Fenerbahce Ulker Rumors
Fenerbahce Beko forward Luigi Datome has played both in Europe and NBA during his 12-year-long career so far. He is currently playing under coach Zeljko Obradovic who is regarded as one of, if not the best, European coach of all times and Datome believes Obradovic is more than ready for the NBA if he wishes to do it: “Yes! Absolutely, absolutely. It’s a different basketball, okay, but it’s not just about his talent as a coach. He is a student of the game. He can’t stop watching basketball. If he wanted to go to the NBA, he couldn’t use the same resources he has here. It is a decision that exclusively belongs to him but his knowledge and intelligence are brilliant. I had some coaches there who were worse than Obradovic by far”, he told NBA Spain.
Jonas Miklovas: Talked to Jan Vesely, currently Euroleague PIR leader (15 PPG, 5,4 RPG, 2,8 APG, 1,7 SPG, 85% FTs (!) and 21,8 PIR) about his thoughts of returning to NBA. “I’ve never closed the door on NBA. If the opportunity is right, I will consider it. But now my focus is on the team, Fener” About being called a “bust” in US: “That’s their opinion. I went there young and that was the lockout year, that might have been one of the problems. It was not easy. I have nothing to prove. I’m proving that I can play basketball, I’m doing it here”.
Misko4Raznatovic: Another one – Joffrey Lauvergne signed agreement with Fenerbahce! Duration 2 years! He s coming from SA Spurs! #BeoBasket
Jabari Young: One reason Joffrey Lauvergne decided to opt out: He has 2 agents. One here, and one for overseas. Both get paid when he signs a #NBA contact. But overseas deal, only 1 gets paid. He goes overseas, makes more $, more playing time and Pays 1 agent. It’s a win for him #Spurs
San Antonio Spurs forward/center Joffrey Lauvergne has received offers by both CSKA Moscow and Fenerbahce according to Eurohoops sources. The two EuroLeague powerhouses are in search for a quality big and have already expressed their interest to the French player.