HoopsHype Cimberio Varese rumors

September 1, 2014 Updates
August 26, 2014 Updates

The Greek agent for Knicks draft pick Thanasis Antetokounmpo said he’s “amazed’’ his client chose to play in the NBA’s D-League for the $25,000 cap and turn down an offer from an A-Division team in the Italian League, calling it “a big sacrifice.’’ According to agent Tim Lotsos, the Italian club, Varese, offered Antetokounmpo a two-year deal worth $550,000 with an opt-out to join the NBA after one year. Olympiakos in Greece and Sevilla in Spain also offered him deals. “Amazing isn’t it?,’’ Lotsos told The Post in a phone call from Greece. “To my surprise, he passed on it. He’s very ambitious and determined to make the NBA. It’s a big sacrifice. It could’ve really put him ahead of schedule in his career. I didn’t try to force him. I wanted him to make his own decision.’’ New York Post

The high-energy Greek guard played on the Knicks summer league team and looked raw, committing eight fouls in the opener. However, Jackson said his name should be changed from Thanasis to “Tenacious.’’ According to a source, the communication between Thanasis and the Knicks was poor and the Greek energizer was disappointed they didn’t see him fit for the 15-man roster. In fact, after The Post’s report he would be stashed, Antetokounmpo told another news outlets it was news to him. As recently as three weeks ago, at a rookie orientation camp, Thanasis said he planned to be in Knicks’ training camp. New York Post

July 19, 2013 Updates

Trevor Mbakwe is unlikely to join Cimberio Varese, as reported by La Prealpina. The rookie big man was close to penning a deal with the Italian team but in the last hours the situation changed and Alba Berlin seems to be the front runner to sign him. Sportando

July 18, 2013 Updates

After the signature of Aubrey Coleman, Cimberio Varese is ready to make the decisive thrust for Trevor Mbakwe. The former Golden Gopher wants to try to sign a contract in NBA, but the high rookie age (24 years old) and not exciting numbers could change his mind and let him decide to accept the proposal of the Italian team. Sportando

April 17, 2013 Updates

Pops Mensah-Bonsu had an agreement in principle with Cimberio Varese but in the last hours Olimpia Milano made a better offer for him and the British forward decided to accept the proposal of the club coached by Sergio Scariolo. Pops, whose agent is the same as Scariolo, had already the flight booked to join Varese this week and make his debut in the weekend against Vanoli Cremona when Olimpia Milano entered in the negotiations convincing the player to join them. Sportando

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August 30, 2011 Updates

Brad Wanamaker agreed to terms with Cimberio Varese and will join the Italian team during the training camp period. At the end of the trial period the Italian team will decide whether to keep him or not. Wanamaker spent the NCAA career with Pittsburgh Panthers averaging 12ppg, 5.3rpg and 5.1apg in his senior season. Sportando

July 28, 2011 Updates

Italy and Serie A seem to be in the destiny of rookie E'Twuan Moore. Former Purdue standout, selected by Boston Celtics with the 55th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, was close to Cimberio Varese until few days ago. The two parts initially agreed to a short NBA out when the lockout will end, but Moore asked to put an NBA out to exercise even if he won't have a written proposal by Celtics, who hold his rights in NBA. Cimberio Varese did not accept the new offer made by Moore and his American agent and decided to give up on the negotiation. In the night between Tuesday and Wednesday the two parts talked again and Varese made a new proposal: an escape for 15 days when and if lockout ends. Sportando

July 27, 2011 Updates

E'Twuan Moore won't play for Cimberio Varese next season. The product of Purdue University asked to change some details in the contract when Varese already sent the contract to him after the agreement reached with his European agent. Sportando

The website Sportando is quoting the president of Italian professional basketball team Cimberio Varese that former Purdue standout E'Twaun Moore will play this season for his team. Selected by the Boston Celtics with the 2011 NBA draft's 55th pick, Moore and other NBA players have been unable to negotiate with their teams because of the lockout. Journal and Courier

Cecco Vescovi, president of Cimberio Varese, told Sportando that if Moore receives an offer from the Celtics once the NBA lockout ends, he will have an out clause in his contract. "The NBA escape is a bit risky for us," Vescovi told Sportando, noting that he hopes a deal will be announced officially very soon. Journal and Courier

Mark Bartelstein, E'Twaun Moore's Chicago-based agent, said Tuesday afternoon that he is in "serious negotiations" with an Italian pro-league team for the services of the former Purdue standout guard. With the NBA lockout at a standstill, Moore wants to play professionally, and it appears that Cimberio Varese, which competes in the top division of the Italian pro league, is ready to sign him. Indianapolis Star

July 25, 2011 Updates

Cimberio Varese, via its president Cecco Vescovi, confirmed the agreement with E'Twaun Moore for the season 2011-12. The product of Purdue University was selected by Boston Celtics in the 2011 NBA Draft averaged more than 18ppg as senior in NCAA. Moore will have short NBA out in the contract to exercise when the lockout ends if he gets an offer from Celtics. "The NBA escape is a bit risky for us, but the game's worth the candle" said Vescovi, president of the team. The deal is expected to be announced soon. Sportando

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