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2’sDayHoopsDay: NBA Lockout – Players Going Overseas

There is currently a lockout in the NBA.  Meaning at the moment there will be no 2011-2012 season if the NBA owners and the NBA Players’ Union can’t come to an agreement.  Things have not improved since the lockout started (August 1st).

Like the NBA, the NFL was in a lockout but has successfully settled on a new agreement and the season will start as scheduled.  As of right now, basketball analysts are saying that the NBA is much further apart then the NFL was at this point.

With next season in doubt, many players have signed contracts to play in competitive overseas leagues.  Salaries aren’t nearly as close as they were making in the NBA, but the bigger stars have signed multi-million dollar contracts for European and Chinese teams.

ESPN has been updating a list of players who have already signed to go play overseas, those interested in possibly playing overseas, and those who have stated they have no interest.

 Here’s the most recent updated list of those going and those interested:

GOING OVERSEAS

Player Team
Jeff Adrien
Golden State Warriors (free agent)
NBA experience: 1 year
Benetton Treviso (Italy)
Adrien has deal with opt-out clause »
David Andersen
New Orleans Hornets
NBA experience: 2 years
Montepaschi Siena (Italy)
Report: Andersen inks three-year deal »
Hilton Armstrong
Atlanta Hawks (free agent)
NBA experience: 5 years
ASVEL Villeurbanne (France)
Armstrong has one-year deal »
Nicolas Batum
Portland Trail Blazers
NBA experience: 3 years
Nancy (France)
Batum has one-year deal »
Trevor Booker
Washington Wizards
NBA experience: 1 year
Bnei Hasharon (Israel)
Deal has an out-clause »
Jon Diebler
Portland Trail Blazers
NBA experience: Rookie
Panionios (Greece)
Report: Signed one-year deal »
Jordan Farmar
New Jersey Nets
NBA experience: 5 years
Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
Farmar to play for Maccabi Tel Aviv »
Trey Johnson
Los Angeles Lakers
NBA experience: 2 years
Teramo (Italy)
Johnson signs in Italy; no opt-out »
Nenad Krstic
Boston Celtics (free agent)
NBA experience: 7 years
CSKA Moscow (Russia)
Reports: Krstic signs two-year deal »
Acie Law
Golden State Warriors (free agent)
NBA experience: 4 years
Partizan (Serbia)
Law signs one-year deal »
Jon Leuer
Milwaukee Bucks
NBA experience: Rookie
Skyliners Frankfurt (Germany)
Agent: Deal includes opt-out clause »
E’Twaun Moore
Boston Celtics
NBA experience: Rookie
Benetton Treviso (Italy)
Rookie signs with Italian team »
Timofey Mozgov
Denver Nuggets
NBA experience: 1 year
Khimki Moscow (Russia)
Mozgov heading back to Russia »
Chris Quinn
San Antonio Spurs (free agent)
NBA experience: 5 years
Khimki (Russia)
Quinn signs one-year deal »
Mustafa Shakur
Washington Wizards (free agent)
NBA experience: 1 year
Pau-Orthez (France)
Shakur signs deal with French club »
Darius Songaila
Philadelphia 76ers (free agent)
NBA experience: 8 years
Galatasaray (Turkey)
One-year deal with no opt-out »
DaJuan Summers
Detroit Pistons (free agent)
NBA experience: 2 years
Montepaschi Siena (Italy)
Two-year deal (opt-out after one year) »
Garrett Temple
Charlotte Bobcats (free agent)
NBA experience: 2 years
Casale (Italy)
One-year deal with no opt-out »
Sasha Vujacic
New Jersey Nets (free agent)
NBA experience: 7 years
Anadolu Efes (Turkey)
Signed one-year deal »
Von Wafer
Boston Celtics (free agent)
NBA experience: 5 years
Venoli Cremona (Italy)
Agreed to one-year deal with opt-out »
Sonny Weems
Toronto Raptors (restricted free agent)
NBA experience: 3 years
Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
One-year deal with no opt-out »
Deron Williams
New Jersey Nets
NBA experience: 6 years
Besiktas (Turkey)
One-year deal with opt-out »

INTERESTED IN PLAYING ABROAD

Player Where?
Carmelo Anthony
New York Knicks
NBA experience: 8 years
Melo tells crowd he’d consider China »
Carlos Arroyo
Boston Celtics (free agent)
NBA experience: 9 years
Arroyo drawing interest from Italy »
Ron Artest
Los Angeles Lakers
NBA experience: 12 years
Artest keeping options open »
J.J. Barea
Dallas Mavericks (free agent)
NBA experience: 5 years
Spain plan B for Mavs’ Barea »
Shane Battier
Memphis Grizzlies (free agent)
NBA experience: 10 years
Battier would consider China »
Marco Belinelli
New Orleans Hornets (restricted free agent)
NBA experience: 4 years
Report: Close to deal with Italian club »
Bismack Biyombo
Charlotte Bobcats
NBA experience: Rookie
Biyombo forced to stay in Spain? »
Andray Blatche
Washington Wizards
NBA experience: 6 years
Agent exploring overseas opportunities »
Chris Bosh
Miami Heat
NBA experience: 8 years
Agent says Bosh open to overseas »
Avery Bradley
Boston Celtics
NBA experience: 1 year
Bradley looking overseas »
Aaron Brooks
Houston Rockets
NBA experience: 4 years
Report: Brooks considering China offer »
Kobe Bryant
Los Angeles Lakers
NBA experience: 15 years
Report: Offer not at Kobe’s level »
Will Bynum
Detroit Pistons
NBA experience: 4 years
Bynum interested in rejoining Tel Aviv »
Tyson Chandler
Dallas Mavericks
NBA experience: 10 years
Chandler would consider going abroad »
Stephen Curry
Golden State Warriors
NBA experience: 2 years
Curry: “China looks promising” »
Glen Davis
Boston Celtics
NBA experience: 4 years
Davis will consider overseas options »
Ike Diogu
Los Angeles Clippers (free agent)
NBA experience: 5 years
Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
Report: Tel Aviv targeting Diogu »
Keyon Dooling
Milwaukee Bucks (free agent)
NBA experience: 11 years
Efes (Turkey)
Near deal with Turkish team »
Jared Dudley
Phoenix Suns
NBA experience: 4 years
Dudley eyes China if season cancelled »
Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder
NBA experience: 4 years
“50-50” whether KD plays overseas »
Kyrylo Fesenko
Utah Jazz (free agent)
NBA experience: 4 years
Dnipro (Ukraine)
Fesenko in talks with Dnipro »
Gary Forbes
Denver Nuggets (restricted free agent)
NBA experience: 1 year
Forbes considering overseas options »
T.J. Ford
Indiana Pacers
NBA experience: 7 years
Would consider playing overseas »
Rudy Gay
Memphis Grizzlies
NBA experience: 5 years
Gay tweets he’d play overseas »
Danny Green
San Antonio Spurs
NBA experience: 2 years
Green interested in playing overseas »
Donte Greene
Sacramento Kings
NBA experience: 3 years
Greene has offers from Israel, Italy »
Blake Griffin
Los Angeles Clippers
NBA experience: 1 year
Griffin not opposed to playing abroad »
Hamed Haddadi
Memphis Grizzlies
NBA experience: 3 years
Foshan (China)
Report: Chinese club offers Haddadi »
George Hill
Indiana Pacers
NBA experience: 3 years
Agent: Hill listening to offers »
Dwight Howard
Orlando Magic
NBA experience: 7 years
Howard talks China, playing overseas »
Ersan Ilyasova
Milwaukee Bucks
NBA experience: 3 years
Fenerbahce Ulker (Turkey)
Report: Ilyasova eyes Turkey return »
Jarrett Jack
New Orleans Hornets
NBA experience: 6 years
Jack not ruling out abroad options »
Dahntay Jones
Indiana Pacers
NBA experience: 8 years
Jones open to going abroad »
Enes Kanter
Utah Jazz
NBA experience: Rookie
Kanter eyes China during lockout »
Andrei Kirilenko
Utah Jazz (free agent)
NBA experience: 10 years
Kirilenko talking with Russian team »
Linas Kleiza
Toronto Raptors
NBA experience: 5 years
Lietuvos Rytas or Zalgiris (Lithuania)
Kleiza doesn’t say no to two clubs »
Ty Lawson
Denver Nuggets
NBA experience: 2 years
Lawson to keep options open »
Jeremy Lin
Golden State Warriors
NBA experience: 1 year
Will consider if lockout continues »
Kevin Love
Minnesota Timberwolves
NBA experience: 3 years
“Have to keep your mind open to it” »
Patty Mills
Portland Trail Blazers
NBA experience: 2 years
Anadolu Efes (Turkey)
Mills interested, hasn’t made decision »
Paul Millsap
Utah Jazz
NBA experience: 5 years
Millsap leaving his options open »
Greg Monroe
Detroit Pistons
NBA experience: 1 year
Monroe considering all options »
Marcus Morris
Houston Rockets
NBA experience: Rookie
Open to idea of going abroad »
Steve Nash
Phoenix Suns
NBA experience: 15 years
Nash putting family ahead of overseas »
Mehmet Okur
Utah Jazz
NBA experience: 9 years
Fenerbahce (Turkey)
Report: Okur, Turkish club talking »
Chandler Parsons
Houston Rockets
NBA experience: Rookie
Rockets rook could go to Europe »
Chris Paul
New Orleans Hornets
NBA experience: 6 years
Would CP3 make a move to China? »
Mickael Pietrus
Phoenix Suns
NBA experience: 8 years
Pietrus has offer from Turkey »
Vladimir Radmanovic
Golden State Warriors (free agent)
NBA experience: 10 years
Radmanovic may stay in Serbia »
Nate Robinson
Oklahoma City Thunder
NBA experience: 6 years
Considering overseas, football »
Brian Scalabrine
Chicago Bulls (free agent)
NBA experience: 10 years
Scalabrine likely headed to Europe »
Luis Scola
Houston Rockets
NBA experience: 4 years
Shanghai Sharks (China)
Report: China tops Europe »
Thabo Sefolosha
Oklahoma City Thunder
NBA experience: 5 years
Sefolosha wouldn’t mind Spain »
Kevin Seraphin
Washington Wizards
NBA experience: 1 year
Cholet (France)
Report: Seraphin close to a deal »
Garret Siler
Phoenix Suns
NBA experience: 1 year
If season stalled, Siler has options »
Lance Stephenson
Indiana Pacers
NBA experience: 1 year
Considering China and Italy »
Amare Stoudemire
New York Knicks
NBA experience: 9 years
Amare now open to going overseas »
Etan Thomas
Atlanta Hawks (free agent)
NBA experience: 9 years
Murcia (Spain)
Spanish deal off the table? »
Hedo Turkoglu
Orlando Magic
NBA experience: 9 years
Anadolu Efes (Turkey)
Report: Turkish club pursuing Turkoglu »
Greivis Vasquez
Memphis Grizzlies
NBA experience: 1 year
Vasquez “definitely” weighing options »
Charlie Villanueva
Detroit Pistons
NBA experience: 6 years
Villanueva likely to play in D.R. »
Dwyane Wade
Miami Heat
NBA experience: 8 years
Wade open to playing in China »
C.J. Watson
Chicago Bulls
NBA experience: 4 years
Bulls’ Watson exploring his options »
Earl Watson
Utah Jazz
NBA experience: 10 years
Agent says overseas an option »
Shelden Williams
New York Knicks (free agent)
NBA experience: 5 years
Report: Negotiating with Maccabi Haifa »
Dorell Wright
Golden State Warriors
NBA experience: 7 years
Wright open to China, other areas »
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