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Today’s NBA to Europe roundup: Turkoglu to Turkey?

Aug 5, 2011, 1:53 PM EDT

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There are so many NBA players talking to and signing with overseas teams it can be hard to keep up. That’s why we give you easy-to-follow bullet points — because we care about you.

• When EuroBasket ends (mid-September) if the lockout still looks like it does now Hedo Turkoglu may sign to play in Turkey, playing for Anadolu Efes (via Sportando). In a world of crazy rumors about guys going to Turkey, this one makes some sense — he is the most famous basketball player out of the country. He is a rock star there. Not only would he help the team on the court he would be a box-office boon. We could see this happening.

Danny Granger has looked at his overseas options, and he’s decided not to go.

• Milwaukee Bucks second-round pick Jon Leuer, the former Wisconsin star, will play next season for Skyliners Frankfurt in the German league, reports ESPN. He did get an opt-out clause to return so he could try to make the Bucks squad once Billy Hunter and David Stern burry the hatchet.

• New Orleans swingman Marco Belinelli is closing in on a deal with Montepaschi Siena of the Italian league.

Von Wafer has signed with Vanoli Cremona of the Italian league but he got an opt-out clause to return to the NBA when the lockout ends. They are just going to love his shot selection in Italy.

  1. goforthanddie - Aug 5, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Hedo? Why not sign somebody…you know, good?

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