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  1. The wayward Jeremy Tyler is changing continents

    Jul 29, 2010, 1:07 PM EDT

    Jeremy Tyler took the Brandon Jennings formula one step too far when he decided to leave high school after his junior season to play professionally in Israel. It would have taken a remarkably mature high school junior to succeed under the circumstances Tyler chose to embrace, but he apparently had enough faith in himself to…

  2. Sylven Landesberg signs with Maccabi Haifa

    Jul 28, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    It seems that there is money out there for the glut of talented, undrafted free agents this summer, it’s just not in the States. Following a number of college stars and productive Summer Leaguers who have already made the jump, Sylven Landesberg has signed a two-year deal with Maccabi Haifa, according to the Associated Press.…

  3. Yao Ming may retire after this season, and that's a damn shame

    Jul 27, 2010, 12:50 PM EDT

    From the Associated Press, some dreary news: In comments to Chinese state media Monday, Yao sounded far from optimistic about his future and also made a rare criticism of China’s national basketball program. “If the foot injury does not heal next season, I might choose to call it quits,” he said. Yao turns 30 in…

  4. Mikhail Torrance to play for Maccabi Tel Aviv

    Jul 26, 2010, 3:47 PM EDT

    Despite lacking notable second round depth, this year’s draft left a number of intriguing undrafted players to be picked up in free agency. However, most of them appear to be heading overseas, as whatever flaws prevented them from being drafted still persist in the minds of NBA decision-makers. Among them is Mikhail Torrance, a tremendously…

  5. Kendrick Perkins wants to play for Team USA, not New Zealand

    Jul 26, 2010, 11:18 AM EDT

    Kendrick Perkins could likely play for New Zealand’s national team, if he were interested. Not this summer, as Perk is likely to be out of action until December of January with a torn ACL. But supposing the ‘Tall Blacks’ could persuade Perk to play, they could add a physical defensive presence inside that would help…

  6. Just in case you were curious, Stephon Marbury is still completely batty

    Jul 23, 2010, 6:07 PM EDT

    Whether in the All-Star game, on the bench, in a box, or in China, nothing seems to change with Stephon Marbury. He is who he’s always been, and that’s why no one should be all that surprised that when given the opportunity to be a part of the championship-favorite Miami Heat for the coming season,…

  7. Rod Benson still can't catch a break, heads to Korea

    Jul 23, 2010, 12:44 PM EDT

    The cult of personality surrounding Rod Benson is rather incredible, but one unfortunate side effect appears to be the complete overshadowing of his game. Benson is in no way bound for NBA stardom, but as a 6-foot-10 rebounding machine, you’d think he would have received a legitimate NBA opportunity, but since going undrafted in 2006,…

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