HoopsHype Francisco Elson rumors

January 14, 2013 Updates

Francisco Elson is set to join Iranian basketball team Mahram, according to the team’s sporting director. The 37-year-old Dutch professional basketball player has played in NBA teams such as Denver Nuggets, San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz from 2003. “He (Elson) will train with Mahram for 10 days and we will decide about signing him,” Hamid-Reza Samadzadeh said. MehrNews.com

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The Philadelphia 76ers signed free agent center Francisco Elson this morning to bring their roster to 14 players. “We are happy to pick up Francisco Elson, a veteran big man who can help bolster our front court,” Sixers President of Basketball Operations Rod Thorn said. Philadelphia Inquirer

January 26, 2012 Updates

Tom Moore: Elson and Gadzuric worked out for #Sixers Thursday at PCOM. Session was closed to media and happened before brief practice. Twitter

January 25, 2012 Updates

With centers Spencer Hawes and Nik Vucevic still on the shelf with injuries, team president Rod Thorn has been looking for some big men to workout with the team. On Thursday, 7-foot-1 center Francisco Elson and 6-foot-11 Dan Gadzuric will be at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for a workout with the team. CSNPhilly.com

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Free agent center Francisco Elson is eyeing a comeback to the Spanish League if the lockout continues. “Spain is always my top country to play in Europe,” Elson said in an interview with HoopsHype. “It’s a big competition. I’ve played in Spain four years already and people know me there.” HoopsHype

“I could have signed in Spain, but it was still early. It was Bilbao. Right after the season, they contacted me but at that time I didn’t know the lockout was going to take this long.” Like most NBA players, Elson says he would ask to include an out option in any contract with a European team – unless the club wanted him for the long term.“If they want me to sign without an NBA out, it would have to be a contract for multiple years,” Elson said. HoopsHype

August 7, 2011 Updates

Some news from organizers of the upcoming interesting Holland-based EuroJam 2011 tournament, which pits NCAA men’s and women’s sides against European national teams. Confirmed for the tournament are NBA Dutchmen Francisco Elson of the Utah Jazz and Dan Gadzuric of the New Jersey Nets – BallinEurope can’t help but speculate as to whether the latter will be using his off-time during the tournament to field offers from European clubs, what with the mass exodus of Nets to the Continent. Ball In Europe

April 14, 2011 Updates

Brian T. Smith: Jazz's Elson will not have offseason surgery on left knee. Still swollen, though. Will rest and receive treatment in Netherlands. Twitter

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"I'm not saying I'm an awesome player, or I'm the best player, or I'm good at this, I'm good at that," Elson says. "No. It's just my dedication to him, showing I can play. "It might not be to the ultimate level, like some of the stars in the NBA. But I'm gonna try, and go out there and compete. "And him looking over me — that's all that matters. I don't really care what everybody else says, or everybody else thinks," adds Elson, who for reasons quite understandable didn't begin playing in earnest until he was 17 years old. "It's just me, out there on my own, doing my own thing and not listening to anybody. Because when I'm on the court, I have one thing in my mind — and it's just satisfying him." Deseret News

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