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According to sources with knowledge of the person calling the shots in Baskonia, Gomes, who registered three DNPs in the Spanish ACB League, was ordered to sit out in favor of president’s Josean Querejeta underachieving signing Kim Tillie, who agreed to join Vitoria months before Crespi was hired. Baskonia, in case you wondered, are seed No. 15 with a poor 1-3 record. Whispers around Baskonia indicate that Querejeta pulls the strings, urging his coaching staff to provide extensive game-time for “his guys on multi-year contracts,” said the source — after his previous grossly overpaid signings Devon Van Oostrum, Walter Hodge and Adam Hanga were given significant checks to play for other squads this summer. Basketball Insiders

Former Indiana Pacers shooting guard Orlando Johnson, sources say, is also on his way toward terminating his Spanish agreement. The former 2012 NBA draftee, averages six points on 16.7 percent shooting from the perimeter, and 1.8 rebounds in 19 minutes per game. Basketball Insiders

The one-month contract for big man D.J. White expires next week, after the club failed to buyout another underachieving previous signing, Lamont Hamilton, as expected, due to his exorbitant contract. Over the weekend, White went scoreless in three minutes of action in a loss to Greek club Olympiacos, and then was not registered in the ACB due to Hamilton’s presence. Basketball Insiders

October 27, 2014 Updates

Ryan Gomes and Baskonia parted ways. The former NBA forward has played one game in ACB scoring 2 points. Sportando

October 24, 2014 Updates

Jon de la Presa: Sasha Vujacic on Baskonia´s radar for replacing Orlando Johnson...Do you think this is a smart move? Would have a free spot for C position.. Twitter @jondelapresa

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Calderon spent a few minutes prior to Monday’s pre-season game, his first at Madison Square Garden as a member of the Knicks, playing down talk that he is some sort of pig farming kingpin who is heavily involved in the process. “I’m just part of that business, I’ve just got my brand,” Calderon said with a laugh, dispelling any rumours he spends his spare time in the mud with swine. “We just buy some ham for farmers. You sell that, it’s not like we’re huge, big, I don’t have pigs. I don’t know who did that at the beginning, that media guide,” he said. Toronto Sun

Raptors head coach Dwane Casey has made no secret of his fondness for Calderon: “He’s one of those guys you remember (when you are done coaching),” Casey said. “He’s one of the most beautiful leaders I’ve ever been around. Jose is great, he’s a beautiful man. Very knowledgeable, I always tease him, does he want to get into coaching, and hopefully he’s smart and doesn’t do that, stay with his pig business over in Spain and raise his family.” Right around that time, Calderon walked by and interrupted Casey’s media scrum for a hug. “I was just telling them what a great pig farmer you are,” Casey said, keeping that narrative going. Toronto Sun

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