Basket rumors

James Feldeine joins Hapoel Tel Aviv

Hapoel Tel Aviv has announced the arrival of James Feldeine.

The Israeli team will face Reyer Venezia in the Eurocup round of 16.

Feldeine spent last year with Fortitudo Bologna (11.2 PPG, 2.6 APG).


Unicaja Malaga extends Tyler Kalinoski and Kendrick Perry

Unicaja Malaga announced contract extensions for Tyler Kalinoski and Kendrick Perry.

Kalinoski will continue 3 more seasons in Malaga, while Perry signed a deal for the next 2 seasons plus an optional third.

The guard produced 12.3 points and 6.7 rebounds in the Copa del Rey won by Unicaja.

Perry has played 40 games in all competitions, averaging 11.5 points, 3.8 assists and 1.08 steals in just 21 minutes of play.

Chris Jones extends with Valencia Basket until 2026

Valencia Basket has reached an agreement with the North American point guard with an Armenian passport Chris Jones (1.88m, Garland (Texas), 04/10/1993, 29 years old) to extend the contract that unites him with the Taronja entity for three more seasons, until on June 30, 2026. In his first season as a Valencia Basket player, Jones is the team’s top scorer and most valued player in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague with numbers of 14.2 points, 2.3 rebounds, 4 .6 assists and 3.2 fouls received for 16 PIR. His best stats in the maximum continental competition since he premiered three seasons ago in the European basketball elite. In the Endesa League, Chris Jones’ numbers are 12.1 points with 42.9% on three-pointers, 1.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists for 13.3 PIR


Sarunas Jasikevicius to talk with Barcelona at the end of the season

The Barcelona coach, Sarunas Jasikevicius, stated on Wednesday, ahead of their visit to Panathinaikos, that the Greek team is “completely different” since the change of coach and that this “change of image” must be respected.

“They play more together, defend more and put a lot of pressure on the ball. Results are coming, they have won their last two Euroleague games and were close to beating Olympiacos on Sunday,” Jasikevicius explained. The coach also talked about the possible renewal of his contract with Barça, saying they will talk about it at the end of the season.

Dererk Pardon joins Cangrejeros de Santurce

Dererk Pardon is a new player of the Cangrejeros de Santurce, as announced by the Puerto Rican team.

The big man had an excellent year in the NBL with the New Zealand Breakers (11.8 PPG, 8 RPG, 1 BPG, 63% FG, 70% FT).


Zach Hankins to sign 2-year extension with Hapoel Jerusalem

According to Omri Manhime, Hapoel Jerusalem has finalized the details of a contract extension with Zach Hankins until 2025.

The big man, who can opt out of the new deal only in case of a call from the NBA, is scoring 14.2 points with 9.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game between Winner League and BCL.

Tahjere McCall joins Fos Provence

Fos Provence announced the signing of Tahjere McCall.

The guard comes from a successful year in Australia with Cairns (16.1 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 4 APG, 2 SPG).

McCall will replace  the injured RJ Nembhard.


Hassan Whiteside and Brandon Knight join Piratas de Quebradillas

The Piratas de Quebradillas strengthen the roster with the signing of two athletes with notable NBA resumes, center Hassan Whiteside and point guard Brandon Knight.

Whiteside has NBA career averages of over 12 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks, while Knight has 14 points and 3.9 assists.

The center has also played in China and Lebanon, while the former Kentucky point guard is on his first experience away from the States.


Tezenis Verona reportedly to sign Justin Simon

Tezenis Verona will sign Justin Simon, as reported by L’Arena.

Simon, a 1996-born American shooting guard/small forward, has just won the NBL with the Sydney Kings.

In the Australian league, Simon averaged 10.8 points, 5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game.

Valencia reportedly offers a multi-year contract to Chris Jones

Valencia set a multi-year contract renewal offer on the table for Chris Jones.

However, the lack of a long-term license for the Spanish club could lead the American point guard to consider other options. According to Basketnews, the player has at least two other offers from EuroLeague teams.

Chris Jones is currently averaging 14.5 points and 4.6 assists in the EuroLeague.

Real Madrid reportedly in talks to extend Gabriel Deck’s contract

According to Marca, Real Madrid has already started negotiating a new contract with Gabriel Deck, the Argentine forward who was voted Co-MVP of the last Euroleague round.

The current deal expires in 2024, but includes an exit for next summer upon payment of a rich buyout, and the Blancos do not want to risk losing the player.

The parties for now would be far from an agreement. The issue is not the length of the new contract – obviously multi-year – but the compensation the Argentine would receive.

Deck is producing 12.4 points (57% FG, 34% 3P, 90% FT), 5.5 rebounds and 2 assists per game in Euroleague.

Luca Vildoza reportedly plans to leave Crvena Zvedza, targeted by Olympiacos and Panathinaikos talks about the future of Luca Vildoza, the Argentine guard currently with Crvena Zvedza after a stint spent trying to make his way in the NBA.

Vildoza has reportedly already decided to leave the Serbian club, with Olympiacos and Panathinaikos reportedly putting rich multi-year offers on the table to convince him.

Vildoza is producing averages of 13.4 points and 3.8 assists in Euroleague.


Ricky Ledo joins Yalovaspor Basketbol

Ricky Ledo is a new player of Yalovaspor Basketbol, the Turkish team announced.

The guard started the year in Lebanon with Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (23.2 PPG, 5 RPG).

Marco Belinelli, Virtus Bologna one more year together?

Important performances for Marco Belinelli in 2023. The captain of Virtus Bologna has turned things around in this second half of the season, and newspapers are once again talking about a renewal.

The three-year contract signed in 2020 is set to expire, and according to Repubblica-Bologna, the intention of both parties would be to extend it for another year to close out an important career in white and black.

These are the words of journalist Walter Fuochi: “The three-year contract for the return home, after 14 NBA seasons, is set to expire in June. Belinelli’s current performances strengthen his candidacy for the last year of a career to be concluded here.”

Chris Goulding to join Paris Basketball

Australian shooter Chris Goulding is preparing to join former head coach of the Sydney Kings, Will Weaver, at Paris Basketball in the LNB Pro A and EuroCup, as reported by Olgun Uluc.

The deal with Paris will mark Goulding’s first overseas experience since his time in Italy with Torino in 2016. The seasoned shooter also played a season (2014-15) with Zaragoza in Europe.

Goulding has signed a two-year contract extension with Melbourne United ahead of the NBL23 season and will return to the NBL next season, as announced by the league.

Paris is currently mid-table in the LNB Pro A. After 22 games, they sit in 12th place with a record of 9-13.


Fuenlabrada inks Keanu Pinder

Fuenlabrada strengthens the frontcourt with the signing of Keanu Pinder.

The big man comes from the Cairns Taipans,where he produced 17.2 points (51% FG, 73% FT), 9.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in the NBL.

Pinder signed a deal through the end of the season.


Milton Doyle joins Tofas

Tofas announced the arrival of Milton Doyle on a deal until the end of the season.

The guard finished the year in the NBL with 17.2 points, 5 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game.


Fenerbahce extends Marko Guduric

Marko Guduric has signed a three-year extension with Fenerbahce, as announced by the Turkish club .

The Serbian guard is producing 12.5 points (61.1% from two-point range, 40% from three-point range) 3.4 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1 steals per game in Euroleague.


Le Mans sign Cameron McGriff, Bul Kuol

Le Mans announced the signings of Cameron McGriff and Bul Kuol.

McGriff arrives from Aek Athens (7.9 PPG, 4.4 RPG), while Koul finished the NBL season with 10.3 points per game.


Ekpe Udoh joins Kyoto Hannaryz

The Kyoto Hannaryz announced the arrival of Ekpe Udoh on a deal until the end of the season.

The big man leaves the Shimane Susanoo Magic, where he averaged 4.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 16 minutes.


Real Madrid reportedly considers to talks with Xavi Pascual in next off-season

Real Madrid considers to talks with Xavi Pascual in next off-season as reported by Marc Mundet.

Pascual is also a possibile target of Barcellona if Sarunas Jasikevicius to leave.