Euroleague star Alexey Shved has drawn quite a bit of interest from a number of teams in the NBA, and reportedly turned down contract offers from teams such as the Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, and Memphis Grizzlies this offseason.
According to Obrad Fimic, who is Shved’s agent, says that the probability of Shved signing with an NBA team will increase next summer, when teams will have more money available.
“Every year there’s active interest for Alexey from NBA teams,” Fimic said, according to Hoops Hype. “This summer, New Orleans, Minnesota, Memphis and Phoenix expressed a willingness to sign him.”
“Next year, Alexey will still be under contract with Khimki, but we’ll be carefully considering offers from the NBA,”, said Fimic. “Everyone says the NBA team will have more available money next summer. Therefore, the probability of his departure will increase”
Currently, Shved plays for Khimki Moscow and it looks like he will remain there for at least another year as he awaits the right opportunity in the NBA.
“I don’t close the door to the NBA, I waited for offers from the USA” Shved said. “There were several options that didn’t suit me. “
Jonas Jerebko Heading to Europe
Former Golden State Warriors’ forward Jonas Jerebko is continuing his playing career in Europe this upcoming season.
According to Lithuanian basketball journalist Donatas Urbonos, Jerebko is close to sign with Khimki Moscow Region.
Jerebko averaged 6.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.3 assists last season with the Warriors, highlighted by some strong play during the playoffs.
Lance Stephenson to Play in China
Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Lance Stephenson has inked a one-year, $4 million deal to play in China.
Stephenson averaged 7.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.1 assists last season for the Lakers.
James McAdoo to Play in Turkey
Former Golden State Warriors forward James McAdoo is heading to Turkey to continue his playing career.
According to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando, McAdoo has signed with Turkish team Besiktas.
McAdoo entered the NBA has an undrafted talent back in 2014, spending his first three seasons with the Golden State Warriors, winning titles with the Dubs in 2015 and 2017.
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