As teams try to pinch pennies and maximize value, veterans playing overseas have better odds than ever of fulfilling (or re-igniting) their NBA dreams
July 17, 2018, 8:17 amAxel ToupaneG, International
On Tuesday, Olympiacos B.C. of Greece announced the signing of Axel Toupane.
Toupane had some private workouts for NBA teams the last couple weeks pursuing a free-agent deal but he opted for the guaranteed money with one of the top teams in the EuroLeague. The French-American forward spent last season with Zalgiris Kaunas averaging 6.9 points per game.
June 27, 2018, 12:41 amAxel ToupaneG/F, New Orleans Pelicans
Axel Toupane is holding private workouts in the hopes of securing an NBA deal this summer.
Toupane parlayed a great D-League run with Raptors 905 into some NBA attention, spending short stints with the Nuggets, Bucks and Pelicans across two seasons. He was playing overseas last season and was one of the top players on Zalgiris, who made the EuroLeague Final Four. Toupane has a shot at the NBA after padding his resume in Europe — teams are always looking for capable wings these days.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
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