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Barcelona made a very important offer to Brandon Davies

Real Madrid is not the only Spanish side who’s following Zalgiris Kaunas big man Brandon Davies. According to a report from Igancio Ojeda and as confirmed by Chema de Lucas, Barcelona made a very important offer to Davies, a 2+1 contract. As of right now, according to De Lucas, this is the richest offer Davies has received, around 300.000 euros better than the other ones.

Davies is one of the biggest players on the market this summer after an amazing season with Zalgiris.

Source: Ignacio Ojeda, Chema de Lucas.

Devaugntah Williams signs with KTE-Duna Aszfalt

MAY 25: Devaugntah Williams is officially a new player of KTE-Duna Aszfalt, the team announced.

MAY 23: Former Texas Tech guard Devaugntah Williams has reached an agreement on a deal with KTE-Duna Aszfalt (Hungary – A Division) for the 2019-20 season, a source told Sportando.

Williams has played in three different leagues this season, averaging 16.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists in a total of 40 games. He played for KK Spartak Subotica in the Serbian KLS and Kozuv Gevgelija in the Macedonian league and Balkan League.

Nanterre 92 signs Damian Bouquet to a three-year contract

Nanterre 92 has announced the agreement with Damian Bouquet for a three-year contract.

The guard played this season at Evreux, 31 games with averages of 9.7 points, 6.1 assist and 1.6 steals.

 


Scott Eatherton, Braunschweig agree to contract extension

Former Northeastern forward Scott Eatherton has signed a contract extension with German club Braunschweig through the end of the 2019-20 season, his agent Dragan Jankovski announced.

Eatherton is coming off a good season in the German BBL, averaging 17.1 points, nine rebounds and 2.1 assists per game while shooting 59 percent from the field.

Source: Dragan Jankovski.

Anadolu Efes signs Kruno Simon to a two-year contract extension

After coach Ergin Ataman and Bryant Dunston , Anadolu Efes Istanbul extended the contract of one more player: Krunoslav Simon .
The Croatian combo guard penned a two-year deal with the EuroLeague runner-up.

Openjobmetis Varese offers Tyler Cain a two-year contract

Openjobmetis Varese offered a two-year contract to Tyler Cain without opt-out clauses, as reported by La Prealpina.

The American big man has one year remaining on his deal with Varese but he has an option to leave by July 10.

Varese wants to keep Cain for the next two seasons and now the center has to decide whether to accept the new contract or wait for a better offer from another team.

Torino will have a new team in Serie A2 named Reale Mutua Torino. Sardara majority shareholder

Torino will have a new team in Serie A2 after the relegation in second division of Auxilium.

Stefano Sardara, president of Banco di Sardegna Sassari, will move Hertz Cagliari Dinamo Academy from Sardinia to Torino and the new name of the club will be Reale Mutua Torino .

Sardara will have 75% of the stakes while the group “Una Mole di Basket” which tried to save Auxilium a few weeks ago, involving also Dmitry Gerasimenko, will have 25% of the shares of the team.

The shares will increase to 30% in 2020 and 40% in 2021.

Renati Nicolai will be the managing director.

The news was reported by Tuttosport.

Rob Gray, Levallois Metropolitans negotiating a contract

Levallois Metropolitans is negotiating a deal with Rob Gray for next season , a source told Sportando.
The American guard has played 10 games in Jeep Elite this season with JL Bourg averaging 14 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists.

Gray, a product of Houston, has also played 47 games in NBA G League with Fort Wayne Mad Ants averaging 17.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists.

Anadolu Efes officially signs Bryant Dunston to a contract extension

Anadolu Efes Istanbul made it official: Bryant Dunston signed a two-year contract extension with the team.
Dunston moved to Efes in 2015-2016.

Zalgiris Kaunas showing interest in Rashawn Thomas

Zalgiris Kaunas is showing serious interest in Rashawn Thomas , a source told Sportando.

The American forward averaged 12.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists in Serie A regular season with Banco di Sardegna.

Thomas also had 15.3 points with 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in FIBA Europe Cup, a competition won by Sassari.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul signs Ergin Ataman to a two-year contract extension

Anadolu Efes Istanbul announced a contract extension for coach Ergin Ataman .
The coach penned a two-year deal with the Turkish powerhouse.
Ataman led Efes to the EuroLeague Final.

Le Mans signs Matthieu Gauzin to a three-year deal

Le Mans announced the signing of Matthieu Gauzin to a three-year contract.
The French point guard born in 2001 averaged 17.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists in Under 21 league.

Bayern Munich leading the race to sign T.J. Bray

American guard T.J. Bray is drawing interest from several teams, a source told Sportando. The player, who’s having a fantastic season with Rasta Vechta, is getting attention, especially from Euroleague sides. As of right now, the frontrunner to sign Bray is Bayern Munich, a source told Sportando. The German powerhouse, in fact, really wants to keep the player in the country and adding him to their roster for the next season. With the likely addition of Bray, Bayern is expected to let Braydon Hobbs leave, a source with knowledge of the situation told Sportando.

Bray averaged 14.8 points, 7.7 assists, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per game with Rasta Vechta. He arrived at the second place in the MVP race of the BBL. Among the other teams that are expressing interest in Bray, there are Zalgiris Kaunas and Maccabi Tel Aviv, multiple sources confirmed to Sportando.

Robertas Javtokas confident Sarunas Jasikevicius will remain as head coach of Zalgiris next season

Robertas Javtokas is confident that Sarunas Jasikevicius will remain as head coach of Zalgiris Kaunas one more season.

“Today it seems like everything is OK and Saras is staying in Zalgiris (for the next season)” Javtokas told LKL TV. “I think last year we had even bigger headache due to Saras future status. Of course, if NBA offer comes, we will be very glad for him. It would be an issue for us, but we know Saras won’t be here forever and we must be ready for this.”

Source: Twitter Donatas Urbonas.

Brandon Davies says he has not signed anything official with Real Madrid

Brandon Davies said that he has not signed anything official with Real Madrid .

The big man is focused on winning the LKL championship.

“I didn’t sign anything officially. Me personally and my agent decided that it’s best to focus on winning LKL championship. I let him handle all the stuff off the court. I haven’t signed anything and I’m focused only on LKL championship” he told LKL TV.  “Some of the Zalgiris guys asked me (about Real rumors). They all know who I am and how I am. And they all know I’m 100% focused on winning the championship. They’re my brothers and it’s important for them to know that it’s my main focus”.

Zalgiris already signed Jock Landale to replace Davies.

Source: Twitter Donatas Urbonas.