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April 30, 2013 Updates

The Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio, who says his surgically repaired left knee has recovered 100 percent, will play for Spain in the European Championship in September. Wolves guard J.J. Barea, who is signed for two more years, said he probably will play with the Puerto Rican national team, which will try to qualify for the World Championship at the end of the summer. St. Paul Pioneer Press

April 25, 2013 Updates

I asked Phil Jackson about Mark Jackson. I again expected a cliche answer about what a swell job Mark Jackson is doing. Instead: "I have some problems with guys going directly from the (television) booth to coaching, without any preparation," said Phil Jackson, who worked his way up from coaching in minor-league outposts like Albany and Puerto Rico. "It's not that easy. Doc Rivers did it, and other guys have done it, and I think Mark was prepared to do that, but it's still a shock, so to speak - the practice, preparation and the whole nine yards, when you've been sitting on the observing end of it. ... "But I hold nothing against Mark for having the opportunity." San Francisco Chronicle

April 21, 2013 Updates

Ike Diogu will land in Puerto Rico next week. Former NBA forward will land in Puerto Rico on Tuesday and on Wednesday will start practice with the team. Diogu has played the season in Chinese CBA with Guangdong averaging 16.6ppg and 10.4rpg in 31 regular season games. Sportando

April 18, 2013 Updates

Cangrejeros de Santurce are the most active team on the market not only in Puerto Rico. The club hopes to sign Carlos Arroyo when he ends his season in Turkey with Galatasaray. "Carlos told me that he would love to play with us, but it depends on his season with Galatasaray" said Angelo Medina to El Nuevo Dia. Sportando

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Donte Greene will continue his career in Puerto Rico with Atleticos de San German. The NBA forward has not played this season due to an injury. Greene will join his new team this week. Sportando

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New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is in Puerto Rico to unveil remodeled basketball courts at a public housing complex and play a bit of softball with celebrity friends. It is the third time Anthony visits the U.S. territory in as many years to rebuild basketball courts through his charitable foundation. “There’s plenty of kids down there who need role models,” he said during a press conference Thursday. “I grew up in a situation like that... It was survival of the fittest.” New York Post

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Mets de Guaynabo made official the signing of former NBA forward Joey Graham. Graham replaces James Maye in the roster of the Puerto Rican team. The forward has played 377 games in the NBA averaging 5.9ppg and 2.8rpg and in 2010 -11 for 39 games he wore the jersey of the Cavaliers (5.2ppg and 2.2rpg). Graham has played 12 games with the Erie BayHawks in the current year scoring 19.3ppg and adding 6.5rpg. Sportando

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