International Notes: Ubiles, Ayon, Pistons

Many overseas leagues start earlier than the NBA does, so the international tipoff of the 2012/13 season is drawing near. That means plenty of player movement, so we'll round up the day's news from around the world here:

  • The French club Cholet announced that it has signed former Wizards guard Edwin Ubiles, as Emiliano Carchia of Sportando notes. Ubiles was with Washington briefly on a 10-day contract last year, but spent most of 2011/12 with the D-League's Dakota Wizards, averaging 19.6 points per game and winning the D-League Rookie of the Year award. 
  • Gustavo Ayon has a guaranteed contract with the Magic this season, and his deal includes another non-guaranteed season next year. Still, as he tells (Spanish link), the 27-year-old big man won't rule out a return at some point to the Spanish league, where he played before his NBA debut last season.
  • Brian Manzullo of the Detroit Free Press provides an update on Slava Kravtsov and Jonas Jerebko of the Pistons, both of whom are participating in the Eurobasket 2013 qualifying tournament. Earlier today we passed along a piece from David Mayo of, who identified Kravtsov, a 6'11" Ukrainian big man who signed with Detroit for three years and $4.5MM this summer, as a gamble.
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