lead Beijing To 2nd CBA Title In Three Seasons

Randolph Morris was named MVP by averaging 23 points and 12 rebounds in the series.

Derrick Brown Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 12

Derrick Brown had 18 points, seven assists, five rebounds, three steals and one block.

Rodrigue Beaubois Signs With Belgacom Spirou For Remainder Of Season

Rodrigue Beaubois averaged 7.1 points in four seasons with the Mavericks.

Jamario Moon Signs In Venezuela

Jamario Moon was most recently with Olympiacos in Greece until his release.

Mouhammadou Jaiteh To Declare For NBA Draft

Mouhammadou Jaiteh will declare his name into the June NBA draft and gauge feedback to frame a decision on whether to stay, a source told RealGM.
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