Basketball Wiretap

Report: Anthony Bennett Could Sign In Australia

Apr 19, 2016 9:17 PM

Anthony Bennett could be joining the Sydney Kings next season, according to a report out of Australia.

Sydney GM Jeff Van Groningen is visiting Las Vegas during his current United States' scouting trip.

Bennett was the first overall pick in 2013 out of UNLV by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Bennett was part of the Andrew Wiggins-Kevin Love trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves and lasted just one season there as well. Bennett was waived by the Toronto Raptors this season in February.

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Juan Hernangomez Declares For NBA Draft

Apr 18, 2016 2:40 PM

Juan Hernangomez has declared for the 2016 NBA Draft.

Hernangomez is currently projected to go 28th overall in the latest DraftExpress mock draft.

Hernangomez is a 6'9, 20-year-old forward for Estudiantes.

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Zhou Qi Declares For NBA Draft

Apr 15, 2016 10:46 AM

Zhou Qi will declare for the 2016 NBA Draft.

Zhou, a 7'2 prospect, could become a first round selection as front office executives from the NBA have been closely monitoring his two seasons with Xinjiang.

Zhou, 20 and listed at 210 pounds, averaged 15.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.2 blocks this season for Xinjiang, which had a 30-8 record.

DraftExpress currently has Zhou at No. 27 in their latest mock draft.

 

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Dragan Bender Declares For NBA Draft

Apr 6, 2016 11:24 AM

Dragan Bender officially entered the 2016 NBA Draft, according to his agent Doug Neustadt.

Bender is expected to be a top-10 pick in the draft.

Bender plays overseas for Maccabi Tel Aviv where he's averaging 4.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12.3 minutes per game.

Bender turned 18 in November and is seven feet tall.

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Kobe Bryant Turned Down Offer To Join Barcelona For 16-17 Season

Apr 1, 2016 12:20 PM

Kobe Bryant was given an offer from Barcelona last summer to extend his basketball career overseas. Bryant decided to turn it down.

Senior officials at the Catalan club ramped up their overtures toward Bryant after hearing him talk about ending his basketball career with Pau Gasol.

In July, club officials said Kobe told them he "would love to finish my career playing for Barca with Pau Gasol."

Bryant spent his childhood in Europe and has often expressed admiration for European players.

Bryant turned it down out of concerns he wouldn't be healthy enough for the season. Barcelona offered to allow Bryant to exclusively play in the more high-profile Euroleague games.

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