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Basketball playing years in infobox[edit]

DaHuzyBru - Consensus has been for the playing years to reflect actual playing dates for club tenures. I edited Seth Curry and Maalik Wayns with this consensus in mind. For historical players we use game logs to determine years played (so only "1988" would show if he played 5 games in January, 1988 during the 1987-88 season), and modern players follow the same standard even though we usually have better contract status info. This is also consistent with the convention not listing clubs where the player signed but never played (we make an exception for players who have signed but have not yet had the opportunity to play - such as an August signee for a season starting in October). A recent extreme case is Andrew Bynum, who doesn't even show the Sixers in his club history though he was under contract all last year. If you think we should use a different standard, that is fair game, but we'd need to achieve sufficient consensus at WP:NBA or WP:BASKETBALL. Rikster2 (talk) 13:40, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

DHB - Bagumba started a discussion on this. Please weigh in at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Basketball#Teams_listed_in_biography_infobox to determine how teams that a player never played a game for should be handled. Rikster2 (talk) 01:00, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Larry Abney[edit]

Yep. Pretty sure this is our banned buddy (yesterday it was Julius Hodge). Rikster2 (talk) 13:46, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Willie Simmons[edit]

Can you take a look at Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Willie Simmons? I volunteered to create the article and was hoping you could verify the NBL dates listed. Might need your help citing the Australian info if you're up for it. Rikster2 (talk) 14:37, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

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February 2014[edit]

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Robbie Hummel edit[edit]

If that is indeed correct, then doesn't it need to be changed in the infobox as well?Hoops gza (talk) 17:34, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

MWP buyout[edit]

Woodson was quoted as saying it was a buyout,[1][2] and MWP tweeted similar a few days back. New York Times also called it a buyout.[3] Im guessing most team press releases don't go into contract specifics?—Bagumba (talk) 06:54, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Sources in articles considered for deletion[edit]

Thanks for helping improve articles like Chris Babb that are being considered for deletion. I do ask that sources like the ones added here not be deleted, or alternatively are incorporated into the article. Note that players that do not meet WP:NBASKETBALL, can still meet WP:GNG. However, GNG asks for multiple sources of independent sources. Some may argue that is not independent enough for a player invited to an NBA training camp. This is why I usually try to add a few independent sources to stub articles that are being questioned. Thanks.—Bagumba (talk) 20:28, 25 February 2014 (UTC)


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Chris Babb[edit]

Done. Cheers. CambridgeBayWeather (talk) 00:19, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Interested in doing a college player article?[edit]

Cameron Bairstow is an Australian playing for New Mexico. He is a virtual lock to win the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year and is also could be a consensus All-American. He's represented Australia several times in international play as well. Seems up your alley, interested? It would certainly help the College Basketball project, where there are a number of significant players without articles. Thanks for the consideration. Rikster2 (talk) 00:00, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Looking good! Rikster2 (talk) 13:19, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Maurice Harkless[edit]

As a third-generation Puerto Rican, Harkless is incapable of directly requesting the Puerto Rican citizenship document without residing in PR for a year. In other words, politically he is not Puerto Rican. "Puerto Rican-American", which is actually the proper spelling, is generally used when referring to second-generation people. Due to citizenship being a hotopic surrounding the status issue, I decided to include the distinctions between "political" and "FIBA" citizenship, which is meant to be a solomonic solution that prevents future edit wars once his name catches on in PR. I don't think that keeping two words really affects the article in any negative way, and it does prevent future damage. If you want to keep the statistics all over the page, I don't have any problem despite thinking that everything looks better if they were uniform. However, don't go around claiming that you are "fixing" something if you are unfamiliar with the relevant topics. (talk) 09:07, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

NBL infobox colors[edit]

I have no idea what the issue is, I am not that great on the technical front. It could be because college colors were added. I would recommend asking User:Frietjes, who added them before and is a very good coding expert. Rikster2 (talk) 13:29, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Royce White[edit]

What is going on with Royce White? He got recalled to the Kings, who were on a road trip. They seem to be dressing 12 instead of 13 on the road trip and he seems not to be travelling. His 10-day contract was up yesterday. I have not heard he was re-signed.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 05:04, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

I am guessing that they re-sign him tomorrow before their next home game based on this story. No need for them to re-sign him while the team travels and he doesn't I guess. It will give the team 2 extra days to look at him I guess.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 14:58, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
Well he has played in three games for a total of 8:55 and posted one missed shot and a couple of fouls. I hope they re-sign him just so that he does not end his career with these ridiculous stats. Have you heard which way the winds are blowing on this one?--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 17:53, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jabari Parker's high school career[edit]

As someone who I cross paths with a lot on keeping pages up to date, I thought you might have an interest in this page fork debate.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 19:53, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Compas music[edit]

I have replied to your message on my talk page. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 21:00, 18 March 2014 (UTC)


Please don't use the A11 speedy deletion tag indiscriminately. A11 applies to articles about subjects that are self-evidently made up - new words, games, concepts or stories that clearly exist only in the mind of the author (or possibly one of their friends). It doesn't apply to anything else. Yunshui  12:08, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

And again with Dant katha? It took literally seconds of Google-time to establish that the term was actually real - "looks made up to me" does not equate to "is actually made up". To paraphrase Inigo Montoya: "You keep using that tag. I do not think it means what you think it means." Yunshui  12:30, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Venexian Monotype[edit]

I prodded this instead of speedy deletion. OK? Bearian (talk) 18:47, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Jerry Stackhouse[edit]

Is Jerry Stackhouse retired from the game? Last time I saw him on NBA TV as a analyst, but haven't seen any official article on his retirement. Also, someone deleted him off the free agent list on List of 2013–14 NBA season transactions, but hasn't added him to the "Retirement" section. Do you have any information about that? --Janisterzaj (talk) 09:50, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Justin Watts[edit]

Does he meet GNG as a professional? His article was AfD'd when he was a college player - he wasn't notable for that. Just checking. Rikster2 (talk) 15:08, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Depends on the level of coverage of the league. If the Mexican league he is in doesn't get much coverage then he may not meet GNG. Unfortunately "fully professional" basketball players aren't given the benefit of the doubt for notability like in soccer. Really, no skin off my nose, I am pretty cynical about notability standards - they are very inconsistent. I'm just really familiar with the Watts case since he played for my Alma mater. Rikster2 (talk) 15:51, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion contested: Point View Primary School[edit]

Hello DaHuzyBru, and thanks for patrolling new pages! I am just letting you know that I contested the speedy deletion of Point View Primary School, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: A7 doesn't apply to educational institutions. You may wish to review the Criteria for Speedy Deletion before tagging further pages. Thank you. Smtchahal (talk) 08:36, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanasis Antetokounmpo[edit]

It is well known and commonly known that his nickname is Greek Freak 2. Can you please tell me why you are removing those edits?Bluesangrel (talk) 03:33, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

It is well known, and that it is "silly" is your personal opinion. Also the reference given is not meant as an exact mention of the nickname, but a reference to it, since you removed it, it was added as a way in good faith to appease that. But you continue to say that edit was false. As you point out one single grammatical change that is necessary in writing the text, to discredit it, even though it does not. So it should not be in the heading? Then it can be under personal info then. If you have not noticed, many of the NBA players and D-League players have them listed, something you indeed should have noticed since you say that you mostly edit those player profiles.Bluesangrel (talk) 05:07, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
I did provide a source for it. You simply decided yourself that source was no good. Anyway, the NBA D-League itself refers to him as Greek Freak 2 in games, during broadcasts, in numerous videos on YouTube, etc. Do you consider NBA D League a source or not? We are not really here to debate the legitimacy of sources as individuals such as yourself see it fit one way or another personally in your own opinion. Just to explain it to you, Giannis has been called Greek Freak for a long time, before he was even in NBA or USA, and his brother was too. This was in Greece. And they were called the Greek Freaks in Greece, before NBA or USA. And called Greek Freak nation, Greek Freaks, Greek Freak brothers. So yes, Thanasis is called Greek Freak 2. This is nothing at all made up. I really do not like how you implied I make that up. Especially when NBA D-League's official YouTube is calling him that. But I'm not going to edit it back in since you are so against it because I see on your talk page that you have been in some edit wars before, and I'm not getting into it.Bluesangrel (talk) 01:35, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
Hey, I think I have a good source for you. At this site, Thanasis Antetokounmpo interview take a look at the second embedded video on that page. Starting at the 4:43 time mark of the video, through the 5:24 time mark of the video. Hopefully that helps.Bluesangrel (talk) 02:09, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Roy Hibbert[edit]

Ha don't need to start an edit war either but in all seriousness, the Big Stiff was his nickname from college. I remember watching him play at Georgetown and the announcers commonly said it - debating who would be better - the Big Stiff or Thabeet. smooth0707 (talk) 15:55, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

declining your speedy[edit]

The stub is in desperate need of expansion, but it appears Simon Wilson meets WP:ATHLETE for having played for the Auckland Pirates. Schmidt, Michael Q. 22:34, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

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Brad Tinsley[edit]

You can't believe everything you read on the internet. I am related to Brad and talk with him frequently and I can assure you he never signed a contract. I'm not too sure why you are pushing so much on this either but I would prefer not to have unnecessary/incorrect information on this page, thanks.

Do you know that preliminary agreements and signing a contract are different events? Just because the team decided to announce something does not mean anything.

Fisher playing position[edit] lists Fisher as both PG/SG likely since Reggie Jackson was the backup PG in Fisher's last stint with OKC. In reality, Fisher was never a true PG with Lakers under Jackson, often interchanging with Kobe in triangle offense. The other reality is there are plenty of editors that will periodically add it back since lists it. I'll leave it to you if you want to police it.—Bagumba (talk) 17:43, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

There was also the discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_National_Basketball_Association/Archive_23#Player_positions_.28again.29. Again, will leave it to your discretion if you want to try to get more consensus on it. At any rate, I don't plan on reverting Fisher.—Bagumba (talk) 17:46, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Re: Upload image[edit]

The license is not free, so you can't upload that image. From you can see which license is okay to upload to Commom.

Aaron Afflalo[edit]

Including what player the draft pick was later used to draft IS pertinent to the player. It allows the reader to see what kind of value was traded away for the player. If Aaron Afflalo were traded for a draft pick that later became a superstar it would most certainly be of use to the reader. Remember this is an encyclopedia and as much information as possible should be included in every article. It also expands the article with additional information and links to other pages. CircuitChild (talk) 18:40, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Alonzo Gee[edit] It is on He is on Hornets now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:01, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Shabazz Napier[edit]

Thanks for keeping it I just worked really hard doing that — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lilk846 (talkcontribs) 15:15, 27 June 2014 (UTC)


If the trade was reported, it will happen, so we can put it up ahead of time! And with Jackson, he hasn't signed. Neither have many other rookies, so why do they have teams listed. So many rookies haven't signed, yet they are still reported as being on a team here. The Garrett-Novak trade did happen, so that should stay, the Haywood-Gee trade has not. I will revert the Jackson article and Novak and Garrett's articles. That trade happened. miamiheat631 (talk) 9:04 9 July 2014 (UTC) (sorry if I don't know how to sign a talk page) — Preceding undated comment added 14:03, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Ok, but the trade will happen, why can't we just update it now. There are a lot of people who agree to sign and they're on rosters here on Wikipedia and they haven't signed yet. miamiheat631 (talk) 9:04 9 July 2014 (UTC) (sorry if I don't know how to sign a talk page)

Ok, I didn't revert them. I just don't understand that if they agreed, they're going to be on the team, so we should get a headstart. Just saying. Garrett's a raptor and Novak's a Jazz. miamiheat631 (talk) 9:04 9 July 2014 (UTC) (sorry if I don't know how to sign a talk page)

Yes, exactly, he agreed but not signed, but he WILL sign, so we should just update it anyway, no need in waiting a day if we can just do it now. Granger is on the Heat. miamiheat631 (talk) 9:04 9 July 2014 (UTC) (sorry if I don't know how to sign a talk page)

It actually is pretty easy to understand, because they have agreed, they are on the team. The trade will happen, so they are on the respective teams, the NBA should do away with the moratorium period. They're will be on the teams, so they should be on Wikipedia now, plain and simple. I'm done arguing with you, you're wasting my time. And YOU'RE WRONG! miamiheat631 (talk) 9:04 9 July 2014 (UTC) (sorry if I don't know how to sign a talk page)

You're wrong. When they agree, they sign. As for the moratorium period, yes it should be gotten rid of, because they don't need ten days to discuss money, they should just sign, and they will. I'm done. miamiheat631 (talk) 9:04 9 July 2014 (UTC) (sorry if I don't know how to sign a talk page)

Bye wrong dude. miamiheat631 (talk) 9:04 9 July 2014 (UTC) (sorry if I don't know how to sign a talk page)

See, it happened. So why couldn't we just update it yesterday? miamiheat631 (talk) 17:28 10 July 2014 (UTC — Preceding undated comment added 21:28, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

NBA player source question[edit]

If someone actually gives a source on one of these NBA player pages, should I still revert if it's only according to anonymous source? Not sure what the policy is for this sorta thing. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 05:43, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Problem editor[edit]

He appears to have continued after your final warning, so I've blocked him for three months. Just a time-waster Jimfbleak - talk to me? 15:07, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

ESPN profile in "External links"[edit]

I saw that you added EL to Jeremy Lin, presumably because {{Basketballstats}} does not display it. The background is that it used to be supported, but was deprecated per Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_National_Basketball_Association/Archive_19#ESPN_NBA_bios. I've deleted the link from Lin's article. If you see it in basketaballstats elsewhere, either 1) ignore it, as it won't show anything or 2) remove it, so nobody else gets any ideas to move it also :-) Thanks.—Bagumba (talk) 02:04, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Mike Miller[edit]

Mike Miller has been signed and officially a cavalier, ok? Davelo15 (talk) 08:31, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Jan Vesely[edit]

You are right, the transfer is not offical yet, I will remove Jan Vesely from Fenerbahçe Ülker main page as well, thanks for letting me know.Rivaner (talk) 11:47, 20 July 2014 (UTC) Thanks for the web page, I will look for updates and also check Fenerbahce Ülker's web page as well. Rivaner (talk) 11:56, 20 July 2014 (UTC) By the way, is Vesely a small forward or a power forward? I thought he played as small forward mainly but before my removal, I was on the brink of am edit war with an IP adress because of this issue. Thanks again for your time.Rivaner (talk) 12:32, 20 July 2014 (UTC) Thanks for the info, I will keep that in mind if the transfer becomes offical.Rivaner (talk) 17:54, 20 July 2014 (UTC) The transfer is now offical, so I edited the relatd pages accordingly. Thanks for your help.Rivaner (talk) 15:01, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Antetokounmpo was not a Greek League all star[edit]

Source - [4] He did not play in the Greek League. He never played in the Greek League at all in his career. He was not eligible to be voted to or selected to the Greek League all star game because he was never a player in the Greek League. He did not play in the Greek Basket League. He played in Greece's 2nd tier league, it's 2nd division, the Greek A2 Basketball League. So of course he could not be an all star of a league he never even played in. The way it works is at the Greek all star weekend players from the lower divisions can't be all stars, but they can compete at the slam dunk contest and at the 3 point contest. Giannis' brother, Thanasis, was competing at the slam dunk contest. He too never played in the Greek League, so he too could not be a Greek all star. But he was competing at the slam dunk contest, which players from lower level leagues are allowed to do. So Giannis and his brother were there because of that. At the end of the Greek all star game, with like you know a minute in the game or something like that, the fans wanted to see Giannis play and were clapping and calling for his name, so the coaches obliged them and said he could go in the game for a few moments and play. And he played for a few possessions and the fans cheered and were happy then. That was it. This should not though be credited in the site as he was "a Greek League all star". It's really not accurate and correct, and because it's getting repeated in other places over the internet, even though it isn't actually true. If you need an English source, here is the Google translation of the source, which comes from the largest sports media in Greece, which is basically equivalent to like Greece's version of ESPN [5] Bluesangrel (talk) 23:29, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Ryan Kelly[edit]

What is your problem? Explain word by word your edit, which I just reverted, cause it doesn't make sense at all.--AirWolf (talk) 06:44, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

About Jason Kapono's retired[edit]

I think my editor without error,Jason Kapono's retired belone to 13-14 season.Please reply.Thank you. 李郓梁 (talk) 09:07, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Allen Iverson played in Turkey, why he can?李郓梁 (talk) 07:16, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Very happy to get your understanding, will also help me.李郓梁 (talk) 13:50, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Edit summary[edit]

Unsolicited advice that you can feel free to take or leave. I notice you sometimes leave edit summaries like "back to old version" when reverting. Since you are already investing effort to add a summary (which is an improvement over many editors), it would be more helpful to explain why you made the revert, not just that you are doing it. If any good faith editors happen to read it, they will know what they did wrong. Something simple like "unexplained edit" or "unsourced" is what I usually use, and can go a long way toward swaying public opinion if you inadvertently get into disputes.—Bagumba (talk) 07:43, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Kyrie Irving[edit]

he does have a step mother here is the article i don't how to make a reference (User:Lilk846) 14:24, 29 July 2014 (UTC)


Just stopped by to say hey--AnthonyEaster24 (talk) 14:36, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Evan Turner[edit]

You might have missed it, but Evan Turner's agent announced the agreement to sign with Boston a few weeks ago. "Free-agent guard Evan Turner reached a deal with the Boston Celtics, his agent David Falk told USA TODAY Sports on Monday."[6] No problem if you want to brave the drive-by edits over it, but should start a discussion at Talk:Evan Turner. Cheers.

Evan Turner has in fact signed with the Boston Celtics. As stated here. The Boston Celtics also have him listed on their roster As seen here So I believe his signing with the Celtics is official. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zeke1888 (talkcontribs) 16:10, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker)@Zeke1888: "agreed to terms" means they have agreed, buy have not officially signed. Otherwise, they would say he "signed". His agent confirmed the agreement, which is better than the usual unnamed sources. However, he probably still hasn't really signed since he not on the Celtic's maintained site at As I've stated at Wikipedia_talk:NBA#Agreeing_to_vs._signing_a_contract, I personally wouldn't add it, but I don't have the energy to constantly remove it when a player or his agent is quoted as having come to an agreement.—Bagumba (talk) 00:21, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

AfD nominations for Corey Easley, James Legan[edit]

Hi there, as indicated in the other discussion, I don't consider these players notable either, so I've nominated the articles for deletion. I haven't looked through all of the articles you created (and don't intend to) and just want to point out that there's another bunch of borderline cases there which might be AfD'ed sooner or later as well (not by me). On a general note, I just don't see any sense in pushing the notability threshold that much lower than the guidelines propose, especially considering popular topics such as basketball certainly aren't among those in real need of further expansion. Regards, Axolotl Nr.733 (talk) 11:24, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

August 2014[edit]

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E'Twaun Moore[edit]

Is E'Twaun Moore officially a Bull? I don't see him at .--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 07:29, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

@TonyTheTiger: No, appears to be just a rumor at this point [7]. DaHuzyBru (talk) 07:37, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Article recommendations[edit]

Hi DaHuzyBru - not ure if you are looking for any new articles to create, but I had a couple of suggestions. First, Anthony Drmic is an Australian entering his senior year at Boise State. He has represented Australia internationally at the 2013 Summer Universade and will be a top candidate for his conference player of the year and is in good position to pass the 2000 point barrier for his college career. Second, Jack Salt is on the New Zealand national team and will be a freshman for the University of Virginia this season. He is currently on the 2014 NZ World Cup team (though I can't remember if they've made final roster cuts). He is a player I could probably get a nice photo of once the season starts as I live quite near the U. of VA's campus. The last is Daniel Kickert who was recently signed by Melbourne United. He has had a long pro career and played college basketball at Saint Mary's College (though the note in the article is wrong in that he was not West Coast Conference POY in 2005). Just some thoughts, certainly no obligation on your part, but each of these players meets GNG. Rikster2 (talk) 12:01, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

@Rikster2: I'll be sure to get to some of these in the near future, especially Daniel Kickert; I just don't really have the time right now to create an article. I'm also pretty flustered right now with this sock puppetry case – those two really got to me with their constant "early life" edits. Thanks for suggesting these three through – btw, Jack Salt didn't make the final cut for the New Zealand World Cup squad and I wouldn't probably start him yet even though he's played in the NBL. Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 17:29, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Both of those sock accounts have been blocked now. Rikster2 (talk) 19:13, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

@Rikster2: I just created Daniel Kickert, and yeah, I'm not sure where the NBL got their info on him being the 2005 WCC POY ?? The NBL often make mistakes with their press releases; I've emailed people before and usually get no response – useless. Anyway, just thought I'd let you know! Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 09:41, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Great work! Kickert was overdue for an article, he's played at a high level for several years. Rikster2 (talk) 12:36, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Nets' draft-day trade[edit]

2014 Draft Trade Tracker doesn't explicitly say that it was a four-team trade while the official press release from the Brooklyn Nets explicitly says that it was separate draft trades:

The Brooklyn Nets have acquired the draft rights to guard Markel Brown (#44 pick) from the Minnesota Timberwolves, guard Xavier Thames (#59 pick) from the Toronto Raptors and forward Cory Jefferson (#60 pick) from the Philadelphia 76ers in separate draft night trades, each in exchange for cash considerations, General Manager Billy King announced.

Furthermore, on the Toronto Raptors press release, there is no mention of a multi-team trade. On the Minnesota Timberwolves website, they only mentions that they sold the 44th pick for cash. — MT (talk) 08:15, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

@Martin tamb: Righto. Fair enough. DaHuzyBru (talk) 12:53, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Kevin Love[edit]

The trade has happened because it is August 23rd. The trade between Love and Andrew Wiggins couldn't be official until today. It is August 23rd so that means the trade is official. The King Gemini (talk) 17:32, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Kevin Love[edit]

Sorry about that!!! I edited the wrong thing!!!!! My Bad!!!!! Hardcoreromancatholic (talk) 18:56, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Darius Garrett[edit]

The reason I edited it like that is because the way the name of the club is written is always as AENK. The name of the club AEN Kifisia, or Nea Kifisia, but the club's name is always written as AENK. In other words the name of the club is not in line with what is the same as what is written as what club you would play for. That's the reason I edited it like that. Not that it matters. I just figured I would explain it. It does not matter it anyway, but I figured I would explain why I edited it like that.Bluesangrel (talk) 04:40, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

This might help show and explain it better. This is how it is in official Greek League site. [8] It is Greek letters, but as you can see it is AENK. The same at the club's official website [9] as it shows it goes by the name Αθλητική Ένωση Νέας Κηφισιάς (A.E.N.K.) I guess an easy way to explain it would be like how comparing to an NBA team, the official name of say Cleveland Cavaliers is Cleveland Cavaliers, then there is "Cavs", or like New York Knickerbockers, then there is "Knicks". It depends on what the team wishes to use as the common name. The actual name of the club is not necessarily always the same as the common name. That is the same issue here basically.Bluesangrel (talk) 04:48, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Brady Heslip[edit]

I didn't know he sat out in 2010-11, my mistake. Jrcla2 (talk) 21:34, 19 September 2014 (UTC)


There are many sources where you can see that he was born in Inđija, but they are all on Serbian language [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]. All that links that you gave me are probably based from the Adriatic league website where they made mistake.--Bozalegenda (talk) 17:26, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

About foreign players in NBA draft[edit]

I saw you asked on Pero Antic page history about did he enter the draft. Just so you know, that's not how the NBA draft works. All non-USA players in the world are entered into the draft automatically without their permission, whether they enter or not. Even if they ask not to be entered into the draft specifically they are still entered into it. Many players in Europe for example specifically asked not to be entered in the draft and were anyway and got drafted and of course were angry about it. That is how the draft works. There is a big misconception about having to enter the draft or give your permission. It does not work that way. It only works that way if you want to enter in the draft early. But not when the NBA deems you as "auto draft eligible". So yes, every single player in the world that is non-American is entered into the draft whether they actually want to or not, even without their consent actually. So yes, for example Antic was entered into the draft, as was every other player in Europe, every single year. It's one of the reasons most players drafted from Europe will never play in the NBA because they were drafted without consent by the NBA and without having ever entered the draft or having even anted to be drafted. It's a very strange system but that is how the NBA does it. So yes, Antic was indeed entered into the draft, it's just that he did not enter himself, no European player has to do so, the NBA does it on their own.Bluesangrel (talk) 04:20, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

@Bluesangrel: I think the point is though, foreign players are automatically entered into the draft when the are technically age eligible. Personally, I'm not sure the exact situation with Europeans players, but for Australian players, they aren't really "entered" into the draft but they are just technically eligible to be selected. Obviously, none of them are ever going to be selected, just like Antić in 2011, but I guess because he was of age, that was the draft he was assigned to?? Australian players like Steven Marković was originally entered in the 2005 draft, but later withdrew, and was then listed as undrafted in 2007. I think it's pretty arbitrary and simply to do with age i.e. 21 or 22. Overall point is I wouldn't add 2007 to Marković's draft year in his infobox, so I don't think Antić's needs it either (and/or any other similar cases). DaHuzyBru (talk) 14:27, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
The way the NBA draft works for all non-American players is they are automatically entered into the draft at the 22 birth year. So yes, they are indeed officially entered into the draft. It is a very bizarre system indeed, but that is how it works. There has been some talk about agents and players in Europe trying to sue the NBA over this, and that it might even be against some labor laws in Europe, but nothing has been changed as of yet in the NBA draft rules.Bluesangrel (talk) 21:30, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
I would just add though, with that being said, I don't think it is pertinent to add that non-American players were undrafted if they did not voluntarily enter the draft themselves. I don't think it has to be added to every player's template, like it would to an American player, because it is not pertinent. But, it is indeed technically correct. So yeah, it is a bit weird. I think it could be optional for non-American players that were not drafted.Bluesangrel (talk) 21:35, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
I would like to discuss on this topic. In my opinion, based on what I read from several sources, non-US players who signed a professional contract in any league other than NBA (even on the US soil), are automatically eligible for the NBA Draft at the age of 22 in the calendar year of the Draft. Also, whether the player's birthday is before or after NBA Draft in the calendar year of Draft, he is a part of that generation. For example the case is the 27th pick of this year Draft, Bogdan Bogdanović. Even without declaring for Draft, he went chosen. The same thing is with players who went undrafted. I'll now skip talk, and provide sources which should clear any doubts to you: Eligibility; [15] (under G);

Serbian national basketball team[edit]

Hi! I want your opinion on whether should I start splitting records of the Serbian national basketball team.

It became independent country back in 2006, and FIBA, in my opinion, started to separate records since 2007 from the Yugoslavian team. However, the only issue about the legality of such change in reasoning, should be the FIBA Rankings, as Serbia was well-positioned and after 2006, meaning FIBA treated this team as a successor of results (see formula how the points are allocated and rankings formed).

I know there was a lot of discussion on this topic, about should we keep all the results before 1992 together with those after. And we sort of solved that lets say "conspiracy". The big problem in issues like this one is the emotional connection of the Serbian people to the successes of former teams. Although, IOC is clearly on this, as they treat Serbia as a new country, and accepts the results just since 2007 and not before (there is an exception for some early years of the 20th century). I am reasoning that FIBA started to think the same way as IOC since recently.

So, I would gladly start creating FR Yugoslavia national basketball team article, and "cut/paste" the results from 1992–2006 into it. Of course, I would also provide some good general description in the both. Also, I don't think a new discussion is a good solution in this case, as the result of suck actions in the past failed. All this is only possible if you agree, and if you are ready to provide backup for my work, meaning of monitoring pages related to it and even by putting locks for IP-s in first month or two. If I need to provide some links for my "theory", ask.--AirWolf talk 13:36, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

@AirWolf: I don't mean to disappoint, but I'm not sure that I am the right person to help you with this. I know little to nothing about Serbia and/or Serbian basketball and I therefore don't have an opinion or a stance on this matter. Regarding creating FR Yugoslavia national basketball team, I wouldn't be against this (or splitting records) but I wouldn't be one to get involved purely based on my lack of knowledge and interest in the topic. DaHuzyBru (talk) 16:49, 1 October 2014 (UTC)