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Isaiah Austin Signs With Team in Europe

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Isaiah Austin, the former Baylor basketball star who was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome during his 2014 NBA draft combine workout, wrote in a Facebook post Saturday that he has signed a contract to play professionally in Europe.

Austin, who announced last month that he has been cleared by doctors to return to playing basketball, will join FMP Belgrade, a club affiliate of Serbian giant Red Star Belgrade. “After 2014 I was told this day would never come, but God is great and has been with me this whole time, so here I am!” Austin wrote on his Facebook page. “Signing my first professional basketball contract ever, and I am so grateful!”

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Report: Anthony Bennett Signs With Suns

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Former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett has signed a non-guaranteed deal with the Phoenix Suns, league sources tell The Vertical.

Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical

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Sources: Wiggins, Wolves Nearing Max Extension

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Minnesota’s Andrew Wiggins is progressing toward a five-year, $148M maximum extension, hopeful to sign soon, sources tell The Vertical.

Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical

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J.J. Barea Waiting to Hear From Family in Puerto Rico

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As he waits to hear from his parents and other relatives in Puerto Rico, Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea has launched a fundraising campaign to prepare to help people in his homeland after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

Barea and his wife, Viviana Ortiz, organized a relief fund on the same online platform used by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt to raise more than $37 million to aid people affected by Hurricane Harvey. Barea’s fund had reached three-quarters of its original goal of $100,000 as of Thursday afternoon.

Source: Tim MacMahon of ESPN

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