HoopsHype David Andersen rumors


September 11, 2014 Updates
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David Andersen has a master plan for the coming year and it involves a FIBA World Cup medal and a return to the NBA. The 34-year-old centre will enter his fifth major tournament when the Boomers tip-off their World Cup campaign against Slovenia in Spain in the early hours of Sunday morning. After a hiatus in the second half of last year to rest his body, Andersen played the end of the European season with SIG Strasbourg in the French league and is primed to play a key role for the Boomers where he will start at power forward and be a major cog in the team's offence where his shooting and poise will be needed. Sydney Morning Herald

Andersen, who came through the Frankston Blues junior program before embarking on a professional career which is entering a 16th year, said he keenly wanted to see the Boomers claim their first senior medal this year. So he decided to put his focus squarely on the national team and put all decisions about his playing future off until after the World Cup. Sydney Morning Herald

January 22, 2014 Updates
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SIG Strasbourg is in advanced talks with David Andersen and hopes to finalize the deal in the coming hours, according to DNA. Sportando

January 17, 2014 Updates

Andersen has continued to field calls from major clubs and in early February the 211-centimetre centre expects to sign with an NBA or Euroleague side and play out the current season. He last played with Turkish giant Fenerbahce in the 2012-2013 season, winning the most valuable player award in its Turkish Cup win. After spending too much time on the bench in his last NBA stint with New Orleans and Toronto, Andersen said his best offers would probably come from Europe. The Age

"I've been looking in Europe, it's a place where I obviously have some appeal because I've played there for many years and won many championships," Andersen said. "I'd like to get on a Euroleague team and play somewhere where we can compete for some titles." The NBA also remains a possibility and Andersen would jump at the chance to return to the US. "My US manager Leon Rose said there is some interest, but there would need to be injuries or a team that needs me," Andersen said. The Age

August 14, 2012 Updates

David Andersen signed in the last hours his two-year contract with Fenerbahce Ulker, as reported by Ismail Senol. The Australian forward with Danish passport will be announced in the coming hours by Fenerbahce who agreed on buyout with Siena since weeks (around €800.000). The official announcement is expected soon. Sportando

August 10, 2012 Updates

In the upcoming days Fenerbahce will announce the signing of David Andersen, as reported by Fanatik.com. The Australian forward with Danish passport comes from Montepaschi Siena who will get around 800.000 euros as buyout. Sportando

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

Even though he was away from the NBA, Andersen is hopeful the year he had in Italy garnered some attention among NBA personnel execs. “Well, you have to think they noticed,” Andersen said. “We won the championship in the Italian League, which is a pretty big deal. So to be able to play on a team like that and help a team like that win at that level, with all the scouting that goes on, I am sure that it got noticed to an extent. But of course those guys had the lockout and all the worries about getting their league started and the compressed schedule. So all you can do is hope and see what happens.” Sporting News

July 29, 2012 Updates

After the loss against Brazil, David Andersen said that he will decide his future after London. 'I will decide my future after the Olympic Games. My agents are talking with Real Madrid too' said Andersen to Luca Chiabotti. Andersen has two years remaining on his contract with Siena with buyout just for the NBA. Any European team who wants him has to reach am agreement with Mens Sana too. Fenerbahce is interested as well in Andersen. Sportando

July 20, 2012 Updates
July 1, 2012 Updates

David Andersen has revealed he wants another shot at the NBA. The 32-year-old played with Houston, Toronto and New Orleans between 2009 and 2011, but believes he has more to offer. "I felt I left there on a bit of a downer," Andersen said last Thursday. Success in the US would round out a brilliant career for the boy from Frankston East Primary School. Frankston Leader

His illustrious European career has been packed with highlights. His latest was being part of the Italian championship-winning Montepaschi Siena team. But he has goals still to achieve and the NBA is near the top of the list. "I'll see what happens with the NBA, I'm hoping to get back over there and have another shot with a team that gives me some opportunities. Anything can happen," he said. Frankston Leader

April 1, 2012 Updates

Emiliano Carchia: According to same rumors (Il Corriere dello Sport): Siena will keep David Andersen and Bo McCalebb (both have contracts). Twitter

December 19, 2011 Updates
June 28, 2011 Updates

Montepaschi Siena announced the arrival for the next three seasons of David Andersen. The Australian big man with Danish passport returns to Siena where he won the first Serie A of the team in the season 2003/04. David Andersen spent the last two years of his career in NBA with Toronto Raptors and New Orleans Hornets. Sportando

June 24, 2011 Updates

Montepaschi Siena will bring back to Europe and Italy David Andersen. The Italian team, as reported by sources close to the situation, signed David Andersen for the coming season and will officialize the deal in the first days of July. Sportando

June 22, 2011 Updates

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