July 2019 International Wiretap

Kosta Koufos Agrees To Two-Year, $6M Deal With CSKA

Jul 19, 2019 11:52 AM

Kosta Koufos has agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal with CSKA Moscow.

Koufos will be the highest paid US-born player in Europe next season.

The deal will include an NBA opt-out for Koufos. 

Chris Haynes/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Kosta Koufos, CSKA Moscow, Euroleague, Russian PBL, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

Peja Stojakovic Ahead Of FIBA World Cup: Serbia Are 'One Of The Best Teams In The World'

Jul 16, 2019 11:50 PM

Peja Stojakovic cited the amount of NBA talent on Serbia's national team for his confidence ahead of this summer's FIBA Basketball World Cup.

"With guys like (Bogdan) Bogdanovic, (Nemanja) Bjelica, (Milos) Teodosic, (Nikola) Jokic and all the others, you can go far in the competition and bring something back home. They're one of the best teams in the world and they are going to have a great campaign this summer," said Stojakovic.

Serbia are in Group D alongside Italy, Angola, and the Philippines. 

Serbia came in second at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, the 2016 Olympics, and FIBA EuroBasket 2017

"I love the talent and chemistry in the national team. There are so many guys, so much talent on this team. I'm looking forward to seeing them play in China and I think that they have every reason to be ambitious after what they've done the last couple of years."


Tags: Serbia, International, International B-Ball IQ, National Teams

New Zealand Breakers Recruiting Joakim Noah For Potential Move

Jul 13, 2019 11:16 PM

Joakim Noah is getting recruited by the New Zealand Breakers, league sources told Marc Stein of The New York Times.

The Breakers, who play in the National Basketball League, is owned by Noah's former college teammate Matt Walsh.

The 34-year-old Noah is seen as a "dream signing" for the Breakers. 

Noah is reportedly receiving NBA interest and said to be taking a "selective" approach about where he plays next season. 

Marc Stein/The New York Times

Tags: Joakim Noah, International, International Signing Rumor

Ben Simmons 'Doubtful' To Play For Australia In FIBA World Cup

Jul 13, 2019 6:47 PM

Ben Simmons is "doubtful" to play for Australia in the upcoming FIBA World Cup, his agent Rich Paul told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Simmons implied that he would play in the tournament earlier in May.

The Australian team will still feature Joe InglesAndrew BogutPatty Mills, and Aron Baynes. 

Australia are in Group H with Canada, Senegal, and Lithuania. Group play begins on August 31st.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Ben Simmons, Australia, NBA, International, International B-Ball IQ, National Teams

Jimmer Fredette Signs With Panathinaikos

Jul 9, 2019 10:14 PM

Jimmer Fredette has signed with Panathinaikos in Greece.

Fredette finished last season playing for the Phoenix Suns after his season in China ended.

Fredette briefly played for the Golden State Warriors in Summer League.

Keith Smith/RealGM

Tags: Panathinaikos, NBA, International, International Teams

Ekpe Udoh Agrees To One-Year Deal With Beijing Ducks

Jul 7, 2019 2:27 PM

Ekpe Udoh signed a one-year deal with the Beijing Ducks that will make him one of the highest paid imports in the CBA.

Udoh played in 51 games last season for the Jazz, averaging 2.3 points. 

Nikos Varlas/Eurohoops.net

Tags: Ekpe Udoh, International, International Official Signing

Jimmer Fredette Leaves Warriors' Summer League Team, Considering Overseas Options

Jul 3, 2019 4:17 PM

Jimmer Fredette has left the Summer League team of the Golden State Warriors.

Fredette played in the Warriors' first two games.

Fredette is considering various contract options overseas and didn't want to risk injury.

Mark Medina/San Jose Mercury News

Tags: Jimmer Fredette, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International