Basket rumors

Toko Shengelia reportedly seeking NBA return

Toko Shengelia is seeking an NBA return according to Basketnews.
The Georgian has a contract with Virtus Bologna for the remainder of the season and the Italian team, which recently won EuroCup and qualified for next EuroLeague, will make its best to keep him.
Barcelona too is interested in Shengelia.

But his top priority is the NBA where he has played in the past (In 45 games with the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls from 2012 to 2014, Shengelia averaged 1.3 points and 0.9 rebounds in 5.5 minutes).

Fonte: Basketnews.

Josh Perkins joining Brujos de Guayama

Former Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins signed a contract with Brujos de Guayama in Puerto Rico’s BSN, agent Charles Misuraca of SLASH Sports told Sportando.

Perkins has played in Italy and Turkey this season. He played 17 games for Brindisi in the Italian Serie A, averaging 10.3 points and 5.7 assists, then he moved to the Turkish BSL where he averaged 10.9 points and 7.6 assists in nine appearances for Petkimspor.

The Puerto Rico BSN regular season runs until late June.

Sean Armand signs with Club Dynamo Lebanon

Former Iona guard Sean Armand signed a contract with Club Dynamo Lebanon, agent Charles Misuraca of SLASH Sports confirmed to Sportando. The news was first reported by Lebanese Basketball.

Dynamo Lebanon is one of the four teams contending for the Lebanese Basketball League championship, with the playoffs starting next week.

Armand has played in Spain and Turkey this season. He played nine games for Fuenlabrada in the Liga ACB, averaging 11 points on 42% from three, then he moved to the Turkish BSL where he averaged 20.5 points per game for Petkimspor.

Demetrius Treadwell joins Piratas de Quebradillas

Demetrius Treadwell is a new player of Piratas de Quebradillas.

The forward spent the season in Israel with Hapoel Ramat (19.8 PPG, 11.9 RPG, 3.7 APG).



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Donta Hall, Monaco reportedly agreed on contract extension

Donta Hall and Monaco have agreed on a contract extension according to Chris Harpies.
Hall averaged 8.4ppg and 5.1rpg in EuroLeague this season.
The new contract would run through 2024 with an escape in 2023.

Nick Perkins reportedly expected to leave Happy Casa Brindisi

Nick Perkins is expected to leave Happy Casa Brindisi this offseason, as reported by Il Quotidiano di Puglia.
The big man has another year of contract but also an option to opt out of the deal.
After his great season (more than 17ppg and 6rpg in Serie A), Perkins is already targeted by several teams that will be playing European Cups.

Olimpia Milano’s Malcolm Delaney to miss remainder of season

After the scheduled evaluations following the abdominal wall injury that he reported during Game 2 of the EuroLeague playoffs, Malcolm Delaney will be required to go under another period of treatments, Olimpia Milano announced today. Therefore, he is to be considered not available for the duration of the playoffs.

“I just want to thank all the staff and teammates for doing everything possible to help me through two difficult years, mentally and physically because of the injuries – Malcolm Delaney said -. Unfortunately, the timing and situation this season took things out of our hands. These were a special two years with two of the best teams I’ve played on, with some of the worst luck, but I loved and appreciated my time here in Milan on and off the court. Thanks to the fans who supported us, even though I’m upset I can’t fight anymore with my brothers, when we still have a job to finish.”

Amare Stoudemire: If I’m the owner of the Sixers, I cannot commit to giving Harden a max deal

Nets coach Amar’e Stoudemire has a message for James Harden.
Harden has been traded to the 76ers after starting the season with the Nets.

Per, “I can’t commit to that,” he said of offering Harden a max deal. “If I’m the owner of the Sixers, I cannot commit to giving him a max deal. I just don’t see the dedication that I would need to see from my top 75 player. You have to be able to have a certain level of determination and focus on being the best player you can possibly be and also be there for your teammates when they need you the most. … If he’s not capable of doing that as a max player, I’m not going to be willing to now give you a max contract if you’re not showing me that you can handle the situation.”

Sources: Bryce Cotton to remain with Perth Wildcats

The Perth Wildcats have managed to retain their most important player, point guard Bryce Cotton.

The 3-time NBL MVP has agreed to a contract extension with the Australian team, sources tell Sportando.

This season Cotton is producing averages of 22.7 points, 4.8 assists and 1.4 steals, shooting 41% from the field, 36% from long range and 91% from the free throw line.

Olimpia Milan reportedly interested to Brandon Davies, close to extend Kyle Hines

Vincenzo Di Schiavi of La Gazzetta dello Sport talks about Olimpia Milano’s plans for next season.

Brandon Davies, whose contract with Barcelona is expiring, would be the main target for the frontcourt.

The reporter adds that the Italian team is close to reaching an agreement to keep Kyle Hines, and plans to negotiate a new contract with Gigi Datome as well.


Olimpia Milano to sign Kevin Pangos

Olimpia Milano has an agreement in place with Kevin Pangos for next season.

Both Sergio Rodriguez and Malcolm Delaney have their contracts set to expire at the end of the season, and Delaney said this could be his last European season.

Milos Popovic joins Chorale Roanne

Chorale Roanne has announced the signing of Milos Popovic with an agreement until the end of the season.

The center has already played in Ukraine (9 ppg, 6 rpg) and Montenegro (22 ppg, 10 rpg) this year.

Popovic will replace Boubacar Touré.


Alpha Diallo reportedly agreeing to a two-year, €1 million contract extension

According to OnSport, Alpha Diallo would have agreed to a two-year contract extension with Monaco, worth 500,000 euros per season.

The forward out of Providence has rapidly multiplied his earnings, going in less than 2 seasons from the $4,000 monthly he was earning at Lavrio to this new deal.

Last summer Diallo signed a three-year contract with Panathinaikos, worth 120,000 euros for the first season. After parting ways with the Greek team (Panathinaikos paid 50,000 euros to get out of the contract), Diallo joined Monaco on a $200,000 deal for this season. And now the rich extension…

The forward is producing 10.4 points (52% FG, 40% 3P, 72% FT), 5 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game between Euroleague and BetClic Elite.


Yante Maten joins Hapoel Tel Aviv

Yante Maten is a new player of Hapoel Tel Aviv, as announced by the Israeli club.

The big man spent the last two seasons in Korea with Wonju Dongbu Promy (16.1 PPG, 5.8 RPG in 16 minutes this year)

Darussafaka extends coach Selcuk Ernak and Dogus Ozdemiroglu

Darussafaka announced that coach Selcuk Ernak and Dogus Ozdemiroglu have signed a two-year contract extension.

Ozdemiroglu is producing over 11 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals per game this season between BSL and BCL.

Ernak has been at the helm of the Turkish team since the 2018/19 season.

MoraBanc Andorra: David Eudal resigns, Oscar Quintana is the new coach

David Eudal is no longer the head coach BC MoraBanc Andorra after submitting his resignation. The new coach, who will make his debut tomorrow, is Óscar Quintana, a coach with ACB experience in Fuenlabrada, Murcia, Alicante, Sevilla and Manresa.

Zvezdan Mitrovic reportedly demands ASVEL €1.1M in damages

Montenegrin coach Zvezdan Mitrovic has filed a case in French court demanding aprox. €1.1M in damages from ASVEL Villeurbanne, as reported by Basket Actu

The total amount is split into 481,464 euros corresponding to his wages from the date he was fired until the conclusion of his contract for wrongful dismissal, 297,740 euros for damages to his personal image, 210,000 euros for deciding to leave his job at the Montenegro national team to focus on Villeurbanne, and 178,644 euros for lump-sum compensation of additional work in April 2020.