Basketball Wiretap

Anthony Bennett Signs With Fenerbahce

Jan 12, 2017 5:34 PM

Anthony Bennett has signed in Turkey with Fenerbahce. 

Bennett was waived by the Brooklyn Nets this week.

Bennett was the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft out of UNLV.

David Pick

Tags: Anthony Bennett, Fenerbahce Ulker, Turkish BSL, NBA, International, International Teams, International League

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Isaiah Austin Signs With FMP Belgrade

Jan 8, 2017 6:44 PM

Isaiah Austin has signed a contract to play professionally in Europe with FMP Belgrade, a club affiliate of Serbian giant Red Star Belgrade.

Austin had been projected as a late first-round pick in the 2014 NBA draft until he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome.

Austin, who announced last month that he has been cleared by doctors to return to playing basketball, will join FMP Belgrade, a club affiliate of Serbian giant Red Star Belgrade.

"After 2014 I was told this day would never come, but God is great and has been with me this whole time, so here I am!" Austin wrote on his Facebook page. "Signing my first professional basketball contract ever, and I am so grateful!"

In December, Austin announced that he had been given clearance by his doctors to return to the court.

"I am about to be out here pursuing my dream," Austin said in a video posted on his Instagram account. "Ever since my doctors told me that I was cleared, it's been in my mind: I want to go chase this. It's always been my dream. At the same time, I'm a God-fearing man, and I believe that everything happens in life for a reason. So why would God put it in my doctor's heart to say that I was cleared if he didn't want me to go and chase my dream and share my testimony with millions of people around the world."

ESPN

Tags: FMP Beograd, NBA, International, International Teams

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Melbourne United Signs Josh Boone

Dec 24, 2016 6:24 PM

Melbourne United has signed ex-NBA forward Josh Boone to a short term injury contract, the league's official website, nbl.com.au, has confirmed.

Boone, a former first round pick of the New Jersey Net, will be available when Melbourne plays Brisbane in an open-roof encounter on December 26.  He replaces Olympian David Andersen and import Devin Williams, who both recently went down with knee injuries and both of whom will miss 3-6 weeks.

Boone has most recently spent time in Europe playing in Estonia and Turkey where he won the Estonian Cup with BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn and was awarded MVP of the Cup Finals.

nbl.com.au

Tags: Josh Boone, Melbourne, Australian NBL, International, International Teams, International League, International Official Signing

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Cameron Bairstow Tears ACL In Left Knee

Dec 20, 2016 10:34 AM

Cameron Bairstow will miss the rest of the NBL season after scans revealed an anterior cruciate ligament injury to his left knee.

Bairstow, who competed for Australia at the Rio Olympics, suffered the injury during overtime in Brisbane’s 91-85 home loss to the Illawarra Hawks on Monday night.

Bairstow was the 49th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft out of New Mexico and played two seasons for the Chicago Bulls.

Bairstow has remained on the radar of NBA teams following his release by the Detroit Pistons in the 2016 offseason.

Fox Sports

Tags: Cameron Bairstow, Brisbane Bullets, Australian NBL, International, International Teams, International League, International Injury

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