And-Ones: Wanamaker, Jeanne, Crawford, G League

The Celtics are giving strong consideration to signing Euroleague star Brad Wanamaker, international basketball journalist David Pick tweets. Wanamaker, the MVP of the Turkish finals with Fenerbahce, is a 28-year-old, 6’4” shooting guard who went undrafted in 2011. He has spent most of his pro career overseas, though he had a stint in 2012 with the G League’s Austin Toros. The Magic, Nets, Sixers and Heat have also expressed interest in him, according to Pick. However, Wanamaker has a $3.8MM contract with Barcelona that runs through 2020, so he may stay in Europe, Pick adds in another tweet.

In other news on the domestic and international front:

  • Jonathan Jeanne, who was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, has been cleared by his doctor to play, his agent told Sportando. Jeanne, a 7’1” center from France, was considered a potential first-round prospect before the diagnosis was made last June. He went undrafted and now will explore all international possibilities, Sportando adds.
  • Veteran guard Jamal Crawford is looking for the best fit in free agency after deciding to opt out, he told Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic. Crawford insisted he wasn’t unhappy with the Timberwolves, despite leaving $4.5MM on the table. “For me, it’s just fit. I don’t think anything’s wrong (in Minnesota),” Crawford told Krawczynski. “There’s nothing wrong that’s not wrong anywhere else. It’s the NBA. Everybody’s not going to get along every second. That’s not realistic.”
  • The G League Expansion Draft will be held August 22, tweets 2 Ways & 10 Days. The only team utilizing the draft is the Capital City Go-Go, the new affiliate of the Wizards.
  • How does a swap of Chander Parsons and the Grizzlies’ picks at No. 4 and No. 32 for the Clippers’ lottery picks at No. 12 and No. 13 plus Danilo Gallinari sound? ESPN’s Insiders throws out a number of trade scenarios heading into the draft.
  • Longtime NBA coach Larry Brown officially signed his contract to coach Fiat Torino in Italy, Sportando relays.
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7 thoughts on “And-Ones: Wanamaker, Jeanne, Crawford, G League

  1. formerlyz

    What changed for Jeanne and Isaiah Austin to allow them to play though? Regardless, it’s great for both, as long as it is actually safe, and it’s not just 1 or 2 random doctors saying so

    • Luckylefty2

      Exactly and that is the reason why NBA teams aren’t taking a risk because one sudden failure on the court will be a bad look for the league.

  2. brewpackbuckbadg

    Where does this expn report come from?

    Saturday’s news that the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers have agreed in principle to swap top picks should shake up the NBA draft.

  3. Crawford’s escape of Minny ain’t gonna help them move forward, as they have a very expensive roster, they need cheap vets believing all is good to challenge.

  4. Grant

    I still remember those Wanamaker and DeJuan Blair Pitt teams back in the day. Always was surprised he never got a shot at the NBA

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