International Wiretap

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.

Jeff Borzello/ESPN

Tags: Billy Preston, Kansas Jayhawks, BC Igokea, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, International, NBA Draft General, International Teams

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.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Bobby Brown, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International

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.


Tags: Derrick Williams, Tianjin Ronggang, Chinese CBA, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

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.”

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Tags: LiAngelo Ball, LaMelo Ball, Vytautas Prienu, High School, NCAA, NBA, International, International Teams

LaMelo Ball, LiAngelo Ball Considering Pro Deal Overseas

Dec 5, 2017 9:34 AM

LaMelo Ball and LiAngelo Ball have begun to explore their options in playing professional basketball overseas.

Harrison Gaines, the representative for LaMelo, 16, and LiAngelo, 19, started initial contact with overseas teams this week.

LaMelo Ball had previously committed to UCLA while LiAngelo Ball left the school this week in the wake of his indefinite suspension. 

LaMelo, who left Chino Hills before his junior season this year to be home-schooled, is considered a legitimate pro prospect and a consensus top-10 player in the class of 2019.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Tags: LiAngelo Ball, LaMelo Ball, UCLA Bruins, NCAA, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, International, NBA Draft General

Lavoy Allen Agrees To Sign With Zhejiang Bulls

Nov 27, 2017 11:46 AM

Lavoy Allen has agreed to sign with the Zhejiang Bulls in China.

Allen will likely replace Jarnell Stokes.

The Indiana Pacers declined their $3.5 million option on Allen in June. 

Allen didn't participate with any NBA teams during training camp.

David Pick

Tags: Lavoy Allen, Zhejiang Chouzhou, Chinese CBA, NBA, International, International Teams, International League

Boris Diaw Agrees To Deal With Paris-Levallois

Sep 14, 2017 1:13 PM

Boris Diaw has agreed to sign with Paris-Levallois in France.

Diaw spent last season with the Utah Jazz and remained a productive player at the age of 35.

Diaw played professionally in France with Pau-Orthez before joining the Atlanta Hawks in 2003.

David Cozette/SFR Sport

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Jared Sullinger Signs With Shenzhen Leopards

Sep 12, 2017 2:17 PM

Jared Sullinger has signed a two-month, $300,000 deal in China with the Shenzhen Leopards.

Sullinger signed a one-year, $6 million deal with the Toronto Raptors last offseason.

Sullinger recently had a workout with the Brooklyn Nets but they signed Tyler Zeller.

Sullinger has struggled with injuries and his weight during his professional career.

David Pick

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Ryan Kelly Signs With Real Betis

Sep 7, 2017 1:04 PM

Ryan Kelly has agreed to sign with Real Betis of Spain.

Kelly played 16 games last season with the Atlanta Hawks. Kelly also played for the Hawks in Summer League.

Kelly previously played three seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers.

David Pick

Tags: Ryan Kelly, Atlanta Hawks, Real Betis Energia Plus, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

Brazil Removes Bruno Caboclo From Team After He Refuses To Enter Game

Aug 27, 2017 11:07 AM

Bruno Caboclo has been indefinitely removed from the Brazil National Team after he refused to enter the second quarter of an AmeriCup game.

Caboclo had played 9 minutes and 21 seconds in the first quarter. When Caboclo was asked to return to the game, he refused to enter.

“Bruno Caboclo committed an act of indiscipline refusing to enter on the court when the coach requested him to do that. We cannot allow any player to commit any act of indiscipline while wearing the jersey of the Brazilian National Team,” said manager Renato Lamas.

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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.

David Pick

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

Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

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.

David Pick

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.

Allon Sinai/Jerusalem Post

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

David Pick

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

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

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

Shams Charania/The Vertical

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.

Michael Scotto/Basketball Insiders

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.

David Pick

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.

David Pick

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