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

Discuss
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

Discuss
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

Discuss
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

Discuss
76ers Signing Dario Saric Over Coming Days

Jul 13, 2016 6:21 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have informed Anadolu Efes they will sign Dario Saric this weekend.

Saric's buyout is worth €1 million.

Saric was the 12th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

David Pick

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

Discuss
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

Discuss
Report: 76ers Offer Rudy Fernandez Two-Year, $20M Deal

Jul 5, 2016 1:19 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have made a two-year, $20 million offer to Rudy Fernandez.

Fernandez reportedly has a buyout of approximately $4 million with Real Madrid.

The 76ers previously agreed to terms with Sergio Rodriguez, who also has been playing for Real Madrid since returning to Europe.

Fernandez played in the NBA with the Blazers and Nuggets from 2008 until 2012.

El Mundo

Tags: Rudy Fernandez, Philadelphia Sixers, Real Madrid, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International Teams

Discuss
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

Discuss
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

Discuss
Sergio Rodriguez Considering NBA Return, Could Sign With Nets

Jun 25, 2016 2:56 PM

Sergio Rodriguez is considering a return to the NBA and the Brooklyn Nets are considered the favorites.

Rodriguez was the 27th overall pick by the Phoenix Suns in 2006 who traded his rights to the Portland Trail Blazers. Rodriguez spent three seasons with the Blazers before then playing for the Sacramento Kings and New York Knicks.

Since 2010, Rodriguez has had a successful run with Real Madrid in the ACB.

David Pick

Tags: Sergio Rodriguez, Brooklyn Nets, Real Madrid, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

Discuss