Center Gabe Olaseni, the Big 10’s Sixth Man of the Year at Iowa last year, declined a non-guaranteed training camp offer with the Heat to sign with a team in Germany. Olaseni had some good moments for Miami in Summer League.
Aaron White, the Washington Wizards’ second-round pick, has agreed in principle to a one-year contract with Germany’s Telekom Baskets Bonn, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The deal has not been finalized.
Alex Jensen’s tenure as head coach has come to an end. The Jazz assistant, who’s been the lead bench boss for the Utah Jazz during their summer league so far, is headed to Germany to help coach that country’s national team during the EuroBasket 2015 tournament.
However, Cuban understood the emotional pull of Nowitzki representing Germany in his home country and did not attempt to influence his decision. “I think it’s great,” Cuban told ESPN.com through the Cyber Dust messaging app Thursday. “Games are being played in Germany. It will be a chance for his fans there to see him play.”