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Arnett Moultrie Signs With Jiangsu Nangang

Dec 16, 2014 10:59 AM

Arnett Moultrie has signed with the Jiangsu Nangang Basketball Club in China.

 

Moultrie was the 27th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and spent two seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers before being traded to the New York Knicks in October.

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Miroslav Raduljica Expected To Become Free For Mid-January NBA Deal

Dec 15, 2014 2:25 PM

Seven-foot center Miroslav Raduljica is expected to become available in free agency within the next one-to-two weeks depending on a buyout settlement with Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM.

Raduljica has received interest from several NBA teams for a midseason acquisition, sources said, but no deal would take place before the Jan. 10 date for contract guarantees around the league.

In 13 games for Shandong, Raduljica averaged 17.6 points and 8.4 rebounds while shooting 56 percent from the field. Shandong has brought Earl Clark on a tryout deal and is widely expected to reach a parting agreement with Raduljica.

After being traded from the Milwaukee Bucks to the Los Angeles Clippers, Raduljica was released and had dialogue with several NBA teams before signing a guaranteed contract with Shandong. He averaged 3.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 54 percent shooting in one season with Milwaukee.

In the Serbian national team’s silver medal run in the World Cup of Basketball over the summer, Raduljica, 26, scored 13 points and grabbed nearly five rebounds per game.

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Dusko Savanovic Named Euroleague MVP For Round 9

Dec 13, 2014 4:22 PM

Dusko Savanovic of FC Bayern Munich has been named Euroleague MVP for Round 9 of the regular season.

Savanovic scored a career-high 31 points – including 14 in the fourth quarter – to lead Bayern to a come-from-behind 95-89 victory over PGE Turow Zgorzelec.

Savanovic was not only efficient with his shooting – 7 of 10 on two-point shots, 4 of 6 from behind the three-point arc and 5 of 6 from the foul line – but he also totaled 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks for a performance index rating of 37, which was the highest of any player in Round 9 of the regular season. His index rating also established a record for Bayern Munich players in the Euroleague. This was the second time in Savanovic’s career that he was named player of the week.

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Daniel Orton Signs With Sichuan In China, Set To Replace Metta World Peace

Dec 8, 2014 1:10 AM

Free agent Daniel Orton has signed with Sichuan of the Chinese Basketball Association and is set to replace Metta World Peace on the permanent roster, sources told RealGM.

Orton formally signed his lucrative contract with Sichuan under the plan of finishing the Chinese season alongside fellow American import Mike Efevberha, who is leading the club in points (26.4), rebounds (8.1), assists (2.5) and blocks (.86) per game.

After signing a rich deal in the CBA last offseason, World Peace has averaged 19.6 points and 6.2 rebounds while shooting 42 percent from the field over 13 games for Sichuan. World Peace, a 15-year NBA veteran and a one-time All-Star, had hoped to return to the league once his season in China ended.

World Peace has received scheduled treatment on his knee to improve its fitness and will only miss a little time, a source told RealGM.

Orton, a first round pick in the 2010 NBA draft out of Kentucky, has played three NBA seasons with the Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers. The 6-foot-10 big man averaged 2.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in 51 games.

Orton, 24, went to training camp with the Washington Wizards in October, before requesting his release to sign a temporary deal with Shanxi in China.

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D'or Fischer Named Euroleague MVP For Round 8

Dec 6, 2014 7:19 PM

D'or Fischer continued his brilliant stretch of play for Unics Kazan and earned the MVP award for Round 8 of the Euroleague regular season.

Fischer was a difference-maker as Unics won its third game in a row by 68-72 on the road against Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari to move into a tie for third place in Group A. Fischer was near perfect in scoring 23 points on 10-of-11 shooting, grabbing a club-record 15 rebounds and adding 3 assists, 2 blocks and 1 steal for a performance index rating of 43, the best so far this season.

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Dario Saric Named Euroleague MVP For November

Dec 1, 2014 1:00 PM

Dario Saric has been named Euroleague MVP for the month of November.

Saric averaged 15.5 points and 7.75 rebounds while making 61 percent of his two-point shots.

Saric has helped lead Anadolu Efes Istanbul to a first place spot in Group A. Saric is the youngest winner of the award in Euroleague history.

The Philadelphia 76ers (via the Magic) made Saric the 12th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

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Boban Marjanovic Named Euroleague Round 7 MVP

Nov 29, 2014 4:34 PM

Boban Marjanovic led Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade to a 79-62 victory over Neptunas Klaipeda and has won weekly Euroleague MVP for the second time this season.

Marjanovic, who was also the Round 1 MVP, compiled 24 points on 11-of-13 shooting plus 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 block for a performance index rating of 36.

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Furkan Aldemir To Sign With 76ers

Nov 24, 2014 11:09 AM

Furkan Aldemir will leave Galatasaray to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Aldemir is averaging 8.1 points and 9.1 rebounds in 22.7 minutes per game for Galatasary in 11 games.

The 76ers acquired the draft rights to Aldemir in July 2013 from the Houston Rockets.

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Zoran Erceg Named Euroleague MVP For Week 6

Nov 23, 2014 11:38 AM

Zoran Erceg has been named Euroleague MVP for Week 6 of the regular season in Galatasary's110-103 double-overtime victory over Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade.

Erceg, who forced overtime with a long three-pointer in the final seconds of regulation, finished the game with 32 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals for a performance index rating of 41, which was the most of any player in Regular Season Round 6. He also went 14-for-14 at the free throw line.

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