November 2011 International Wiretap

Report: Kirilenko Staying With CSKA Moscow

Dec 31, 2011 12:06 PM

Andrei Kirilenko will stay with CSKA Moscow until the end of the season.

Kirilenko signed 3-year contract with CSKA Moscow before the start of 2011-12 season, with the option to opt-out once the lockout was over.

Kirilenko is coming off an injury-plagued season with the Jazz.

Tags: Andrei Kirilenko, CSKA Moscow, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International Misc Rumor

Euroleague Top-16 Draw Announced

Dec 28, 2011 10:24 AM

The Top-16 Euroleague Draw was announced on Wednesday.

Group E will consist of CSKA Moscow, Olympiacos, Efes Istanbul and Galatasaray.

Group F is headlined by Real Madrid, followed by Montepaschi Siena, Unicaja and Gescrap Blbao.

Group G consists of Fenerbahce Ulker, Panathinaikos Athens, Unics Kazan and Armani Milan.

Barcelona Regal leads Group H with Maccabi Tel Aviv, Bennet Cantu and Zalgiris Kaunas.

Click here to view individual stats from the Euroleague Regular Season and here for full team stats.

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Tags: Siena Saints, Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, AX Armani Exchange Milan, Panathinaikos, Fenerbahce Beko, Barca, Unicaja, CSKA Moscow, Zalgiris, Real Madrid, Anadolu Efes, Olympiacos, UNICS Kazan, Acqua San Bernardo Cantu, Galatasaray, Bilbao Basket, Euroleague, International, International Teams, International League

Nikola Mirotic Named Euroleague MVP For December

Dec 26, 2011 10:04 AM

Real Madrid's Nikola Mirotic has been named Euroleague MVP for the month of December.

During four games in December, Mirotic dominated like never before in leading his team to a perfect record with wins over three other Euroleague Top 16 teams to clinch first place in Group C and a No. 1 seed in the Top 16 Draw.

He recorded his first career Euroleague double-double, set career highs in index rating, scoring and steals and earned weekly MVP honors for the first time. His 18.5 points per game in December came with excellent efficiency.

Mirotic also averaged 6.8 rebounds per game.

The Bulls own the draft rights to Mirotic.

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Hornets Sign Gustavo Ayón

Dec 23, 2011 4:42 PM

The New Orleans Hornets announced that they have signed forward/center Gustavo Ayón. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released.
“We are extremely excited about this signing,” said Hornets GM Dell Demps. “Gustavo is someone who we have had on our radar for a while and we believe he is going to be a great addition to our roster. He is a highly coveted international player and we look forward to working with him as he transitions into being an NBA player." 

Ayón (6-10, 250), averaged 15.9 points on 66 percent shooting while grabbing 8.2 rebounds per game this season over 10 games for Fuenlabrada of Spain.

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Knicks May Look To Add Kenyon Martin, Wilson Chandler

Dec 23, 2011 10:16 AM

A source familiar with the Knicks' thinking said it is "possible" the Knicks would have interest in signing Kenyon Martin later in the season if they need a jolt up front and they will pocket their $2.5 million exception.

A source said the 33-year-old former Nets star would be amenable to joining the Knicks.

Another Chinese league player of interest also would be ex-Knick Wilson Chandler, who still is playing in Asia and also wouldn't be eligible until March.

Multiple sources said Chandler would love a return to the Knicks, who reluctantly traded him to Denver in the Carmelo Anthony deal last February.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Tags: Kenyon Martin, Wilson Chandler, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International

Arroyo Signs With Besiktas

Dec 22, 2011 3:47 PM

Carlos Arroyo signed a deal with Besiktas Thursday.

Arroyo averaged 4.8 points and 1.9 assists with the Celtics last season.

He is expected to join the team later this month.

Tags: Carlos Arroyo, Besiktas Icrypex, NBA, International, International Teams

Groups Of Last 16 Stage Of Eurocup Announced

Dec 20, 2011 6:38 PM

The Eurocup released their groups for the Last 16 on Tuesday.

Group I will consist of MBC Gravelines, CEZ Nymburk, VEF Riga and Valencia Basket.

BC Khmki Moscow, ASVEL Basket, BC Donetsk and Aris are in Group J.

Group K has Banvit BK, BC Spartak, Krka and KK Buducnost Voli.

Group L will feature Lietuvos Rytas, ALBA Berlin, PBC Lokomotiv and Benetton Basket.

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Tags: Universo De'Longhi Treviso, Valencia Basket, Buducnost, Lietuvos Rytas, ASVEL Basket, Khimki, Spartak Saint Petersburg, ALBA Berlin, BCM Gravelines, BC Donetsk, Krka Novo Mesto, Lokomotiv Kuban, CEZ Nymburk, Teksut Bandirma, Aris BC, BC VEF Riga, Eurocup, International, International Teams, International League

Andy Rautins Signs With Lucentum Alicante

Dec 20, 2011 6:11 PM

Andy Rautins has signed with Lucentum Alicante of Spain.

Rautins was traded to the Mavericks from the Knicks in the Tyson Chandler deal and was subsequently waived.


Tags: Andy Rautins, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, CB Lucentum Alicante, Spanish ACB, NBA, International, International Signing Rumor, International Teams, International League, International Misc Rumor

Navarro Suffers Foot Injury, Expected Out Till January

Dec 20, 2011 10:27 AM

FC Barcelona star Juan Carlos Navarro will be sidelined for a month due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

Navarro has averaged 12.1 points and 3.1 assists over eight Euroleague games so far this season.

Tags: Juan Carlos Navarro, Barca, NBA, International, International Teams, International Injury

Chinese Team Considering Releasing Kenyon Martin

Dec 18, 2011 6:48 PM

The Xinjiang Flying Tigers in China are giving strong consideration to releasing star forward Kenyon Martin, according to sources close to the situation.

If Xinjiang goes through with the move, it would be the test case for established NBA players who signed in China during the lockout to possibly return to the NBA sooner than expected.

Sources told that only the threat of serious sanctions from Chinese league officials for releasing a player of Martin's stature in-season, including the potential forfeiture of games, has stopped Xinjiang from making the move already.

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Krstic Named Euroleague MVP For Week 9

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Jon Leuer Signs With Bucks

Press Release

Fernandez Could Be Bought Out To Remain In Spain

Wendell Maxey/Beyond The Beat

Scalabrine Signs With Bulls

Press Release

Kings Interested In Signing Kirilenko

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Grizzlies Sign Jeremy Pargo To Multi-Year Deal

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Scalabrine Repaid Benetton Treviso Before Departure

Chicago Tribune

Mirotic Named Week 8 Euroleague MVP

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Donatas Motiejunas Sets Defensive Rebounding Record

Nikola Vucevic Named Week 4 Eurocup MVP

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David Lighty, Bennet Cantu Agree To Part Ways

Kyle Singler Finalizes Deal With Real Madrid

Valanciunas Will Remain With Lietuvos Rytas This Season

Lithuania Basketball

Kirilenko Injures Shoulder, Out Until January

Biyombo Expects Contract Dispute With Spanish Club To Be Resolved

Charlotte Observer

Casey Expects Valanciunas To Have Quick NBA Transition