International Wiretap

Jimmer Fredette Agrees To One-Year, $1.8M Deal With Shanghai

Jul 23, 2017 6:30 PM

Jimmer Fredette has agreed to re-sign with the Shanghai Sharks on a one-year deal worth approximately $1.8 million.

Fredette averaged 37.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 40.5 minutes per game last season for Shanghai. Fredette was also named MVP of the CBA.

Fredette last played in the NBA in 15-16 with the New York Knicks.

David Pick

Tags: Jimmer Fredette, Shanghai Dongfang, NBA, International, International Teams

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76ers' 2nd Rounder Jonah Bolden Agrees To Sign With Maccabi

Jul 21, 2017 10:30 AM

Jonah Bolden has agreed to sign with Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Bolden was the sixth pick of the second round by the Philadelphia 76ers and played for Red Star Belgrade last season.

Bolden averaged 12.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 27.2 minutes per game for Red Star.

In Summer League, Bolden averaged 8.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 23.4 minutes per game for the 76ers.

David Pick

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Ty Lawson Still Considering Options Following Shanxi Dragons Report

Jul 19, 2017 11:05 AM

Ty Lawson announced on social media via David Pick that he had reached an agreement in China with the Shanxi Dragons but he later denied it.

Lawson played for the Sacramento Kings last season.

"Several teams have expressed interest in Ty from China and there have been discussions and Ty has expressed mutual interest," Lawson's agent Larry Fox told HoopsHype. "In addition, several NBA teams are interested in Ty, Ty is weighing his options and no decision has yet been made."

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Tags: Ty Lawson, Shanxi Zhongyu, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

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Sergio Rodriguez Agrees To One-Year Deal With CSKA

Jul 16, 2017 12:30 PM

Sergio Rodriguez has agreed to a one-year deal with CSKA Moscow.

Rodriguez played last season with the Philadelphia 76ers after a six-year NBA hiatus.

Rodriguez will replace Milos Teodosic as point guard after he signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.

David Pick

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Cavaliers Agree To Three-Year, $8.3M Deal With Cedi Osman

Jul 12, 2017 10:09 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to sign Cedi Osman to a three-year, $8.3 million deal. An additional $700,000 will go towards his buyout with Anadolu Efes.

Osman was the 31st overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Tags: Cedi Osman, Cleveland Cavaliers, Anadolu Efes, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

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Maurizio Gherardini Named EuroLeague Executive Of The Year

Jul 6, 2017 2:30 PM

Fenerbahce Istanbul general manager Maurizio Gherardini has been voted as EuroLeague Executive of the Year for the 2016-17 season. The award honors the person and club whose executive decisions have best exemplified the EuroLeague's commitment to excellence during the previous season.

In the short span of three years since he joined the club, Gherardini spearheaded and completed Fenerbahce's transformation from ambitious hopeful to EuroLeague powerhouse. During his tenure, Fenerbahce has been able to recruit some of the best players in Europe to form a seamless unit that has gotten better with each season. That roster planning has gone a long way to Fenerbahce making three historic EuroLeague Final Four appearances in a row while winning it this year.

Gherardini began his career with his hometown club in Forli, Italy, where he played and served as both assistant coach and youth teams director before becoming general manager while still in his 20s. Gherardini was hired by Benetton Treviso in 1992 and over the next 14 years turned the club into a European force that collected four Italian League championships, seven Italian Cups and two Saporta Cups, the last of those with current Fenerbahce coach Zeljko Obradovic on the bench.  

Gherardini became the first European to hold a prominent role in an NBA front office when Toronto made him vice president and assistant general manager in 2006. Following seven seasons there, Gherardini spent one season with Oklahoma City before joining Fenerbahce in 2014.

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Celtics Agree To Sign Daniel Theis

Jun 19, 2017 11:29 AM

The Boston Celtics have agreed to sign Daniel Theis through the 18-19 season.

Theis played for the Washington Wizards in Summer League in 2014.

Theis most recently played for Brose Baskets in Germany.

Theis is a 25-year-old stretch big.

David Pick

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David Blatt Unable To Leave Darussafaka For Maccabi Return

Jun 15, 2017 11:35 AM

David Blatt will remain as head coach of Darussafaka and will not return to Maccabi Tel Aviv this summer.

Blatt had agreed upon a new deal with Maccabi but was unable to reach an agreement with Darussafaka to be let out of his contract.

Blatt coached Maccabi from 2010 until 2014 when he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers. Blatt was fired as head coach of the Cavaliers in January of 2016.

The Times Of Israel

Tags: Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul, International, International Teams

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David Blatt Finalizing Return To Maccabi Tel Aviv

Jun 13, 2017 4:58 PM

David Blatt is finalizing a deal to return to Maccabi Tel Aviv as head coach.

Blatt was head coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv from 2010 until 2014 before he became head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Blatt was fired by the Cavaliers in January of 2016 and the team then went on to win The Finals.

Blatt coached Darussafaka in Turkey last season.

David Blatt

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Luka Doncic Named Euroleague MVP For 2nd Straight Game

Apr 29, 2017 11:05 AM

Real Madrid secured a Final Four berth with its second road win in less than 48 hours against Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul on Friday night.

Luka Doncic was named MVP for Game 4 of the EuroLeague Playoffs. It marked the 18-year old's second consecutive MVP of the round award, after he shared the honor 48 hours earlier in Game 3.

Doncic has won the honor four times this season, second to only reigning EuroLeague MVP Nando De Colo of CSKA Moscow, who won six.

Doncic scored 11 points to go with 7 assists and 5 rebounds. He made his only two-point shot attempt, hit 1 of 4 from downtown and went 6 for 8 from the free throw line in addition to collecting 1 steal and 6 fouls drawn for a performance index rating of 21, the highest among all players in the two Game 4 contests.

Doncic is expected to be one of the top two picks in the 2018 NBA Draft.

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Stephon Marbury Released By Beijing Ducks
Stephon Marbury averaged 21.4 points, 5.5 assists and 4 rebounds in 34.6 minutes per game in 36 games.

Marc J. Spears/The Undefeated

Kevin Knox Turned Down $1.4M Offer From Team In China
Kevin Knox is still deciding which college to attend, picking between Duke, Florida State, Kentucky, Missouri and North Carolina.

Bob Putnam/Tampa Bay Times

Tyler Dorsey Declares For NBA Draft
Tyler Dorsey reportedly had a lucrative offer last summer from Olympiacos, which could serve as a backup plan if he doesn't make an NBA roster.

Jonathan Givony/Draft Express

Jimmer Fredette Turned Down Multiple 10-Day Contract Offers
Shanghai would like to sign Jimmer Fredette for the 17-18 season though they would likely have to improve on the $1.1 million salary after taxes he made this season.

Ken Tingley/The Post-Star

Livio Jean-Charles Returns To ASVEL
Livio Jean-Charles came to the United States this season but was released by the Spurs in training camp.

Jeff Garcia/NBC San Antonio

Clippers, Heat Interested In Carlos Boozer
Carlos Boozer's performance in China has reportedly put him back onto the radar of NBA teams.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Bogdan Bogdanovic Will Make Kings' Decision In Offseason
The Kings own the draft rights to Bogdan Bogdanovic and Vlade Divac recently said the team expects to bring him over to the NBA for the 17-18 season.

David Pick

Kings Plan On Signing Bogdan Bogdanovic In Offseason
Bogdan Bogdanovic is a 24-year-old shooting guard presently playing with Fenerbahce.

Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee

Luka Doncic Signs With Bill Duffy
Luka Doncic has signed with Bill Duffy and BDA Sports as his representation.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Luka Doncic Receiving Buzz To Go First Overall In 2018
Luka Doncic can play point guard, shooting guard and small forward at 6'8.

Jonathan Givony/The Vertical

Anthony Bennett Signs With Fenerbahce
Anthony Bennett has signed in Turkey with Fenerbahce.

David Pick

Isaiah Austin Signs With FMP Belgrade
In December, Isaiah Austin announced that he had been given clearance by his doctors to return to the court.

ESPN

Melbourne United Signs Josh Boone
Ex-Net Josh Boone has signed with Melbourne United in the Australian NBL

nbl.com.au

Cameron Bairstow Tears ACL In Left Knee
Cameron Bairstow has remained on the radar of NBA teams following his release by the Pistons in the 2016 offseason.

Fox Sports

Sergio Llull Named Euroleague MVP For November
Sergio Llull finished the month sitting third in the full-season rankings for EuroLeague scorers, with 19.4 points per game and tied for sixth in assists, at 5.8 per game.

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Josh Smith Signs $1.5M Deal With Sichuan Whales
Josh Smith split parts of last season with the Clippers and Rockets.

David Pick

Jeremy Evans, Robbie Hummer Sign With Khimki Moscow
Khimki reached the Top 16 stage of the Euroleague last season.

David Pick

Nick Johnson Signs With Bayern Munich
During the 2016 preseason, Nick Johnson played for the Orlando Magic.

David Pick

Terrance Ferguson Suspended One Game For Striking Opponent
Terrance Ferguson is playing for the Adelaide 36ers after deciding not to attend Arizona for his freshman season.

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Steve Blake Signs With Australia's Sydney Kings
Steve Blake played for the Pistons last season.

Jamie Marcuson/Sydney Morning Herald