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Several front offices, including Indiana, Toronto and Utah, are taking close looks at him, sources said. Yahoo! Sports
Walter Tavares, one of the best 7-foot prospects in the world, is working on a contract buyout with his team in the Spanish ACB League and will travel soon to the United States to work out for several NBA teams, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA executives believe Tavares, who is 7-foot-3, has a strong chance to work himself into the first round of this month's NBA draft, and several teams choosing in the range of the 20s plan to bring him in for closer inspections, sources said. Yahoo! Sports
Damjan Rudez will travel to USA to workout with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to Gigantes. The Croatian forward will fly to America early in June to meet the Cavs. Rudez ended his season with CAI Zaragoza averaging 10.4 points, 2 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. Rudez has a buyout in his contract with CAI Zaragoza and is reportedly pursued also by Unics Kazan, according to Eurohoops. Sportando
However, at this moment there’s one more suitor for Rudez from the other side of the pond. There’s an NBA franchise interested in his services, Zaragoza knows it and the Spanish club has given the permission to the player to travel to the States, in order to visit the city in which he may continue his career. Zaragoza, the club which owned also Giannis Antetokounmpo’s rights, knows really well that this kind of transfer may be mutual beneficial for every party involved. EuroHoops.net
The flirt between Tornike Shengelia and Baskonia started a long ago. During the first months of 2014 the Basques tried to sign him but he stayed in the NBA agreeing with the Chicago Bulls. Although Laboral continued to have negotiations with him. They tried to bring him back in Spain for the playoffs, they didn’t make it and then started to talk about the next season. As Gigantes reported ten days ago, Baskonia offered him a three-year contract. But now we have a deal! “Toko” agreed and will earn for the next three years 2,1 euros in total. And he will be one of the most expensive players of the team. Although the next season’s coach of Baskonia is still unknown, Josean Querejeta decided to add the 22 years old Georgian power forward in the roster of the team believing that he will bring him back more money in the near future… EuroHoops.net
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