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February 12, 2014 Updates

He has yet to make a decision about playing at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, where France will play in Group A against the host nation, Serbia, Brazil, Iran and Egypt. Parker is to become a father for the first time in several months and has also been carrying some knocks this season, but he is leaving the door open. "We'll see how I feel at the end of the campaign," Parker said to lequipe.fr. "I'll make my decision at that time." FIBA.com

For the first time since entering the league, Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum is considering giving his body a rest over the summer rather than playing for the France national team. It’s a tough decision he’s facing in possibly sitting out the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain this upcoming summer. Though, it’s a decision he won’t make until the conclusion of the 2013-14 NBA season. “I haven’t had a summer where I’ve been able to just rest and relax for a long time,” Batum told CSNNW.com. “It’s something that I’ll have to think about, but I won’t decide until after the season is over.” CSNNW.com

February 11, 2014 Updates

French Website BFMT, stated when Tony Parker was on the TP Show on RMC, he stated that he is targetting six or seven more years in the NBA. "I always said I'd like to do the final year of my career in France, but I still want to play a long time in the NBA for six-seven years," Tony Parker announced. "I would like to have a long career. I feel good physically. I love basketball, I'm passionate. I want to play as long as possible." ProjectSpurs.com

February 10, 2014 Updates

Johan Petro is officially a new player of Limoges. The French big man returns to his home country after his NBA experience. Petro has played 473 games in NBA averaging 4.7ppg and 3.9rpg. Sportando

February 9, 2014 Updates

Johan Petro is set to return to France. The French big man will likely pen the deal with Limoges early next week. Petro has a long NBA experience and started the season in China leaving the team a few weeks ago. Petro won Eurobasket 2013 with French National Team. Sportando

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Boris Diaw confirmed on Twitter that he wants to play in FIBA World Cup in Spain next summer. The Spurs forward won the gold medal at Eurobasket last September with French National Team. Sportando

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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 13, 2014 Updates

ASVEL Villeurbanne waived Travis Leslie. The former NBA player was averaging 7.6ppg in Eurocup and 5.5ppg in Pro A. Sportando

November 27, 2013 Updates

Chorale Roanne made official the signing of Kim English. The American player penned a deal for the season with the French team. Sportando

October 30, 2013 Updates
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France has the most international players, including the Spurs' Tony Parker, with 10. Canada has eight representatives while Australia and Spain each have five. Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Russia and Turkey each have four. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

October 25, 2013 Updates
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But it was the evening before the European Championship title game and it was a curious time for a visit, so Batum swung open the door to see who was standing outside his room in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Staring back at him was Tony Parker, his teammate on the French national team and one of the NBA's premier point guards. Batum's friend wanted to chat. "I had messed up in the semifinals — had a baaaad game — and he came to me before the final," Batum said, recalling the unexpected face-to-face. "He said, 'Tomorrow's game is going to be your game. We need you. If we're going to win, you've got to lead us.' When a guy like that comes to you, before the biggest game of your life, and says 'you have to show the way, you have to be the man,' it gives you a lot of confidence." Oregonian

Before Batum knew it, he was meeting throngs of giddy fans in French airports, visiting France's president, Francois Hollande, and preparing to fly back to Portland for the NBA season. And as he flew across the globe last week to start his sixth season with the Trail Blazers, Batum brought more than that shiny gold medal back with him. He brought a new purpose. A new perspective. A new resolve. Parker and that championship may have just changed the Blazers' small forward forever. Oregonian

September 30, 2013 Updates

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