HoopsHype Anadolu Efes rumors

February 4, 2012 Updates

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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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

August 5, 2011 Updates

Alex Kennedy: The Turkish club Anadolu Efes is pursuing Hedo Turkoglu, sources confirm. Anadolu Efes has already signed Ersan İlyasova and Sasha Vujacic. Twitter

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