Iverson Drawing Interest From Venezuela, PR

SATURDAY, 8:52am: Today could be the crucial day in negotiations for Iverson, according to a  report from Sportando.  Venezuela's Guaros de Lara and Puerto Rico's Indios de Mayaguez are in competition for the former All-Star's services, with the Venezuelan team having made an offer.

THURSDAY, 12:56pm: Iverson may be heading to Venezuela rather than Puerto Rico, according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando, who says Venezuela's Guaros de Lara made Iverson an offer (Twitter links). A decision could be made within the next 24 hours.

WEDNESDAY, 12:06pm: According to a Sportando report, Mets de Guaynabo of the Puerto Rican league turned down a proposal that would have brought Iverson to the team for the maximum salary allowed ($5,000 per week). However, other Puerto Rican teams, including Indios de Mayaguez, maintain interest in signing Iverson.

MONDAY, 2:32pm: NBA teams may not be fighting for Allen Iverson's services these days, but non-NBA clubs are still showing interest in the longtime 76ers star. Iverson has engaged in discussions with Puerto Rico's professional basketball league about a possible deal, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

According to Wojnarowski, the league's commissioner is attempting to sell Puerto Rico to Iverson as a way of working his way back to the NBA. The league hopes to convince Iverson to fly down to take a closer look at the possibility of playing on the island.

Iverson has been out of the NBA since he appeared in 28 games for the Grizzlies and Sixers in 2009/10. After playing in Turkey in 2010/11, the 36-year-old returned to America and has been working out in hopes of making an NBA comeback. A former MVP and 11-time All-Star, Iverson ranks 17th on the Association's all-time scoring list.

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