2021-08-10
In three years with the Charlotte Hornets, it has been chiefly a hello-and-goodbye relationship between Arnoldas Kulboka and his boss of North Carolina city. Since Kulboka has been showing up only in the Summer League, the young forward hasn't had many opportunities to meet Michael Jordan. But during that pick-up game in Spectrum Center, the G.O.A.T. had to tell something to the Hornets rookie ...
2021-08-10
The Spanish national team player agreed to a deal, which will have him leave the Royal club and transfer to the NBA, according to Marca. 19-year-old forward, who was drafted 23rd overall in last month's NBA Draft will continue his career with the Houston Rockets. Although, Usman Garuba's transition to the NBA will cost him around €2.3 million of his own money. According to BasketNews sources, ...
2021-08-10
The NBA Hall-of-Famer Shaquille O'Neal could be on his way out of the Sacramento Kings office, according to Joe Pompliano of Readhuddleup.com and James Ham of NBC Sports. In 2013 Shaq became a part of Kings ownership group.“I always had dreams of being an NBA owner, especially when I saw Magic Johnson accomplish it, Michael Jordan accomplish it,” O’Neal said in a press conference ...
2021-08-10
Zalgiris Kaunas will play five preseason games starting 1st of September, the club announced on Tuesday. Lithuanian champions will open training camp on the 18th of August and will play two home games before heading to Turkey. On 1st of September, Zalgiris will face Lokomotiv Krasnodar and two days later will play Lietkabelis Panevezys. Both games will be played in Zalgirio arena. On 7th of ...
2021-08-10
Bayern Munich bolstered their frontcourt by signing a one-year deal with American forward Deshaun Thomas (29, 2.01). A EuroLeague veteran, Thomas played for Toyota Alvark Tokyo last season and averaged 16.6 points and 4.7 rebounds in the Japan league. "The last season in Japan was an adventure, but after that, I quickly had the EuroLeague again in my head, it was a must for me," Thomas said. ...
2021-08-10
Stephen Curry will be 36 in 2024 but that does not mean his Olympic dream is over. Current Team USA assistant coach and Curry’s head coach at Golden State Warriors, Steve Kerr, ‘absolutely’ sees Curry in Paris Olympics. "Steph can absolutely play on the Olympic team three years from now," Kerr said to Marc Stein. Curry won Gold with Team USA at 2010 and 2014 World Cups but never ...
2021-08-10
After completing his best individual season in the EuroLeague, Kevin Punter was a hot commodity in this year's European basketball market. His team, AX Armani Exchange Milan, finished third in Europe's top competition, he was the team's top scorer, so everything was in place to secure a huge payday in EuroLeague. That huge payday happened, just not in the EuroLeague. Punter became the first ...
2021-08-10
The New York Knicks reportedly agreed to a deal with Dwayne Bacon on Monday, a day after the guard was waived by the Orlando Magic. Multiple media outlets reported the agreement, but no terms were revealed. Bacon, 25, averaged a career-best 10.9 points with 3.1 rebounds over 72 games (50 starts) for the Magic last season after playing his first three campaigns with the Charlotte Hornets. Over his ...
2021-08-09
Dallas Mavericks superstar guard Luka Doncic agreed to terms on a five-year, $207 million supermax rookie extension, multiple media outlets reported on Monday. The Mavericks announced they will hold a news conference Tuesday in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Doncic and agent Bill Duffy, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, general manager Nico Harrison, and head coach Jason Kidd are expected to participate. Doncic ...
2021-08-09
The Charlotte Hornets signed head coach James Borrego to a multi-year contract extension on Monday. Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed by the Hornets. "We're extremely pleased with the job that Coach Borrego and his staff have done in their three years in Charlotte," Hornets president of basketball operations Mitch Kupchak said. "Coach and his staff have built a strong player ...
2021-08-09
Former NBA agent Matt Babcock has officially announced via Twitter that he's joining the Italian Eurocup side, Virtus Bologna, as a scouting advisor. This will be a return to Bologna for Babcock, who had an experience with the Italian team as an assistant coach fifteen years ago before becoming an agent. Virtus Bologna is also expected to have in their scouting department Spanish reporter Chema de ...
2021-08-09
The Philadelphia 76ers announced the re-signing of free agent Furkan Korkmaz on Monday.Terms were not disclosed, but multiple outlets reported last week that the 24-year-old shooting guard had agreed to terms on a three-year, $15 million deal."We're thrilled that Furkan is returning to the 76ers. His work ethic and commitment have helped him evolve into a high-level rotation player in the ...
2021-08-09
Mike Tobey just played a fantastic Olympic tournament with the Slovenian NT and together with Luka Doncic reached the semi-finals. His great performances during the Olympics attracted the interest of some NBA teams but, as reported by Marc Stein of The New York Times, Tobey is not expected to return to the United States this summer. The former Virginia alum has one year left on his deal with the ...
2021-08-09
According to a report from Moses Barda of One and Aris Barkas of Eurohoops, EuroLeague is considering the possibility of replacing the third-place game of the Final Four with the Eurocup finals. With Eurocup finalists getting a pass to the EuroLeague, this scenario would actually make a lot of sense, considering that for teams that have to play the third-place final it has always been difficult to ...
2021-08-09
Ty Lawson, a former NBA point guard, has officially signed a contract with Greek team Kholossos Rhodes, the club announced in a press release. Lawson had originally agreed to a deal with the Greek club already at the beginning of the year but he couldn't join then due to some issues related to his departure from China. This won't be the first European experience for the veteran point guard. Lawson ...
2021-08-09
According to a report from Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee, the Sacramento Kings have shown interest in both Pascal Siakam and Ben Simmons. The pressure to win inside the organization is building up less than a year after hiring new GM Monte McNair. When it comes to Pascal Siakam, who's under contract with the Toronto Raptors until 2024, Kings, Clippers, and Golden State Warriors are the ...
2021-08-09
The Atlanta Hawks announced the signing Monday of veteran free agent center Gorgui Dieng. While the team didn't disclose contract details, The Athletic reported the 6-foot-10 Dieng signed for one year and $4 million. "With the signing of Gorgui, we've added more size and depth to our frontcourt rotation. He's an experienced big with length who can space the floor and defend," Hawks general manager ...
2021-08-09
As previously reported, the Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, president of basketball operations Nico Harrison, head coach Jason Kidd, assistant GM Michael Finley, and special advisor Dirk Nowitzki arrived to Doncic’s hometown Ljubljana, Slovenia. TV channel N1 spotted Nowitzki and Kidd enjoying the Slovenian capital. Doncic, (22, 2.01) is expected to sign the biggest contract in the Mavs' ...
2021-08-09
Panathinaikos OPAP have added a new name to their list of potential players for the new EuroLeague season. They are showing interest in signing an NBA veteran Patrick Patterson. 32-year-old is still hoping for an NBA contract, but does not rule out the possibility of taking his talents to the Europe. Dimitris Priftis, the head coach of the Greek powerhouse would be more than happy about this ...
2021-08-09
The German team announced about the acquisition of Brazilian center Cristiano Felicio. The contract is signed for one season. Felicio (29, 2.11) has spent the entire six years of his NBA career with the Chicago Bulls organization. Despite going undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft, Felicio stuck around and appeared in 258 NBA games throughout his career. Last season, he averaged 1.3 points and 1.4 ...
2021-08-09
Predicting the future is never easy, especially when it involves sporting events. BasketNews did the Olympic pre-tournament power rankings, and there were obvious discrepancies with the final results even with eight of our finest experts participating. But RunRepeat took basketball predicting to another level. 83 basketball journalists and analysts were summoned to answer an 11-question survey and ...
2021-08-09
FC Bayern Munich have announced that Alex King will remain with s.Oliver Wurzburg for the upcoming season. He was previously loaned to the German Bundesliga club last December. King (36, 2.01) averaged 6.9 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game for Wurzburg last season. He joined Bayern in 2016 following a lengthy run at ALBA Berlin. He also played for Telekom Baskets Bonn and Fraport ...
2021-08-09
Xavi Pascual will have the same specialists assisting him during the upcoming season, the Russian club has announced on Monday. The club has extended contracts with assistant coaches Inigo Zorsano, Adamantios Panagiotopoulos, and Sergei Voznyuk. will continue their work at BC Zenit. Sergey Voznyuk joined the team's coaching staff in 2019, while Inigo and Adam have been working with the club since ...
2021-08-09
The 2021-22 season of Israel’s Winner League was postponed, the league announced on Sunday. The upcoming season was initially scheduled to start during the first weekend of October but was moved to the second instead. Due to the latest health and safety guidelines issued by the Israeli government regarding the coronavirus pandemic, all foreign players must stay in quarantine after entering ...
2021-08-09
NBA Summer League started on Sunday in Las Vegas. Among the most interesting showings were also players with European ties. Houston Rockets - Cleveland Cavaliers 84-76 No. 16 pick of the draft, Alperen Sengun brought the most splash on day 1 of summer action. The big man from Turkey started the game, played 27 minutes, and had 15 points, 15 points, and 4 blocks. No. 2 overall pick, Jalen Green led ...
2021-08-09
The Charlotte Hornets lost to the Portland Trail Blazers 93-86 in their opening Las Vegas NBA Summer League game on Sunday. LiAngelo Ball (22, 1.96) who's got an invitation last week, led the Hornets bench with 16 points, two rebounds, two assists, and two steals. First-round pick James Bouknight led the Hornets with 19 points, four rebounds, and two blocks. Kai Jones totaled 10 points, 10 ...
2021-08-08
The Brooklyn Nets re-signed restricted free agent guard/forward Bruce Brown on Sunday. Terms of the contract were not released by the team, although earlier in the week ESPN reported that Brown had accepted his $4.7 million qualifying offer from the team. Brown, who turns 25 next Sunday, became a key defensive piece for the offensive-minded Nets in 2020-21. In 65 games (37 starts), Brown averaged ...
2021-08-08
The Charlotte Hornets point guard and 2021 NBA Rookie of The Year LaMelo Ball wants to change his jersey number from 2 to 1 starting with next season. However, it appears he won't be able to do it because of certain league requirements. Despite wearing No. 1 for most of his high-school and professional career, LaMelo Ball wore No. 2 last season because Malik Monk had No. 1 for the Hornets. But ...
2021-08-08
Sunday night's NBA Summer League contest between the Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers was postponed due to health and safety protocols. "Because of ongoing contact tracing within the Wizards, the team does not have enough available players to proceed," the league said in a press release. The game was scheduled for 8 p.m. ET at Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas. No makeup date was announced. The ...
2021-08-08
The Slovenian basketball team was greeted like heroes back home. A team led by Luka Doncic competed in the Olympic Games for the first time in the nation's history and came very close to earning medals. Despite losing the last two games of the competition - a semifinal match against France and a bronze-medal game against Australia - Slovenia came home like winners. Thousands of fans at Ljubljana ...
2021-08-08
The Los Angeles Clippers announced the signing Sunday of free-agent swingman Justise Winslow. Terms were not disclosed, but multiple published reports said it is a two-year deal. The No. 10 overall pick in 2015 out of Duke, Winslow has career averages of 8.8 points and 5.3 rebounds in 267 games (105 starts) for the Miami Heat (2015-20) and Memphis Grizzlies (2020-21). Winslow (25, 2.01) became a ...
2021-08-08
The Sacramento Kings announced Sunday they have re-signed forward Maurice Harkless. Terms were not disclosed, but NBC Sports Bay Area reports it is a two-year deal worth $9 million. Harkless (28, 2.03) played in 26 games (20 starts) for the Kings after being acquired in a trade with the Miami Heat last season, averaging 6.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.1 steals. "Moe is a consummate professional ...
2021-08-08
The Toronto Raptors announced the signing Sunday of restricted free agent guard Gary Trent Jr. to a multi-year deal. Terms were not disclosed, but ESPN reported last week that Trent had agreed to a three-year, $54 million contract. Trent (22, 1.98) will likely be tabbed to start for Toronto next season following the departure of Kyle Lowry to the Miami Heat. The son of Gary Trent, who averaged ...
2021-08-08
The Brooklyn Nets have signed forward Kevin Durant to a multi-year contract extension. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it is believed to be a four-year pact in the $198 million range. Durant (32, 2.08) is an 11-time All-Star and two-time NBA Finals MVP when he won titles with the Golden State Warriors in 2017 and 2018. He left the Warriors following the 2018-19 season, which ended in a ...
2021-08-08
Last season Luca Vildoza left Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz to join the New York Knicks but his future with the NBA team remains uncertain. According to a report from Mark Berman of the New York Post, Vildoza's status with the team is shaky. The Knicks drafted two point-guards in this year's draft: Miles McBride and Lithuanian Rokas Jokubaitis. Especially Jokubaitis' situation might influence the case ...
2021-08-08
The current expectation for all the basketball teams in Italy is that they'll be only able to allow 35% of the capacity of their arenas. This is what the technical-scientific committee has decided for indoor sports. However, this decision made several people unhappy inside the Italian basketball federation and among the clubs. For example, Virtus Bologna CEO Luca Baraldi said that a season with ...
2021-08-08
Italian powerhouse AX Armani Exchange Milan are expected to send point guard Davide Moretti on loan. The player, a former Texas Tech alum, struggled to find minutes in the rotation this past season and now the team is negotiating with another Serie A side, Carpegna Prosciutto Pesaro, according to a report from Il Corriere Adriatico. Pesaro, coached by Aleksandar Petrovic, is looking to add another ...
2021-08-08
FC Barcelona were planning to kick off their pre-season workouts on August 9. However, the newly signed ELPA-EuroLeague collective agreement has altered the plans of head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius and his team, Jose Ignacio Huguet of Mundo Deportivo reports. The new collective agreement enforced longer rest guarantees for players. Therefore, Barca are forced to delay the start of their pre-season ...
2021-08-08
The future of Finnish big man Lauri Markkanen remains uncertain. The former Arizona alum wants to find a new home after the end of his contract with the Chicago Bulls but so far there's not a clear frontrunner to sign him. According to Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer, the Dallas Mavericks are among the teams that are following his situation. "One other team to watch for Markkanen is the Dallas ...
2021-08-08
FIBA has selected the Olympic All-Star Five, compiled of this summer's best players. Kevin Durant headlines the All-Star Five. He was selected as the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Basketball Tournament MVP. The American forward averaged 20.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 3.7 assists to lead Team USA to their fourth straight Olympic gold medals. Durant was a member of the last three golden US teams. He scored 30 ...
2021-08-08
The United States women's NT joined the men's NT by beating Japan and becoming the Olympic champions. The Americans dominated Japan 90-75 (23-14, 27-25, 25-17, 15-19) to win their seventh straight Olympic gold medals. The last time the US women's NT lost on the Olympic stage was in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. They are on a 49 game winning streak and are the reigning Olympic champions since 1996. ...
2021-08-08
Charles Daniel Smith is one of the few American players to have played with Team USA in two international competitions: the 1986 FIBA World Championship and the 1988 Olympic Games. The U.S. won gold and bronze, respectively, but their defeat to the Soviet Union in the Seoul Olympic semi-final was the prelude to the advent of the Dream Team, which changed the basketball world forever in 1992. ...
2021-08-08
Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum was elected president of the National Basketball Players Association, the entity announced Saturday. McCollum will serve as president for the next four seasons. He replaces Phoenix Suns star Chris Paul, who served in the role for the past eight years. "I am grateful for this opportunity to take over as the new president of the NBPA," McCollum said in a ...
2021-08-07
The NBA is investigating possible tampering violations involving the Chicago Bulls' acquisition of Lonzo Ball and the Miami Heat securing the services of fellow guard Kyle Lowry, ESPN reported on Saturday. Both sign-and-trade deals had been rumored for weeks ahead of their completion. ESPN reported the league's probe will examine alleged illegal contact between the teams and players prior to the ...
2021-08-07
The Charlotte Hornets are close to wrapping up a multi-year contract extension for head coach James Borrego, ESPN reported Saturday. Borrego (43) has one year left on his existing deal. In three seasons with the Hornets, Borrego has a 95-124 record. The team hasn't made the playoffs or finished a season at .500. They finished last season with a 33-39 record and lost the play-in game to the Indiana ...
2021-08-07
URBONUS Podcast host Donatas Urbonas and TV3 commentator Rytis Vyšniauskas discuss the medal games of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Basketball Tournament. Topics: Intro (00:00); Very disappointing face of Slovenia (1:50); Patty Mills leadership lesson for Luka Doncic (11:20); Andrew Bogut’s role behind this Boomer success (16:05); Challenge for Luka Doncic and if he made the right decision ...
2021-08-07
The New Orleans Pelicans added restricted free agent point guard Devonte' Graham on Saturday in a three-team deal with the Charlotte Hornets and Memphis Grizzlies. The Hornets receive small forward Wes Iwundu, a protected first-round pick in 2022, and cash from New Orleans, along with the draft rights to Tyler Harvey (51st overall, 2015) from Memphis. According to ESPN, Graham will receive a ...
2021-08-07
KK Partizan Belgrade president, Ostoja Mijailovic, spoke about the permanent position that his team and Red Star deserve in the EuroLeague, as well as the club's transfers.In an interview with "Mozzart Sport", Mijajlovic referred to Serbian clubs potentially obtaining a permanent license in Europe's top club competition: "At the moment Partizan is one of the most serious basketball projects in ...
2021-08-07
The Washington Wizards re-signed free-agent guard Raul Neto on Saturday. Terms were not disclosed, but The Athletic reported earlier this week that it was a one-year deal. The deal comes on the heels of Washington completing a five-team, sign-and-trade agreement to acquire Spencer Dinwiddie, Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Aaron Holiday while sending Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles ...
2021-08-07
The neck injury that Aron Baynes suffered in the Tokyo Olympics is "more significant than initially diagnosed," Shams Charania of The Athletic reports, adding that the player remains in the hospital and was unable to join his teammates on the podium as they received their bronze medals. This means that the Australian center could be sidelined for the entire or most part of the 2021-22 season. The ...
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