HoopsHype Tibor Pleiss rumors

August 11, 2014 Updates

FC Barcelona found a cornerstone by signing two-year contract with center Tibor Pleiss, who arrives from Laboral Kutxa Vitoria. The German center comes off the best season of his career, in which he got better and better as time progressed. Sportando

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Germany National Team head coach Emir Mutapcic hopes to have Tibor Pleiss available for Eurobasket QR. Mutapcic said that Pleiss’ agent told the Federation that the big man is close to signing in the NBA. “We hope to have him. His agent told us that Pleiss is close to signing in the NBA” said Mutapcic. Sportando

July 14, 2014 Updates

Bayern Munich is in talks with Baskonia for Tibor Pleiss. The German big man will leave Baskonia according to Josean Querejeta but he is unlikely to join the NBA this summer (Thunder own his rights). Sportando

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Laboral Kutxa president Josean Querejeta said on Radio Vitoria that Tibor Pleiss will go to the NBA next season. “Pleiss will go to the NBA, in Oklahoma or in another team” said Querejeta. Sportando

June 30, 2014 Updates

An international report emerged over the weekend that claimed the Thunder is attempting to bring Tibor Pleiss to Oklahoma City next season and has entered into buyout negotiations to finally sign the 2010 second-round pick. That is not the case, The Oklahoman has learned. Pleiss, a 7-foot-1 center who was the 32nd overall pick in 2010, likely will remain overseas for at least one more season. It’s not out of the question that the Thunder might pursue Pleiss as the summer progresses, but it is currently a remote possibility given the team’s current roster structure. Oklahoman

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Recently, on his blog, the German center announced his intention to return to the Euroleague to play out the second season of his four-year contract with Caja Laboral. “I am in contact with Thunder GM Sam Presti and I often speak on phone with Jonny Rogers, who lives in Barcelona and he is a scout for the Thunder in Europe,” Pleiss wrote in the post. “They look at me each game and they are very satisfied for my performances. But I don't want to be misunderstood: I think to the NBA in the medium term and I don't want to talk too much about it. After this season I have three more years on my contract with Baskonia and I will stay at least next season. I feel the confidence of coach Zan Tabak. I know I can become a better player in Vitoria, which is crucial for me.” Oklahoman

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"I still want to go to the NBA. For me now, the best solution is to develop step-by-step. Now I will have the chance to play in the best European league and I looking to improve my skills. It is true that I have an NBA buyout for a fixed amount of money" said Pleiss. "The relationship with the Thunder who own my NBA right is great. We will be close and exchange info" added Pleiss who won't be playing the NBA Summer League as expected. Sportando

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