International Wiretap

Norris Cole Receive $700k Offer From Maccabi Tel Aviv

Aug 14, 2017 11:56 AM

Norris Cole has received an offer of $700,000 from Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Cole played 13 games last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Cole previously played for the New Orleans Pelicans in 15-16.

David Pick

Tags: Norris Cole, Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

Julyan Stone Expected To Sign With Hornets

Aug 12, 2017 3:43 PM

The Charlotte Hornets are expected to sign Julyan Stone once he is released from his contract.

Stone signed a contract extension this summer with Umana Reyer Venezia in Italy but the deal didn't contain an out clause for the NBA.

Stone's father, however, is in a coronary care unit with severe lung, heart and kidney ailments.

Stone and his Los Angeles-based agent, Giovanni Funiciello, have asked the team to release him so he can be closer to his father in the United States for the upcoming season.

The Hornets have been looking for a third point guard at the veteran's minimum.

Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

Tags: Julyan Stone, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International

J.J. Hickson, Dominique Jones Sign With Jiangsu Tongxi

Aug 11, 2017 11:04 PM

J.J. Hickson and Dominque Jones  have agreed to sign with Jiangsu Tongxi in China.

Hickson played in China last season with Fujian, averaging 24.5 points, 13.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.

Hickson last played in the NBA in 15-16 with the Washington Wizards.

David Pick

Tags: Jiangsu Tong Xi, Chinese CBA, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

David Blatt Continues To Seek NBA Return

Aug 9, 2017 2:16 PM

David Blatt continues to pursue a return to the NBA. Blatt was fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers midway through his second season with the franchise. The Cavaliers went on to win the 2016 Finals.

“I have an end game and that end game is that I would really like to go back to the NBA,” Blatt told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

“There were no changes in the NBA this year from a coaching standpoint and my real goal is to try next year to get back into the league as a head coach. It may happen and it may not happen. But I wanted to leave that door open for myself if the opportunity arises.”

Blatt turned down a three-year offer from Maccabi Tel Aviv to remain with Darussafaka for another season.

“With my long and very good relationship with Maccabi, I just felt that it wouldn’t be right on my part to take over a program that really needs a long term commitment and overhaul and then after one year, if I decide to, take advantage of an option and leave for the NBA,” explained Blatt.

“I don’t think that is what the program needs. I didn’t feel good about that. I thought about it very seriously, but in my mind it was a decision to step away from what my end game goal was. The idea of coming back to Maccabi obviously interested me greatly, but ultimately I decided that I wasn’t willing to give up on that dream just yet. If it happens that will be justified and if it doesn’t happen at least I was honest with myself about going after it.”

Blatt was a finalist a year ago for openings with the Knicks, Rockets and Kings.

“Sometimes you can be right there and at the last moment you don’t get it and that’s life,” said Blatt. “That is the realistic and competitive environment of trying to get a job of that nature. There is no guarantee.”

Allon Sinai/Jerusalem Post

Tags: Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

Ty Lawson Agrees Upon $2.4M Deal With Shandong

Aug 9, 2017 10:31 AM

Ty Lawson has agreed to sign with the Shandong Golden Stars on a one-year deal worth $2.4 million net. Lawson's deal could hit $3 million with bonuses. 

Lawson spent last season with the Sacramento Kings.

Lawson bounced around during the 15-16 season, playing for the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers following his trade by the Denver Nuggets.

David Pick

Tags: Ty Lawson, Shandong, Chinese CBA, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

Terrence Jones Agrees Upon Two-Year, $2M Deal With Qingdao

Jul 31, 2017 5:57 PM

Terrence Jones has agreed upon a two-year, $2 million deal with Qingdao.

Jones spent last season with the New Orleans Pelicans and Milwaukee Bucks.

Jones had a PER of 16.1 last season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Terrence Jones, Qingdao, Chinese CBA, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

Jamaal Franklin Signs Two-Year, $4M Deal With Sichuan

Jul 30, 2017 9:45 AM

Jamaal Franklin has agreed upon a two-year, $4 million deal with Sichuan in China.

Franklin pursued an NBA return this offseason. Franklin last played in the NBA in 14-15 with the Denver Nuggets.

Franklin averaged 33.6 points, 10.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists in China last season.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Tags: Jamaal Franklin, Sichuan Blue Whales, Chinese CBA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

Jarnell Stokes Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Zhejiang Chouzhou

Jul 26, 2017 4:21 PM

Jarnell Stokes has agreed upon a one-year deal with Zhejiang Chouzhou in China.

Stokes played two games last season with the Denver Nuggets.

Stokes averaged 13.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 25.1 minutes in Summer League.

Michael Scotto/Basketball Insiders

Tags: Jarnell Stokes, Zhejiang Chouzhou, NBA, International, International Teams

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

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

Tags: Jonah Bolden, Philadelphia Sixers, Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

Ty Lawson Still Considering Options Following Shanxi Dragons Report
Ty Lawson announced on social media that he had reached an agreement in China with the Shanxi Dragons but he later denied it.

RealGM Staff Report

Sergio Rodriguez Agrees To One-Year Deal With CSKA
Sergio Rodriguez played last season with the 76ers after a six-year NBA hiatus.

David Pick

Cavaliers Agree To Three-Year, $8.3M Deal With Cedi Osman
Cedi Osman was the 31st overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Maurizio Gherardini Named EuroLeague Executive Of The Year
Maurizio Gherardini worked in the NBA with the Raptors and Thunder.

RealGM Staff Report

Celtics Agree To Sign Daniel Theis
Daniel Theis is a 25-year-old stretch big.

David Pick

David Blatt Unable To Leave Darussafaka For Maccabi Return
David Blatt will remain as head coach of Darussafaka and will not return to Maccabi Tel Aviv this summer.

The Times Of Israel

David Blatt Finalizing Return To Maccabi Tel Aviv
David Blatt coached Darussafaka in Turkey last season.

David Blatt

Luka Doncic Named Euroleague MVP For 2nd Straight Game
Luka Doncic has won the honor four times this season.

RealGM Staff Report

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.