ADDS MORRIS' RETURN TO LOS ANGELES LAKERS
By Can Erozden
ANKARA (AA) - Croatian basketball player Dario Saric is staying at the Phoenix Suns for another three years, an NBA insider said on Monday.
"Dario Saric has agreed to a three-year, $27M deal to stay with Phoenix, agents Jeff Schwartz and Mike Lindeman of @excelsm_bball tell ESPN," Adrian Wojnarowski said on Twitter.
The 26-year-old power forward has been playing for the Suns since 2019.
In 2016, he left Turkish club Anadolu Efes to make his way to the NBA.
He was a Philadelphia 76ers player in 2016-2018 but moved to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the majority of the 2018-19 season.
While with the 76ers, Saric was picked for the 2016-17 NBA All-Rookie First Team.
The Croatian international averaged 10.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in the 2019-20 season for the Suns.
Saric was an Anadolu Efes forward in 2014-2016.
- Real Madrid playmaker set for Nuggets move
Real Madrid's playmaker guard from Argentina Facundo Campazzo is set to soon join the Denver Nuggets, local media reported on Monday.
Sports daily Marca said that Campazzo, 29, left the Spanish powerhouse to continue his career in the US.
It added that Campazzo is expected to go to Denver to sign in a few days.
"Campazzo has agreed to a two-year deal with the Denver Nuggets, his agent Alex Saratsis tells ESPN," Wojnarowski previously tweeted on Saturday.
The point guard bid farewell to Real Madrid on Sunday.
After Real Madrid acquired Campazzo in 2014, he helped them win the 2015 and 2018 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague titles.
As point guard, Campazzo helped Argentina bag the silver medal in the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.
- Morris to stay with LA Lakers
US power forward Markieff Morris is set to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2020-21 season.
"Markieff Morris tweets he’s returning to Lakers," Wojnarowski said.
"Run it back! #Lakeshow," Morris tweeted.
Markieff, 31, previously played for the Detroit Pistons but in February joined the Lakers and helped them win the 2020 NBA championship.
Markieff's twin Marcus is playing for the Lakers' rivals, the Los Angeles Clippers.
Marcus Morris recently signed a four-year, $64 million contract with the Clippers.
The upcoming NBA season is set to start on Dec. 22, the league and the union confirmed earlier this month.
Under the deal between the NBA and the players association, the season will come back with a 72 game-schedule for each team, rather than 82 games.