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Jerry Zgoda: BTW, Wolves 2010 draft pick Nemanja Bjelica today named Euroleague MVP. Could take full MLE to sign him, a possible complicating factor. Serious question (not trolling) for Euroleague followers: Is Bjelica better than Robbie Hummel? Or maybe rather, by how much better? Twitter @JerryZgoda

Is there any chance that you play (in Philadelphia) next season? Dario Saric: Next season? I don't know and I can't speak about that because I don't know yet the situation, how things are going to work out. I can say that I'm happy here at Efes and I'm also happy that people from Philadelphia came here and want me there. That's all I can tell you right now. I don't have any information or any feeling regarding what could happen. I'm just focused on the rest of the season. If I stay here or if I go to the NBA, I will be happy (either way). I don't know what could happen this summer or next summer. Now it's not the time to talk about that. HoopsHype

He says he is making $1.85 million -- a ``net'' deal, which means Fenerbahce is also covering his taxes, housing and car, as well as the needs of his fiancée and their one year old son, Andrew Jr. They are not taking for granted their happiness as a family or his success as an emerging player. ``A lot of guys don't understand that you are playing basketball for a short window,'' Goudelock says. ``You do what you need to do in your time. You can't be sitting around waiting for the NBA, because they know you're waiting for them ... as much as I want to be there, I can't be falling for the bait.'' NBA.com

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Saric is a 6-foot-10 Croatian power forward the Sixers took with the No. 12 choice in the 2014 draft. He signed a three-year contract to play professionally in Turkey less than a week before the draft that apparently doesn't have a buyout clause until 2016. “He's under contract for another year,” Sixers CEO Scott O'Neil said. “It's no secret we would like him here. It's no secret to think he could be part of an incredible opportunity here.” The Intelligencer

The season for the Sixers ended, but for Anadolu Efes things are just starting to get interesting. And at this point Dario Saric is not thinking about the NBA. To be exact, the Sixers will probably have to wait at least until 2016. EuroHoops.net

As he said to the Greek TV channel OTE TV in an interview recorded at the end of Euroleague’s Top16: “I have a contract with Efes until 2016. That’s what I can say about my situation right now. I will fight for Efes and hope to win some titles”. To be exact in the summer of 2016 his contract with the Turkish club includes an NBA buy out, but he can stay in Istanbul at least for one more season. EuroHoops.net

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“What's more, no one should think, ‘Ah, that Enes Kanter, he's just pursuing fame and fortune, not even one part of his mind is on Turkey these days.' In one sense they are right as Turkey does not lie in just one corner of my mind but right in the middle of my heart. I want everyone out there to know that I am doing my best to see that our flag becomes one which is respected no matter where you go in the world,” he said. “Maybe this was a very long answer, but the topic really bothers me, which is why I wanted to express this all one more time. Let all the basketball lovers reading this know that this year and in future years when I am playing, I will definitely be suiting up in our national team uniform. With pride.” Today's Zaman

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Bobby Brown is unlikely to join Turkish team Besiktas, according to sources. The American guard spent the last two years in China and was now talking with the Turkish team to finish the season in TBL. Brown would have replaced Chris Lofton who is on his way to leave Besiktas after two seasons. Brown ended the season in China averaging 31.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists in 41 games. Sportando

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The Minnesota Timberwolves are very interested in bringing Nemanja Bjelica to the NBA for next season and the player is willing to join the team, sources told Sportando. Bjelica was selected with 35th pick in 2010 NBA draft and he's represented by Arn Tellem of Wasserman Media Group. Sportando

Bjelica has a three-year deal with Fenerbahce but there's an NBA opt-out for this summer, the buyout is worth 1.2 mln euros. A source with knowledge of the situation told Sportando: "He'll go to the NBA next season. If T'Wolves keep his rights, they will get him". Sportando

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