HoopsHype Slovenia rumors

March 25, 2014 Updates

With the Suns enjoying a 6-1 stretch, Dragic's results are back to the norm of his outstanding season by no coincidence. He is shooting 53.8 percent overall and 46.2 percent on 3-pointers over the past seven games with averages of 18.1 points and 4.7 assists. The team success makes him feel emotionally better but the physical wear and tear still exists and makes him consider not playing for his Slovenian national team this September at the World Cup in Spain. "Sometimes, it is too many games," Dragic said. "I still have to sit down with my national team and talk with them about making a decision if I'm going to play or not. I'm thinking more toward not playing and trying to get my body some rest to be fresher for the next season. Arizona Republic

"That is hard because, back home, all the people judge you that you have so much money and you're a star and now you don't want to play for the national team. That bothers me a little bit but those people don't know how the season goes, how many games it is and being in a different hotel every night. I'm more on the plane than in my car." Arizona Republic

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In news that's good for the Knicks, but not so good for Slovenia, point guard Beno Udrih has opted not to play in the EuroBasket tournament next month, the Slovenian team announced on Monday. ESPN.com

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Beno Udrih with a text message informed Slovenian NT staff that he won't be at Eurobasket in September. The NBA player is the last one of a long list of athletes that won't be available for Eurobasket. Sportando

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According to his agent, Baynes' performances have caught the eyes of several NBA general-managers. "There are two Western Conference teams closely following Aron, and after four rounds of Euroleague, there has been much more serious enquiries and interest shown," Moldovan commented. Specifying on what exactly attracts NBA teams to Baynes, Moldovan said, "they love the that he's a good free throw shooter (68% in Euroleague), which is rare for bigs in the NBA. Because Aron started playing ball so late, he is only now coming to his peak. Judging by the way he's playing now and the interest I'm getting -- the NBA is his next step -- it's now just a matter of finding the right fit for him," he said. Sportando

May 31, 2012 Updates
December 1, 2011 Updates

Though the text was difficult to translate, Green did indicate that he's taking his days "match by match" and indicated "At this moment, I'm still here," referring to playing in Europe. I guess (it) will happen soon. My agent did not mention it (returning to the Spurs) before we talked. But I repeat, my thoughts are currently aimed at Olympia. I want to help the team to the best of my ability. ProjectSpurs.com

August 25, 2011 Updates

Rookie center Jerome Jordan became the first Knick to officially hit Europe to play basketball because of the lockout. With all the rhetoric from Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony about playing overseas ball, the 7-foot Jordan landed in Slovenia Tuesday and participated in his first day of training camp for Krka yesterday. Jordan has an out clause to return to the Knicks if the lockout ever ends. The Adriatic League season begins in late September with exhibitions starting in two weeks. As The Post reported, Jordan agreed to terms a month ago, but the deal was nearly scrapped because of a dispute over various housing perks. New York Post

August 21, 2011 Updates

Green, 24, appeared in eight games over two stints with the Spurs last season, and also made four postseason appearances. Already signed for the 2011-12 season, if it happens, Green stands a better-than-decent chance of making the Spurs out of training camp, if there is one. In a way, Green considers his out clause as a bet that cooler heads will eventually prevail in the NBA’s collective bargaining standoff. “I’m optimistic we’ll at least have half a season,” Green said. San Antonio Express-News

August 16, 2011 Updates

Jeff McDonald: Hearing Danny Green probably does have out clause in Slovenia, which would jibe with his tweet from earlier. Twitter

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