International Wiretap

Zaire Wade To Play In Basketball Africa League

Feb 4, 2023 3:05 PM

Zaire Wade, the son of Dwyane Wade, has signed for the Cape Town Tigers of the Basketball Africa League.

Wade averaged 4.6 points and 1.9 assists for the Jazz's G League team last season.

The BAL will feature the top 12 teams in Africa playing a total of 38 games this season.

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Ben McLemore Signs One-Year Deal With Shandong Heroes

Feb 1, 2023 12:23 AM

Ben McLemore has signed a one-year deal with the Shandong Heroes in the Chinese Basketball Association, reported Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.

McLemore averaged 10.2 points last season with the Blazers. 

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Tags: Ben McLemore, Chinese CBA, International, International League

Kemba Walker Focused On NBA, Hasn't Agreed To Deal In Italy

Jan 16, 2023 9:19 AM

Despite reports over the weekend that Kemba Walker was closing in on a deal to play in Italy, that's not in the veteran guard's plans. Walker has no deal or agreement to sign in place with Italian club Olimpia Milano.

Walker remains focused on landing another NBA deal. The 11-year veteran played in nine games with the Dallas Mavericks earlier this season. Walker averaged 8.0 points for the Mavs, including a 32-point game.

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Tags: Kemba Walker, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, International, International Signing Rumor

Kemba Walker Reportedly Nearing Deal In Italy

Jan 14, 2023 9:01 AM

Four-time NBA All-Star Kemba Walker is reportedly near a deal to continue his career in Italy. Reports are Walker and EA7 Emporio Armani Milan have an agreement on a rest-of-season contract, pending medical tests.

Walker played in nine games with the Dallas Mavericks earlier this season. The 11-year veteran averaged 8.0 points and 2.1 assists in 16 minutes per game for the Mavs. This included a 32-point game in a one-point loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 17.

The former All-Star was waived in early-January before his contract with Dallas became fully guaranteed. With Milan, Walker would be helping to replace Kevin Pangos, who has been out with a knee injury since late-November. Pangos isn't expected to return until the end of February.

Tags: Kemba Walker, AX Armani Exchange Milan, International, International Signing Rumor, International Teams

Kings Draftee Sasha Vezenkov Extends Contract With Olympiacos

Jan 3, 2023 9:07 AM

If Sasha Vezenkov comes over to the NBA anytime soon, it's going to be via a costly buyout after the forward extended his deal with Olympiacos in Greece. Vezenkov inked an extension through 2024-25, which will see his salary rise to nearly $2 million by the end of the deal.

Vezenkov's NBA draft rights are held by the Sacramento Kings. There were rumors that Sacramento planned to bring the 6-foot-9 forward over to the NBA this past offseason. The Kings had even carved out a salary slot for Vezenkov out of their MLE, before giving the rest to Malik Monk. He ultimately chose to re-sign with Olympiacos and stay in Greece. Vezenkov's new deal reportedly includes an NBA buyout in the range of $1 million to $1.5 million.

The Kings acquired Vezenkov's draft rights from the Cleveland Cavaliers in a trade ahead of the 2022 NBA Draft. The deal saw the Cavs move up to select Isaiah Mobley at that year's draft. Cleveland had acquired Vezenkov's draft rights in the trade that brought Jarrett Allen to Cleveland.

In his fourth year with Olympiacos, the 27-year-old forward is turning in his best season. Vezenkov has averaged 18.5 points on 60/50/85 shooting splits. He's also 6.7 rebound and snagged 1.3 steals per game.


Tags: Sasha Vezenkov, Sacramento Kings, Olympiacos, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International Official Signing

Victor Wembanyama Named French League All-Star Game MVP

Dec 30, 2022 11:06 AM

Victor Wembanyama was named MVP of the French league's All-Star Game on Thursday.

Wembanyama scored 27 points to go with 12 rebounds and four assists as the All-Star France team won 136-128 against the All-Star World team.

Wembanyama is leading the French league with averages of 22.9 points and 9.6 rebounds. 


Tags: Victor Wembanyama, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, International, NBA Draft General

OJ Mayo To Continue Career In Egypt

Dec 7, 2022 9:38 AM

O.J. Mayo is set to continue his basketball career in Egypt. Mayo is reportedly joining Zamalek SC of the Egyptian Basketball Super League, according to reports out of Egypt.

The 35-year-old guard hasn't appeared in an NBA game since 2016 with the Milwaukee Bucks. Mayo was then suspended indefinitely for a drug violation. He was eligible for reinstatement prior to the 2018-19 season.

Since leaving the NBA, Mayo has played for teams in Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Japan, China and Russia. He was most recently with UNICS Kazan in Russia. In 26 games with UNICS last season, Mayo averaged 5.5 points in 13.7 minutes per game.

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Greg Monroe Signs Deal With Shanxi In China

Dec 7, 2022 9:21 AM

Greg Monroe has signed a deal with the Shanxi Loongs in China. This deal will take Monroe through the remainder of the CBA season.

Monroe appeared in 14 games with four different NBA teams last season. Monroe was called up several times on COVID hardship callup deals with the Milwaukee Bucks, Utah Jazz and Washington Wizards, before finishing the season with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

In his 10-year NBA career, Monroe has averaged 13 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. He's also played for Bayern Munich in Germany and Khimki in Russia during his career.

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NBA Paid Just $138k To Acquire Streaming Rights To Victor Wembanyama Games

Nov 25, 2022 9:28 AM

The NBA paid just €133,000 ($138,000) to acquire the rights to stream all of Victor Wembanyama's games this season via NBATV worldwide with the exception of France.

“A sum that seems derisory compared to the budget of the NBA”, underlined Wembanyama’s club, Metropolitans 92, which asked according to the French newspaper Le Parisien. 

Wembanyama is widely expected to be the top overall pick in the 2023 NBA draft.

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Tags: Victor Wembanyama, Boulogne-Levallois, NBA, International, International Teams

Taiwanese Teams Looking To Sign Isaiah Thomas, Enes Freedom

Nov 15, 2022 1:14 AM

Taiwanese teams are reportedly looking to sign Isaiah Thomas and Enes Freedom, according to Marc Stein of Substack.

It was also reported over the weekend that a Taiwanese team is hoping to sign Carmelo Anthony.

The rumors come on the heels of Dwight Howard signing with the Taoyuan Leopards last week.  

Marc Stein/Substack

Tags: Isaiah Thomas, Enes Freedom, International, International Signing Rumor

Taiwanese Team Hopes To Sign Carmelo Anthony

Huang Chiao-wen and James Lo/Focus Taiwan

Dwight Howard Signs With Taoyuan Leopards In Taiwan


Paolo Banchero Confirms Commitment To Italian National Team

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LeBron James: Victor Webanyama 'More Like An Alien' Than Unicorn

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Agent: Victor Wembanyama Won't Listen To NBA Team Suggestions He Should Sit Until Draft

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Vasilje Micic: NBA Teams Are Hesitant To Give Me The Role I Want

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Victor Wembanyama, Scoot Henderson Shine In First Exhibition Matchup

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Willy Hernangomez Named EuroBasket MVP

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Spain Defeats France In EuroBasket Final

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Shane Larkin Out For Remainder Of EuroBasket Due To Hand Injury

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Ankle 'All Good' After Leaving Game In Third Quarter


Jeremy Lin To Play For Guangzhou Loong Lions Next Season

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Jordan Bell Signs With Guangzhou Loong Lions

Michael Scotto/HoopsHype

Jared Harper Agrees To Sign With Valencia Basket

J.D. Shaw/HoopsRumors

Tacko Fall Signs One-Year Deal With Xinjiang In Chinese Basketball Association

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Dennis Schroder, Daniel Theis Out For Germany In World Cup Qualifier

Isaac Bonga Signs With Bayern

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Victor Wembanyama Out Of EuroBasket Due To Muscle Injury

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Aron Baynes Signs Deal With Brisbane Bullets, Contract Has Out For NBA Return

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Nemanja Bjelica Leaves Warriors For Turkish Club Fenerbahce