Khimki Moscow Rumors
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Khimki commit to reward Petteri Koponen over €3 million until 2017 – if he doesn’t escape to NBA, source said.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: French forward Joffrey Lauvergne – who left Khimki Moscow – signing long term pact with the Denver Nuggets, according to source.
Chris Dempsey: On the Joffrey Lauvergne front: The #Nuggets should have him in the fold at some point next week, according to an NBA source. And there are a bevy of other hurdles to get over in getting Lauvergne to the #Nuggets. But it’s going to happen.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: The Denver Nuggets, as I hinted, are bringing over 2013 second-round draft pick Joffrey Lauvergne.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Joffrey Lauvergne — who parted with Khimki Moscow — to become the tenth Frenchman in the NBA this season.
The Denver Nuggets are progressing on a deal to sign 2013 second-round draft pick Joffrey Lauvergne and bring him to the NBA soon, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Lauvergne, a 6-foot-11 Frenchman, cut ties with Khimki of Moscow on Tuesday, freeing him to sign a deal with Denver and join them this season.
The Nuggets still have “logistical hurdles,” as one league source said, to clear before completing a contract agreement with Lauvergne, but there’s strong momentum toward him joining the Nuggets soon.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Denver’s working on deal to bring 2013 draft pick Joffrey Lauvergne to Nuggets soon, league sources tell Yahoo. He left Russian team today.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: French forward Joffrey Lauvergne is parting with Khimki Moscow, according to source. Possible NBA interest. Still unknown if Joffrey Lauvergne — 55th pick in 2013 draft — ends up in the NBA. But the Denver Nuggets hold his rights.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Former NBA SF Tyler Honeycutt has signed two-year $1 million net deal with Russian club Khimki Moscow.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Tyler Honeycutt is finalizing a two-year pact with Russian power Khimki Moscow, according to source.
Mickeal Gelabale is a new player of Khimki Moscow, as Sportando anticipated last Saturday. The French forward has played with Minnesota Timberwolves last season and shortly with Valencia.
Emiliano Carchia: French forward Mickael Gelabale is about to sign a deal in Russia with @Khimkibasket, source told Sportando
Emiliano Carchia: As per @David ‘Dubi’ Pick KC Rivers plans to participate in upcoming NBA Summer League & receiving interest from Madrid, despite contract with Khimki
Former world champion Jorge Garbajosa of Unicaja announced on Wednesday that is retiring as a player at age 34. Garbajosa played for four different Euroleague teams in a 17-year career: Tau Ceramica, Benetton Treviso, Unicaja and Real Madrid, as well as Khimki Moscow Region in the Eurocup and Toronto in the NBA. Garbajosa reached the Euroleague title game in 2003 with Benetton, the same year that he was named to the All-Euroleague First Team. He was subsequently a second-team selection with Unicaja in 2006, just before he won the World Championships as a member of the Spanish national team.
BC Khimki signed a three-year deal with the player of Finland National team, 24-yer-old point guard Petteri Koponen, who played the last four years in Virtus Bologna (Italy). Victor Bychkov, BC Khimki General Manager: — Koponen brilliantly played for several years in Italy, and during this season had a lot of proposals from well-known clubs, so we are doubly pleased that he preferred our club. The contract was signed for 3 years, but there is an option that after his first or second season Petteri can move to the NBA, cause as we know some NBA clubs are interested in him. Now we can say that the main task of staffing has been resolved. Four players left our club — and four other came instead. All these acquisitions were meaningful and point. It only coincided by chance that the signing of the contracts occurred during past few days, although the work was carried out over a long time. Now we understand the contours of our future team. But the biggest achievement of this off-season is the preserving of the backbone from the last year.
Viktor Bychkov, director of Khimki Moscow, announced that the contract of Austin Daye won’t be renewed, as reported by Sports.ru. The forward signed with the Russian team a two-month contract who is now expiring.
Austin Daye (@Adaye5) is leaving Khimki – coach Rimas Kurtinaitis told Sports.ru that the 2-month contract won’t be extended
How have you kept in touch with your family and up to speed regarding news about the lockout? Austin Daye: Skype is the only thing I got. I’m on here all day. I try to go online to ESPN, HoopsHype, NBA.com to keep up with the lockout. There’s no TV. Unless you can get English channels, it’s not even worth it. I’ve got my PlayStation 3 and a bunch of DVDs.
Have you seen many people of color in Moscow? Austin Daye: There’s not a whole lot of diversity. When I go to the mall, I definitely get some stares. But when I go to the mall in Detroit, I get stares too because I’m 6-11. But I get some stares out here that are kinda like ‘whoa’. It all comes with the territory.
So your contract is only for two months. If the NBA season is canceled, will you stay there? Austin Daye: I’m not sure. It’s up in the air. We need to see if the team would want to extend, if not it would be my choice to come home. I’m kind of eager to come home and work out with my trainer in Los Angeles. It all depends on playing time as well. I came to help a team with a player that was hurt and now that he’s coming back, I’m getting less minutes, which I understand. I knew that was part of the process.
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That was three years ago, when Delfino signed with Khimki Moscow at a time where Russian clubs where dominating the European market and attracting big names from the NBA. What he went through in Russia wasn’t an NBA-type experience, though. “I didn’t feel comfortable. The toughest part is when you have to think about things other than basketball. You think about whether you’re going to get paid or not, how the trips are going to be… In the NBA, you don’t have to think about it. In Europe, there are clubs where those things are not taken care of. In Khimki, I was with a big team with a big budget, but you didn’t know if they were going to pay you. That’s a distraction and it makes you uncomfortable. In the NBA, you get used to not having to think about stuff like that. That’s why I decided to go to Milwaukee and sign for a smaller amount of money compared to what I was making in Europe. “I never took basketball as a job until I played in Russia. It didn’t feel right, so I decided to go where I felt the most comfortable… And that’s the NBA.”