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Shanghai Making Strong Push To Sign Aron Baynes

The Shanghai Sharks are making a strong push to sign Aron Baynes.

Baynes is currently a restricted free agent of the San Antonio Spurs.

The Spurs would retain Baynes' restricted free agent rights if he signs abroad.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Randy Culpepper Signs With Jilin

Randy Culpepper has signed with Julin of the Chinese Basketball Assocation, a source tells RealGM.

Culpepper played collegiately at UTEP.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Gustavo Ayon Receives Formal Offer From Spurs

Gustavo Ayon has received a formal offer from the San Antonio Spurs, sources tell RealGM.

Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association has also presented a formal offer to Ayon, sources confirm to RealGM.

Ayon has previously received offers in Europe, though the language of the contract concerning an NBA out held up an agreement being reached.

Ayon is now deciding between three formal offers.

Ayon spent last season with the Atlanta Hawks.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Emmanuel Mudiay Signs Endorsement Deal With Under Armour

Under Armour Basketball has signed Emmanuel Mudiay to an endorsement deal.

Mudiay is set to travel to China this month to begin preparing for his debut professional season in the Chinese Basketball Association. Many draft experts project Mudiay to be a top five NBA Draft pick in 2015 because of his combination of size, speed and natural feel for the game.

"With Emmanuel joining our roster, Under Armour Basketball has added one of the game's best young players to our team," said Matt Mirchin, EVP, Global Marketing, Under Armour. "For such a young player, Emmanuel has a complete game, is a leader and plays with a toughness that stands out the moment you see him step on the court. When you combine that with his commitment to training and his positive attitude, he has the potential to be a special player for a long time. We're proud to now be a part of his journey."  
 
Born in Congo, Mudiay began playing basketball in middle school in the Dallas area. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Joe Ingles Signs One-Year Deal With Clippers

Joe Ingles has signed a guaranteed minimum one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Ingles drew interest from the NBA with his play in the 2012 Olympics and also had some big games in the World Cup this year.

The wing was most recently with Maccabi Tel Aviv and previously played for Barcelona.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Gustavo Ayon Being Pursued By Shandong

Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association is making a strong push for Gustavo Ayon, a source tells RealGM.

Ayon had reached a deal with Real Madrd, but his buyout clause had become an issue.

Ayon spent last season with the Atlanta Hawks and had an impressive World Cup.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Milos Teodosic Would Seek $3M+ Annually To Come To NBA

Milos Teodosic would seek a salary of more than $3 million annually in order to come over to the NBA from CSKA.

Teodosic has helped lead Serbia to the gold medal game of the World Cup.

Teodosic, 27, went undrafted in 2009 when he was at Olympiacos.

The Memphis Grizzlies were the most recent NBA team to pursue Teodosic with a serious offer, though that was in the 2013 offseason.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Gustavo Ayon Agrees To Multi-Year Deal With Real Madrid

Gustavo Ayon has agreed upon a multi-year contract with Real Madrid.

Ayon spent last season with the Atlanta Hawks and was receiving more lucrative offers from outside the NBA.

Ayon also had an opportunity to sign in China.

Via David A. Pick/Eurobasket

Petteri Koponen Hopes To Play In NBA By 15-16

Petteri Koponen hopes to be playing in the NBA by the 2015-16 season. 

Koponen said he intends to make the jump to the NBA after completing the final season on his contract with BC Khimki in Russia. 

"I always said my dream is to play in the NBA," Koponen said. "Every summer we talk a little bit with Dallas to see what the situation is and what they think. I've got one more year left on my contract in Russia and then of course I would like to come over. I hope I get some options to go there and show I can play at that level."

The Dallas Mavericks acquired Koponen's NBA rights in 2011 in a draft-night trade trade with Portland. He was selected by Philadelphia on behalf of the Blazers with the last pick of the first round in 2007.

Team sources say that the Mavs have not ruled out importing Koponen themselves in the future, but there was no discussion of doing so for this season with four point guards already on the roster.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

DeShaun Thomas Signs With Barcelona

Barcelona has agreed to sign DeShaun Thomas.

Thomas had previously reached agreement with Scandone Avellino, but the club delayed in signing the contract for three weeks.

Thomas spent last season with JSF Nanterre and will replace Kostas Papanikolaou with Barcelona.

Via Sportando

Latavious Williams Signs With Bilbao Basket

Latavious Williams has signed with Bilbao Basket.

Erazem Lorbek Agrees To Buyout With Barcelona

The Spurs own the draft rights to Erazem Lorbek.

Marques Green Signs With TED Ankara

Marques Green has signed with TED Ankara of Turkey.

Jevohn Shepherd Signs With Barcelona

Jevohn Shepherd averaged 18.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game last season with Omegna.

Marshall Henderson To Work Out For Fulgor Libertas Forli

Marshall Henderson will have a work out with Fulgor Libertas Forli of A2 Gold, according to Forlibasket.
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