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December 18, 2014 Updates

And so Batum went for 35 and 27 points in the final two games of the World Cup to give France the bronze medal, and he noticed his Portland teammates urging him in training camp: Shoot, Nic. Shoot. “I try to do everything on the court, but I know I got to be more aggressive,” Batum told RealGM. “The team needs it. Everybody’s pushing me here. When Tony Parker didn’t play with us this summer, Boris Diaw and I had to step up our games. That was a cool learning experience for me. Here, we’re all young and I would like to be the guy for LaMarcus and Damian. I would like that a lot. But I know I need to be aggressive, and it is coming.” RealGM

December 12, 2014 Updates

French National Team head coach Vincent Collet said in an interview that Tony Parker will play at Eurobasket 2015 next summer. France will host the tournament in Montpellier and Lille. “Ten minutes after the Eurobasket 2015 draw Tony Parker called me saying ‘I am in’” Collet said. Sportando

November 24, 2014 Updates

SPO Rouen announced the signing of Sean May. The big man spent two years in France with Paris-Levallois averaging more than 18 points per game in 2012-2013. Sportando

November 23, 2014 Updates

David Pick: Veteran big man Sean May (@Sean May) finalized a six week agreement with French club Rouen, according to source. Rouen coach Denis Christophe has previous experience with Sean May at Paris-Levallois. Let to comfort in new deal. Twitter @IAmDPick

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Livio Jean-Charles recently gave an interview to French site BeBasket and while his answers were by no means scandalous, there are some great nuggets there. For starters, Livio states that he doesn't know whether he is a small forward or a power forward and he and his coach will try to develop his game to be able to play both positions, which I consider great news. He also mentions that he wouldn't be too thrilled to play in the D-League, which is not great news. But the biggest takeaway from that interview has to be this paragraph: An assistant for the Spurs is by your side this season. What exactly is his role? Is it about your personal development? David was sent by the Spurs, and he will be present throughout the year. He is here to witness but also be involved with my season here. But I want to be clear, Peter Vincent is in charge of my evolution at ASVEL. Pounding the Rock

September 14, 2014 Updates

Collet hopes to have Joakim Noah back with the team after three years of absence. Noah missed Olympic Games in London in 2012, Eurobasket 2013 and this year’s FIBA World Cup. “I hope Joakim Noah will return to the France NT” Collet said. “He helped us to win the silver medal at Eurobasket 2011 and I think he is now a better player. He became one of the best big men in the world” added Collet. Sportando

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Mickael Gelabale: On a personal level, Gelabale is an active member of the French national team, but he is also a free agent. What will be his future and how’s that is affecting him? “I was not in a hurry during the summer. Ι have self confidence and I wanted to play in the World Cup in order to prove that I am in great shape. NBA is always on my mind, but I also know that my agent is in talks with a big European club. But this can wait for now. We have a semifinal in a few hours”. EuroHoops.net

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