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Vasilis Charalampopoulos Declares For 2018 NBA Draft

Apr 6, 2018 10:47 AM

Vasilis Charalampopoulos is declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft.

"It has always been a dream to play in the NBA," Charalampopoulos told ESPN. "Entering the draft gives me the opportunity to challenge myself outside of Europe. This decision to enter the draft was not difficult. The difficult part was finding when the right time was for me." 

Charalampopoulos is a 21-year-old 6-foot-9 power forward.

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O.J. Mayo Signs Deal With San German Of Puerto Rican League

Apr 4, 2018 3:01 PM

O.J. Mayo has agreed to sign with San German in Puerto Rico.

Mayo will report to the team this month and will be eligible to sign an NBA deal this summer.

Mayo received a two-year suspension from the NBA in 2016 for violating their anti-drug program.

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LiAngelo Ball Declares For 2018 NBA Draft

Mar 27, 2018 9:38 AM

LiAngelo Ball has declared for the 2018 NBA Draft.

Ball has played professionally with Lithuanian team Vytautas Prienu since parting with UCLA in December.

Ball is expected to work out for several NBA teams when he returns from playing for Vytautas and will participate in the Pro Basketball Combine at IMG Academy (Florida) in May in front of team executives.

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Tags: LiAngelo Ball, UCLA Bruins, Vytautas Prienu, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, International, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Declarations, International Teams

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Georgios Kalaitzakis Declares For 2018 NBA Draft

Mar 26, 2018 10:23 AM

Georgios Kalaitzakis told ESPN that he will declare for the 2018 NBA Draft.

"I am very happy with Panathinaikos, but I decided to enter the draft because it's my dream to play in the NBA," Kalaitzakis wrote ESPN. "With hard work and commitment, I think I will achieve my goal."

Kalaitzakis is viewed as a potential second round pick as a 6'6 combo guard.

Kalaitzakis is currently playing for Panathinaikos.

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Australian NBL Creates Rule To Attract U.S. One-And-Dones

Mar 2, 2018 1:11 PM

The Australian National Basketball League has formalized a rule that should make it much easier for future prospects to forgo college and develop in Australia instead.

Terrance Ferguson, the No. 11 high school recruit in 2016, signed with the Adelaide 36ers instead of being a one-and-done in college and was drafted by the Thunder in 2017 with the No. 21 overall pick.

Sources told ESPN those players will be paid 100,000 Australian dollars gross guaranteed (approximately $78,000 U.S.), funded directly by the league.

"Unlike other countries where players and agents deal with clubs, the NBL will directly contract the players," NBL owner and executive chairman Larry Kestelman said in a release provided exclusively to ESPN. "We will make sure the players get the development they need as part of the program with our clubs, giving them the best chance of success.

"The NBL provides strong visibility back to the U.S. Our league is closest to the NBA in terms of style of play and game day presentation. We will work to build a program to provide the right access to NBA teams and scouts alike."

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Boris Diaw Receiving Interest From Several Teams

Feb 8, 2018 4:16 PM

Boris Diaw has received interest from several playoff teams about a contract.

Diaw has an NBA out in his deal with Paris-Levallois.

Diaw played for the Utah Jazz last season.

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Billy Preston Signs With BC Igokea

Jan 20, 2018 9:51 AM

Billy Preston has signed with BC Igokea, a European club located in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Preston had not appeared in a regular season game this season for Kansas as the school investigates the "financial picture" of a car Preston was driving in a single-car accident from early November.

Preston was a top-20 recruit in the incoming 2017 class.

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Rockets To Sign Bobby Brown Later In Season

Jan 7, 2018 9:44 AM

The Houston Rockets plan to sign Bobby Brown to a contract for the remainder of the season at a later date.

Brown is also in talks with teams in China.

The Rockets released Brown in order to keep a roster spot open following the strong play of Gerald Green.

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Derrick Williams Signs Contract In China

Dec 29, 2017 11:49 AM

Derrick Williams has signed a contract with the Tianjin Gold Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Williams played for five teams in his eight NBA seasons, averaging 8.9 points and four rebounds per game over his career. 

Williams played for the Cavaliers and Heat last season.

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LiAngelo Ball, LaMelo Ball Agree To One-Year Deals With Vytautas Prienai

Dec 11, 2017 4:12 PM

LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Ball have agreed upon one-year deals with Prienu Vytautas of Lithuania. Both players will report to the team in January.

LiAngelo Ball recently withdrew from UCLA following his indefinite suspension.

Over the past week, Harrison Gaines, the representative for LaMelo and LiAngelo, fielded multiple offers and worked to finalize the finer details of a unique contract situation. 

“We engaged in serious talks with several teams, and Vytautas made the most sense as LaMelo and LiAngelo work to develop as professionals and set a foundation for their careers,” Gaines said. “It was critical to find a situation in a competitive league that works with both of their short- and long-term goals.”

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LaMelo Ball, LiAngelo Ball Considering Pro Deal Overseas
Agent Harrison Gaines started initial contact with overseas teams this week.

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Lavoy Allen Agrees To Sign With Zhejiang Bulls
The Pacers declined their $3.5 million option on Lavoy Allen in June.

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Boris Diaw Agrees To Deal With Paris-Levallois
Boris Diaw played professionally in France with Pau-Orthez before joining the Hawks in 2003.

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Jared Sullinger Signs With Shenzhen Leopards
Jared Sullinger recently had a workout with the Nets but they signed Tyler Zeller.

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Ryan Kelly Signs With Real Betis
Ryan Kelly played 16 games last season with the Hawks.

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Brazil Removes Bruno Caboclo From Team After He Refuses To Enter Game
Bruno Caboclo had played 9 minutes and 21 seconds in the first quarter.

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Norris Cole Receive $700k Offer From Maccabi Tel Aviv
Norris Cole played 13 games last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Julyan Stone Expected To Sign With Hornets
The Hornets have been looking for a third point guard at the veteran's minimum.

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J.J. Hickson, Dominique Jones Sign With Jiangsu Tongxi
J.J. Hickson played in China last season with Fujian, averaging 24.5 points, 13.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.

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David Blatt Continues To Seek NBA Return
David Blatt turned down a three-year offer from Maccabi Tel Aviv to remain with Darussafaka for another season.

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Ty Lawson Agrees Upon $2.4M Deal With Shandong
Ty Lawson's deal could hit $3 million with bonuses.

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Terrence Jones Agrees Upon Two-Year, $2M Deal With Qingdao
Terrence Jones had a PER of 16.1 last season.

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Jamaal Franklin Signs Two-Year, $4M Deal With Sichuan
Jamaal Franklin pursued an NBA return this offseason.

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Jarnell Stokes Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Zhejiang Chouzhou
Jarnell Stokes averaged 13.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 25.1 minutes in Summer League.

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Jimmer Fredette Agrees To One-Year, $1.8M Deal With Shanghai
Jimmer Fredette averaged 37.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 40.5 minutes per game last season for Shanghai.

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76ers' 2nd Rounder Jonah Bolden Agrees To Sign With Maccabi
Jonah Bolden averaged 12.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 27.2 minutes per game for Red Star.

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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.

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

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

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

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