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Wendell Maxey

  • joined Aug 31, 2010
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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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Report: Morrison To Play In Europe Or The D-League

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Adam Morrison is still shooting for another shot at the NBA, but he may have to go through Europe (again) to get there. While Morrison recently discussed retiring from the game there appears to be a new overseas or D-League plan in the works.

Is Joey Dorsey Heading Back To The NBA?

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After another Euroleague loss Joey Dorsey vented about playing his last game in Greece for Olympiacos with an NBA offer on the table. But there are a lot of unknowns regarding Dorsey's exit in Greece along with a buyout on his remaning two-year deal.

Quin Snyder Has It Made In Moscow

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There was once a time when Quin Snyder nearly walked away from the game. Depression and heartache set in. Coaching in the D-League gave Snyder a second chance and his journey through the NBA and now in Europe hasn't been the same since.

Malcolm Thomas Throws Down For Maccabi Tel-Aviv

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Malcolm Thomas hoped he'd receive a guaranteed deal with either the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks or Miami Heat this summer, but instead Thomas' sure thing is coming in Israel with Maccabi Tel-Aviv.

Can Horner Overcome Stress Fracture In Germany?

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Dennis Horner's hoop dream came true with the New Jersey Nets last season and now the 6'9 forward has a chance to show he belongs in a new league -- Germany's BEKO BBL. It all comes down to showing he is healthy over the course of the next two weeks.

After Belgium, Holiday Finds Shot With Portland

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Undrafted out of the University of Washington, Justin Holiday spent last season playing for Aalstar in Belgium and now has the chance to crossover to the NBA after the Portland Trail Blazers claimed the 6'6 forward off of waivers on Friday.

A Full Preview Guide To The Euroleague Season

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Can Olympiakos repeat as champs? Will CSKA Moscow comeback with a vengeance? Will the moves Real Madrid made in the offseason pay off? The Turkish Airlines Euroleague starts on Thursday with seven games, so what better time for a full preview.

Bayern Munich Moves On Without Dirk Bauermann

After struggling in the preseason and some players battling off-court issues, Bayern Munich makes a major move by firing head coach Dirk Bauermann just days before the start of the Beko BBL regular season.

D.J. White Signs With The Shanghai Sharks In CBA

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After finishing last season with the Charlotte Bobcats, D.J. White has decided to sign a one-year deal playing in China. But are White's NBA days numbered or is this just a stopping point until March?

Josiah Turner Replaced By Brandon Wood In Hungary

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Josiah Turner lasted about four weeks overseas in Hungary before he asked from his release. Now, one man's loss is Brandon Wood's gain as the former Michigan State Spartan takes over.

Josh Akognon Re-Routes From Signing In China To Accepting Training Camp Invite With Dallas Mavericks

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After two seasons playing in China, Josh Akognon stopped very short of going for his third by taking the Dallas Mavericks up on an offer to attend training camp.

Right Time for Manny Harris To Make Overseas Move, Signs In The Ukraine

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No more 10-day contracts for Manny Harris. The former Canton Charge and Cleveland Cavaliers guard signed this week to play in the Ukraine.

An Overseas Setback For Robbie Hummel: Out 4-8 Weeks With Injured Meniscus

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After battling back from two ACL surgeries on his right knee, being drafted and playing summer league with Minnesota, Robbie Hummel decided to take his game to Spain. Another set back was there waiting for the former Purdue standout forward.

From Lithuania To Los Angeles, Reeves Nelson's Story Comes Full Circle With The Lakers

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In a nine month span, Reeves Nelson went from dismissed from UCLA, to struggling overseas in Lithuania, to battling at summer league in Vegas. With an invite to training camp with the Lakers, Nelson has the chance to write a new chapter to his story.

Before Landing In Brooklyn, Mirza Teletovic Lighting It Up At EuroBasket Qualifier

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While the start of NBA training camp is still a couple of months away, Mirza Teletovic of the Brooklyn Nets is getting is game on at the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifier in Slovenia and is giving Nets' fans something extra to be excited about.

Panathinaikos Finally Gets Their Big Man: Former NBA Center Hilton Armstrong

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No Big Ben, Anthony Tolliver or Lou Amundson, but Panathinaikos scored big by landing former NBA center Hilton Armstrong who will play in Greece after spending the last two seasons in France.

Pullen Prepares For Partizan By Hitting Buzzer Beater For Georgia National Team

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Jacob Pullen can't miss these days. Regardless if he is close to signing in Serbia or hitting game winners at the buzzer at the 2013 European Championship Qualifier, the former Kansas State point guard is balling.

Panathinaikos Will Have To Play Waiting Game If They Want An NBA Big Man

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Panathinaikos has won six Euroleague titles and remain a powerhouse in the Greek League. Now they are shopping for an NBA big man and have shown interest in Ben Wallace, Anthony Tolliver and Lou Amundson. Who is next?

Josiah Turner Signs In Hungary, Can Learn Lesson From Reeves Nelson's Story

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Kicked off the basketball team of a Pac-12 school. Dreams of turning pro and making it to the NBA. It's hard to tell if this is Josiah Turner's story or Reeves Nelson's. Hopefully a lesson will be learned either way.

NBA Will Wait As Zoran Dragic Nears Deal With Unicaja Malaga

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Zoran and Goran Dragic has always talked about playing in the NBA together one day, but the family reunion will have to wait as Goran returns to Phoenix and Zoran prepares to sign in Spain's ACB League.

Jon Scheyer's Fresh Start Overseas Could Come In Spain With Gran Canaria

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Jon Scheyer's rookie season in Israel ended in frustration, but now after playing with Philadelphia in summer league the former Duke guard is close to signing in Spain for a second shot overseas.

From Purdue To Minnesota, Robbie Hummel Takes His Game To Spain After Summer League

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Two months ago the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Robbie Hummel in the second round out of Purdue. And despite a subpar showing in Las Vegas, Hummel is showing their is life after summer league as he signs in Spain.

With CSKA Moscow, Weems Has Unfinished Business In The Euroleague In Replacing Kirilenko

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Last season in the Euroleague, Sonny Weems was the third-best scorer before an ankle injury suddenly ended his season in Lithuania. Now he's been chosen to replace Andrei Kirilenko with CSKA Moscow.

Artland Poised For BBL And Eurocup Push With Haynes, Mallet And Taylor

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For the past three seasons, Brose Baskets Bamberg has won the Beko BBL. But now with the additions of Marquez Haynes, Demond Mallet and Bryce Taylor the Artland Dragons have their eyes set on more than just Bamberg -- a Eurocup title too.

Hard Work Overseas Pays Off For P.J. Tucker In Signing With The Phoenix Suns

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P.J. Tucker spent the last five years playing overseas after leaving Toronto in 2007. Now after seeing the world, claiming multiple MVP awards and growing up each step of the way, the versatile forward is the newest member of the Phoenix Suns.

Donatas Motiejunas More Than Just Luis Scola's Replacement For The Houston Rockets

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A year after the Houston Rockets selected him late in the first round, Donatas Motiejunas made his debut at the Las Vegas Summer League. He did not disappointed. Can the big man help replace Luis Scola? Motiejunas' game shows he can do that and more.

With Printezis And Papanikolaou, Blazers Win Big In Ray Felton Trade

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The Portland Trail Blazers will acquire Georgios Printezis and Kostas Papanikolaou in a trade with the New York Knicks for Ray Felton. But these two Greeks are more than some second round NBA hopefuls. They are a part of the Blazers "stash" future.

How Waiting For Claver And Freeland Finally Paid Off For Portland

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The Portland Trail Blazers draft and stashed Joel Freeland and Victor Claver overseas in hopes they'd develop their games in Europe and eventually make the move to Portland. It's been a long six year process that has finally paid off for the Blazers.

Mirza Teletovic On Brooklyn Nets: "I Am Ready For The NBA"

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In Mirza Teletovic, the Brooklyn Nets get a big man who can step out and fill it up from outside and also hold his own down low. The other plus: his low cost signing leaves the door open for a possible Dwight Howard deal to go down in Brooklyn.

De Colo Finally Ready To Run In The NBA With San Antonio

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Three years after San Antonio selected Nando De Colo late in the second round of the NBA draft, the French combo guard moved another step closer this week to making his debut with the Spurs next season. But can De Colo hang with the big boys?

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