Spencer Dinwiddie headed to Wizards as part of five-team deal

From nba news services Free agent guard Spencer Dinwiddie reportedly will join the Washington Wizards on a three-year, $62-million deal as part of a multi-team trade between the Wizards, Brooklyn Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Lakers, according to multiple reports. The Nets reportedly will receive a 2024 second round pick and a 2025 Draft swap with Washington in exchange for Dinwiddie. The Spurs will receive forward Chandler Hutchison and a 2022 second round pick from Washington as part of the deal. The draft night tradesbetween the Wizards,…

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Pau Gasol voted to IOC Athlete’s Commission

Pau Gasol also topped the voting. By Eurohoops team/at Eurohoops.net  info@eurohoops.net Spanish basketball great Pau Gasol was elected to the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission. His term will end at the 2028 Olympics that will be held in Los Angeles. Gasol received 1,888 votes, the most of any other nominee. You can see the full results here. Per IOC: The athletes at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 have elected Pau Gasol, Maja Włoszczowska, Federica Pellegrini and Yuki Ota to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Athletes’ Commission (AC), for a term ending…

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Olympic Hoops: Australia gets by Argentina to get to semifinals

Team USA will meet Australia with the winning side advancing to the gold medal game of the Olympic Games By Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net Australia went through to the Olympic Games semifinals by defeating Argentina, 97-59, on Tuesday. Patty Mills fired a game-high 18 points after averaging 21.7 points per game in the preliminary round. Matisse Thybulle added 12 points, five rebounds, and three steals. Jock Landale paired his 12 points with seven rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Joe Ingles dished out seven of his side’s 33 team assists. The Utah Jazz forward threw…

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NBA Free Agency 2021 Day 1 Recap

Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns will agree to a 4-year, $120 million contract. Jarrett Allen and the Cleveland Cavaliers will agree to a 5-year, $100 million contract. Kyle Lowry and the Miami Heat (via sign-and-trade) will agree to a 3-year, $90 million contract. Norman Powell and the Portland Trail Blazers will agree to a 5-year, $90 million contract. Lonzo Ball and the Chicago Bulls (via sign-and-trade) will agree to a 5-year, $85 million contract. Evan Fournier and the New York Knicks will agree to a 4-year, $78 million contract.…

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The Gasol bros retire from the Spanish National Team

The end of an era for Spanish basketball By Eurohoops team at Eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net Spain was eliminated by Team USA in the Olympic quarterfinal earlier today and it marks the end of an era for the Gasol brothers. Pau and Marc Gasol both retire from the Spanish NT after an incredible run throughout this century. Pau, 41, confirmed his retirement on COPE, stating that he will now reflect and assess his future, while he has not decided about retirement yet. He spent the previous season with FC Barcelona. During his time with…

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Detroit Pistons waive swingman Deividas Sirvydis

Deividas Sirvydis becomes a free agent. By Eurohoops team at eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net The Detroit Pistons are waiving Lithuanian swingman Deividas Sirvydis per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Sirvydis, the 37th overall pick in the 2019 Draft, signed a three-year deal with the Pistons in December to play in the NBA for the first time in his career. The 21-year-old player appeared in 20 games and averaged 2.1 points in 6.7 minutes. Before his move to the Pistons, Sirvydis had stints in Europe with Rytas Vilnius and Hapoel Jerusalem. He won the 2019 Lithuanian Cup with Rytas,…

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Overseas Hoops: Reyer Venezia adds Vassilis Charalampopoulos

The Greek forward moves to Reyer Venezia with a multi-year deal By Eurohoops team at Eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net Reyer Venezia has signed Greek forward Vassilis Charalampopoulos to a multi-year deal, the club officially announced Sunday. Charalampopoulos, 24, spent the 2020-21 season with Olympiacos, where he averaged 2.5 points, 0.6 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 7 minutes per game over 11 EuroLeague contests. The forward will leave Greece for the first time in his career, after playing for Panathinaikos, PAOK and Lavrio before moving to Olympiacos. In Venezia, he will be reunited with former Panathinaikos teammate Michael…

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United States draws Spain as Oly men’s quarters are set

Matchups for the quarterfinals of Men’s Basketball at the Tokyo Olmpics have been set. The United States draws a tough Spanish National Team in their quarters matchup, which will tip off at 12:40 a.m. EST Tuesday August 3. The countries are used to crossing paths, having met in gold medal games of the 2008 games in Beijing and 2012 in London ( both of which were won by the US). France, which won Group A, will face Italy, the runner-up in Group B, at 4:20 a.m. EST August 3. Group…

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Overseas Hoops: UNICS Kazan signs Mario Hezonja

Major boost for UNICS Kazan with Croatian star Mario Hezonja By Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net Mario Hezonja has signed a one-year contract with an option for one more season to join UNICS Kazan, the team announced Saturday. Hezonja, 26, recently turned down the final offer coming from Panathinaikos OPAP opting to move on from the Greek powerhouse. He elected to remain in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague moving his talents to Russia. The 2021-22 season will be his fifth in Europe’s premier club competition. The Croatian swingman returned to the EuroLeague last season after…

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Overseas Hoops: Sasha Djordjevic assumes Fenerbahce head coaching role

Sasha Djordjevic takes over at Fenerbahce Beko replacing Igor Kokoskov By Johnny Askounis at eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net Fenerbahce Beko handed head coaching responsibilities to Sasha Djordjevic, the team announced Saturday. Djordjevic inked a three-year contract. Djordjevic, 53, comes in to replace Igor Kokoskov. The departing Serbian mastermind recently left his position to become an assistant under Jason Kidd at the Dallas Mavericks. The new Fener boss is coming off a two-year tenure at Virtus Segafredo Bologna. He had led his side to its first Italian championship in twenty years. The former player started his coaching career in…

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