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Wendell Maxey

  • joined Aug 31, 2010
  • last login Aug 29, 2013
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Wendell Maxey serves as Scouting Director for the Nuremberg Basketball Club (NBC) in Germany’s Pro-A Second Division (Die Junge Liga) and operates Around The World Basketball Consulting, a consulting firm based in Nuremberg, Germany.

Maxey spent nine years as a freelance sports writer and editor, covering the NBA in New York, New Jersey and Portland; Pac-12, West Coast Conference and Big Sky Conference college basketball; international basketball in Germany with Beko BBL, Die Junge Liga (Pro-A Second Division) and the 2011 European Championship in Lithuania.

A previous featured writer with NBA.com, ESPN.com, SLAM Magazine/SLAMonline and a number of newspapers and media outlets, Maxey now contributes newsworthy basketball updates and insight on international basketball for Ridiculous Upside.

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Smith, Babbitt Blaze Their Own Overseas Trail

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One was a first round pick. The other a second round selection. But while Nolan Smith and Luke Babbitt share a common bond of getting absolutely no run with the Portland Trail Blazers, they also...

James Ennis Goes From Miami Heat To Perth Wildcats

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It is roughly 11,399 miles from South Beach to Perth, Australia but James Ennis is only a phone call away. The Miami Heat simply need to make that call, as the second round pick signed to play in...

More NBA Teams Using "Draft And Stash" Philosophy

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Being selected in the second round does not guarantee money or minutes in the NBA. But teams are wisely utilizing ways to develop players while retaining their rights. Enter the "draft and stash"...

Report: Hawks To Sign Pero Antic

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Months after helping Olympiacos win their second-straight Euroleague title, Pero Antic is heading to the NBA and will sign with the Atlanta Hawks according to a number of overseas reports.

Czyz Set To Attend Summer League With Portland

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Olek Czyz announced he will play for the Portland Trail Blazers at the Las Vegas Summer League in July, but that is not the only basketball on his mind these days.

From Latvia To The League: 8 Workouts In 9 Days

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The kid can play, that's for sure. But if Janis Timma hears his name called on June 27 at the NBA Draft, his future in the Association will likely involve being stashed in a higher league in Europe...

Quin Snyder To Join Hawks' New Coaching Staff

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Two seasons ago, Quin Snyder made the jump as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers to an assistant coach in Russia with CSKA Moscow. Now the well-travled Snyder is heading back to the NBA...

The Ups And Downs Of Dario Saric

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The talent is there. So is his name in the 2013 NBA Draft. At least for now. When it comes to Dario Saric -- the 19-year old from Croatia who has been pegged as the next Magic Johnson -- some drama...

Where will Rudy Gobert land in the NBA?

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Size. Youth. Size. Upside. Size...when it comes to 7-foot-2 French center Rudy Gobert, these are just a few of the words that come to mind. Did we mention size? Here's another word to add to the...

How Kyle Hines Got A Shot At Two Euroleague Titles

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Long before he helped Olympiacos win back-to-back Euroleague titles, Kyle Hines was just another undersized center that many colleges didn't want to take a chance on. But that all changed at the...

Report: Aquille Carr To Attend Eurocamp In Italy

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This past week reports surfaced that Aquille Carr has been invited to the Adidas Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy in June. But where will the 19-year old highlight reel guard who chose Europe over...

Four Players To Watch At Euroleague Final Four

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The road to London was filled with big buckets and blocked shots and the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four is now set for Friday, May 10. By going inside the numbers, here's a quick look at...

Schroeder Set To Steal Show At Nike Hoop Summit

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At 19-years old, Dennis Schroeder is the most promising young talent coming out of Germany and will be on display at the Nike Hoop Summit. But his mercurial pro point guard also has NBA dreams, not...

Lights, Camera, Westermann

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When Leo Westermann signed a three-year deal in Serbia with Partizan Belgrade last July, he probably didn't realize this season would include a game halted by rioting fans, an arena filled with...

After Italy, Brackins Back At Home In The D-League

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There was actually a time during Craig Brackins' early days in the NBA with Philadelphia that he asked to be sent down to the D-League. Now after shuttling between the NBA and D-League and two...

From Waived To A Warrior, Thomas Back In The NBA

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It's around 7500 miles from Tel Aviv, Israel to Oakland, California but that journey probably feels longer for Malcolm Thomas after everything he's experienced. One game in the D-League and a...

Will OKC Thunder Buyout Georgios Printezis?

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Will Georgios Printezis ever make his NBA debut? The question is usually proceeded only by, "Who the heck is Georgios Printezis?" Now the question should be, will Oklahoma City make the power...

Moscow Part 2: White And Green Lift Off In Houston

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When James White and Gerald Green meet at the NBA Slam Dunk contest in Houston on Saturday night, the two high-flyers will look to pick up where they left off three years ago in Russia and the...

Is Another Shot At The NBA In Flynn's Near Future?

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Four months after signing to play this season in Australia, Jonny Flynn has helped the Melbourne Tigers improve their postseason chances thanks to his All-Star season. Now Flynn could be moving a...

Baynes' NBA Debut In The Books With Spurs

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After weeks of on-again-off-again reports that the San Antonio Spurs signed overseas center Aron Baynes out of Slovenia to a multi-year contract, the native Australian import finally made his NBA...

Another Big Season For John Bryant In Germany

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There is one word that best describes John Bryant: Big. But there is another title that is becoming synonymous with the Ratiopharm Ulm center: MVP. Bryant is poised to take home most valuable...

Waiting On Aron Baynes

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When word spread from Slovenia to San Antonio earlier in the week that Aron Baynes and the Spurs had reached a multi-year deal, the news came as a bit of a surprise. And with no formal announcement...

Say My Name: Bobby Brown Lights Up The Euroleague

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Two days removed from one of the most impressive scoring games in Euroleague history after scoring 41 points and dishing out 7 assists, Bobby Brown doesn't have to remind anyone what his name is.

Rudy Gobert: "I Want To Go To The NBA Next Season"

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No one can say Rudy Gobert doesn't have size, youth and ability on his side. But what is unknown about the 7'1 center out of France is, can Gobert make the jump from Europe to the NBA or would a...

Next Stop Kazakhstan

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Armon Johnson is no stranger to making his way around the league over the last two years in the NBA from Portland, to D-League stints, to New Jersey and Orlando. Now Johnson's on a whole new trip...

Panathinaikos Awaiting Kapono's Arrival In Greece

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Two weeks ago NBA 3-point specialist and former NBA champ Jason Kapono was on his way to play in Greece before some family health matters delayed those plans. Now with a concrete date in place and...

From Amnesty To Artland, Gomes Signs In Germany

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After spending seven years in the NBA between Boston, Minnesota and Los Angeles, Ryan Gomes will get his first taste of playing overseas after signing with the Artland Dragons in Germany's BEKO BBL...

Can Marcus Banks Find Glory In Greece?

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Critics are quick to write off Marcus Banks after spending nine years in the NBA and playing for seven different teams including a stint in the D-League. But at 30-years old, Banks has the chance...

NBA In Europe: The Never-Ending "10-Year Plan"

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David Stern's name will forever be linked to the NBA expanding to Europe, but as he prepares for retirement in 2014 the agenda falls to Adam Silver. Will Silver speed up the process of establishing...

Flynn Goes Down Under To Find His Game

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When the Minnesota selected Jonny Flynn 6th overall in 2009, he had no idea three years later he would find himself playing in Australia. Now Flynn is looking forward to getting on the floor and...

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