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Lester Hudson Offered $2M Contract To Return To China

May 21, 2015 1:01 PM

The Liaoning Leopards have offered Lester Hudson a $2 million contract to return to the club next season, according to the Shenyang Daily.

Hudson led Lianing to second place in the regular season and lost to the Beijing Ducks in the CBA finals.

Hudson played for the Los Angeles Clippers after the CBA season finished.

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Tags: Lester Hudson, Los Angeles Clippers, Liaoning, Chinese CBA, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

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Nemanja Bjelica Named Euroleague MVP

May 14, 2015 12:16 PM

Nemanja Bjelica of Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul has been named the 14-15 Euroleague MVP.

Bjelica, who turned 27 last week, ranked fourth in the league in average performance index rating, but his 18.3 index rating was best among players on winning teams. It was the best season of Bjelica’s career as he helped Fenerbahce reach its first ever Final Four.

“I want to thank everybody who chose me for this and to my family for supporting me all these years,” he said after receiving the trophy. “This is a historic moment for my club and team, Fenerbahce Ulker. I also want to thank my teammates and coaches and everybody at Fenerbahce Ulker who made this happen. It really is a big honor and means a lot to me.”

Euroleague MVPs (since current awards format was put in place)

2005 Anthony Parker, Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
2006 Anthony Parker, Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
2007 Theodoros Papaloukas, CSKA Moscow
2008 Ramunas Siskauskas, CSKA Moscow
2009 Juan Carlos Navarro, Regal FC Barcelona
2010 Milos Teodosic, Olympiacos Piraeus
2011 Dimitris Diamantidis, Panathinaikos Athens
2012 Andrei Kirilenko, CSKA Moscow
2013 Vassilis Spanoulis, Olympiacos Piraeus
2014 Sergio Rodriguez, Real Madrid
2015 Nemanja Bjelica, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul

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Tags: Nemanja Bjelica, Fenerbahce Ulker, Euroleague, International, International Award, International Teams, International League

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Rasmus Larsen Passes Away At 20

May 13, 2015 12:28 PM

Rasmus Larsen was found dead in Belgium on Wednesday at the age of 20.

"We have no idea the cause," his agent Doug Neustadt said.

Larsen, a 7-foot Danish center, had been invited to EuroCamp at the age of 16.

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Tags: Rasmus Larsen, Belgacom Spirou Basket, Belgium-Scooore League, International, International Teams, International League

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Bogdan Bogdanovic Wins Euroleague Rising Star Trophy

May 7, 2015 12:24 PM

Bogdan Bogdanovic of Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul has been named the Euroleague Rising Star Trophy winner for the second season in a row.

The Rising Star Trophy recognizes the best Euroleague player each season who was under the age of 22 on July 1 of the summer before the season started. Having won the award also last season, when he played for Partizan NIS Belgrade, Bogdanovic joins Nikola Mirotic, who did so in 2011 and 2012 with Real Madrid, as the only players to win the Rising Star Trophy twice.

In addition to leading Fenerbahce in games started (25), he was second in minutes (27:50), assists (2.7 apg.) and three-pointers made (46) and third in free-throw shooting (78.2%) and defensive rebounding (2.4 drpg.). He was also among the top three in scoring (10.7 ppg., third), three-pointers made (second), assists (first), steals (0.8 spg., second) and fouls drawn (2.5, third) among all Rising Star Trophy-eligible players this season.

The Phoenix Suns drafted Bogdanovic 27th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft and own his draft rights.

 

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Bryant Dunston Named Euroleague's Best Defender

May 6, 2015 12:20 PM

For the second season in a row, Bryant Dunston of Olympiacos Piraeus has been chosen by Euroleague head coaches to win the Best Defender Trophy.

As a shot-blocker, stealer and all-around immovable force, Dunston anchored an Olympiacos defense that proved the best of the 2014-15 season.

The Olympiacos center becomes the only player besides six-time winner Dimitris Diamantidis to be voted the competition's best defender more than once.

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Georgios Printezis Named Euroleague Player Of The Month

Apr 27, 2015 12:54 PM

Georgios Printezis of Olympiacos has been named Euroleague Player of the Month for April.

Printezis averaged 14.5 points on 60% two-point shooting, 5.2 rebounds and a performance index rating of 16.8 in six April games. But where he most impressed were Olympiacos’s three victories in the playoffs. There his numbers jumped to 18.3 points on 70.8% shooting, 5.3 rebounds and an averaged performance index rating of 22

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