HoopsHype Germany rumors


September 11, 2014 Updates

On Tuesday evening, guests at restaurant Alter Hof in Munich, were treated to a pleasant surprise as Kobe Bryant walked through. Those who recognized him were quick to share the news, a select few asked for photos. It’s hard to miss Kobe anywhere he goes, and in Munich its not much of a surprise as it once was, as Kobe has frequented the city more so in recent times, and with the same purpose. The Kobe Team

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August 25, 2014 Updates

Madrid will announce EuroBasket 2015 hosts on September 8. Croatia, France, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Poland, Israel and Turkey are on the list of possible host countries. The Board of FIBA Europe decided to relocate 2015 EuroBasket from Ukraine. The decision has been officially announced earlier. The situation in Ukraine has not changed drastically in the last months so the decision seemed inevitable. TalkBasket

July 30, 2014 Updates

Stephen Holt, who played for the Hawks in the Las Vegas Summer League, has signed to play professionally in Germany next season. The guard from St. Mary’s recently finalized the deal. Holt was invited to take part in Hawks training camp, which begins in October, but opted for a season overseas. “Stephen is very appreciative for the opportunity with the Hawks,” Holt’s agent Darrell Comer of ASM Sports said. “He is very, very excited to play in Germany. He is also very hopeful that he can play for the Hawks summer league team again next year.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Bayern Munich is in talks with Baskonia for Tibor Pleiss. The German big man will leave Baskonia according to Josean Querejeta but he is unlikely to join the NBA this summer (Thunder own his rights). Sportando

June 22, 2014 Updates

Daequan Cook should return to Tubingen Walter-Tigers. The former NBA player started last season with Budivelnyk Kyiv and then signed in Germany. Cook averaged 12.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game in Beko BBL in 15 contests. Sportando

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Q: NBA teams have interest now. The Houston Rockets were mentioned as a team that was interested in your services. Was there ever any chance of signing with Houston? Malcolm Delaney: The Rockets thing was a great opportunity for me, that was official. But with how important I am to the club, how important this season is to the club, it wouldn't had been a smart business decision for the club to let me go. I didn't have an NBA out in the contract. The Houston Rockets thing is something nobody would have ever turned down because, you know, I'm still with a dream to play in the NBA. But FC Bayern, they couldn't let me leave, we're about to play the playoffs, trying to win a title. Any kid or any American basketball player wishes to play in the NBA. This time I couldn't do it. HoopsHype

Q: Are you optimistic that you're going to get it during the summer when free agency comes? Malcolm Delaney: Right now I'm praying that I do. I could play in Europe for 10 years and I won't care if I'm playing in a good situation. But getting the opportunity to play in the NBA would be a big thing for my family and everybody around me. It's still a dream for me. Right now, seeing how close I am, I'm thinking about it a little bit more. HoopsHype

Q: Would you take less money to play in the NBA? Malcolm Delaney: Yeah, I'm willing to do that kind of sacrifice. I mean, it would be a hard decision if I'm deciding between a big European offer and a league-minimum deal in the NBA where I probably won't have the chance to show my game, ending up on the bench. But I can't say that I wouldn't take it. Until I have those two options and I get the feedback from the NBA on what they'd expect from me, I can't say what I'd do. But I'm really thinking about the NBA a lot right now. HoopsHype

Q: Are you going to watch the NBA playoffs? Malcolm Delaney: Of course. NBA playoffs is the only thing I watch (during the season). I haven't watched much (regular season) NBA basketball in the past three years. I have some friends from my city, Baltimore, like Carmelo Anthony, Rudy Gay... I like to follow them. However beause of the time-difference I don't stay up to watch a lot of games. Now I'm a little bit more aware of what it's going on. I try to watch more games see some of the teams where I think I could fit in. HoopsHype

April 16, 2014 Updates

Kobe Bryant has been cleared to resume running and shooting and will begin an intense, six-month training program next week upon his return from a short family trip to Europe, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN. Bryant has been ramping up his activity level in recent weeks as he continues to recover from a fracture in his left knee suffered during the Lakers' victory Dec. 17 at Memphis, just six games into his return from a ruptured Achilles. ESPN.com

April 10, 2014 Updates
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Alba Berlin, Brose Baskets Bamberg and EWE Baskets Oldenburg are interested in NCAA Champion Niels Giffey. The German forward won his second NCAA title with the Huskies averaging 8.4 points and 3.8 rebounds as senior in college. There were already reports about a deal reached with Alba Berlin but the rumors were denied. Giffey hopes to play NBA Summer League this summer and see if he can get a spot in the NBA. It is more likely that he will start his pro career in Europe and the German bigs are already pursuing him for next seasons. Sportando

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