HoopsHype Unicaja rumors

July 10, 2012 Updates

Recently you were in Houston with the guys from the Trail Blazers' management. How did that go? Joel Freeland: Good, good. I was speaking to them a little bit when I was over there. Just having a conversation about my future, about the possibility of me going over there. Nothing is certain at this point. I have some other options as well I'm looking at. I'm just biding my time and waiting for the opportunity to make my decision. HoopsHype

There was a report today in the Spanish media that you had a buyout and you had to pay for the buyout Tuesday at the latest in order to be able to go to the NBA. Is that accurate? Joel Freeland: I don't know the exact details, but there is a buyout that has to be paid. I don't know if there's a time limit. HoopsHype

July 8, 2012 Updates
June 20, 2012 Updates

Wendell Maxey: Joel Freeland won't make decision until after the olympics, but has been contacted by a number of teams around league about his nba future. Twitter

One of the players on (Unicaja's) shortlist is small forward James White, who was one of the best players in the last Italian league. His agent confirmed that he has been offered to Unicaja. Diario Sur

June 18, 2012 Updates
June 7, 2012 Updates

During the press conference to announce the arrival of Jasmin Repesa as head coach for the coming season, Eduardo Garcia, Unicaja Malaga's president, denied that the club got offers for Joel Freelannd. "We didn't have any proposal for Joel Freeland. He is a Unicaja Malaga's player and we count on him for the coming season" said Garcia. Sportando

June 6, 2012 Updates

During the press conference to announce the arrival of Jasmin Repesa as head coach for the coming season, Eduardo Garcia, Unicaja Malaga's president, denied that the club got offers for Joel Freelannd. "We didn't have any proposal for Joel Freeland. He is a Unicaja Malaga's player and we count on him for the coming season" said Garcia. Sportando

May 29, 2012 Updates
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“I have to talk with my agent about everything,” Freeland told La Opinion De Malaga. Now that we have some downtime, I’ll speak with him and have a look at all my options. “I want to win something and if it can be in (Malaga), all the better. I have a contract here and that’s all I’m thinking about. Like every player, I’d also love to play in the NBA. If I get the opportunity this summer, I don’t know. I can’t say if I’d say yes or no.” MVP 24/7

May 16, 2012 Updates
April 12, 2012 Updates

As is the case every season, Freeland is asked about what his plans are. He was an NBA draft pick several years ago by Portland and everyone wonders if his intention is to cross the Atlantic. His aim is to play in America eventually but that time has not arrived. "I just want to be here in Malaga," he said. "I don't want to make specific deadlines. When I'm ready, I'll take that step. (But) I have a lot to learn." FIBA.com

As of now, if you could choose between staying in Malaga, signing with another top European team or playing in the NBA, what would you choose? Joel Freeland: If I have a good option to stay, I'd stay in Malaga, no doubt. Diario Sur

Joel Freeland: Playing in the NBA is my goal, like with many other players. I've always said that. But I don't think about it, I only want to be here in Malaga. Diario Sur

April 9, 2012 Updates

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