Basketball Wiretap

Davide Moretti Leaves Texas Tech, Signs Multi-Year Deal With Olimpia Milano

May 23, 2020 10:27 PM

Davide Moretti has left Texas Tech and signed a multi-year deal with Olimpia Milano, according to Sportando.

Moretti started 68 games for Texas Tech in the last two seasons.

Moretti averaged 13.0 points and 2.3 assists as a junior last season.

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Tags: Davide Moretti, Italian Lega Basket Serie A, International, International League

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Yao Ming Presents Three Options For Chinese Basketball Association To Resume Season

May 10, 2020 12:47 PM

Yao Ming said that the Chinese Basketball Association has three options to resume the season.

The options include: playing out the full schedule, playing out a shortened season, or going straight to the playoffs.

Ming added that he hoped to play as many games as possible, and that a tournament to restart the season was being considered should the schedule be shortened.

Teams would be isolated in hotels, with fans barred from arenas. 

ESPN

Tags: Chinese CBA, International, International League

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Alex Antetokounmpo To Play Professionally In Europe

May 10, 2020 1:14 AM

Alex Antetokounmpo, the younger brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo, announced that he will play professionally in Europe as a way to prepare for the NBA Draft.

“I am examining my options, I have a few choices from the States, but I have decided to play in Europe. I want to become a pro as soon as possible. I was born and raised in Europe, I know European basketball and the best thing for me would be to sign a contract with a European club. I will have to train and compete against grown men, I will experience strong competition and pressure and I will evolve on every level," Antetokounmpo told Eurohoops.

Antetokounmpo graduated from high school in Milwaukee this year.

Three out of the four Antetokounmpo brothers play in the NBA.

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Tags: Alex Antetokounmpo, International, International Signing Rumor, International B-Ball IQ

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2005 Magic Lottery Pick Fran Vazquez Retires At 37 After Playing Entire Career In Spain

May 5, 2020 4:13 PM

Fran Vazquez is retiring from the NBA at the age of 37 after a long career in Spain.

Vazquez was the 11th overall selection in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. The Magic retained his rights throughout his career.

Vazquez joined Barcelona in 2006 and remained with the club until 2012.

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Tags: Fran Vazquez, Orlando Magic, NBA, International

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Casper Ware Opts Out Of NBL Deal With Sydney Kings

May 4, 2020 12:42 PM

Casper Ware has opted out of his NBL deal with the Sydney Kings. 

Ware was the highest paid import in the NBL this past season, but would have seen his 20-21 salary cut by 50 percent due to COVID-19 measures.

The new agreement allowed players to opt out of their respective contracts before a May 4 deadline.

Ware began his NBL career with Melbourne United in 2016.

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Tags: Casper Ware, Sydney, Australian NBL, NBA, International, International Teams, International League

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NBL MVP Bryce Cotton Opts Out Of Contract

Apr 30, 2020 1:31 AM

Bryce Cotton, the reigning NBL MVP and Grand Final MVP, opted out of his contract with the Perth Wildcats.

Cotton, whose over-$200,000 salary would have been cut in half, cited the effects of recent salary-cutting measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Due to unforeseen circumstances that have unfolded which none of us could've predicted, it is in me and my family's best interest to opt out of my contract. Regardless, I'll always be a Wildcat at heart in my eyes and I hope you all feel the same way. "I had so much fun here and hope you all enjoyed these past 3 1/2 seasons as much as I did," released Cotton in a statement.

The 27-year-old Cotton averaged 22.9 points per game last season.

Other players earning over $200,000, including Casper Ware, are also considering opting out of their current deals.

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Tags: Bryce Cotton, Australian NBL, International, International League

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