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Pops Mensah-Bonsu has taken his time and finally he decided. The next stop of his career will be AEK Athens, as the two sides have reached an understanding and the British forward will be the big addition of the ambitious Greek club. According to Eurohoops sources the side of the player decided that for the time being AEK is an opportunity that can be passed.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Hapoel Jerusalem will unload Great Britain muscle Pops Mensah-Bonsu from team roster, according to source.
Chris Dempsey: Camp roster note: Pops Mensah-Bonsu has left #Nuggets training camp for personal reasons, and will not return.
The Denver Nuggets will open training-camp with 19 players after signing F Jerrelle Benimon, F Alonzo Gee, F Pops Mensah-Bonsu and F Marcus Williams, Nuggets General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.
Pops Mensah-Bonsu is officially a new player of Galatasaray. The British forward returns to Turkey after his succesfull stint with Besiktas with whom he won Eurochallenge, Turkish Cup and TBL.
According to Turkish media, Galatasaray agreed to terms with Pops Mensah-Bonsu to replace temporarily Nate Jawai. The British forward has played already in Turkey for coach Ataman. Pops Mensah-Bonsu won the Turkish league in 2012 with Besiktas.
The Wizards entered training camp with 15 players under contract and a payroll nearly $1 million below the luxury tax, so Josh Childress, Pops Mensah-Bonsu and Xavier Silas would’ve needed extraordinary performances in the preseason to force the organization to make room for one of them.
After the Wizards’ regulars turned what was about to be a blowout loss into a lopsided victory, Wittman gave the tenuous trio one last opportunity to play as a way of recognizing the contributions that they had made since training camp. “You always like to play guys like that more than you’re able to,” Wittman said. “That’s the tough part about, having a bunch of those guys in the preseason, especially with us. We needed to get guys on the floor playing together. But they were great. Practiced hard, played like they did. X has a lot of confidence. Josh knows how to play. He’s been around the block. Pop. It was good to get them in.”
Childress, the sixth overall pick of the 2004 NBA draft, received almost four times more minutes than Silas and Mensah-Bonsu with Martell Webster sidelined because of a sprained left ankle. He scored five points, grabbed four rebounds and added a steal but was appreciative of the opportunity that he got to revitalize his career in Washington. “I’ve been around the league for a minute and I know that, you’re not always going to get playing time, you’re not always going to get a ton of touches,” he said. “You have to try and work through that and bring a bunch of other things to the table. I’m glad I came and we’ll see what happens in the future. I don’t have any expectations. Just kind of wait and continue to keep working and keep pushing.”
Two Basketball players from the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the United States of America (USA) are expected in Ghana next week to conduct series of clinics for Basketball players from July 29 -30. Loul Deng of Chicago Bulls and Nana Yaw Dwene “Pops” Mensah Bonsu formerly of Toronto Raptors, now with Empori Armani Milano of Italian League will be the resource persons for the three-day clinic scheduled for Accra, Kumasi and Cape Coast.
D.C. native Kevin Durant is known to show up during the summer and drop in on Goodman League games on occasion. The Thunder star rolled up to a game recently and was treated to this rejection at the hands of former NBA and George Washington University player Pops Mensah-Bonsu. Mensah-Bonsu is currently playing in Italy and last played for the New Orleans Hornets in 2011.
Pops Mensah-Bonsu had an agreement in principle with Cimberio Varese but in the last hours Olimpia Milano made a better offer for him and the British forward decided to accept the proposal of the club coached by Sergio Scariolo. Pops, whose agent is the same as Scariolo, had already the flight booked to join Varese this week and make his debut in the weekend against Vanoli Cremona when Olimpia Milano entered in the negotiations convincing the player to join them.
Olimpia Milano has an agreement with Pops Mensah-Bonsu since last week, as Sportando reported. The agreement between the two parts was confirmed yesterday to us by another source close to the British forward. But his arrival in Milano for the physicals, expected for this week, has been likely delayed a few days.
Hours after announcing the release of British big man Pops Mensah-Bonsu, and moments into the team’s 2012-13 official press conference at Nokia Arena, Maccabi Tel Aviv hits the free agent market. Again. Whispers in Israeli basketball circles reached Sportando revealing that Maccabi looked into the status of NBA free agent big man D.J. White.
Maccabi Tel Aviv announced that they have waived Pops Mensah-Bonsu. The British forward arrived in Israel ready to join his new team but the physicals showed that he was not healed from the knee injury suffered with the National Team during the summer.
High-flying big man Pops Mensah-Bonsu, whose played only parts of two previous Euroleague seasons were, will return to the competition on a two-year contract with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, the club announced on Thursday.
According to Israel Today, Pops Mensah Bonsu agreed to terms with Maccabi Tel Aviv. The British forward who is playing Olympics in London spent last season in Turkey with Besiktas winning both Eurochallenge and TBL. Galatasaray and Unics Kazan were interested in Pops too.
Pops Mensah-Bonsu had a terrific season with Besiktas winning Eurochallenge, Turkish TBL and the National Cup. The British power forward is free agent and, according to his agency, is talking with Besiktas to re-sign and with Galatasaray. Galatasaray hired Ergin Ataman who coached Besiktas in the last season and wants him in his new club. Pops is also targeted by Russian and Italian clubs.
Mark Woods: Pops Mensah-Bonsu will likely play in GB’s friendlies against Lithuania and Russia this week. Only Deng out.
Craig Stouffer: Pops Mensah-Bonsu confirms he signed with Besiktas in Turkey – playing time for top team overseas as prep for Olympics. Also, replaces DWill
Besiktas signed for the season Pops Mensah-Bonsu. The British big man spent last season with New Orleans Hornets scoring less than 1ppg in 7 games and then moved to France where he penned a deal with ASVEL Villeurbanne. In Pro A Pops scored 16.5 points per game and added also 9.3 rebounds in 14 games played.
Michael Lee: Ty Lawson is really slim now. In great shape. Defined abs. Down to 185. Blowing by everybody. Just went past Pops Mensah-Bonsu & boomed!
Milano is looking for an American guard with NBA experience who will not return to US when the lockout ends. If the guard will be American, Emporio Armani will sign a Bosman big man (Pops Mensah-Bonsu and Zoran Erceg the two alternatives). If the guard will be European, in the frontline Milano might add D’Or Fischer or Solomon Jones, former Indiana Pacers.
Olimpia Milano is still on the market to finish the roster for the coming season. The Italian team already signed Omar Cook and Antonis Fotsis and will announce soon Jacopo Giachetti, Ioannis Bourousis and Malik Hairston. The new name for AJ Milano is Pops Mensah-Bonsu.