Delaney added that he needed action in the Chinese league to recover his rhythm following his two NBA campaigns. In China he averaged 32 minutes per game with 19.4 points, 6.1 assists and 5.6 rebounds per contest. As a free agent, he’s considering his options for the rest of the 2018-19 season. Three European clubs have already contacted him, but a NBA return is still his priority. In any case, EuroLeague teams have a February 28th deadline on signing players for the rest of the campaign.
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Guard Marshon Brooks has agreed to terms with Chinese team Guangdong where he will replace Malcolm Delaney, a source told Sportando.
Despite the fact that Malcolm Delaney could return to the EuroLeague, since many top teams were interested in his case, for the first time in his career the former NBA player is heading to China. Delaney signed with the Guangdong Southeastern Tigers, the team that finished third last season in the league under Lithuanian coach Jonas Kazlauskas. According to Eurohoops sources, his contract is just a one year deal with a salary of $2 million net plus a more than a respectable bonus if the club gets the championship title.
Free agent guard Malcolm Delaney has officially signed a deal with Guangdong in the CBA, according to Zhang Duo. Delaney spent the last two seasons in the NBA with the Atlanta Hawks.
What are you looking for in terms of a role on your next team? Malcolm Delaney: Wherever I play I just want to be able to do me. Haven’t been able to since Russia and it was a difficult two years in atl but just ready for whatever’s next.
Obviously another NBA contract is your goal but so far were you contacted with any serious offers from European teams? Malcolm Delaney: Yes I’ve had calls and offers in Europe. My priority is the NBA and after that wherever the next best situation for me is. Financially NBA won’t be my best option but the opportunity to play and make more money for me would be outside of the United States so we shall see what happens. I’ll be good regardless.
Emiliano Carchia: Malcolm Delaney is finalizing an agreement with Anadolu Efes Istanbul, a source told Sportando
Anadolu Efes is going all in for a big move for next season and has offered a $2.2M, one-year deal to Malcolm Delaney, according to Eurohoops sources. Delaney, 29, who spent the previous two seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, also expects a big offer from China while he is still exploring his NBA options.
Malcolm Delaney: I don’t need messages of encouragement. Lol i signed a 2 year deal in atl, im a free agent. That’s what happens at the end of a contract lol. I’m good.. ain’t going no where, just see y’all on the other side. I’m grinding right now.. part of the business
Malcolm Delaney: Can’t wait to find a new 🏠
Michael Scotto: The Atlanta Hawks will not tender Malcolm Delaney a qualifying offer, a league source told The Athletic. He will become an unrestricted free agent as a result. He averaged 6.3 points and 3.0 assists in 18.8 minutes per game while appearing in 54 games with Atlanta.
Chris Vivlamore: Malcolm Delaney’s contract with the Hawks is two-years, $2.5 million.
A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that guard Malcolm Delaney, a Baltimore native and a Euroleague star, has agreed to a $1.49 million, two-year contract offer from the Atlanta Hawks.
Shams Charania: Guard Malcolm Delaney has agreed to a guaranteed two-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources tell The Vertical.
It seems that Malcolm Delaney will take his talents from Europe to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. The All-Euroleague guard turned down Barcelona and will not show any interest to any other European teams. According to Eurohoops’ sources, Delaney said “no” to the Catalans’ offer of $5 million net income for two years. Since he wants to fulfill his dream of playing in the NBA, he is going to focus his attention on finding the contract he desires with a team from the best league in the world.
Ali Halil Tasbek: I learnt that you are heading to Brooklyn… You’ll be a starter there, but Brooklyn is one of the worst teams that I’ve ever seen… – Malcolm Delaney: If that were true I’d debate but it ain’t lol
Malcolm Delaney: If the D-League paid more, a lot less Americans would play in Europe.
According to several Turkish reports, Darussafaka Dogus is interested in signing Malcolm Delaney and they’re ready to make a big offer for him.
Nets Daily: Malcolm Delaney making fun of sourced reports on his twitter feed this morning https://twitter.com/foe23 Report had #Nets interested in him.
With the season practically over for him, as he said to his recent interview in Eurohoops, he would to continue his career in the NBA. According to sources from the States, the Brooklyn Nets are more than interested in his services and they have already approached him. The Nets are not the only NBA team who would like to sign Delaney and among others, the Houston Rockets have also made their move.
Serb Milos Teodosic, 28, is a deft passer and Europe’s top point guard. He has a year left on a $2.5 million deal, which doesn’t have an NBA out. Scoring combo-guard Nando de Colo, who played 97 games for the Spurs while Marks and Langdon were in San Antonio’s front office, is a free agent. On Friday CSKA Moscow plays Lokomotiv Kuban, led by All-Euroleague first-teamer Malcolm Delaney, who wants to play in the NBA. Ex-Knick Sergio Rodriguez, who makes $2.6 million at Real Madrid, bears watching as well.
You’re having a super season, you’re at an excellent age and you’re a free agent in the summer. There are already many rumors. What are your priorities? You definitely want to play in the NBA. In Greece it is rumored that Olympiacos as well as Panathinaikos have already approached you and there are also rumors about Barcelona. Malcolm Delaney: “It’s true that I’ve already had good offers from European clubs. Regarding Olympiacos and Panathinaikos that you mention, I know that it’s very likely they want to sign me. The NBA is the big priority and I’m not going to respond to any of the offers until the NBA matter clears up. If something happens and this prospect doesn’t work, then I’ll look at all the options and make a decision. I want to be closer to my family and enjoy basketball even more.
Malcolm Delaney: Last summer I was very close to signing with an NBA team. At the last second, something happened with the team’s salary cap and the deal wasn’t finalized. This year, I think my prospects are better… I’m going to wait for the NBA even if I have to risk losing offers from Europe. There is also China, a market that I view seriously, because it gives me the option to play a few months with a very good contract and then be available either for the Euroleague or the NBA.”
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Cuban offered advice to the next Williamson-caliber player who comes along, especially if it happens before the minimum draft age is lowered to 18. “The next kid in a similar circumstance, go to the G-League, or Europe,” he said. “If you want the international adventure and the exposure to a different type of basketball and different skill sets, go to Europe. If that’s not your thing and you’re not in-tuned to it for whatever reason, and you’ve got a big social media following like Zion Williamson? Go G-League.”
Cuban over the years has expressed concern about the life skills that even some one-and-done players have lacked when coming into the NBA after barely attending college before turning professional. “Got here, didn’t know how to write a check, didn’t know how to sign a lease,” Cuban said Friday. “Just needed somebody basically to hold their hand and it made things difficult for them. It’s hard to focus on your profession when you don’t even know how to focus on the everyday skills that are required for life.”