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October 7, 2014 Updates
September 8, 2014 Updates

Enes Kanter, who was voted most valuable player of the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship while leading Turkey's junior national team to the bronze medal, stated that he has always been proud of serving the Turkish National Basketball Team, saying; “I love my county more than those who accuse me of turning my back on it.” Today's Zaman

“Many people on social media have claimed that the national team lost the games because I chose not to join the team. They created this image that I had done this arbitrarily. They even accused me of being a traitor for not playing for Turkey. But those claims are just false. I am in love with my country. I am honored to represent Turkey. I have always tried to be patient with any kind of slander and preferred to act with moderation according to the requirements of my culture. Those who know me also know that I have nothing to hide. I would never betray my country, as some claim.” Today's Zaman

September 4, 2014 Updates
September 2, 2014 Updates

Is returning to the NBA something that appeals to you? Carlos Arroyo: I know my age plays against me, I'm 35. If the opportunity arises, I will consider it. We're talking about the best league. Right now I'm focused on Galatasaray, but if something comes out after the tournament I will consider it. HoopsHype

August 30, 2014 Updates
August 29, 2014 Updates

Croatian Bojan Bogdanovic left Fenerbahce/ Ulker for the NBA. Can this be the future of Bogdan also, like most of the Euroleague rising star award winners? “To tell you the truth for me that is only statistics, numbers. I hope I will not ruin that statistic and continue in the same path with the previous rising stars. But the NBA is so far right now”. EuroHoops.net

August 25, 2014 Updates

Madrid will announce EuroBasket 2015 hosts on September 8. Croatia, France, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Poland, Israel and Turkey are on the list of possible host countries. The Board of FIBA Europe decided to relocate 2015 EuroBasket from Ukraine. The decision has been officially announced earlier. The situation in Ukraine has not changed drastically in the last months so the decision seemed inevitable. TalkBasket

August 18, 2014 Updates
August 14, 2014 Updates

David 'Dubi' Pick: Former Duke star Nolan Smith signed with Turkish finalist Galatasaray. Pending sponsor deal to make official. Twitter @IAmDPick

August 6, 2014 Updates
August 5, 2014 Updates

Tofas Bursa announced the signing of Lamar Patterson. The rookie has been selected with the 48th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Bucks and then traded to the Hawks. Sportando

August 1, 2014 Updates

Both players have accepted the terms of the club, they have been medically examined and now it’s up to Fenerbahce to typically complete and announce the transfers. The announcement for Vesely is expected to precede the one for Erden, because the team is waiting for the detailed medical test results of the Turkish center in order to be absolutely sure about his good condition. EuroHoops.net

July 28, 2014 Updates

Jan Vesely should fly this week to Istanbul to have the physicals with Fenerbahce, according to sources. The Czech forward is in his homeland and is close to joining Fenerbahce on a multi-year deal. Sportando

July 21, 2014 Updates

Jan Vesely entered the NBA with a kiss. He’s now kissing the league goodbye. After being drafted No. 6 overall by the Wizards in 2011, Vesely has signed in Turkey (hat tip: Ben Standig of CSN Washington). Spending so little time in the NBA after being drafted so high is rare. Unless Vesely – whose athleticism could never overcome his lack of skills – makes an unlikely NBA comeback, he’s on track to become just the seventh player drafted in the top six to spend three or fewer seasons in the NBA since the NBA-ABA merger. NBCSports.com

July 20, 2014 Updates

It was rumored for some days and in a few hours it will be a fact! Jan Vesely returns to Europe and he is expected to sign a three years contract (2+1) with Fenerbahce/ Ulker. To be exact, the former Partizan player is leaving the NBA and he is expected to arrive on Sunday at Istanbul in order to pass the medical exams, as it was confirmed from Serbian sources to Eurohoops. EuroHoops.net

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