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The future of Jordan Farmar could be in Europe again after his short stint with Maccabi Tel Aviv during the NBA Lockout. The PG opted in on his contract with the Nets but Farmar will be traded to the Hawks in the package for Joe Johnson when the moratorium period ends. Atlanta will waive him after July 11 and, as free agent, he is close to joining Anadolu Efes Istanbul on a 2+1, $2.5M per season deal. There are still a few details left on his contract and some bonuses that the two parts are trying to set. In the mix for Farmar there is also Fenerbahce but he seems ready to join Efes. Sportando

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The chances that Joel Freeland will continue his career in Malaga are becoming smaller. Three elite teams are reportedly willing to make an offer in order to break his contract. As it was reported by malagahoy.es, Barcelona, CSKA Moscow and Anadolu Efes have already made first inquiries regarding the possiblity of signing Joel Freeland. TalkBasket

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Although Donatas Motiejunas has been linked with a move to Anadolu Efes by Turkish media, it might turn out that these talks are just unweighed rumors. Tomas Pacesas, the player’s coach at the Polish side Asseco Prokom, was surprised to hear such a scenario. "He's moving where? Turkey? First time I've heard about it. We're on a bus together with him in Moscow. We have just flown to a VTB League game. There are no talks of someone leaving the club," the Lithuanian specialist told lrytas.lt. The Hoop

Houston’s first round draft pick Donatas Motiejunas might be on the move again, as the Lithuanian 7-footer has drawn interest from several European clubs (Anadolu Efes, Khimki Moscow and Avozmash Mariupol among them). SheridanHoops

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Turkish team Anadolu Efes Istanbul signed for the season Zabian Dowdell. The American player was recently waived by Phoenix Suns. Dowdell has played 24 games in the NBA last season with Suns averaging 5ppg and 2.1apg. Sportando

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But Anadolu Efes general manager Engin Ozerhun told a national Turkish publication that he wanted to keep Ilyasova on the team if possible. "We were not warm to the idea of signing NBA players during the lockout, but we had to bring in Ersan after Kerem Gonlum's long-term injury," Ozerhun said. "We will wait for the result of the talks. Of course we would love to keep Ersan in our team. "He will be a huge loss if he leaves. We do not have an available slot for a foreign player and there is no Turkish player (capable of) replacing Ersan." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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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

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