Free agent guard Josh Akognon has reached agreement on a substantial one-year contract with Qingdao Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM.
Akognon will make significantly more money with Qingdao than if he had signed with one of the several NBA teams that showed recent interest.
With Qingdao, Akognon’s season will be completed and have him available...
The Memphis Grizzlies have claimed Josh Akognon off waivers.
Akognon was waived by the Dallas Mavericks to clear cap space.
Akognon was impressive in Summer League with the Mavericks.
The Dallas Mavericks have waived Bernard James and Josh Akognon.
The Mavericks were forced to waive both players in order to clear cap space to sign Monta Ellis to a $25 million contract.
Dallas is interested in re-signing both players if they clear waivers.
The D-League Select defeated the Dallas Mavericks by a final score of 82-75 in Summer League play on Tuesday.
Kyle Weaver scored 15 points and four rebounds to lead the D-League.
Josh Akognon had 20 points, four rebounds and three steals.
Three Up, Three Down
UP -- Josh Akognon, Mavericks: Akognon has been on the cusp of making the NBA regularly throughout his short career. He seems to always be one of those final cuts in late October. So another strong Summer League is a must for him. As it always is. His first game turned out to be a good one. He scored 22 points on 8-for-14 shooting and 3 of 6 3-pointers. Akognon...
The Dallas Mavericks signed free agent guard Josh Akognon to a 10-day contract Wednesday.
Akognon, who was in training camp with the Mavs, is expected to join the team in Denver and be available for Thursday night's game against the Nuggets.
After being one of the last cuts by the Mavericks last fall, the 5-foot-11 Akognon played 36 games in the Chinese Basketball Association...
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April 03, 2013