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The Turkish club have also squashed any rumours linking current Memphis Grizzlies point guard Nick Calathes with Anadolu Efes. Calathes is linked with a move back to Europe after failing to impress in the NBA. It was reported that Panathinaikos would be favourites to offer the former Greek international a contract with Anadolu Efes also in the running. "There are some names on the radar of our club and of course transfers are carried out on these names," a statement from the club said. "We want the public to know that in Europe a valuable player Nick Calathes our goal and / or a name that is not the focus of our attention." TalkBasket

May 26, 2014 Updates

Furkan Aldemir will continue his career with Galatasaray. The Turkish forward agreed to terms with Galatasaray on a new three-year contract. Aldemir will earn €3.9 millions in three seasons. Sportando

Anadolu Efes Istanbul and Semih Erden parted ways. The Turkish team decided to opt out of the contract with the big man. Erden arrived in Efes in the summer of 2012 but he was excused from team activities in the last months of this season. Erden is now free agent and will look at his next option. Sportando

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The General Manager of Olimpia Milano also added that they are interested in keeping Keith Langford with his new Turkish passport. “We are interested in the Turkish Keith Langford. But we will make a new type of contracts, shorter and with opt out in favor of the club” said Portaluppi to La Gazzetta dello Sport. Sportando

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DJ Stephens landed in Istanbul to join Anadolu Efes. The American player started the season with Ilysiakos in Greece and then signed for 10 days in the NBA with the Bucks averaging 3.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in two games. Sportando

April 9, 2014 Updates

Pierre Jackson and Fenerbahce are parting ways, according to Hurriyet. The American guard landed in Turkey a little more than a month ago. Jackson scored 6 points in the only TBL game played and 3.3 points in 6 Euroleague Top 16 games. Jackson was averaging 29.1 points per game in D-League with Idaho Stampede before landing in Europe. Sportando

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Ilyasova admitted the injury could affect his participation with Turkey in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, scheduled to be held in Spain in late August and early September. "He (Ferkel) said, 'It's about your career,'" Ilyasova said. "I will discuss with it the federation and the national team and I will probably not go there. First things first. I have to figure out things and get it better. In July training camps start and that's when we will start the discussion. Most likely I'm not going to go." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

March 26, 2014 Updates

A talismanic figure of Turkish and European basketball, Hedo (Hidayet) Türkoglu, announced on Monday his decision to retire from international duty, thus terminating an almost two-decade long career with the national team. Türkoglu, who just turned 35 on 19 March and was once nicknamed the 'Turkish Michael Jordan', has participated in eight EuroBasket tournaments, a record among active players. "I would like to announce my retirement from the Turkish Team, of which I have been a member since 1998, in order to make way for young players as my fans would understand," Turkoglu said in a statement, as reported by news agency Anadolu. "I will always be proud to have been a Turkish basketball international and of representing my country," the Los Angeles Clippers player added. FIBA Europe

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