Mickael Gelabale penned a deal in France with SIG Strasbourg for one month. The French forward was still free agent. Gelabale has played with Khimki Moscow last season.
After a season with more shadows than lights in NBA Kevin Murphy decided to come in Europe and signs with Strasbourg. The player spalyed only 51 minutes with Utah Jazz last season.
Agent Bouna Ndiaye on Ian Mahinmi and Strasbourg: “It’s nothing but rumors so far. I got in touch with the GM of Strasbourg, but for now is more rumor than anything else.”
Vincent Collet, Strasbourg’s head coach thinks about Mahnimi as a replacement for the injured Nicolas de Jong. Collet, also head coach of the French National Team (who did not select Mahinmi) says he views him as an “attractive option” but stated he has no idea if the player wants to sign there. In any case, no decision will be made before October 1.
Justin Harper was selected by the Orlando Magic with the 32nd pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, but the rookie from Richmond won’t begin his professional career in Florida. Instead, Harper will be taking his talents to France until the NBA lockout is over after finalizing an agreement to play in France with SIG Strasbourg.
Before agreeing to a deal with Justin Harper, Strasbourg had another priority: Antawn Jamison. The Cavs’ power forward came close to signing with the team, his agent Makhtar N’Diaye told us. But the two-time All-Star finally decided not to sign, leaving the spot for the the Orlando Magic rookie.
SIG Strasbourg, after Lavoy Allen, agreed to terms with another player selected in the 2011 NBA Draft: Justin Harper. The power forward spent his college career with Richmond Spiders averaging, as senior, 17.9ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.2apg and 1.2bpg in 37 games played.
Jorge Sierra: Magic draftee Justin Harper is close to signing with Strasbourg of France, two sources told HoopsHype. I see @SportandoBasket is reporting that the deal is done. Not what I’m hearing. The deal between Harper and Strasbourg should be finalized tomorrow, one source told HoopsHype.