With Germany in celebration mode after their FIFA World Cup triumph, we begin our gossip column in Germany. Seems fair.
SAVANOVIC TO BAYERN?
Media in Malaga have reported that Dusko Savanovic could agree to a one-year deal with Beko BBL champions Bayern Munich, worth €900,000.
Talks are in an advanced stage, it is rumoured.
Savanovic ended the season with Anadolu Efes, averaging 10 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game in TBL.
MELO IS A KNICK ONCE AGAIN
Carmelo Anthony has announced on his own website that he will return to the New York Knicks.
His front page has this statement featured.
“A few years ago I dreamed of coming back to New York City, the place of my birth, and on February 23, 2011 that became a reality. This organization has supported me and in return, I want to stay and build here with this city and my team. At this pivotal juncture in my career, I owed it to myself and my family to explore all of the options available to me. Through it all, my heart never wavered.
During this journey I met with some quality organizations who have amazing talent and leadership. I thank them for their consideration, belief in my talent, and opportunity to imagine the possibilities.
I will always remember this chapter in my life. In the end, I am a New York Knick at heart. I am looking forward to continuing my career in Orange & Blue and to work with Phil Jackson, a champion who builds championship teams. Madison Square Garden is the mecca of basketball and I am surrounded by the greatest fans”
THOMAS HEURTEL TO STAY AT LABORAL KUTXA
Thomas Heurtel Will stay at Laboral Kutxa this summer, Noticias de Alava have reported.
The French international will continue his career in Vitoria because the teams interested in him decided not pay a buyout for him and sign free players. Josean Querejeta said that he won’t accept to let the player free without a compensation package, and this thing has lowered the interest of a lot of other teams.
They plan to make him into a team captain for the start of the season.
DENG TO MIAMI ON A 2-YEAR DEAL
Great Britain international Luol Deng has joined the Miami Heat to fill the void left by LeBron James’ decision to go back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
It is a two-year, $20 million contract with a player option after this coming season, sources told ESPN.
Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks had been in the hunt for Deng, as was the Phoenix Suns, who jumped into the mix on Saturday.