HoopsHype Nathan Jawai rumors

September 4, 2014 Updates
October 28, 2013 Updates

Galatasaray announced that Nathan Jawai left the intensive care unit. The big man will stay in the hospital and monitored by the doctors. Sportando

October 25, 2013 Updates

Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul confirmed midday Friday that star center Nate Jawai remains hospitalized in intensive care with vertigo and numbness suffered following one of his best Euroleague games ever last night. Jawai, who turned 27 years old on October 10, had returned to his house from his team's loss to Olympiacos Piraeus and was with his brother when he started feeling badly and phoned team doctors. An hour later, by 2:30 a.m. Istanbul time, he was hospitalized with symptoms of vertigo and numbness in his left arm and left leg. Jawai was tested by doctors overnight for possible heart or brain anomalies, but none were found. Further tests on Friday indicated that Jawai may have suffered neck trauma from receiving a blow to the chin during Thursday's game, the club said. Jawai's condition was stable and he was conscious and alert, laughing and joking with visitors, a team spokesman said. Euroleague.net

June 8, 2011 Updates

Chad Ford: Teams also scouting frm 2nd round pick Nathan Jawai. Plays on Partizan. Teams like him a bit as a cheap FA big. Had 10 pts & 4 reb in 19 min Twitter

August 17, 2010 Updates

As expected, Nathan Jawai will leave the NBA after two years to play next season in Europe. The 24-year-old Australian forward has reached an agreement with Parizan, according to the Serbian press. Jawai started his professional career in the Toronto Raptors, and played last season for the Minnesota Timberwolves, averaging 3.2 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. The Hoops Market

August 8, 2010 Updates

Jawai played 39 games with the Timberwolves last year to add to the six he played with Toronto in his first year in the league, but he is keen to end his time as a journeyman. "There’s a few (NBA) teams that are interested to fill their roster up,’’ Jawai said. "It’s just a decision that I have to make. "I want to play now. Yes I’ve been over there (in the NBA) but it’s kind of not fun for me anymore sitting on the bench getting limited minutes. "I think of when I played for the Taipans and I got a lot of minutes, I enjoyed basketball. "It could be Europe, it could be back here, that’s a decision I have to make."’ Cairns.com.au

Jawai says he wrestled with his decision to pull out of Australia's team for the world championships and would still love to be part of the Boomers' campaign. But the Bamaga product and soon-to-be-father, in Cairns at the weekend on a brief holiday, said his family and career came first. Former Cairns Taipan Jawai pulled out of Australia’s world championship squad last month to concentrate on securing his playing future and with his first child due in November. But he said he had struggled with the decision. Cairns.com.au

July 7, 2010 Updates

Jawai not only couldn't play basketball, he wasn't allowed to do any activity that got his heart rate above 100 beats a minute. Jawai's weight soared as he sat idle for nearly the entire rookie season until numerous tests determined he had no serious ailment. "That set me back," Jawai said. "I was all ready to go." After playing in just six games in the 2008-09 season, Jawai was sent to Dallas in a four-team deal that included Jerry Stackhouse and Shawn Marion. When he realised he likely wouldn't get playing time with the Mavericks, he asked to be traded again, and was sent to Minnesota in October for a second-round pick. Jawai lost some weight and played in 39 games last season, averaging 3.2 points and 2.7 rebounds. But his playing time slowly declined. "I got an opportunity and then Darko Milicic came in," he said. "They wanted to convince him to stay." Brisbane Times

July 2, 2010 Updates

Nathan Jawai's stint with the Minnesota Timberwolves could be over, with the NBA restricted free agent set to line up with the Charlotte Bobcats in the summer league. Bamaga product Jawai rushed back to the US after completing commitments with the Boomers in Australia’s 3-0 sweep of world No. 1 Argentina in their recent series. Cairns.com.au

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