HoopsHype Spain rumors

September 4, 2014 Updates

After the end of the group stages, eight teams will go home and 16 (Spain, Brazil, France, Serbia, Greece, Argentina, Croatia, Senegal, USA, Turkey, Dominican R., New Zealand, Slovenia, Australia, Lithuania, Mexico) will continue to fight for the World Cup title! The half of the teams that qualified to the round of “16” are from Europe! Saturday 6th September Madrid Spain-Senegal Α3-B2 Barcelona C3-D2 USA-Mexico EuroHoops.net

Anyway Qingdao has no plan to stop here. The team entered into negotiations with Iranian center Hamed Haddadi, who's pursued also by Spanish Real Madrid. Haddadi can be signed with the Asian spot and will allow Qingdao to sign another American player. The team already signed former Zalgiris Kaunas point-guard Justin Dentmon. Sportando

Marc Stein: Slovenia plays Lithuania with first place on the line today in Group D AND I'm hearing Zoran Dragic moving to NBA THIS season still possible Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

September 2, 2014 Updates
August 31, 2014 Updates

Zoran Dragic negotiated a new contract with Unicaja Malaga this summer. The new deal makes him one of the best paid players of Unicaja Malaga. According to La Opionion de Malaga, Zoran Dragic has a new buyout clause in the contract fixed at €750.000 and he has to tell Malaga next June 30, 2015, if he will remain with the team or he’ll leave for the NBA paying the buyout. He won't be able to leave Malaga during next season but just next June. Sportando

August 30, 2014 Updates
August 29, 2014 Updates

Bilbao Basket officialy signs the American forward Latavious Williams. The ex Badalona and Bamberg played last season 10 games with Cajasol Sevilla closing the season in January with 10.9ppg and 7.7rpg. Sportando

His game is not that simular to Papanikolaou, however DeShaun Thomas has a deal for next season with Barcelona, as Chema De Lucas reported first. The American forward is leaving Nanterre for the Spanish champions and the biggest challenge of his career. EuroHoops.net

Marc Stein: Also pleased to hear, since writing about ZORAN Dragic yesterday, that a few NBA teams are indeed tracking him. Hope for a two-Dragic NBA! Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

"He was awesome," Dragic continued. "He was our best player on the court. "It means a lot to play with him. We don't see each other so often. OK, on Skype, but it's not the same. Now it's a perfect situation for us to play together with the national team. "We can share the court and maybe do some damage [in Group D]. And hopefully someday we can play each other in the NBA." ESPN.com

August 28, 2014 Updates
August 27, 2014 Updates

Emiliano Carchia: Erazem Lorbek leaves @FCBbasket after five seasons and ten titles won (3 ACB, 3 Copa del Rey, 3 Supercopa ACB, 1 Euroleague) Twitter @sportando

"The NBA can offer so many good players, even if those other guys didn't come, USA still has a good chance to win a gold medal," Dragic said. "It's them and Spain. But the way they play so aggressively, they can pressure the whole court. They can beat anyone." ESPN.com

August 26, 2014 Updates

As expected, Edy Tavares will play another season in Spain’s ACB League. The 2014 second-round draft pick spoke at a press conference for Herbalife Gran Canaria Tuesday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported earlier this summer that Tavares was “very likely” to continue his development overseas this season. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

FC Barcelona was interested in Gigi Datome, but he has chosen Detroit. "My goal is to try another year in the NBA and draw a line with my experience at the end of next season. I signed a two-year deal precisely because so many players, in their first season in America, have had difficulties. There was an offer or a negotiation but anyway we stopped it, along with my agent, because I decided to stay in the NBA." La Gazzetta dello Sport

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