Lucentum Alicante Rumors
Adam Morrison will likely not play in Alicante. He hopes to return to the NBA and if not, he will seek a good contract in Europe again, a better one than Lucentum Alicante can offer.
Pistons vice president of basketball operations Scott Perry was caught speaking with Kyle Singler for some minutes at the end of the game between Lucentum Alicante and Gran Canaria, something that is forbidden during the lockout.
But the NBA shut down league operations on July 1 when the old collective bargaining agreement expired, and Singler’s hope of making the team was put on hold. Rather than wait and wait and wait for the lockout to end, Singler, wanting to remain sharp and fit, launched his professional career in Spain’s top flight with Lucentum Alicante. He’s glad he made the decision to play in Europe. “Definitely,” he said to FIBA.com. “I know a lot of guys back in the States want to play basketball. “It’s unfortunate that the lockout is happening. “You have your pros and cons to everything. “I’m far away from my family and they’re not able to see my play, but, this is what I want to do. “I’m having a good time, and it’s good basketball.”
Pistons forward Austin Daye, poised for a breakout year, isn’t waiting for the NBA lockout to be resolved. The third-year forward signed a deal with a Russian team; Daye, 23, departs this weekend. Only one other Piston, second-round pick Kyle Singler, has signed an overseas deal, with Spanish club Lucentum Alicante. Daye’s deal is for two months, ending in December, Daye can opt-out in case the NBA’s collective bargaining situation is resolved quickly. Training camp would start the first week of October. Daye averaged 7.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 20 minutes last season, shooting 40 percent from three-point range.
Lucentum Alicante officially announced the signing of Kyle Singler for the coming season. The contract with the Spanish team has an NBA out.
Jorge Sierra: Lakers draftee Andrew Goudelock has passed on an offer by Lucentum Alicante of Spain, one source told HoopsHype.
HoopsHype: Vasquez is one of the options the team is considering at the guard position, but no formal offer is on the table.
HoopsHype: Lucentum Alicante has made no offer to Grizzlies guard Greivis Vasquez, one source in the Spanish club told HoopsHype.
HoopsHype: Kings guard Marcus Thornton and Boston’s Avery Bradley are other options Lucentum Alicante is looking at, sources told HoopsHype.