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Romero Osby is close to penning a deal with Le Mans, according to sources. The American forward has played 12 games with Maine Red Claws in 2013-2014 averaging 16.1 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Sportando

So with star center Alexis Ajinca announcing shortly before the start of the preparations for the FIBA Basketball World Cup that he will remain with his pregnant wife, who is due to give birth during the tournament, instead of playing this summer, Collet is okay. He'll have his squad ready when they arrive in Granada, Spain, for Group A games against Serbia, Brazil, Iran, Egypt and the tournament hosts. "This is a blow," he said of losing his 2.15m tall starting center, "but we must move forward with those who are there." FIBA.com

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Le Mans announced the signing of former NBA champion Rodrigue Beaubois. The French guard signed a deal with an NBA out till July 25 for a guaranteed contract in the NBA. Sportando

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San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker will not take part in this year's World Cup with France as he needs to rest, the French Basketball Federation (FFBB) said on Friday. Parker, a three-time NBA champion, led France to their first continental title last year and was named 2013 European Player of the year. "Tony Parker is not in the squad. (Coach) Vincent Collet and I want him to take some rest after many demanding campaigns with France and demanding seasons with his club," the national technical director Patrick Beesley said in a statement. Reuters

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Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah says he will not play for France in this summer's World Cup of Basketball. "It wouldn't be fair first of all, for my teammates, to even think about anything past today," Noah told ESPNChicago.com after Wednesday's shootaround. "When the French people ask me about [playing], it's hard to predict what's going to happen next year, or in two years. I live my life day to day, and I feel like the NBA season is, it's brutal. To play all year, I think it's something that is too much for me. So definitely not this year." ESPN.com

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Tony Parker confirmed to TP Show (via Catch-and-Shoot) that Livio Jean-Charles will remain with ASVEL Villeurbanne next season. The guard missed the entire season due to a knee injury and will return next summer. Jean-Charles has been selected by the Spurs in the 2013 NBA Draft with the 28th overall pick. "I have already talked with the Spurs" said Parker. "He will stay with ASVEL next season. They believe he will have a breakout season" added Parker. Sportando

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