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Jose Calderon tells Marca he won't play next Eurobasket. "It hurts me a lot but I have to say 'no' [to playing with Spain], I have to fully recover [from my injuries]." Marca.com

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Italian coach Sergio Scariolo will take over Spain's national basketball team for a second stint. Scariolo coached Spain to the Olympic silver medal in 2012 when it lost to the United States in the final. He also led Spain to two European championships in 2009 and 2011 in his first stint as coach from 2009-12. USA Today Sports

May 5, 2015 Updates

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy is looking for a few big men who can shoot. That's why he and general manager Jeff Bowers are in Spain looking at Mario Hezonja (6-foot-8) and Kristaps Porzingis (7-1). Both have the ability to shoot from the outside. The downside is both are immature and lack NBA bodies to survive an 82-game season. But the Pistons are looking for a boost to their 3-point shooting, which ranked 17th in percentage (34.4). Van Gundy said he wanted the team to shoot at least 36 percent. Detroit News

May 4, 2015 Updates

According to Alex Gozalbo of ARA, Barcelona has a deal in place with Baskonia to sign Latvian forward Davis Bertans. Bertans is currently out with a right ACL injury and the deal will be subordinated to the physical exams for the next season. Bertans, whose NBA rights are owned by the San Antonio Spurs, has other two years left on his deal with Baskonia, so Barcelona will likely pay a buyout to sign him. The Latvian forward averaged 11 points and 2.5 rebounds per game this season. Sportando

Re: Sergio Llull whose NBA rights are held by the Houston Rockets – Here is what I’m told. Would Lull, a starting guard for one of the best teams overseas, take a back seat to play in the NBA? Maybe, but probably not. Would he risk 25+ minutes per game in Europe to become a backup to James Harden or whatever PG the Rockets land next season? No, probably not. Are Rudy Fernandez and Sergio Rodriguez – both former NBAers – in Llull’s ear that the NBA is a waste of time? Yea, for sure. Are the Rockets seriously considering bringing over BOTH Llull and Italian scorer Alessandro Gentile while Kostas Papanikolaou isn’t even playing in the playoffs (and 3 minutes in 5 games isn’t really playing)? No, probably not. Basketball Insiders

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After years of playing significant roles in the Euroleague and on the Brazilian national team, point guard Marcelo Huertas is planning a move to the NBA next season, Yahoo Sports has learned. Huertas, 31, a savvy, athletic 6-foot-3 playmaker and a deft shooter, is expected to be aggressively pursued as a backup guard in July free agency. Yahoo! Sports

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