Bostjan Nachbar RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:221 lbs. / 100.3 kg.
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:221 lbs. / 100.3 kg.
Bostjan Nachbar signed a contract with Unics Kazan until the end of the season. The Slovenian forward has spent the last two years of his career in Turkey with Efes Pilsen. In December Nachbar tried to get a contract in the NBA without luck. ‘Boki’s statement: “After a short break I’ve decided to continue my career in Euroleague. Unics Kazan is a well organized club that plays at the highest level. They have a very good team and a successful coach.
As reported by Chema de Lucas on Twitter, Olimpia Milano is not planning to add any player for Euroleague Top 16. In the last hours Slovenian forward Bostjan Nachbar was linked to the Italian team as replacement of the injured Malik Hairston (out four weeks) for the Euroleague Top 16. Nachbar is actually free agent and is trying to get a contract in the NBA.
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The Charlotte Bobcats plan to audition Bostjan Nachbar and Jamario Moon today, looking for another small forward to fill out the roster. The Bobcats chose not to match a Memphis Grizzlies offer sheet on restricted free-agent forward Dante Cunningham. Doing so would have obligated the Bobcats to about $4 million in total guarantees this season and next. With long-range shooter Reggie Williams recovering from surgery to repair knee cartilage, player-personnel chief Rod Higgins would like another scoring option.
One of two NBA veteran small forwards — Bostjan Nachbar or Jamario Moon — could fill out the Charlotte Bobcats’ regular-season roster. Bobcats player-personnel chief Rod Higgins plans to bring in Nachbar and Moon for workouts Saturday.
I was doing an informal Twitter poll that James Posey was leading over Bostjan Nachbar and Steve Novak while I awaited tipoff of Clippers-Lakers on NBA-TV when Novak suddenly tweeted: “Next stop: NY!!!!” Within an hour or so, Novak removed the tweet.
A source close to James Posey said the Knicks have been in contact with the forward as recently as Monday. The source said Posey has been in talks with a number of teams and, as of Monday night, no deal had been struck. According to a report Monday from the Boston Globe, the Celtics are not interested in re-signing Posey, who was a key piece to their 2008 NBA championship team. Posey was amnestied by the Indiana Pacers and cleared waivers, so he is free to sign with any team. Other Knicks targets of interest may include Al Thornton and Bostjan Nachbar.
The flavor of the day in Twitter speculation is James Posey, but keep an eye out for Nachbar, who could replace exactly what Shawne Williams brought to the team a year ago – a stretch 3-4 with the ability to knock down 3-point shots from the corner.
The Knicks are looking for a scorer who can play both forward positions. If they don’t get Outlaw, they may consider two other ex-Nets — Troy Murphy and Bostjan Nachbar.
Jorge Sierra: Slovenian forward Bostjan Nachbar rejected an offer from a Spanish team two weeks ago, one source told HoopsHype.
Slovenian forward Bostjan Nachbar met with Knicks officials Tuesday in what was initially deemed to be a workout but ended being more like a job interview. “It was an informal (workout),” Nachbar told HoopsHype. “I went there basically just to talk a little bit to the Knicks’ staff. It wasn’t a workout like coaches watching me or something like that. They just wanted to see how I’m doing, see where they are at… There’s interest from both sides, let’s see what happens. “It was kind of an interview, but I know Mike D’Antoni from before [he coached him at Benetton Treviso] so I didn’t really have to sit down and introduce myself. We know each other very well. He was one of the most important figures in my career, especially when I went to the NBA. It was good to catch up with him.”
07 Dec 11
Al Iannazzone: Bostjan Nachbar worked out at the Knicks facility today. Not sure of #Knicks’ intentions. I know Nets are interested. It’s a wait-and-see.
Ex-Net Bostjan Nachbar is finalizing plans to work out for the Knicks Tuesday. As reported Saturday, the Knicks have only mild interest, even though Mike D’Antoni coached Nachbar with Benetton Treviso.
Al Iannazzone: Ex-Net Bostjan Nachbar is expected to work out for the #Knicks on Tuesday. Nachbar played for D’Antoni in Italy. #nyk
Then this summer when teams were going to Europe because of the lockout, Nachbar decided to return to the United States and train and prepare for his NBA return. “I just went in a different direction,” Nachbar said. “I always knew I was going to return to Europe at some point in my career. I thought it was going to be towards the end of my career. “When I left, I told everybody that I would try to come back one day. I really wanted to come back. I was never leaving to stay in Europe. I wanted to come back to the NBA. I would call it a short break from the NBA but it was always on my mind to come back.”
After playing in Europe the past three years, a stronger, more mature Nachbar, whose nickname is Boki, is hoping to join an established team team that will give him an opportunity to play regularly. “I’m sure there are teams that could use what I can do,” Nachbar said Thursday. “I’m confident over time it’s going to show I still can play and help a team that plays for high goals.” Nachbar’s agent, Marc Cornstein, estimated he’s spoken to 10-12 teams about his client. Among them are the Nets, Knicks, Celtics, Sixers, Pistons, Hornets and Spurs.
The Knicks — and Nets — also have reached out to Bostjan Nachbar. The former Net, a 6-foot-9 sharpshooter, once played for Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni with Benetton Treviso in Italy before both player and coach headed to the NBA. Nevertheless, Nachbar has been out of the league the past three seasons, playing the last two in Turkey and one in Russia.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Wouldn’t rule out Detroit for Nachbar, whose new coach, Lawrence Frank, loved coaching him in New Jersey. Good, one year stop-gap guy.
Al Iannazzone: In his NBA return, ex-Net Boki Nachbar is drawing interest from EC teams, incl. Nets, Knicks and Celtics. Would be good fit for all 3.
Another team that has long been on his radar is the Toronto Raptors, whose assistant general manager, Maurizio Gherardini, was a mentor to Nachbar when he started his career with Benetton Treviso in 2000 as a 20-year-old — which at the time made him the youngest player in the Italian League.
Nachbar wants to see how the NBA lockout plays out before making any kind of commitment, and the 31-year-old would ideally like to spend two or three years in the NBA. “I really don’t have a preference for a certain team, but there definitely are situations that are appealing,” Nachbar told SheridanHoops.com.