HoopsHype Unicaja Malaga rumors

January 8, 2015 Updates

NBA scouts are asking about the length of Kuzminskas’ contract in Spain. The Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz, among others, have inquired, a source shared with Basketball Insiders. Kuzminskas, who is in his second season with Malaga (the No. 1 seed in the ACB League), averages 10.2 points and 3.9 rebounds in 21.6 minutes per game in the Euroleague – and 9.6 points along with 4.1 boards per contest while shooting north of 38 percent from deep in the Spanish competition. Basketball Insiders

Kuzminskas becomes a restricted free agent next summer as Malaga owns his rights for next season, but according to Bulotas, the Spanish power-club might opt against exercising his extension. “Kuzminskas could leave Malaga, but there is a heavy NBA buyout and a even higher Euroleague buyout,” Bulotas said. “If Malaga [does] well in the ACB and the Euroleague, it might be worth it for the club to lower the buyout and sell Mindaugas. Otherwise, Kuzminskas could leave after next season for free.” Basketball Insiders

Kuzminskas, I’m told, is open to test the NBA waters at the next Summer League showcase in Las Vegas. His agent confirmed this, saying: “We’re thinking about sending him, the Summer League came up in discussions.” Basketball Insiders

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Zoran Dragic arrived in Malaga late last week to start the training camp. “I am here preparing the season with Malaga. But if I have the chance to go the NBA my desire is to go” said Zoran Dragic to La Opinion de Malaga. “I think that the best option for me is to go the NBA now because I don’t want to lose one year. I think I am ready to play in the NBA but the truth is that I don’t know anything about the NBA at the moment. My heart is with Unicaja” added Zoran Dragic. Sportando

September 13, 2014 Updates

Zoran Dragic: "I'm still a member of Unicaja Malaga and tomorrow I'm going to Spain to get ready for the season. Of course, I'm interested in playing in the NBA, but there's no agreement yet. (...) Everything is possible, but as I said, I am going to Malaga tomorrow." Kosarka.si

September 12, 2014 Updates

The Suns could become even more of a family business. Having already teamed Markieff and Marcus Morris, the Suns are among six teams giving consideration to signing Zoran Dragic for the coming season. The Suns have expressed interest in Goran Dragic's younger brother, along with Cleveland, Dallas, Indiana, Sacramento and San Antonio. Zoran Dragic, 25, is supposed to report this weekend for his new contract extension with Spanish club Unicaja Malaga but he does have an NBA escape clause to leave this year. It includes a $1.1 million buyout, of which an NBA team could contribute a maximum of $600,000. Arizona Republic

Zoran's presence in Phoenix would be a considerable help to the Suns' hopes of retaining Goran next year, when he can become a free agent, but Goran already has expressed a desire to remain with the Suns. Adding Zoran would also further load up a Suns backcourt that already has Goran, Isaiah Thomas, Gerald Green, Archie Goodwin, Tyler Ennis and, it is assumed, Eric Bledsoe. Arizona Republic

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