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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Bulls working on deal for DeMar DeRozan

The Chicago Bulls are apparently working on a sign-and-trade to acquire free agent DeMar DeRozan. The Bulls have already been active on the sign-and-trade market , engaging in such a transaction with the New Orleans Pelicans to acquire point guard Lonzo Ball. The Spurs are allegedly interested in Lauri Markkanen who is a restricted free agent.

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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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Olympic Hoops: Gobert and Fournier power France to semis

France will face Slovenia in the Olympics semifinal for a chance to return to the podium By Eurohoops team at Eurohoops.net /info@eurohoops.net It was a tough battle but France came through to beat Italy 84-75 to advance to the Olympic tournament semifinals on Tuesday. Les Bleus will face Slovenia for a ticket to the grand final on Saturday. Rudy Gobert took charge for Vincent Collet’s squad, posting 22 points, 9 rebounds. Evan Fournier, who has just moved to the New York Knicks, followed with 21 points, while veteran Nicolas Batum paced the team with 15…

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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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USA gets win over Spain 95-81

The United States Senior Men’s National Team guaranteed themselves at least a shot at playing for a medal in a 95-81 victory over a tough and experienced Spanish National team. The US team had to overcome a low shooting start in the first half and a huge game form Ricky Rubio, who channeled his inner Oscar Schmidt in dropping 38 on the Americans. Team USA will take on the winner of the Australia/Argentina matchup in the semis. From nba news services : > Box score | Photos First Quarter: Spain 21, USA…

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Transgender weightlifter’s Olympic debut ends quicker than expected

From James Matthey at news.com.au: Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard suffered an early exit on her Olympic debut on Monday night, bowing out as the New Zealander’s historic appearance ignited heated debate on one of sport’s most divisive issues. Hubbard was competing in the women’s +87kg class, but failed on each of her first three attempts in the snatch component of the competition. Her three unsuccessful attempts meant she did not progress to the clean and jerk phase and was knocked out. Attempting the heaviest first attempt of the night when…

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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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