France Rumors

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As expected, Hawks draftee Isaia Cordinier will return to France for another season. He will play for Antibes in the French Pro A basketball league, a step up from last season. The Hawks selected Cordinier in the second round, No. 44 overall, in last month’s NBA Draft. The 19-year-old Cordinier played last season with AS Denain Voltaire in the French Pro B league and averaged 10.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.2 steals in 23.4 minutes over 32 games.
Lakers 7’2″ Frenchman Moustapha Fall, 24, went undrafted in 2014, but he’s used to being late to the party. The Paris-born hulk first picked up a basketball at 17—soccer was the only game he cared for until he was 14. Fall comes with a massive 7’6″ wingspan, a polished post game, savvy footwork and elbows that create space. He flashes a baby hook around the rim, using it to shoot a Pro A-best 73 percent from two-point range. He signed with French club Elan Chalon for the 2016-17 season but has a manageable $150,000 NBA out clause, should the Lakers or rival teams wish to bring him over.