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Wizards Show Interest In Will Bynum

Jan 28, 2015 12:42 PM

Along with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Washington Wizards have expressed interest on Will Bynum in the Chinese Basketball Association, league sources told RealGM.

Since arriving on Guangdong Southern, Bynum has scored 23.2 points and dished 7.4 assists a game while leading the club to an undefeated record. Guangdong is 32-3 and could play until late March, delaying Bynum’s potential return to the NBA.

In seven seasons with the Detroit Pistons, Bynum averaged 8.2 points, 3.3 assists and 18.5 minutes in 353 games. He was traded to the Boston Celtics in October and subsequently released.

Washington has one spot available on its roster.

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Josh Davis Leaves D-League For Deal With Meralco In Philippines

Jan 21, 2015 7:18 PM

Forward Josh Davis is leaving the Austin Spurs of the NBA D-League to sign a contract with Meralco Bolts in the Philippines, a source told RealGM.

Davis, 6-foot-8, has averaged 13.8 points and 10.5 rebounds for Austin this season.

Davis went to training camp with the San Antonio Spurs in October after a productive summer league showing with the Charlotte Hornets.

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Dario Saric Beats Giannis To Win FIBA Europe Young Men's POY

Jan 21, 2015 10:48 AM

Dario Saric has won the FIBA Europe Young Men's Player of the Year award for 2014.

Greece's Giannis Antetokounmpo finished a close second in the voting while Cedi Osman of Turkey rounded out the top three.

Saric led Cibona Zagreb to a win of the Adriatic League with an MVP performance in the Final Four.

A third campaign in the Croatian senior men's team followed, averaging 11.7 points and 6.7 rebounds on his team's run to the Round of 16 at the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Saric's NBA draft rights are owned by the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Jeff Adrien Reaches Deal With Guangdong Southern Tigers For Rest Of CBA Season

Jan 18, 2015 10:35 PM

Free agent forward Jeff Adrien has reached agreement on an extremely lucrative contract with Guangdong of the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM.

Despite NBA interest and 10-day contract possibilities, Adrien decided to accept a guaranteed deal with Guangdong, where he will team with Will Bynum for the remainder of the Chinese season. Adrien will pursue an NBA deal once his season in China ends.

Adrien played 17 games for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season, signing with the franchise in late November under the NBA’s hardship exception. He averaged 3.5 points and 4.5 rebounds for Minnesota.

An active, 6-foot-7 forward, Adrien has averaged 4.6 points and 4.3 rebounds over five seasons.

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Nando De Colo Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 3

Jan 17, 2015 3:49 PM

Nando De Colo paced CSKA's 69-78 win over Anadolu Efes Istanbul on Thursday with his Euroleague career high of 22 points while making 12 of 13 free throws.

De Colo added four more Euroleague personal highs with 7 rebounds, 4 steals and 12 fouls drawn and a performance index ranking of 34, the highest for any Euroleague player in Top 16 Round 3.

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Brian Randle, Felipe Reyes Named Co-MVPs For Euroleague Top-16, Round 2

Jan 10, 2015 4:26 PM

Brian Randle of Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv and Felipe Reyes of Real Madrid have been named co-MVPs for Euroleague Top-16, Round 2.

Each player finished with performance index ratings of 29, which were the highest of the week.

Randle posted 16 points on near-perfect shooting in addition to 9 rebounds, 4 steals and 1 block to lead the champs to a 78-67 home victory over Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade. He was 6-for-6 on two-point shots and perfect on 4 free throws to achieve the 29 index rating.

Reyes led Madrid over Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul 93-78 with 22 points and 11 rebounds. He made 9 of 13 shots and added 2 assists to claim his first weekly MVP honor since the 2005-06 season. 

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Taylor Rochestie Named Euroleague MVP Of Top 16, Round 1

Jan 3, 2015 2:46 PM

Nizhny Novgorod's Taylor Rochestie has been named Euroleague MVP of Top 16, Round 1.

Rochestie led Nizhny to a historic first Top 16 79-59 win over host EA7 Emporio Armani Milan on Friday.

Coming off the bench late in the first quarter, he set about feeding teammates on the way to eight assists, matching his Euroleague career high. But with his team trailing at halftime, Rochestie turned his attention to the basket and scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half. Rochestie added four rebounds and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line, contributing to a performance index rating of 32, which equaled his own previous best and was the highest among all Euroleague players in Top 16 Round 1.

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