HoopsHype Anadolu Efes rumors
Leading off the story is Ilyasova’s line “I want to stay [with] Anadolu Efes. I hope FIBA has a rule that allows me to play the entire season in Turkey.” Perhaps not such a big deal, Tu points out, except that “the Turkish power forward still has a one-year contract with the Bucks at a salary of $2.5 million (€1.9 million).” Said Ilyasova, “We will fight in the Turkish league and the Euroleague. Our goal for the season is to reach the Euroleague Final Four played in Istanbul. We know we are in a difficult group, but we have to go step by step.” Tu Basket also noted that another reason for Ilyasova’s desire to continue his sojourn back home is a “lack of social life he has in the U.S.” Ball In Europe
Indeed, Ilyasova somehow breaking his contract would set precedent for other NBAers starting the 2011-12 season in Europe, including, as Tu points out, Rudy Fernandez, who signed a lucrative four-year, €12 million deal with Real Madrid. Real Madrid technical director Alberto Herreros stated that he “would do anything possible, including negotiating with the [Dallas Mavericks] to keep [Fernandez] around for as long as possible.” Ball In Europe
"I want to stay with Anadolu Efes for the whole year. I hope there is a FIBA rule which would allow me to play the season in Turkey and Efes to keep me. We will fight for TBL and Euroleague. Our goal for the season is to reach the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Istanbul. We know we are in a very tough group in Euroleague but we have to go step-by-step" said Ilyasova, as reported by Salsabasket. Sportando
The Turkish club Anadolu Efes is pursuing Hedo Turkoglu, sources close to the situation confirm. Anadolu Efes already signed Ersan İlyasova and Sasha Vujacic this summer, and has also expressed significant interest in Keyon Dooling, Maurice Evans and Patty Mills. HoopsWorld
Anadolu Efes Istanbul agreed to terms with two NBA players: Patty Mills and Ersan Ilyasova. The Turkish team tried to sign Marcelinho Huertas, then Kenyon Dooling but at the end convinced Patty Mills to accept the one year deal with the team. Mills spent the last two years in the NBA averaging 5.5ppg and 1.7apg in 64 games in the regular season 2010-11 with Portland Trail Blazers. Sportando
Anadolu Efes is close to penning a one-year deal with Tarence Kinsey. The American player spent the last two years in Turkey with Fenerbahce averaging 5.9ppg in TBL and 8.4ppg in Euroleague in 2010-11. Kinsey has also played 109 games in the NBA averaging 4.7ppg. Sportando
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