Kwame Brown is practicing with Sakarya, the leader of TBL – Turkish second divison – standings at the moment, and so far his comeback does not seem to be in the right track. The strength and conditioning coach of Sakarya Serhat Gunes posted a photo with Brown, the player has been already tested in a scrimmage against an other club, but so far is seems that Sakarya is not interested in signing him.
Ferrell recounted each sputter on the train back from the failed tryout. “A lot of time just to sit and think about it,” he said. “I felt like, it didn’t work for Brooklyn, it didn’t work for the Sixers, what’s going to be next for me?” His break-in-case-of-emergency option, playing overseas in Europe, grew increasingly more attractive. By late January, Ferrell’s agent, Keith Kreiter, had arranged a phone call with former Cavaliers head coach David Blatt to discuss the logistics of joining Darussafaka in Turkey. Mere hours before Blatt was scheduled to call, Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson intervened with a 10-day contract. “It happened fast,” Ferrell said.
Jason Maxiell agreed to terms with Acibadem Universities of the Turkish TBL (second division), according to Basketfaul.
Albert Nahmad: Hawks trade of Mo Williams and $650K in cash to the Nuggets in exchange for the draft rights to Cenk Akyol is now official. Hawks, w/ Mo Williams trade, save $434K, get $2.2M trade exception, and free up roster spot (which they’ll use to sign Gary Neal to 10-day). Nuggets moved to $7.7M below salary floor by taking on Williams’ $2.2M salary; they’ll owe $1.1M. Total savings: $1.1M + $650K cash = $1.8M.
You talked about going to NBA next season. It’s your definite decision? Ante Zizic: Yes, of course. I was selected in the first Round but I wanted to stay one more year overseas in order to prepare for the NBA. Now I’m playing in EuroLeague and the next step is NBA. I’m 99% sure that I’m going to be there on summer. I feel comfortable now and I think I’m ready for this step.