Lokomotiv Kuban Rumors

Real Madrid’s interest towards Anthony Randolph has been known for quite some time. Now, the Liga Endesa champions are intensifying their efforts to enlist the services of one of the most impressive players in last season’s Euroleague. After agreeing with Othello Hunter and renewing the contracts of Anders Nocioni and Gustavo Ayon, the Madridistas want to add another piece to their frontline puzzle, by acquiring Randolph. According to Eurohoops sources, the two sides are currently in advanced negotiations and they might reach an agreement soon.
Storyline: Anthony Randolph Free Agency
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.
Storyline: Malcolm Delaney Free Agency
“Once the season is completely over and we’ve had our final team dinner, I’ll sit with my agent and discuss my options as it’s something I would like to do. “Everyone’s goal is to be in the NBA and it’s something I would like to do but Europe has taught me a lot of things, how to be a better team player, how to adjust to different roles. Who knows, maybe I’ll stay here. We’ll see.”
Storyline: Anthony Randolph Free Agency

Nets eyeing Malcolm Delaney?

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.
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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 talked about your return from the NBA. While you were there, you were mainly frustrated with your inactivity and lack of playing time. Do you feel you got the chances you deserved in Portland? Victor Claver: In the NBA it is hard to find a spot in the rotation. Especially when you are not a top draft pick. My rookie year was relatively good and I was playing. Not in every every game, but I was receiving some fair time on court. Then my injury came that put me out of the team for quite some time. Everything was different in the second season. The team simply changed a lot. There was fewer room for me in the rotation. The chances to play were decreased. When I realized my situation I just wanted to take advantage of being there. It was the only thing I could do. To work every day with the assistant coaches, trainers, the strength coaches etc.
Do you think that things would have been different in an other team? Maybe… yes. Perhaps in another team I would have gotten more chances to play. But that’s the NBA. It’s a challenge you have to take. In my second season in Portland the team had high expectations. The roster was big and everyone was available in each and every game. The opportunity to play never arose. A player’s job is to be on court. To play. How do you get over the frustration of not being able to do that? It’s not easy. But I never let it consume me. I never lingered on the fact that I wasn’t playing. What I did, was trying to channel my energies to other basketball related things and focus on getting the most just from being there. I preferred to work and enjoy the whole experience as best I could. I spent all my time trying to improve. If you leave out the fact that I was not playing, everything else was great. My assistant coaches helped me every day, and everyone in the team supported me and talked to me. Everything I needed was there.
Many European players who return from the NBA consider that they have left some unfinished business there. That they have something to prove. Do you belong in that category? No because I don’t play to prove anything. I play because it is what I enjoy doing. And I want to be in a team in which I enjoy myself. That’s why I chose Lokomotiv Kuban. Right now I am loving the whole experience there. And generally, I don’t have to show anything to anybody. Sure, if I had the chance to return to the NBA and if I thought that an opportunity that is good for me appeared, then I would take it. But if not? No biggie. Who was the most difficult opponent you faced in the NBA? Kevin Durant. It was funny actually because I started the game playing defense on him and he made some turnovers. I felt so good about it. I was like “wow I am playing such a good defense on him”. Then I sit down after the first quarter and I realize that he has scored 10 points already. He was fast and he takes the ball a lot. It was funny because initially I felt good because i was thinking I am forcing him to make turnovers… and then I look at the scoreboard and watch how much he had scored.
Nick Calathes spoke to F-Sport about his future. The American-Greek guard said that his future will be known in the next two weeks. Calathes is trying to sign a contract in the NBA but if he won’t make it, he will return to Lokomotiv Kuban. “My dream is to play in the NBA. I grew up in America but I cannot make comments on that. In the next two weeks my future will be known. If I won’t make it to the NBA, I will return to Lokomotiv Kuban. I have one year remaining on my contract and I like everything here in Krasnodar” said Calathes.