HoopsHype Tibor Pleiss rumors

July 28, 2014 Updates

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

July 13, 2014 Updates
July 10, 2014 Updates

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

April 30, 2013 Updates
June 25, 2012 Updates

"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

June 24, 2012 Updates
June 23, 2012 Updates

Tibor Pleiss will play the NBA Summer League in Orlando with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The German big man won the national title with Brose Baskets Bamberg and left the team right after the victory trying to get a contract in the NBA. Thunder own his rights in America. Pleiss averaged 10.1ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.4bpg in Bundesliga and 6.5ppg and 5.3rpg in Euroleague with the German team. Sportando

March 29, 2012 Updates

According to Sport1, Tibor Pleiss is considering the possibility of joining the Thunder this year. The article is in German, but thanks to the translation abilities of Jolly Roger, we can view this article in the grand language known as English. Welcome to Loud City

August 25, 2010 Updates

The Beko Super-Cup was also the opportunity for spox.com to go through a long interview with Tibor Pleiss on his current situation, future and the NBA. It was once again astonishing to see how the Oklahoma Thunder drafted player does not follow international and NBA Basketball. Here are some extracts of the interview that can be read in total in German here. "For the NBA Draft day in New York, I was not nervous at all, and this because of a simple reason: I did not know anyone of all those College players; also this guy called Wall, I have never heard of him before. The only one I spoke with a bit was Kevin Seraphin from France. I was only nervous because of the things going on around the ceremony. Knowing that millions of people in front of their TV can watch me when I eventually fall down walking up the stairs. Additionally, it was extremely cold and I was freezing. I did not really feel well in the Madison Square Garden." EuropeanProspects.com

Tibor Pleiss: For the NBA Draft day in New York, I was not nervous at all, and this because of a simple reason: I did not know anyone of all those College players; also this guy called Wall, I have never heard of him before. The only one I spoke with a bit was Kevin Seraphin from France. I was only nervous because of the things going on around the ceremony. Knowing that millions of people in front of their TV can watch me when I eventually fall down walking up the stairs. Additionally, it was extremely cold and I was freezing. I did not really feel well in the Madison Square Garden. EuropeanProspects.com

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