HoopsHype Baskonia rumors

October 29, 2014 Updates
October 28, 2014 Updates

According to sources with knowledge of the person calling the shots in Baskonia, Gomes, who registered three DNPs in the Spanish ACB League, was ordered to sit out in favor of president’s Josean Querejeta underachieving signing Kim Tillie, who agreed to join Vitoria months before Crespi was hired. Baskonia, in case you wondered, are seed No. 15 with a poor 1-3 record. Whispers around Baskonia indicate that Querejeta pulls the strings, urging his coaching staff to provide extensive game-time for “his guys on multi-year contracts,” said the source — after his previous grossly overpaid signings Devon Van Oostrum, Walter Hodge and Adam Hanga were given significant checks to play for other squads this summer. Basketball Insiders

Former Indiana Pacers shooting guard Orlando Johnson, sources say, is also on his way toward terminating his Spanish agreement. The former 2012 NBA draftee, averages six points on 16.7 percent shooting from the perimeter, and 1.8 rebounds in 19 minutes per game. Basketball Insiders

The one-month contract for big man D.J. White expires next week, after the club failed to buyout another underachieving previous signing, Lamont Hamilton, as expected, due to his exorbitant contract. Over the weekend, White went scoreless in three minutes of action in a loss to Greek club Olympiacos, and then was not registered in the ACB due to Hamilton’s presence. Basketball Insiders

September 12, 2014 Updates
September 11, 2014 Updates

Ryan Gomes signed with Laboral Kutxa. The former NBA forward has played five games with the Thunder last season averaging 1.2 points per game. Gomes has played 487 games in the NBA averaging 10.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists. Ryan Gomes has a cotonou status. Sportando

August 13, 2014 Updates
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As for where he stands with the Spurs, Bertans expects he’ll be making the leap to the NBA sometime in the next two seasons. “I think they count on me as a player in the next two years.” Bertans said the Spurs were supportive of him signing with Baskonia because they’ve had a respectable relationship with the club before, when Tiago Splitter played there, while they’re also monitoring 2011 draftee Adam Hanga currently in Baskonia. Bertans also stated that his contract with Baskonia has an NBA-opt out after each season. ProjectSpurs.com

July 20, 2014 Updates

Baskonia officially parted ways with Andres Nocioni renouncing on his rights in Spain. The Argentinean forward is now free agent and ready to sign for Real Madrid. Sportando

July 19, 2014 Updates
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Bayern Munich is in talks with Baskonia for Tibor Pleiss. The German big man will leave Baskonia according to Josean Querejeta but he is unlikely to join the NBA this summer (Thunder own his rights). Sportando

July 10, 2014 Updates

Laboral Kutxa president Josean Querejeta said on Radio Vitoria that Tibor Pleiss will go to the NBA next season. “Pleiss will go to the NBA, in Oklahoma or in another team” said Querejeta. Sportando

June 30, 2014 Updates

An international report emerged over the weekend that claimed the Thunder is attempting to bring Tibor Pleiss to Oklahoma City next season and has entered into buyout negotiations to finally sign the 2010 second-round pick. That is not the case, The Oklahoman has learned. Pleiss, a 7-foot-1 center who was the 32nd overall pick in 2010, likely will remain overseas for at least one more season. It’s not out of the question that the Thunder might pursue Pleiss as the summer progresses, but it is currently a remote possibility given the team’s current roster structure. Oklahoman

June 29, 2014 Updates
May 28, 2014 Updates

The flirt between Tornike Shengelia and Baskonia started a long ago. During the first months of 2014 the Basques tried to sign him but he stayed in the NBA agreeing with the Chicago Bulls. Although Laboral continued to have negotiations with him. They tried to bring him back in Spain for the playoffs, they didn’t make it and then started to talk about the next season. As Gigantes reported ten days ago, Baskonia offered him a three-year contract. But now we have a deal! “Toko” agreed and will earn for the next three years 2,1 euros in total. And he will be one of the most expensive players of the team. Although the next season’s coach of Baskonia is still unknown, Josean Querejeta decided to add the 22 years old Georgian power forward in the roster of the team believing that he will bring him back more money in the near future… EuroHoops.net

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