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April 15, 2015 Updates

Latvian big man Kristaps Porzingis will declare for the 2015 NBA draft, his agent, Andy Miller, told ESPN.com. Porzingis is averaging 10.3 points per game, 4.5 rebounds and is shooting 33 percent from 3 in 21 minutes for his team Baloncesto Sevilla in the Spanish ACB. His numbers have been even better in Eurocup play, averaging 11.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and shooting 46 percent from 3. Porzingis burst onto the NBA draft scene about this time last year when he declared for the 2014 NBA draft. As NBA teams scrambled to get to Spain to watch him play, they became enamored with his rare combination of size, athleticism, ability to protect the rim and shooting range. ESPN.com

"He's an athletic, super-skilled 7-footer who can do everything well," one GM said. "I was watching him warm up and had flashbacks to when I saw Pau Gasol take the floor for the first time in Spain, only this kid is much more athletic than Gasol but plays with that same fluidity. I've been asking my team since then: Are you sure he's not the No. 1 guy? Are these guys in college really better than him?" ESPN.com

April 14, 2015 Updates

Kristaps Porzingis of Baloncesto Seville has been named the winner of the 2014-15 Eurocup Rising Star Trophy. The 19-year-old Latvian big man comes off a strong season - his second in the competition - for Seville, which he led to the Eurocup Last 32. The Eurocup Rising Star Trophy recognizes the most outstanding player in the competition who was younger than 22 years of age on July 1 of the summer before the season started. RealGM

April 11, 2015 Updates

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will have arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle early next week, a league source told Yahoo Sports. Rubio missed 43 games after badly spraining his left ankle on Nov. 7 against the Orlando Magic. The source said the surgery is considered to be a "minor cleanup" after the Spaniard had his "good and bad days" after returning to play. Rubio is expected to be ready for the T'wolves training camp next season, but the source said it is "highly unlikely" he will play for Spain this summer during the European championships. Minnesota signed Rubio to a four-year contract extension worth $55 million in November. He finishes the season with career lows in field-goal percentage (35.6) and 3-point percentage (25.5) while averaging 10.3 points, 8.8 assists and 1.7 steals in 22 games. The ankle injury and a torn left anterior cruciate ligament in his rookie year has limited Rubio to playing just 202 of a possible 309 games in his four-year NBA career. Yahoo! Sports

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April 9, 2015 Updates

Real Madrid has a team option on Mejri's contract for next season, but reports in Spain suggest they may not exercise it. The Tunisian center, who was one of the biggest sensations in the Spanish League two years ago with Obradoiro, has not received much playing time this season at star-studded Real Madrid, who's one of the top favorites to win the Euroleague next month. While Mejri is happy with the club, he would rather leave if there are no minutes available for him. HoopsHype

David 'Dubi' Pick: Cavaliers official Koby Altman attended training of Real Madrid center Mejri Salah in Espana, a source said. Mejri Salah, his agent & Cavaliers rep Koby Altman - I'm told - were spotted dining during interview. Twitter @IAmDPick

April 7, 2015 Updates

If it doesn’t pan out, Amundson, who is of Swedish heritage, said Spain would top his overseas list. “I thought about it last summer, we had some interest, but nothing materialized,’’ Amundson said. “I’ll wait and see what the options are in the summer.’’ New York Post

April 6, 2015 Updates

Jon Krawczynski: Rubio said he will think about Spanish National team after season. "Priority this summer is my health. I owe this team (Wolves) a lot." Twitter @APkrawczynski

April 4, 2015 Updates

Gigi Datome, Celtics' small-forward, will be an unrestricted free-agent this summer but there's a growing sense around the league that the Italian player can land another NBA deal, sources told Sportando. Several European teams are willing to sign Datome this summer, including Barcelona, but the Italian forward would love to stay in the NBA. Sportando

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Emiliano Carchia: It looks like that Davis Bertans tore his ACL according to Fox Sports journalist in Milano. Davis Bertans taken to the hospital for an MRI. But the knee injury is serious and he will miss a lot of time http://vine.co/v/O3pbAl6h6aZ Twitter @sportando

March 25, 2015 Updates

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