HoopsHype Turkey rumors

July 21, 2014 Updates

Jan Vesely entered the NBA with a kiss. He’s now kissing the league goodbye. After being drafted No. 6 overall by the Wizards in 2011, Vesely has signed in Turkey (hat tip: Ben Standig of CSN Washington). Spending so little time in the NBA after being drafted so high is rare. Unless Vesely – whose athleticism could never overcome his lack of skills – makes an unlikely NBA comeback, he’s on track to become just the seventh player drafted in the top six to spend three or fewer seasons in the NBA since the NBA-ABA merger. NBCSports.com

July 20, 2014 Updates

It was rumored for some days and in a few hours it will be a fact! Jan Vesely returns to Europe and he is expected to sign a three years contract (2+1) with Fenerbahce/ Ulker. To be exact, the former Partizan player is leaving the NBA and he is expected to arrive on Sunday at Istanbul in order to pass the medical exams, as it was confirmed from Serbian sources to Eurohoops. EuroHoops.net

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Despite a few twists and turns in the last moment, mainly about the contract duration and the move made by CSKA Moscow, Bogdan Bogdanovic is a member of Fenerbahce/ Ulker with a four seasons contract which includes an one million euros NBA out clause in 2016. Αs it was expected by Eurohoops sources close to the situation the official announcement was finally released. EuroHoops.net

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According to sport24.gr, the Suns 27th overall selection in this year's draft Bogdan Bogdanovic is close to a deal with Turkish club Fenerbahce. Bogdanovic was previously playing for Paritzan in the Serbian League and is close to a contract buyout that would find him playing for Fenerbahce. Bright Side of the Sun

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Saric figures to spend the next two seasons in Turkey. At least. Sam Hinkie said that if all things were equal, he would prefer Saric come to the NBA sooner than later. But, as the Sixers’ president and general manager noted, all things are “rarely equal.” This weekend, after the Sixers traded Elfrid Payton to secure the rights to Saric, the Croatian forward spoke to the media. He was asked why he signed that contract to play in Turkey and whether his father pushed for it. "No, my father, before I came here to the United States, he said to me, ‘you make the decision, but I think [Turkey] the best option for you,’” Saric said. “He changed his mind and said that I [should] go into the NBA and I said, 'I think it's better for me to spend two years in Turkey.'" CSNPhilly.com

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Chris Mannix: Dario Saric confirms that he will play in Turkey next season. Sounds like he is committed to playing two seasons there. Twitter @ChrisMannixSI

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