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Now that the pingpong balls (or computer algorithm or mad scheme cooked up by David Stern, whichever you prefer) have spoken, we can truly let speculation on the 2010 NBA Draft run wild. Following up profiles on the likes of Donatas Motiejunas and Miroslav Raduljica, BallinEurope’s man in the U.K. Sam Chadwick today takes a […]
Fans of European basketball can take great pride in the achievements of its players recent to the NBA. Going into 2009-10, ten players from The Continent were entering their first or second season in the big league; throwing in Brandon Jennings (who BallinEurope will go down forever as believing that the youngster’s lone season with […]
Supporters of Team France are still holding their collective breath, as their national team yesterday officially announced that oui, Joakim Noah is still practicing with the team in preparation for EuroBasket, but non, no word had been given by Noah’s Bulls on whether the NBA team would allow Noah to play in the EuroBasket additional […]
Six Europeans have been included in the World team for the 2009 Nike Hoop Summit, which will be played on April 11 in Portland, Oregon. The roster features Guard Edwin Jackson of France (Nanterre), Serbian forward Milan Macvan (Hemofarm), Lithuanian center Donatas Motiejunas (Aisciai Kaunas), Greek guard Nikos Pappas (Real Madrid), French center Kevin Seraphin […]
Monday morning, it’s time for the cigarettes that light up your week, one that will mark the start of the Euroleague quarterfinals. Former UConn Husky and German Bundesliga center Souleyman Wane is now working as French teacher at Haverhill High School and still plays in the faculty basketball team. Taquan Dean hits 10 three pointers. […]
The French NT is still looking for a National Team coach. Several European top coaches have been contacted or at least announced as contacted in the French press, and the main favorite seemed to be Vincent Collet, current ASVEL Villeurbanne coach. However, Basketnews.net announces a new name now that seems to be in the race: […]
The NBA Draft is the yearly rendez-vous in which US basketball fans and commentators believe that the whole future of “their” team can change. But it’s also the place where such uncommon names like Manu Ginobili or Dirk Nowitzki get selected in total anonymity. And with the according reactions.
Five young European players have put their name into the big basket of draftable players for this year. The quintet is now among a long list of players who could hear their name called by David Stern on June 26th during the NBA Draft in Madison Square Garden.
Alea jacta est in the NBA Draft lottery and the first pick of the 2008 NBA Draft will be made by the Chicago Bulls. The second choice goes to the Miami Heat and third one is the Minnesota Timberwolves. We won’t go too deep into the order right now, but here are a few thoughts.