Starting 5: August 10, 2015

Fuenlabrada signs David Wear and Scott Bamforth reportedly has three ACB offers

David Wear played for the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League last season| Photo courtesy of

Fuenlabrada adds David Wear

Fuenlabrada signed stretch-4 David Wear on Monday, giving them a solid replacement for Dan Clark (Andorra).

Wear, who played the majority of his college ball at UCLA, spent last season with the Reno Bighorns in the NBA D-League. He averaged 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game while shooting 39.4 percent on threes.

Wear received a 10-day contract from the Sacramento Kings in March, but he was not retained.

You can check out his highlights from last season below.

Spain cuts Daní Díez and Quino Colom

Daní Díez and Quino Colom have been cut from the Spanish national team as head coach Sergio Scariolo trims his roster in preparation for EuroBasket.

Díez will now be free to join Unicaja for their entire preseason schedule. Colom, meanwhile, will head to Russia to join his new teammates at Unics Kazán.

The departure of Colom likely means that 22-year-old Valencia point guard Guillem Vives will join Sergio Rodriguez and Sergio Llull on the team. After naming his preliminary roster this summer, Scariolo said the following:

Spain plays its first friendly on Tuesday against Belgium. Tip-off is at 21:00 CET in Gijón.

Bamforth reportedly has three ACB offers

According to Encestando, American shooting guard Scott Bamforth has offers from three ACB teams: Sevilla, Fuenlabrada and Tenerife.

Bamforth, who played for Murcia last season, made his ACB debut in Sevilla. He helped lead the team to the playoffs two years ago and has supported the club on Twitter throughout their recent struggles. He remains beloved among fans and team employees.

Last season he averaged 8.9 points per game for Murcia while shooting 35.9 percent on threes. He turns 26 on Wednesday.

Unicaja gets some new threads

Unicaja Málaga unveiled their new uniforms on Monday. They’re…alright.

Real Madrid to play Liga de las Americas champions

Euroleague champions Real Madrid will travel to Sao Paulo, Brazil in September to play a two-game series against Bauru. The games will be held Sept. 25 and 27.

Check out the Euroleague’s press release below for more info.

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