Elan Chalon Rumors
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.
B/R: What’s the end goal with joining the Los Angeles Lakers? Is there a minicamp invite? Moustapha Fall: No. I’m with the Lakers for summer league. I don’t want to think about the future too much, but I believe the Lakers have been following me, so I just want to give my best in Las Vegas and see what happens.
San Antonio Spurs 2012 NBA Draft pick Marcus Denmon is currently playing with French squad Chalon-Elan and is playing quite well. In a few friendly matches, Denmon is averaging 16.7 points leading the team in scoring. But he is still a work in progress and the Spurs are closely watching his development on the court according to Chalon coach Beugnot Gregor via French site Le Journal . The Spurs also called last week. They are very sensitive to what is done with him. He is a real project for them. Marcus has already progressed in aggression, especially on pick and rolls. As a leader, it’s starting to come. He begins to see the game, to focus on the weaknesses of the opponent. Over time, it will become natural. He still lacks that confidence.