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July 25, 2014 Updates

In preparation for its Turkish Airlines Euroleague return, Eurocup champ Valencia Basket Club added a new face to its backcourt by signing point guard Dwight Buycks to a one-year deal. Buycks (1.91 meters, 25 years old) will make his Euroleague debut with Valencia after having spent last season split between Toronto of the NBA and Bakersfield of the NBA D-League. Euroleague.net

July 24, 2014 Updates

Rockets free agent guard Francisco Garcia is considering the Rockets among a group of teams interested in signing him, his agent said on Thursday. Garcia’s agent, Aaron Goodwin, would not specify the teams Garcia is considering. There have been reports that the Utah Jazz have been interested, but Goodwin said Garcia is seeking a chance to compete for a championship. Houston Chronicle

“We’ve talked about him,” Goodwin said of conversations with the Rockets. “Francisco is just looking for the opportunity to continue to play toward a championship. We’re looking through his options, seeing what would be the best opportunities for him. He definitely has interest in the Rockets.” Houston Chronicle

The Phoenix Suns have waived guard Dionte Christmas, the team announced today. In his rookie NBA season of 2013-14, Christmas averaged 2.3 points, 1.2 rebounds and 6.4 minutes in 31 games with the Suns. Christmas also played with the Suns’ entry at NBA Summer League 2014 in Las Vegas earlier this month, averaging 10.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in five games. NBA.com

Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv brought back one of the dominant pieces in its run to the 2011 Euroleague Championship Game by signing point guard Jeremy Pargo to a two-year deal. Pargo (1.88 meters, 28 years old) arrives from CSKA Moscow, with whom he reached the Final Four in Milan last season, but saw his team fall to Maccabi in the semifinals. He averaged 5 points and 1.4 assists over 27 Euroleague games for CSKA. Pargo enjoyed his best season with Maccabi in 2010-11. He averaged 13 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 22 games, was the Euroleague MVP of the Month in March 2011 and named to the 2010-11 All-Euroleague Second Team. He helped Maccabi win the Israeli double - league and cup titles - in 2011. Euroleague.net

Q: What are your future plans? Do you see yourself playing again in the NBA? Richard Hamilton: Yeah, yeah. I think for me, personally, I have to see how my body responds after the summer. I want to play another year and hopefully get an opportunity to play on a team with a chance to win a title. HoopsHype

Q: Which teams? Richard Hamilton: Oh! I can't tell you (laughs). I can't tell you that, but there are opportunities for me... but I'm waiting for the right situation. Like my agent told me, I'm in the situation where I can actually pick where I want to go. HoopsHype

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