Kevin Durant suffers foot fracture

The Oklahoma City Thunder announced Sunday that Kevin Durant has suffered what is called a “Jones fracture” in his right foot. The injury usually requires surgery and the reigning MVP forward could miss 6-8 weeks of time with the injury. Thunder GM Sam Presti released the following statement: “After practice yesterday, Kevin Durant made us aware of discomfort in…

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San Antonio Spurs beat Fenerbahce

San Antonio Spurs needed Tim Duncan and Tony Parker to step up yesterday against Turkish Fenerbahce Ulker to avoid another loss during the European Tour. Tim Duncan had 23 points and Tony Parker added 22 to help the San Antonio Spurs come away with a 96-90 scare in a pre-season exhibition game in the Turkish…

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John Holland agrees with Besiktas

John Holland  (195 cm, Boston University’11) has reached a deal with Turkish team Besiktas Integral Forex (TBL). The player is actually already in Turkey but with the San Antonio Spurs. The NBA Champion is playing a series of pre-season games and one of them was yesterday in Istanbul against Turkish Fenerbahce (96-90 win). John Holland…

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Roman Grigorev pens deal with Omonia

Roman Grigorev (200 cm) has agreed terms with Omonia (Cyprus-Division A). The 24-year old Grigorev is a Russian player who moved with his family to the Netherlands and now also has a Dutch passport. Last season he played for Maxxcom BS Weert (Netherlands-Eredivisie) and averaged 13.5 ppg in 30 games. Roman Grigorev was developed in Russia’s U23…

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Ryan Bucci wins claim vs Sigma Barcellona

Italian-American player Ryan Bucci filed a claim against former team Sigma Barcellona (Italy-Lega2) at the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) for outstanding salaries and interest. Bucci played three seasons for Sigma Barcellona from 2010-2013. According to Article 16.2 of the BAT Rules, the Arbitrator issued an award without reasons. The claim was upheld in its entirety. The…

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Marcel Jones signs with Akhisar Belediye

Marcel Jones (203 cm, Oregon State’08) has signed with Akhisar Belediye (Turkey-TB2L). The 25-year-old American also holds a New Zealand passport and started last season in Italy. There, he played for Pallacanestro Cantu and averaged 6.3 ppg and 3.3 rpg in 16 Eurocup games, as well as 3.4 ppg and 1.4 rpg in 25 games…

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Ukraine, Budivelnyk crush BC Kyiv

Ukraine Superleague champions Budivelnyk Kiev opened the 2014/2015 league season in style by demolishing BC Kyiv 48-90 on the road. The commanding nature of the victory hinted towards further Budivelnyk Kiev dominance in the Ukraine Superleague during this campaign. As the score suggests, the game was never in doubt as the visitors swept the four…

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Turkish TBL tips off

While Turkish TBL and Euroleague heavyweight Fenerbahce was competing a glamour game against the San Antonio Spurs, most of the other teams in Turkey were tipping off the start of the 2014/2015 TBL season. Five games took place around the country on Saturday, including a victory for last season’s runners up Galatasaray, with the remaining…

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