HoopsHype Puerto Rico rumors

August 31, 2014 Updates

Carlos Arroyo’s FIBA World Cup is likely be over after two games. The point guard of Puerto Rico sprained his ankle in the loss to Senegal and was taken to hospital. Puerto Rico head coach said Arroyo will have further investigations in the hospital but his World Cup seems to be over. Sportando

August 8, 2014 Updates
July 30, 2014 Updates

Maurice Harkless has chosen not to play for Puerto Rico’s national basketball team this summer. The 21-year-old Orlando Magic swingman originally was set to train with Puerto Rico’s team and represent the commonwealth during the upcoming FIBA World Cup in Spain. But Harkless has decided to concentrate instead on preparing for the 2014-15 season, his third year in the NBA. “He wants to focus on the Magic and getting ready for his most important season to date,” Happy Walters, Harkless’ agent, told the Orlando Sentinel. Orlando Sentinel

July 29, 2014 Updates
July 14, 2014 Updates

The team reports to Las Vegas on July 27 under Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and is scheduled to play a showcase game Aug. 1 at the Thomas and Mack Center. From there, the players venture to Chicago for more training, Aug. 14-16, with a game at the United Center against Brazil at 8 p.m. Aug. 16. Drummond and crew then head to New York where they are scheduled to play games at Madison Square Garden against the Dominican Republic on Aug. 20 and Puerto Rico on Aug. 22. Then, Aug. 24-26, the hectic schedule shifts to Gran Canaria, Spain, with a game against Slovenia. Detroit Free Press

July 10, 2014 Updates

Puerto Rico have already drawn up preliminary squad lists for the Centrobasket and FIBA Basketball World Cup but are not expected to make them public until next week. "I am one who would rather not comment until I have everything ironed out," said basketball federation president Carlos Beltran. "We are trying to get the commitment of Shabazz Napier and Maurice Harkless. FIBA.com

May 26, 2014 Updates
May 6, 2014 Updates

Cangrejeros de Santurce announced the signing of James Nunnally who will replace Pete Mickeal out indefinitely. The forward has played in D-League this season with Texas Legends and Bakersfield Jam. Nunnally has also played in the NBA with Hawks (4 games at 4.5 points per game) and 76ers (9 games at 2.6 points per game). Sportando

May 1, 2014 Updates

Brujos de Guayama waived Terrence Williams who was averaging 11.8 points, 4 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. Sportando

Mike Sweetney signs a deal with Brujos de Guayama. The former NBA big man returns to Puerto Rico where he has already played in the past. Sportando

April 18, 2014 Updates
April 14, 2014 Updates

The Puerto Ricans, who had Napier practice with the national team in 2012, visited him earlier this year to keep the communications channels open. "We have done everything we could do and more," Puerto Rico coach Paco Olmos said to Primera Hora newspaper. "We have gone to the university in the middle of the regular season. We were with the player, with his mother, saw their environment at the university. We had very good communication. But then the time came for him to finish his college period, which has finished on top. Once taken in the (NBA) draft, whether first round, second round, which team selects them (potential Puerto Rican players), then we will know about their availability and their ability to be with us. Clearly, he has the doors open, we would like him to be part of the first group." FIBA.com

March 24, 2014 Updates

Mike Harris will likely join today Puerto Rican team Leones de Ponce. The former Jazz has played in China with Zhejiang averaging 28.7 points, 14.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 9 games. Harris has also played 20 games in the NBA this season scoring 4.2 points per game. Sportando

February 21, 2014 Updates

Former Brooklyn Nets and Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor has signed with Atléticos de San Germán in Puerto Rico and will join the team in April, the team’s co-owner, Alberto Muniz, told SNY.tv. by phone. Taylor is currently with the Maine Red Claws of the D-League, averaging 9.8 points and 3.3 rebounds, and will join Atléticos after the D-League season ends April 4. The Atléticos begin their season March 26. “He will start playing immediately when he finishes the NBDL,” Muniz said. “He will be arriving to Puerto Rico and playing with Atléticos de San Germán, which is the most traditional team here in Puerto Rico.” ZagsBlog.com

Muniz also said that onetime Seton Hall pledge Aquille Carr could play with the team, too. “Aquille Carr will be in the tryout,” Muniz said. “His agent called us and asked us if he can practice [with] us. Tyshawn arrives 10 days late for the season and Aquille is one of the options to fill that 10 days.” ZagsBlog.com

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