HoopsHype Puerto Rico rumors

February 18, 2012 Updates

According to Venezuelan sources, Guaros de Lara reached an agreement with Allen Iverson. Former NBA All-Star will likely be announced in the next hours by the Venezuelan team. Iverson turned down the proposal coming from Indios de Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and accepted the one from the Venezuelan club. Sportando

February 17, 2012 Updates

Piratas de Quebradillas announced the signing of Ricky Davis. The player tried from December an NBA comeback via D-League where he has played 11 games with Maine Red Claws averaging 8.5ppg, 3.3rpg and 3.2apg. Sportando

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Puerto Rican team Atleticos de San German are on the market looking for a big man to add to the frontline. The team has to replace Jaime Lloreda who won't be able to join the team for March, when the season starts. Two are the hottest names for Atleticos de San German: Garret Siler and Josh Davis. Siler has spent his rookie season with Phoenix Suns averaging, in 21 games, 2.1ppg and 1.3rpg in 2010-11. Josh Davis has played in the Islands with Cangrejeros de Santurce. The other two imports of the team are Marlon Garnett and Mike Harris. Sportando

February 8, 2012 Updates

Mets de Guaynabo confirmed that they received a call from Greg Moore who offered to the team Allen Iverson. The Puerto Rican team said NO to the former NBA Star. Allen Iverson was ready to accept the maximum salary allowed in Puerto Rico ($5.000 per week) asking just a chauffeur. "He asked just a chauffeur. We were tempted to sign him. We are talking about a super NBA star. But our roster is full, even for a talented player as Iverson. We turned down the proposal saying thanks to Moore" said Loubriel of Mets de Guaynabo. "Iverson would be a great addition for our league but we should check also his conditions". Sportando

February 6, 2012 Updates

Allen Iverson and Puerto Rico’s professional basketball league are engaged in exploratory talks about a possible deal for the 11-time NBA All-Star, sources told Yahoo! Sports. Iverson’s business manger Gary Moore has talked with Puerto Rico officials, and the league’s teams are discussing a bidding process to woo Iverson. Yahoo! Sports

The Puerto Rican league, which starts its 30-game season in March, pays its stars about $20,000 a month, plus living expenses, sources said. The league’s commissioner is selling Iverson on the chance to work his way back to a possible return to the NBA. Yahoo! Sports

February 5, 2012 Updates

MM: How about everybody that wants to know your girlfriend is Miss Universe? JJ Barea: “Oh she’s doing awesome. We’re expecting a little boy here soon, we’ve got a couple weeks and she’s been doing awesome. She’s here in Minnesota. She’s from Puerto Rico so we were in the same place, we were both single at the same time and I sent her a text and we kept it moving,” Barea said. MM: We’ve all got dreams but you play in the NBA and your girlfriend is Miss Universe. That’s pretty good. “Oh it’s pretty good, I’m enjoying it. I’m enjoying my life every day, it’s just a dream come true,” Barea said. CBS Minnesota

November 18, 2011 Updates
November 8, 2011 Updates

Former NBA player Jose Ortiz is being held in federal prison in Puerto Rico after a judge revoked his bail, saying he had tested positive for cocaine. Ortiz pleaded guilty last week to drug charges after federal agents raided his home in June and seized 218 marijuana plants at his house along with 40 rounds of ammunition. Ortiz had been freed on bail while awaiting sentencing. CSNNE.com

October 29, 2011 Updates

The six-game, four-continent World All-Star Classic exhibition tour featuring two squads of All-Star NBA players is on hold, with Sunday's scheduled game in San Juan, Puerto Rico, postponed indefinitely. The other five games on the tour, scheduled for London, Macau and Australia, already had been pushed back until late November. There was hope the game in San Juan could be salvaged and serve as proof to the other venues and investors that Atlanta businessman Cal Darden and his son, Cal Jr., were capable of pulling off the event. ESPN.com

October 28, 2011 Updates
October 27, 2011 Updates

Durant is also wavering on playing in the entire tour, sources close to tour organizers told ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher. The players were originally slated to travel across four continents with stops in London, Macau and Melbourne, Australia, but the defections have put those stops in jeapordy, a source told Bucher. The Puerto Rico game is a go in part due to brisk ticket sales, according to the source. ESPN.com

But even without a contract in place, Chandler plans to trot the globe with a handful of other NBA stars as part of a tour that plans to make runs through exotic locales including Puerto Rico, England, Hong Kong and Australia in just a 10-day span. "I’m looking forward to it," Chandler told ESPN Dallas' Jeff Caplan on Wednesday. "I’ve never been to London and I’ve never been to Australia. I’m looking forward to getting to play again with some great talent and the opportunity to see new lands." Dallas Morning News

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