Partizan Belgrade Rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: The San Antonio Spurs will select 7-foot Nikola Milutinov with No. 26, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
Partizan Belgrade fans want Sasha Pavlovic back and he will decide his future soon, a source told Sportando. Pavlovic talked with Partizan today and an agreement between two sides is very close. The player will likely make a final decision tomorrow.
According to several sources, Partizan Belgrade started conversation with point-guard Bo McCalebb. The player is still a free-agent after his experience in Turkey with Fenerbahce.
According to Sport24.gr, Fenerbahce is close to Bogdan Bogdanovic. The Serbian combo guard was selected by the Suns with the 27th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. Bogdanovic will remain in Europe for at least one more year and his future seems to be in Turkey with Obradovic’s team. Fenerbahce is already in talks with Partizan Belgrade for the buyout.
The big man has contract for next season and the most difficult part will be to reach a buyout agreement with Partizan who is facing some financial problems.
The Denver Nuggets want Joffrey Lauvergne for next season, according to sources. The French big man selected by Denver in the NBA draft had an impressive season with Partizan Belgrade. Denver will try to bring Lauvergne overseas from the summer. Lauvergne averaged 11.1 points and 8.6 rebounds in Euroleague.
Djordje Matic: Aleksandar Pavlovic just signed wi/Partizan & officialy joined team practices, confirmed his European agent @minja2011 .
Pavlovic will continue his career in Serbia with Partizan Belgrade. Pavlovic and the Serbian powerhouse reached an agreement that will be signed in the coming hours.
NetsDaily has asked team management for a comment, but the Nets do not normally respond to trade rumors. There is no indication that the Nets are willing to move the 6’9″ forward who is enjoying his best stretch in the NBA.
‘’I am absolutely certain that he can be one of the top NBA players because he has a shot that other top players do not have. It is up to us to be able to find the right place, where he will have a leadership position as he had in the national team and in Kaha Laboral’’, said Miodrag Ražnatovic for TV1.
The best B&H basketball player Mirza Teletovic will leave the Brooklyn Nets if his manager Miodrag Ražnatovic is able to agree on a transfer to another NBA team. The manager from Belgrade confirmed this and said that ‘’Mirza did not receive a minute of playing time as in the preparatory period’’. ‘’Now the situation is better. He will get a chance, but, generally, our idea is to try to find luck somewhere else. We will try in a quiet and civilized way to agree with the club and to come to a trade in the next month or two where he will get more playing time’’, said his trainer.
You said from the beginning that you would wait on the end of the lockout in USA. When did you change your mind? Jan Vesely: Initially there was a thought that the NBA would start at the end November or the beginning of December – and nothing happened, no deal. Even with a deal, it will take a month before we can start playing games. It looks bad, we’ll have to find something. Maybe I did a mistake not finding something sooner.
You already have specific offers? Jan Vesely: I can’t say I have specific offers, but I’m sure it’s in Europe, I don’t want to go to China. Going back to Partizan Belgrade would be the easiest way to go. I’m still their player, I wouldn’t have to deal with the formalities – moreover I heard that the whole Serbian nation wants me to come back. So we’ll see.
Vesely, whom the Wizards drafted sixth overall last June, mentioned in a recent telephone interview that he would consider returning to his team the past three years, Partizan Belgrade, if the lockout lasts much longer. He added that “things look bad” for the NBA before the players’ union elected to disband on Monday and put the entire season in jeopardy. Though Vesely’s NBA career could be delayed much longer, his agent, Alexander Raskovic, said the latest developments haven’t rushed the 6-foot-11 forward into make a decision to return to Serbia. “Not yet,” Raskovic wrote in an email. “We are studying the situation. We will see.”
Nikola Pekovic (210-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) and Acie Law (190-G-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: Texas A&M) will maybe get company from NBA in black and white jersey. The 28 year old Sasha Pavlovic (200-F-83) was seen tonight on Pionir stands. He came to watch the big Euroleague game against Real Madrid and Serbian journalists took the chance to interview him during the halftime break: I folow almost every game on TV and tonight I came to see live this important game for Partizan. Euroleague is a very strong competition this year and I would like to feel the taste of it. I work out individually every day. If the negotiations between the owners and the players representatives don’t move in the right direction I will definitely sign a contract with a European team. Maybe even Partizan, who knows? I love the fans here…
Point guard Acie Law, who played for five NBA teams, joined Serbian champions Partizan Belgrade in July and was stunned by the passion of the fans on opening night on Thursday. “I’ve never seen anything like it, you don’t see fans like that in the United States,” Law told Reuters after Partizan’s 84-73 home loss to Anadolu Efes istanbul. “Never in my career have fans treated us to a standing ovation for half an hour after we lost the game, the atmosphere was unbelievable. “A lot of good players from the NBA are here and they will have to adjust because the European game is different, but having so many of them will make the competition stronger when they adapt,” he said.
Former Portland Trail Blazer and Indiana Pacer power forward Josh McRoberts will sign a one-year contract with Serbian club Partizan Belgrade. McRoberts is a free agent in the NBA and it is still unknown will he sign a contract with or without NBA out option.
“We don’t want to risky any injury,” Raskovic wrote. “Why put in risk future career and why not show respect to the Wizards? They drafted him! He should come ready and healthy to play with the Wizards.”
Wizards top draft pick Jan Vesely has finally made a decision about where he will be in the fall. And the 21-year-old, 6-foot-10 power forward from the Czech Republic is not going to play for Partizan Belgrade — or any other team in his native continent. Vesely is going to wait out the lockout, so that the next uniform he wears is the red, white and blue of the Wizards. “He will not play for any club in Europe. He will come to USA by end of September to work out till end of lockout,” Vesely’s agent, Alexander Raskovic, said in an email on Monday.