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James Ennis' NBA career will begin in Australia. Scott Nichols, Ennis' agent, Friday confirmed to the Sun Sentinel the agreement between Ennis and the Perth Wildcats, an arrangement that provides the 2013 second-round pick out of Long Beach State the option to return to the Miami Heat this season if summoned. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Sources with knowledge of the deal say Flynn's contract with Melbourne has an out clause that allows for an immediate return to the NBA if someone calls. If Flynn had done what most players in his sneakers are doing these days -- taking the big money in China -- he'd have been prevented from coming back to the States until the end of the Chinese season in March. ESPN.com

November 5, 2012 Updates

In a coup for the Club and the NBL, the Melbourne Tigers have secured the services of American scoring sensation Jonny Flynn. The 2009 NBA Draft pick number six has shown he can light up the world's biggest stage, and now, Australian basketball fans will get the opportunity to watch the man dubbed 'Mr Basketball' live in action from this Friday night! NBL.com.au

Marc Stein: Jonny Flynn indeed signing w/Melbourne Tigers in Australia after recent release by Pistons, but sources say Aussie deal has NBA out clause Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

August 9, 2012 Updates

Joe Ingles will have NBA scouts knocking on his door after a thoroughbred performance against a Dream Team ignited by the Kobe and LeBron show. Australian coach Brett Brown singled out the versatile Barcelona-based Ingles, 24, as worthy of playing beside basketball's elite on a regular basis after he looked at home against the US team's $150 million-a-year cast at the Olympics yesterday. FOXSports.com

The final 33-point margin between the teams in London did not reflect how the Boomers had scrapped magnificently for three-and-a-half quarters or the rousing 11-0 scoring run just after half-time that forward Ingles and Patty Mills initiated. "I think the NBA will be paying Joe attention, especially after these Olympics," said Brown, who serves as assistant coach on the San Antonio Spurs where Mills plays. "Joe's got a body like (Detroit Pistons' small forward) Tayshaun Prince. He's long, left-handed, multi-faceted at guard or small forward, he's stepped up in defence to take personal pride in guarding people and you've seen his competitive spirit here. "He's on the up and up." FOXSports.com

August 8, 2012 Updates

Andersen knows a bit about the NBA. He was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks back in 2002, but stayed overseas until ’09, when he was signed by the Houston Rockets. He established himself as a sweet-shooting big man, but was unable to get consistent minutes in two years split among the Rockets, Toronto Raptors and New Orleans Hornets. He would welcome a return to the NBA. “My agent is working pretty hard on some things now, and he is just going to keep talking to some teams to see if something pops up,” Andersen told Sporting News on Tuesday, just before Australia’s practice in preparation for the Americans. “Of course, I would like to go back to the NBA, but if not, I will go back to another team in Europe. I am certainly not going to complain about it. I am playing basketball for a living, and that’s always fun.” Sporting News

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