Baskonia Rumors

According to Alex Gozalbo of ARA, Barcelona has a deal in place with Baskonia to sign Latvian forward Davis Bertans. Bertans is currently out with a right ACL injury and the deal will be subordinated to the physical exams for the next season. Bertans, whose NBA rights are owned by the San Antonio Spurs, has other two years left on his deal with Baskonia, so Barcelona will likely pay a buyout to sign him. The Latvian forward averaged 11 points and 2.5 rebounds per game this season.
As it’s rumored almost for a week, Valencia has made an offer to Nemanja Nedovic, but an other Spanish team entered the race in order to sign the Serbian guard. According to Eurohoops sources Laboral Kutxa also made its move for the player and his fate seems to be tied with Thomas Heurtel. After being cut by the Warriors, Nedovic has to clear weavers in order to sign with a European team and as he said to Serbian newspaper “Novosti” he would like to return to Europe in order to get minutes on the court, despite having the dream to play in the NBA. There have been reports about NBA interest towards him, specially by Utah, but there’s nothing imminent on the table.
According to sources with knowledge of the person calling the shots in Baskonia, Gomes, who registered three DNPs in the Spanish ACB League, was ordered to sit out in favor of president’s Josean Querejeta underachieving signing Kim Tillie, who agreed to join Vitoria months before Crespi was hired. Baskonia, in case you wondered, are seed No. 15 with a poor 1-3 record. Whispers around Baskonia indicate that Querejeta pulls the strings, urging his coaching staff to provide extensive game-time for “his guys on multi-year contracts,” said the source — after his previous grossly overpaid signings Devon Van Oostrum, Walter Hodge and Adam Hanga were given significant checks to play for other squads this summer.
As for where he stands with the Spurs, Bertans expects he’ll be making the leap to the NBA sometime in the next two seasons. “I think they count on me as a player in the next two years.” Bertans said the Spurs were supportive of him signing with Baskonia because they’ve had a respectable relationship with the club before, when Tiago Splitter played there, while they’re also monitoring 2011 draftee Adam Hanga currently in Baskonia. Bertans also stated that his contract with Baskonia has an NBA-opt out after each season.
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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.
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.
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The flirt between Tornike Shengelia and Baskonia started a long ago. During the first months of 2014 the Basques tried to sign him but he stayed in the NBA agreeing with the Chicago Bulls. Although Laboral continued to have negotiations with him. They tried to bring him back in Spain for the playoffs, they didn’t make it and then started to talk about the next season. As Gigantes reported ten days ago, Baskonia offered him a three-year contract. But now we have a deal! “Toko” agreed and will earn for the next three years 2,1 euros in total. And he will be one of the most expensive players of the team. Although the next season’s coach of Baskonia is still unknown, Josean Querejeta decided to add the 22 years old Georgian power forward in the roster of the team believing that he will bring him back more money in the near future…