Free agent Darrun Hilliard is ready to cross the pond for Baskonia, according to Eurohoops sources from the US. The player who was part of the San Antonio Spurs last season, after a great performance with the national team of the USA in FIBA AmeriCup 2017, is currently in advanced talks with the Spanish club. A deal between them seems more than possible, according to sources.
Spurs guard Darrun Hilliard remains a restricted free agent after the Spurs opted not to rescind his one-year qualifying offer, a league source said Saturday. Friday was the deadline for NBA teams to unilaterally withdraw a qualifying offer from a restricted free agent, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Paul Garcia: Today is the last day for the Spurs to withdraw Darrun Hilliard's qualifying offer without his permission. If it's not withdrawn, SA will need his permission to withdraw the QO in the future. The QO right now is basically a placeholder for a two-way roster spot with the Spurs.
May 8, 2021 | 4:25 am EDT Update
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During an appearance on ESPN’s NBA Countdown ahead of the Bulls hosting the Boston Celtics, Wojnarowski suggested Lonzo Ball of the New Orleans Pelicans and Dennis Schroder of the Los Angeles Lakers as two potential targets. “Point guard is going to be at a premium for them,” Wojarnowski said.
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Not having the support or revenue of sell-out crowds at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto surely made that decision easier. To little surprise, there are players on the team and people within the organization who have been counting down the days until they can pack their bags, take their families and get out of Tampa on the morning of May 17, per sources. It’s hard to blame them, all things considered.