Daily Gossip, Wednesday 18/6/14

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Today’s daily gossip is focused a little more on signings but we have found some bits for you as well.

ANADOLU EFES FINALLY ANNOUNCE PERPEROGLOU

I suppose it had been coming. But finally Turkish side Anadolu Efes have announced that Stratos Perperoglou will join them from Olympiacos for next season.

Perperoglou has reportedly signed a two-year contract and will link up once again with head coach Dusan Ivkovic for whom he won a Euroleague title in 2012 with Olympiacos.

GALATASARAY AFTER PRINTEZIS AND MANTZARIS?

Staying in Istanbul and another of the TBL giants, Galatasaray are after a few of the other squad members of Olympiacos.

Ergin Ataman’s side are pursuing forward Giorgos Printezis and are ready to offer him $1.5M in a three year deal. Anadolu Efes too is interested in the player.

Galatasaray has to talk with Olympiacos to reach agreement on buyout, which is not fixed by his contract. Galatasaray is also pursuing Evangelos Mantzaris.

LEBRON TO STAY IN MIAMI

He will become a free agent on July 1, but LeBron James wants to stay in Miami.

Sporting News have reported sources that say that James is very likely to stay next season.

CSKA MOSCOW RAISE OFFER TO NICK CALATHES?

CSKA Moscow have reportedly raised their offer to get Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes, who is also attracting interest from Panathinaikos.

Both are offering $6.5million a year for the guard.

It has been heavily rumoured that Calathes will leave the NBA after just one season to return to Europe.

KURTINAITIS WILL STAY AT KHIMKI

Rimas Kurtinaitis has agreed to sign a new contract with BC Khimki.

The former Eurocup champion will stay in the Moscow Region for two more seasons.

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