HoopsHype Venezuela rumors


August 23, 2013 Updates

Venezuela star Greivis Vasquez has admitted defeat in his bid to recover from an ankle operation in time to play at the FIBA Americas Championship. The explosive NBA guard, traded earlier this summer from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Sacramento Kings, was desperate to play in front of his home-town fans in Caracas for the second consecutive summer but will have to settle for being a fan as the Venezuelans attempt to qualify for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain. "My ankle is much better and Dr (Richard) Ferkel told me that I have his permission to begin training on the pick-and-roll, lateral movements and changes in direction," he said. "He stressed that I need a gradual recovery to reach my optimum level. FIBA.com

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The former Boston Celtics and Gonzaga Bulldogs swingman Micah Downs signs in Venezuela with Bucaneros de La Guaira. He spent this season in Development League with Maine Red Claws' t-shirt and made 16 points and 5,8 rebounds per game. Sportando

April 12, 2013 Updates

Courtney Fortson is going to conitnue his career in Venezuela with Trotamundos de Carabobo. This season with Los Angeles D-Fenders in 46 games he made 17,8 points, 5 rebounds, 7,1 assist and 2 steals per game. Sportando

March 6, 2013 Updates

Greivis Vasquez: Rest in peace, Hugo Chavez. My condolences to the family of this leader that made a mark in our country's history. It's hard to focus on tonight's game when something so sad and painful is happening in our country. Twitter @greivisvasquez

Pedro Luis Moreira: Greivis Vasquez on the death of Hugo Chavez: "It's a tough loss. We have to stick together as a country at this moment. Whether he did right or wrong, he was a human being. We need a calm transition. We can't start fighting. I spoke with Chavez several times. He was a guy with a presence. He's the best historian I've known. Unfortunately Chavez lost a battle." Twitter

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Dan Gadzuric signed in Venezuela with Marinos de Anzoategui. Last season he played 2 games with the New York Knicks and also appeared on 12 games at the D-League with the Legends. He averaged 12 points and 11.3 rebounds per game with the Legends. Gadzuric also invited to the Sixers’ training camp but he didn’t make the final roster. TrendBasket

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Eric Musselman has expressed the hope that he will remain in charge of Venezuela when the country hosts the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship. The American, who was at the helm of the national the past two summers, including this summer when Venezuela staged the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT), saw his contract with the "squadra criolla" expire after the team fell short of the Quarter-Finals. He met with Venezuelan Basketball Federation President Carmelo Cortez after the OQT, and has now stated clearly his hope of staying in the job. "I would like to continue with the national team," said Musselman, who is right now gearing up for another season in the NBDL with Los Angeles D- Fenders. "I feel a special tie with the players and the Venezuelan federation. "I hope to continue talking with Carmelo (Cortez)." FIBA.com

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Allen Iverson, who was close to Guaros de Lara (Venezuela), turned down the proposal and will stay in the United States. Twitter

February 14, 2012 Updates
February 11, 2012 Updates

Allen Iverson got the proposal by Venezuelan team Guaros de Lara but he hasn't decide whether to accept it or not. The Venezuelan team is in competition with Puerto Rican club Indios de Mayaguez, interested as well in former All-Star player. Sportando

February 9, 2012 Updates

Venezuelan team Guaros de Lara, after the signing of former NBA Smush Parker, made an important offer for Allen Iverson. The negotiations with Greg Moore, Iverson's agent, are going further and the offer is better than the one from Indios de Mayaguez, the Puerto Rican team interested in A.I, according to the Venezuelan team. Sportando

"We are competing with a Puerto Rican team for Allen Iverson. There is a big chance for us to land him" said Jorge Hernandez, owner of Guaros de Lara, to El Nacional. "Our offer to the player is very imporant but we are not revealing it until the deal is close. All the coaching staff is excited to have Allen Iverson in the roster" added Hernandez. Sportando

February 8, 2012 Updates

Venezuelan team Guaros de Lara announced the signing of Smush Parker. Former NBA player comes from Petrochimi in Iran where he has played the WABA League averaging 10.7ppg, 3.3rpg and 4.7apg in 3 games. Sportando

January 30, 2012 Updates

Eric Musselman's offseason plans are officially booked. Over the weekend the Los Angeles D-Fenders head coach completed a verbal contract to return to coach the Venezuela National Team for this summer, Musselman informed Ridiculous Upside. "It's important for me to return because the players gave so much to the coaching staff last year," Musselman said via email. "We pushed them hard with the preparation and felt no resistance from the players other than wanting to get better every day." Ridiculous Upside

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