International Notes: Zizic, EuroLeague, Schroder, Sirvydis

Maccabi Tel Aviv is interested in signing Cavaliers center Ante Zizic next season, according to Dario Skerletic of Sportando. Zizic will be a free agent after Cleveland declined his fourth-year option in October.

Zizic got into just 22 games this year, averaging 4.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in 10 minutes per night. The 23-year-old center is in his third season with the Cavs after being acquired from Boston in the Kyrie Irving deal.

There’s more international news to pass along:

  • Most EuroLeague players are against resuming the season, tweets Greek basketball writer George Zakkas. A conference call was held yesterday in which players expressed their concerns about the coronavirus and the risk of injury if the season were to start again. The players were unanimous in their stance, which surprised league officials, according to Ennio Terrasi Borghesan of Sportando. The 11 A-licensed EuroLeague teams will vote tomorrow morning on whether the season will resume. Sportando’s Emiliano Carchia has heard that four teams seem to be in favor of restarting, while five clubs are against it (Twitter link).
  • The BBL in Germany has released its schedule for a 10-team tournament to crown a league champion, Borghesan writes in a separate piece. The opening game is set for June 6 with the finals on June 26 and 28.
  • Thunder guard Dennis Schroder will become the sole owner of his hometown team in Braunschweig, Germany, on July 1, Skerletic notes in a separate story. “I am very happy to be the sole shareholder of the Lions.” Schroder said. “… I want to give something back to the region. I am convinced that we can develop the team further and make it a top club in the league.”
  • Pistons draft-and-stash player Deividas Sirvydis has agreed to a long-term deal with Hapoel Jerusalem, Carchia writes. Detroit selected the 19-year-old forward in the second round last year.
  • Former NBA center Tarik Black has left Maccabi Tel Aviv, Lupo relays.
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14 thoughts on “International Notes: Zizic, EuroLeague, Schroder, Sirvydis

  1. Luckylefty2

    Wow euroleague players are SOFT. If you dont want to play just say it! nstead of using the “risking my health” excuse.

    • whitecollarnomad

      Great point! Those selfish bastards, caring about their health, their family and friends health and how others can be infected in close quarters at a game. How dare they not play for the enjoyment of couch potatoes yelling at them?

  2. Luckylefty2

    1. I played professionally so nice try
    2. What is the issue if they dont play without any fans ?

    • jimmyduz0523

      Where?? Who was the coach?? Who was the GM?? Name a few ex- teammates?? How many years you played?? Ready….. Go.

      • Luckylefty2

        I am actually currently playing I lied so I didnt even have to get in this type of conversation. You dont have to believe me just know that they’re NBA/euroleague guys who comment on this website.

        • jimmyduz0523

          Well you started the comments, so i figure you end it also. Anyway shouldn’t you be training working on your shot instead of replying on articles and comments on an app. lolol… I have no problem with a NBA/Euro player to shut me down with facts on a Sunday 2:55 pm Eastern Time Zone.

          • Luckylefty2

            1. You know were on a pandemic right?? Facilities are generally open during the week. Sunday’s are my off days.

            2. Because I am a basketball player I have to be in the gym 24/7? They’re are guys on twitter/IG(and other social media apps) as we speak, so What is the difference ?

            3. Dont be mad because I proved you wrong buddy.

            • x%sure

              Not to argue credentials, or whether people nowadays have plenty of time, but, Euroleague players have to play in different countries, which can sap confidence in safety. I suppose players can speak basic English internally as a default language, but at some point one turns on TV for news, and it would be cop lights and head-shaking anchors and jibberjabber except for a “coronavirus” graphic. I would want out.

  3. Good for you. No way you can win an argument with an obvious child. I for one am sick of keyboard warrior’s that get their rocks off by being so manly online or makes their day thinking they piss someone off. If you play professionally or not, current or former player, or just some turd walking by my house as we speak what the hell does it matter to them. If you even gave that info kid they would forget it tomorrow and be in to trolling other places. I hope people start gaining self respect back as it seems this quarantine, if you believe in it or not ,has made a ton of people just plain rude. Have a wonderful Memorial Day to those in the US and a wonderful Monday to others. Oh if you are really who you say you are as a BBall player good luck to you and I wish all that play sports for us fans stay safe, stay healthy, and we’ll see you when the respective leagues give you safe guidelines for your families. I dont care either about misspellings or other crap trolls I’m one handing typing holding a newborn so I don’t care. I’m also typing this from my golden chariot with the wonder woman actress and my horse’s shhhhh dont stink.

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