Edwin Ubiles

International Rumors: Jordan, Ubiles, Horner

Tracy McGrady's recent signing with China's Qingdao Double Star Eagles is the most notable international transaction of late, but there are still plenty of players with NBA experience coming from and going to teams overseas. Here's the latest on a few of them:

  • In addition to drawing interest from Qingdao, Jerome Jordan has also received interest from the Zhejiang Chouzhou Golden Bulls of the CBA, according to a 361 Sport report (translation via HoopsHype).
  • French team Cholet has announced that Edwin Ubiles is no longer a part of the team and is now a free agent (hat tip to Sportando). Ubiles, a Siena product, appeared in four games last season for the Wizards.
  • Germany's Artland Dragons have signed Dennis Horner, according to the team's official website (hat tip to Sportando). Horner appeared in eight games for the Nets and 25 games for the D-League's Springfield Armor in the 2011/12 season.

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 Marca.com (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 MLive.com, who identified Kravtsov, a 6'11" Ukrainian big man who signed with Detroit for three years and $4.5MM this summer, as a gamble.

Wizards Expected To Sign Cartier Martin

With Edwin Ubiles' 10-day contract set to expire today, the Wizards are expected to replace him on their roster with Cartier Martin. Scott Schroeder of Ridiculous Upside reports that Washington plans to sign Martin to a 10-day contract.

Martin is no stranger to a Wizards uniform, having appeared in 52 games with the team last season. The 6'7" forward averaged just 4.0 points in 10.4 minutes per game in 2010/11, but has had a successful 2011/12 campaign so far. Martin scored 26.3 points per game in China, and has averaged 18.3 PPG with a .556 3PT% in seven D-League games since returning from overseas.

Ubiles is expected to return to the D-League's Dakota Wizards when his 10-day deal officially expires, according to Schroeder.

Odds & Ends: Draft, Bynum, Howard, Wizards, Heat

The 2012 NBA Draft is still more than three months away, but draft junkies will be happy to know ESPN.com's Chad FordNBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper and Fox Sports Ohio's Sam Amico have released their first mock drafts of the year. Ford's Insider-only piece has Anthony Davis going first overall, followed by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Thomas Robinson, Bradley Beal, and Harrison Barnes. Howard-Cooper has Barnes, Andre Drummond, Kidd-Gilchrist, and Jared Sullinger rounding out the top five after Davis. Amico has it as Davis, Barnes, Robinson, Kidd-Gilchrist and then Drummond.

Here are a few more Tuesday afternoon links from around the NBA:

Chuck Myron contributed to this post.

Wizards Sign Edwin Ubiles

SUNDAY: The Wizards made it official today, announcing the signing of Ubiles to a 10-day contract.

FRIDAY: The Wizards will sign Edwin Ubiles to a 10-day contract this weekend, according to Scott Schroeder of Ridiculous Upside.

Ubiles, 25, has spent the season with the Dakota Wizards of the D-League, averaging 20.4 PPG on 50% shooting in 35 games for Dakota. The former Siena swingman has never been part of an NBA roster, though he was invited to Warriors' camp in December. Schroeder identified him earlier this week as a player who could get a shot at the NBA after the trade deadline.

The Wizards had a pair of open roster spots, so they won't have to make a corresponding move to clear room for Ubiles.