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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Golden State Warriors, to sign Reggie Williams to a 10-day contract

Golden State Warriors will call up Reggie Williams and sign him to a 10-day contract. 23-year-old forward is currently averging 26.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists for Sioux Falls Skyforce. Williams will join the Warriors during their Eastern road trip.

SOURCE: Twitter Marcus Thompson

Zydrunas Ilgauskas will be back to Cavaliers on March 22nd

Though Denver Nuggets are still on the run for hiring Zydrunas Ilgauskas, the agent of the Lithuanian center has informed Dallas Mavericks, another interested team in Ilgauskas, that the player will be back to Cleveland Cavaliers as soon as he's elegible. Ilgauskas will have to wait until March 22nd, 30 days after being traded by the Cavs to the Wizards. Ilgauskas was waived by Washington days ago.


Cleveland Cavaliers recall Danny Green

If Darnell Jackson played one game before being recalled by the Cavs, Danny Green needed two. Rookie forward is back to Cleveland Cavaliers from the affiliated D-League franchise Erie BayHawks. Green was assigned to the BayHawks a few days ago, an averaged 25.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 4.0 steals in two games played.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Memphis Grizzlies assign Lester Hudson to the D-League

Memphis Grizzlies have officially announced that rookie guard Lester Hudson has been assigned to the affiliated D-League franchise, Dakota Wizards. Hudson, acquired months ago after being waived by Boston Celtics, will join Hasheem Thabeet in Wizards after playing 24 games in the NBA this season. This won't be the first D-League experience this season for Hudson, after playing 5 games in Maine Red Claws.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Dragan Labovic is released from Aris Thessaloniki, and will play in Germany

Dragan Labovic and Aris Thessaloniki have reached a deal to terminate the contract of the Serbian center. Former FMP Zeleznik player arrived last summer, and was signed until 2012, but his bad performances caused this ending. The new team for Labovic will be German club Deutsche Bank Skyliners.


Nevezis signs Tomas Rakauskas to replace Rolandas Alijevas

Nevezis found quickly a replacement for guard Rolandas Alijevas, who left the team to sign for German squad Phoenix Hagen. Tomas Rakauskas is the new player from Nevezis, and already made his debut against Venstpils in Baltic League. Last year, Rakausksas played for BC Kaunas Triobet.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Sakalai signs Mindaugas Budzinauskas

Lithuanian team Sakalai has signed veteran forward Mindaugas Budzinauskas. 36-year-old forward started the season in Poland, playing for Sportino Inowroclaw. During his long career, Budzinauskas has played in several European leagues, such in Slovenia, Greece, Ukraine or Sweden.

SOURCE: Lietuvos Rytas

Last movements in Ukraine: Dymtro Bazelevskyi, Valentin Voronin, Pavel Ulyanko and Darrell Tucker

BC Khimik decided to change his head coach. Dmytro Bazelevskyi was fired, and replaced by Valentin Voronin

BC Hoverla signed Bielorrusian forward Pavel Ulyanko (coming from Pulsar) and released American forward Darrell Tucker (already signed by Maccabi Rishon-LeZion).

SOURCES: Basket.com.ua, Ukrbasket

Martin Muursepp, the best Estonian player ever, is back to the game

The first (and, so far, the last) Estonian to play in the NBA has decided to come out of his retirement. Martin Muursepp is training with Rakvere Tarvas (as advanced one month ago), in his home country. 35-year-old forward retired from active basketball in 2008, after playing for Kalev/Cramo. Muursepp played for Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks between 1996 and 1998.

SOURCE: Championat

Hemofrarm, close to sign Kyle Hill

Serbian team Hemofarm is close to sign American forward Kyle Hill. 31-year-old player is already discussing his leaving from Spanish team Meridiano Alicante. Hill would be back to the Adriatic League, after playing years ago for Bosna Sarajevo and KK Zadar. Hemofarm is also considering to sell Stefan Markovic.

SOURCE: Sportal

Maccabi Rishon LeZion signs Darrell Tucker

Maccabi Rishon-LeZion signed American forward Darrell Tucker to replace injured player Delron Johnson. Tucker was released from Ukrainian tema Hoverla days ago, and was a free agent. 29-year-old player will fill the spot left by the season-ending knee injury of Johnson.

SOURCE Walla Sports

Reno Bighorns acquire Richie Frahm

D-League franchise Reno Bighorns have announced the acquirement of guard Richie Frahm, who will be back to the team after scoring 19.0 per game last season for the Bighorns. Frahm will take the spot left by Dave Noel, who was waived again by Reno after 27 games played.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Giorgios Kalafatakis offered his resignation as Olympia Larisa coach

After last defeat of Olympia Larisa against Peristeri, head coach Giorgios Kalafatakis offered his resignation, but the Greek's club board refused to take it, and showed him their support. Olympia Larissa is on 13th position in HEBA A1 Division with just 4 victories in 18 games.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Vedran Princ, close to Ventspils

Vedran Princ is close to be the next Croat player to be signed by Latvian team Ventspils, after Mateo Kedzo. Princ would like to join Kedzo and coach Silvano Poropat in Latvia. Croatian guard was released by Cibona after a verbal fight with his former coach Velimir Perasovic.

SOURCE: Kosarka.hr

Vladimir Dasic plays his first game with Gran Canaria 2014

After solving his bureaucratic issues, Vladimir Dasic is already player of Gran Canaria 2014, on loan from Real Madrid. Montenegrin forward has made his debut with his new team against Caja Laboral. Dasic scored 4 points and captured 4 boards.


Brent Darby will replace injured Dawan Robinson in Umana Reyer

Italian LegaDue team Umana Reyer has confirmed American guard Brent Darby as the replacement for Dawan Robinson, who left the team without even playing a minute due to an injury. The new playmaker for Reyer will be Brent Darby, who was a free agent since being released from Limoges days ago. Before his unsuccessful French experience, Darby played in Italy for several teams since 2004.


Portland Trail Blazers interested in several players to improve roster

Along with names like Kenny Thomas and Francisco Elson, other players are now under the Portland Trail Blazers radar. The NBA team wants a player to fill the 15th spot of the roster. A top free agent like Zydrunas Ilgauskas is an objective, but also other players like Brian Cook (recently waived by Houston Rockets), Dan Dickau (playing in the D-League) or Jake Voskuhl (also on the Utah Jazz board).

SOURCE: The Oregonian

Radnicki signs Nenad Stefanovic

Serbian team KK Radnicki signed guard Nenad Stefanovic, who played for Metalac Valjevo, averaging 6.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in Serbian league. 24-year-old player arrived to Metalac coming from Borac Cacak, and also played for FMP Zeleznik and OKK Belgrade.

SOURCE: Kosarka.hr

Hemofarm could consider to sell Stefan Markovic

One of the top prospects of the Adriatic League, Stafan Markovic, could be transferred by hus current team, Hemofarm. 21-year-old Serbian guard will be a free agent this summer after expiring his contract with his current team, and Hemofarm is considering to accept an offer for him to earn some money from the transfer.

SOURCE: Sportal

Chicago Bulls could re-acquire Chris Richard

Chicago Bulls are thinking about re-acquiring forward Chris Richard to strengthen their frontcourt. Richard, now back to Tulsa 66ers, was waived after the last trades, but coach Vinny Del Negro wants him back. Bulls could also waive a player to make room for Richard. Lindsey Hunter (close to retirement) and Jerome James are likely to leave the team.

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune

Gravelines Dunkerque inks Julius Johnson

American forward Julius Johnson will replace Trey Johnson, who was released a couple of weeks ago, in Gravelines Dunkerque. The French team will sign former Zadar player to remain between the top teams in the LNB. Johnson started the season in Ukraine, playing for Azovmash Mariupol.

SOURCE: Le Figaro

Tony Battie, to be waived soon

Center Tony Battie could be waived by the Nets before next Monday. 34-year-old player, who was acquired last summer from Orlando Magic, is not enjoying playing time in the worst NBA team rotation. Battie was expected to be waived in case of not being traded before February 18th deadline, along with Bobby Simmons.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Linas Kleiza could be back next season to the NBA

Lithuanian forward Linas Kleiza, who is currently playing for Greek team Olympiakos, is considering going back to the NBA next season. Kleiza, who signed for Olympiakos after finishing his contract with the Nuggets, can opt out of his contract in mid-July if he wants to leave.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports

Francisco Elson, close to be released from Sixers

Dutch center Francisco Elson, recently acquired by Philadelphia Sixers from Milwaukee Bucks, is set to have his contract bought out soon. Teams like Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz would be interested in sign 34-year-old player to add bench depth in the post-season.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports

Los Angeles D-Fenders acquire Rodney Webb

Los Angeles D-Fenders will be the third D-League franchise forward Rodney Webb plays for this season. After starting the season with Bakersfield Jam before being waived, and play three games for Tulsa 66ers, Webb was acquired by the D-Fenders. Californian team also waived forward Keith Clark due to an injury.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Budivelnik wants to bring back Tomas Delininkaitis

Ukrainian team BC Budivelnik wants to sign Lithuanian guard Tomas Delininkaitis, recently released from Spanish team CB Murcia. 27-year-old player spent last season playing for Budivelnik, his second team in Ukrainian Super League after Azovmash Mariupol, and would finish the season in his former team.

SOURCE: Lietuvos Rytas

Olímpico de La Banda to sign Diego Guaita

Diego Guaita, recently released from Cáceres 2016, is back to his come country. Argentinian team Olímpico de La Banda is close to sign 27-year-old center. Guaita was waived from Spanish LEB Oro club due to his bad performances and his bad attitude for the team.

SOURCE: El Periódico de Extremadura

Gran Canaria 2014, close to get Vladimir Dasic loaned

Though Vladimir Dasic could be officially loaned to Gran Canaria 2014 soon from Real Madrid, the operation is not closed at all. Gran Canaria coach Pedro Martínez hopes to have Dasic for next Sunday game against Caja Laboral, but some bureaucratic issues could delay the deal until next week.


Last movements in Lithuania: Nerijus Varnelis, Virginijus Praskevicius, Maris Gulvis, Gediminas Orelikas, Marius Kasiulevicius...

Suduva signed forward Nerijus Varnelis, who recently left Czech team Novy Jicin, and released forward Matas Niparavicius.

Juventus signed veteran forward Virginijus Praskevicius, who played last season for Siauliai.

Siauliai signed Latvian forward Maris Gulbis, coming from Zemgale, and center Ignas Ramasauskas from the youth team.

Rudupis signed officially Gediminas Orelikas, who left Siauliai days ago, and Marius Kasiulevicius, who finally won't play for Techasas

SOURCES: Lithuanian Basketball, Krepsinis, Krepsinis

Last movements in Latvia: Taj McCullough and Tim Crowell

Last game in the Baltic league between Latvian teams Valmiera and VEF Riga (70-84 for Riga) met two players in a different situation. For VEF Riga, Taj McCullough played with a guarantee contract for the rest of the season after a succesful try-out with current Latvian champions. For Valmiera, former Fort Lewis college player Tim Crowell debuted with the team, and will try to have same McCullough luck, and pass the try-out.

SOURCES: Valmiera24, TV Net

Friday, February 26, 2010

Darnell Jackson recalled by Cleveland Cavaliers after just one game

A great game with Erie BayHawks against Dakota Wizards (34 points, 12 rebouds, 2 assists, 4 blocks and 1 steal) was enough for Darnell Williams. Cleveland Cavaliers have recalled Williams from the D-League affiliated franchise after assigning the forward to the BayHawks yesterday, along with Danny Green.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Portland Trail Blazers interested in Kenny Thomas

Portland Trail Blazers wants a big man to help team frontcourt from the bench, and Kenny Thomas could be the most interesting player in the market. Veteran forward, recently waived by Sacramento Kings, is the main candidate for the 15th spot in Blazers rotation, and the deal could be close even this weekend.

SOURCE: The Oregonian

Ivan Tomas will play for Cibona for free

Ivan Tomas will join his younger brother Marko in Cibona, after agreeing to play for Croatian team. 28-year-old guard already played for Cibona in the youth team and in 2006-07 season for the first team. Last season, Tomas played for Lokomotiv Rostov in Russia, and Krka Novo Mesto in Slovenia, and have just recovered of a serious injury. Tomas will play without earning any money from the club to replace Vedran Princ.

SOURCE: Sportal

Washington Wizards sign Shaun Livingston for a 10-day contract

Shaun Livingston will have a new chance in the NBA. 24-year-old guard was signed by Washington Wizards for a 10-day contract. Livingston was a free agent since being waived by Oklahoma City Thunder this season. Last year, after recovering from a season-ending knee injury, played for Tulsa 66ers, in the D-League.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Liaoning inks Carlos Powell

One of the best players in the D-League, Carlos Powell, left his team Albuquerque Thunderbirds to play in China for Liaoning Dinousaurs. American forward was averaging 22.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in D-League this season. Powell is back to Asia after playing last season in South Korea.

SOURCE: Twitter Jonathan Givony

Caja Laboral signs Vladimir Golubovic for a temporary contract

Spanish team Caja Laboral have signed Vladimir Golubovic for a monthly contract. Slovenian center recently left his former club, Union Olimpija. 23-year-old player averaged 6.8 points and 4.2 rebounds in Euroleague this season, and will help Caja Laboral to replace injured center Tiago Splitter.


Paul Mitchell Pavia signs Óscar Gugliotta

LegaDue squad Paul Mitchell Pavia have added Dominican-Italian guard Óscar Gugliotta for a try-out with the Italian team. 27-year-old player spent last season in Scafati, and played for teams like Virtus Bologna, Orlandina or Soresina. Gugliotta will try Pavia to help relegation.

SOURCE: LegaDue Basket

Rolandas Alijevas leaves Nevezis to play for Phoenix Hagen

Lithuanian guard Rolandas Alijevas left Nevezis after a few weeks with the team since being signed. German squad Phoenix Hagen will be his new destiny. Alijevas played 5 games in Baltic League with Nevezis, averaging 13.2 points and 4.6 assists. 25-year-old player started this season in Olympia Larissa.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Caja Laboral releases Taquan Dean

Caja Laboral won't extend Taquan Dean temporary contract, so the American guard will become a free agent. Dean was signed to play just in Euroleague after being released from Unicaja, and played 3 games with Baskonia team, averaging 0.7 points and 1.3 rebounds in 8.2 minutes per game.

SOURCE: Diario Vasco

Servindustria Tarragona 2017 signs Matthew Kiefer

American center Matthew Kiefer, recently released from CAI Zaragoza, was signed by another Spanish LEB Oro team, Servindustria Tarragona 2017. This is the second signing in the last days for Catalan squad, after inking guard Terrence Oglesby. Tarragona also recovered forward Lluís Jacas, who was loaned to CB Vila-seca in EBA league.

SOURCE: CB Tarragona

Official: Hasheem Thabeet is assigned to Dakota Wizards

Tanzanian center Hasheem Thabeet is officially assigned to D-League franchise Dakota Wizards, as Memphis Grizzlies, his current team, have announced. Thabeet will try to improve his game, that have brought him to average just 2.5 points and 2.9 rebounds this season. Lester Hudson is expected to join Thabeet in Dakota Wizards soon.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Walter Tigers sign Johannes Herber

German team Walter Tigers Tübingen have announced the signing of guard Johannes Herber. Former Germany national team player will be back to basketball after serious injury in his cruciate ligament in 2007. 27-year-old player is expected to join the team in two or three weeks.

SOURCE: Walter Tigers

Trikala 2000 signs Dimitris Marmarinos to replace Savo Djikanovic

Montenegrin center Savo Djikanovic has left Trikala 2000 due to the huge financial problems of the Greek squad. Also forward Vassilis Simtsak threatened to leave the team, but was convinced not to. To replace Djikanovic, Trikala has signed Greek center Dimitris Marmarinos, a free agent since finishing last season in Lega A team Caserta.

SOURCES: Basketnet, Basketnet

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Chris Richard, back to Tulsa 66ers

Forward Chris Richard was re-acquired by D-League franchise Tulsa 66ers, after his brief stint with Chicago Bulls. The NBA team called up Richard from D-League for a 10-day contract, then extended, but finally waived him after the trades of John Salmons and Tyrus Thomas. Richard is back to the franchise that acquired him a month ago.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Vanoli Cremona signs Alessandro Bencaster for the rest of the season

After a successful try-out with Vanoli Cremona, Alessandro Bencaster earned to be signed for the rest of the season by the Lega A squad. Last team Bencaster played for was Pavia, in LegaDue. This is the second signing of Cremona after hiring new coach Attilio Caja. Marko Milic was the first one.

SOURCE: Gruppo Triboldi Basket

Memphis Grizzlies to assign Hasheem Thabeet and Lester Hudson to the D-League

Memphis Grizzlies are planning to assign center Hasheem Thabeet and guard Lester Hudson to the affiliated D-League franchise Dakota Wizards. If confirmed, Thabeet will become the highest drafted player to play in the D-League (second overal pick in 2009), being a contender for the inglorious honor of being one of the greatest draft busts in NBA history.

SOURCE: Ridiculous Upside

Last movements in the D-League: Dominique Coleman, Justin Bowen, Kyle Goldcamp...

AUSTIN: Acquired guard Dominique Coleman (who has played this season for Belgian team Dexia Mons-Hainaut, Italian team Angelico Biella, and Maine Red Claws)

SIOUX FALLS: Traded forward Michael Joiner to Austin Toros in exchange of forward Justin Bowen.

ERIE: Re-acquired forward Kyle Goldcamp (recently waived BayHawks due to an injury) and waived recently signed guard Tychicus "Tyc" Snow.

SOURCES: Our Sports Central, Our Sports Central

CAI Zaragoza and Matthew Kiefer part ways

Spanish LEB Oro team CAI Zaragoza and American center Matthew Kiefer have agreed to terminate the player's contract, who's now a free agent. Kiefer played last season for CB Vic, also in LEB Oro, and signed last summer for CAI. 26-year-old player averaged 5.8 points and 3.7 rebounds in 10 games.

SOURCE: Basket Zaragoza

Igor Rakocevic denies any intention of going loaned to Unicaja

Serbian guard Igor Rakocevic doesn't want to go to Unicaja. In his official Twitter, Rakocevic has denied categorically the rumors saying he will go loaned from Efes Pilsen to Spanish team. 31-year-old player had several bad experiences with Unicaja fans in his stint in Spain, and has Caja Laboral as his prefered team if he ever comes back to ACB league.

SOURCE: Twitter Igor Rakocevic

Hamamatsu Phoenix signs Flo Larkai

Japanese team Hamamatsu Phoenix signed English forward Dzaflo "Flo" Larkai, who recently left Everton Tigers in the British league. 28-year-old player already made his debut with the Japanese squad in the Japanese Basketball League, scoring 18 points against Saitama Broncos.

SOURCE: BJ Phoenix

Scoonie Penn considering retirement at the end of the season

Olympiakos guard James "Scoonie" Penn is thinking about retiring at the end of this season, to spend more time with his family. 33-year-old player was signed by the Greek team on early January, after a long career in teams like Red Star, Cibona, Efes Pilsen or Virtus Bologna.

SOURCE: Superbasket

Franko Bushati leaves Prima Veroli to sign for Aget Imola

LegaDue team Prima Veroli accepted releasing Albanian guard Franko Bushati, who was then signed as a free agent by rival squad Aget Imola for the end of the season. The 24-year-old player was averaging 2.9 points and 1.1 rebounds. His debut will be against his former team Veroli.

SOURCE: Solobasket.it

Dawan Robinson leaves Umana Reyer due to an injury

Bad luck for Dawan Robinson and for his new team, LegaDue squad Umana Reyer. American guard Dawan Robinson had to leave the team due to an injury in a toe, and will go back to the U.S. for fully recovering. Robinson also left his former team, Veroli, due to another injury in his hand.

SOURCE: Solobasket.it

Kepez confirmed assistant Aziz Behir as the new head coach, and signs Marcus Hall

After firing Tab Baldwin, Turkish team Kepez Belediyespor has made a couple of important changes. Kepez promoted assistant Aziz Behir as the new head coach to replace Baldwin, and signed American guard Marcus Hall, who was in Apoel Nicosia for a try-out before signing for Turkish squad.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

Vladimir Golubovic leaves Union Olimpija

After Sani Becirovic, Uros Slokar and Matt Walsh, another important player from Union Olimpija has left the team. Forward Vladimir Golubovic broke his contract with Slovenian team, and it's now a free agent. Maccabi Tel Aviv expressed interest in Golubovic weeks ago.


Meridiano Alicante, to waive Kyle Hill

Meridiano Alicante and Kyle Hill are close to part ways. American forward was a big disappointment for Spanish team, and his performances were lower than expected. Both parts have agreed that the best solution is to terminate the contract between them, and the announcement could be made soon.

SOURCE: La Verdad de Alicante

Official: Tomas Delininkaitis is released by CB Murcia

Spanish team CB Murcia and Lithuanian guard Tomas Delininkaitis have agreed to terminate the contract that linked both parts until the end of the season. The arrival of Shammond Williams to Murcia made inevitable to release a player in the current roster.


Palencia signs Guilherme Gitterer and extends Samuel Haanpää contract for the rest of the season

Spanish LEB Oro team has signed Brazilian center Guilherme Gitterer. 24-year-old player comes from EBA team, Gandía, who have announced his retirement of the competition due to its financial situation. Palencia also announced the extension of Finnish forward Samuel Haanpää until the end of the season.

SOURCE: Palencia Basket

Unicaja, ready to make an offer for Igor Rakocevic

Unicaja board has approved to provide extra funds to get Serbian guard Igor Rakocevic, currently unhappy in Efes Pilsen, on loan. Rakocevic would replace suspended player Juan Dixon. 31-year-old player prefers to buy-out his contract, but would accept a loan to Unicaja.

SOURCE: La Opinión de Málaga

Cleveland assign Darnell Jackson and Danny Green to Erie BayHawks

Cleveland Cavaliers have announced that forwards Darnell Jackson and Danny Green have been assigned to the D-League affiliated, Erie BayHawks. Jackson averaged 0.8 points and 0.8 rebounds in 23 games, while Green made 2.5 points in 13 gams for the Cavs this season.


Partizan denies agreement with Miroslav Raduljica

Partizan has denied the existence of an agreement with FMP Zeleznik center Miroslav Radujica for the next year. Acording to Sports Director Dragan Todoric, the information wanted to desestabilize the team before the important game against Maroussi in Euroleague.


CB Murcia, close to release Tomas Delininkaitis

After signing Shammond Williams, CB Murcia could be forced to release a player, and the chosen one would be Lithuanian guard Tomas Delininkaitis, who won't play next Murcia game in ACB league. Delininkaitis is averaging 7.6 points and 1.9 rebounds in 22 games played this season.

SOURCES: La Verdad de Murcia, Krepsinis

Utah Jazz, looking for a veteran player to complete the roster

Utah Jazz are looking for a replacement for recently traded to Memphis Ronnie Brewer. The Salt Lake City franchise wants a veteran to complete the roster, and it's interested in recently waived players Kenny Thomas, Larry Hughes, Brian Cardinal and Brian Cook, released center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, free agent Mikki Moore or D-League player Rob Kurz

SOURCE: Salt Lake Tribune

Zydrunas Ilgauskas gets the buy-out from Washington Wizards

Lithuanian center Zydrunas Ilgauskas is already a free agent after agreeing with Washington Wizards the buy-out of his contract. Ilgauskas was traded days ago from Cleveland Cavaliers. Through 35-year-old player has expressed his desire of being back to Cleveland, other teams like Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz are also interested in Ilgauskas.

SOURCE: NBA Fanhouse

Real Madrid could be interested in signing Manu Ginóbili next season

Real Madrid could be interested in signing Manu Ginóbili. The Argentinian forward will be a free agent this summer, and won't continue in San Antonio Spurs next season. Before his American, successful stint (with three NBA Championship won), Ginóbili played for Kinder Bologna in Italy, with Ettore Messina, now in Real Madrid, as the coach.

SOURCE: Piratas del Basket

Partizan wants Miroslav Raduljica for the next year

Top European teams are starting planning next season, and Partizan is not an exception. While assuming that Aleks Maric could leave to a more powerful team, the Serbian squad wants to sign one of the top prospects in the Adriatic League: Miroslav Raduljica. According to Serbian media "Novosti", Raduljica has agreed with Partizan to land in the Pyonir next season, after finishing his contract with FMP Zeleznik this summer.

SOURCE: Novosti

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Rio Grande Valley Vipers acquire Sean Barnette

D-League franchise Rio Grande Valley Vipers will fill the void left by recently called up Antonio Anderson, new Oklahoma City Thunder player, with forward Sean Barnette. Rookie player started the season with Iowa Energy, averaging 7.0 points and 2.6 rebounds in 25 games.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Oklahoma City Thunder sign Antonio Anderson, waive Matt Harpring

As expected, Oklahoma City Thunder signed for 10-day contract guard Antonio Anderson, who was called up from D-League franchise Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Anderson averaged 15.5 points, 5.9 assists and 4 rebounds in 39 games played with the Vipers. Thunder also waived veteran forward Matt Harpring, acquired months ago from Utah Jazz via trade, who's seriously injured and could announce his retirement soon.


Last movements in Slovenia: Nikola Ivanovic and Matej Venta

Krka has signed guard Nikola Ivanovic, who was playing for the last two moths with Hopsi Polzela and averaging 7.8 points per game in 8 games. His replacement in Polzela will be Matej Venta, who curiously was playing for Krka before being released by Novo Mesto club in January.

SOURCE: Kosarka

Düsseldorf Giants sign Eric Taylor

Just a few days after being released by Brose Baskets Bamberg, American forward Eric Taylor has found a new team. Düsseldorf Giants, also from the German league, signed Taylor hoping to add an important piece to avoid relegation. Giants also waived forward Logan Kosmalski.


Helios Domzale inks Richard Shields to replace Domen Lorbek

Time for changes in Helios Domzale. After finding a new coach, Ivan Sunara, to replace Rado Trifunovic, now Slovenian team has signed American guard Richard Shields to fill the void left by Domen Lorbek, now a Lagun Aro GBC player. Shields started the season in Greek team Kavala.

SOURCE: Sportal

Ventspils signs Mateo Kedzo

Latvian team Ventspils signed Croatian center Mateo Kedzo, who started the season in Turkish squad Aliaga. Kedzo could not be the only Croatian player to sign for Ventspils. Guard Vedran Princ, who left Cibona a month ago, is the next player Latvian team wants to add to the roster.

SOURCE: Kosarka

Washington Wizards sign Mike Harris

Washington Wizards signed forward Mike Harris for a 10-day contract, as the replacement of recently acquired and injured Josh Howard. Harris was called up by the Wizards from Rio Grande Valley Vipers, in the D-League. This will be the second stint of Harris this season in the NBA, after playing 2 games with the Rockets before being waived.


Dallas Mavericks sign officially Von Wafer to a 10-day contract

Guard Von Wafer is officially a new member of the Dallas Mavericks. The NBA franchise signed Wafer to a 10-day contract, after a brief and successful try-out. Wafer is back to the NBA after moving to Olympiakos last summer. His experience with the Greek team ended a couple of months ago, and was a free agent since then.


Marque Perry replaces Mike Chatman in Besitkas

American guard Marque Perry will be the replacement of Mike Chatman, currently suspended after testing positive in an anti-doping control for cannabis, in Besiktas. Turkish team signed Perry for the rest of the season. Perry was a free agent since being released by Ukrainian team BC Donetsk after the club bankrupt, and was under the radar of Hemofarm in the last days

SOURCE: Basketbol Haber

Servindustria Tarragona 2017 signs Terrence Oglesby, released Tarick Johnson and Xavi López

Movements in Spanish LEB Oro team Servindustria Tarragona 2017. Guards Tarick Johnson and Xavi López part ways with Catalan club. López will play for LEB Plata team CB L'Hospitalet, while the destiny of Johnson is still unknown. Tarragona also signed Terrence Oglesby, an American guard who has played this season for Italian team Martos Napoli and Ukrainian MBC Mykolaiv.

SOURCES: CB Tarragona, CB Tarragona

Official: Aris Thessaloniki signs Matt Walsh

Aris Thessaloniki have officially announced that Matt Walsh will play for the Greek team until the end of the season. American guard was suspended from his former team Union Olimpija, after leaving Ljubljana to discuss his transfer to Aris without permision of Slovenian club.


Houston Rockets recall again Jermaine Taylor

Jermaine Taylor is back to the Rockets after being recalled by Houston from D-League affiliated team Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Rookie guard played two games for the Vipers after being assigned there, averaging 15.5 points in 4.5 rebounds. In his first stint in the D-League, Taylor averaged 19.7 points and 4.2 rebounds in 6 games before being recalled by the Rockets for the first time.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Real Madrid wants Tiago Splitter the next season

Brazilian center Tiago Splitter is one of the best players in Europe right now, and Ettore Messina wants him to play for Real Madrid next season. Splitter is currently playing for Caja Laboral, and is also rumored to leave Spain to sign for San Antonio Spurs, the NBA franchise which own his rights.

SOURCE: Noticias de Álava

Socas Canarias sign Randall Hanke

British-American center Randall Hanke is the new player of Spanish LEB Oro team Socas Canarias. 25-year-old player was since last January with Scottish team Glasgow Rocks, after failing to enter in Spanish Ford Burgos and Greek Panionios rosters.

SOURCE: CB Canarias

New York Knicks, close to waive Eddy Curry

New York Knicks are planning to buy-out center Eddy Curry's contract, to make salary cap room this summer. Curry is not an important piece of Mike D'Antoni rotaton, and could end his Knicks career soon. This movement would make New York to save between $1 and $2 million.

SOURCE: New York Post

Charlotte Bobcats interested in Larry Hughes, waived by the Kings

As expected, Sacramento Kings have announced that guard Larry Hughes, recently acquired in a three-way trade from New York Knicks, was waived. Hughes is recovering from a hand injury in the East Coast. Charlotte Bobcats could be interested in Hughes, and also in Mike James, who wants to leave Washington Wizards.

SOURCES: Insidehoops, Charlotte Observer

Rouen inks Deji Akindele

Rouen has signed a replacement for Aerick Sanders, who will be out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury. French team signed Nigerian center Deji Akindele, back to the LNB after playing for Pau-Orthez in 2007-08 season. Last season, Akindele played for Scavolini, in Italia, and haven't played any official game this one because of right meniscus problem. Xacobeo Blu:Sens was rumoured to bring him back weeks ago, but they finally chose to sign Jeremiah Massey.

Limoges signs Kevin Braswell, Frederic Weis could be the next

Limoges have found a replacement for recently released guard Brent Darby. The French team signed American guard Kevin Braswell for the rest of the season. Braswell played until the last week for New Zealand Breakers, in the Australian NBL. The next goal for Limoges is to sign veteran center Frederic Weis, already training with the team.

SOURCE: Le Populaire

Denver Nuggets, interested in Mikki Moore

Veteran center Mikki Moore, a free agent after being released by the Warriors due to an injury, is fully recovered, and ready to go back to action. Denver Nuggets, looking for a reserve center, could be interested in signing 34-year-old for the rest of the Regular Season and the play-offs

SOURCE: NBA Fanhouse

Dallas Mavericks to sign Von Wafer

Von Wafer is close to be back to the NBA. Dallas Mavericks will sign American guard to a 10-day contract, after passing successfully his try-out. Wafer was a free agent after being released by Greek team Olympiakos. At the same time, Dallas is looking for a center. After deciding not to keep Austin toros player Dwayne Jones after a try-out, the next possibilty could be free agent Jake Voskuhl, who played for the Mavs in the preseason.

SOURCE: Dallas News

Dragen Anzulovic, close to become the new Poland NT coach

Drazen Anzulovic will discuss today with Polish Basketball Federation leaders his signing as the new Poland national team coach. 42-year-old former Cibona player is without a team after the failure of the last coach he coached, BC Donetsk. Anzulovic has also coached teams like Cibona, Zagreb, Ural Great and Spirou Charleroi.

SOURCE: Kosarka

Monday, February 22, 2010

Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks, also behind Zydrunas Ilgauskas

While the buy-out from Washington Wizards is expected from Monday or Tuesday, three teams are reported to be interested in Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks. Veteran center wants to sign back with Cleveland, but sources say that NBA won't allow Ilgauskas comeback to Cavs. Ilgauskas was traded to Washington days ago.

SOURCE: Cleveland Plain Dealer

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Nathan Jawai and Malik Hairston are recalled from the D-League

The brief stint of Nathan Jawai in the D-League is over. The Australian forward was recalled by his NBA team, Minnesota Timberwolves, from the assigned team Sioux Falls Skyforce. Jawai played two games for Skyforce averaging 6.0 points and 3.0 minutes.

Malik Hairston has spent more time in the NBA development league. The guard was assigned on January 14th, and appeared 15 games with Austin Toros, averaging 29.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists. Now, Hairston is back with San Antonio Spurs after being recalled by the NBA franchise.

SOURCES: Insidehoops, Insidehoops

Brose Baskets Bamberg signs Mark Worthington

Brose Baskets Bamberg has found a replacement for recently released Eric Taylor. German club has signed Mark Worthington, who was averaging 16.3 points and 6.9 rebounds playing for Melbourne Tigers in Australian league. The Aussie forward will travel with the rest of the team to Bilbao for the next EuroCup game.

SOURCE: In Franken

Gediminas Orelikas leaves Siauliai to sign for Rudupis

Siauliai prospect Gediminas Orelikas has left the Lithuanian team after agreeing with the team to a contract termination. Orelikas was averaging 6 points per game in LKL, and 1.9 in Baltic League. The new destination of the 19-year-old forward is rumored to be Rudupis.

SOURCE: Lietuvos Rytas

Oklahoma City Thunder to sign Antonio Anderson

Oklahoma City Thunder will anounce soon the signing of Antonio Anderson for a 10-day contract. 24-year-old guard is currently playing in the D-League for Rio Grande Valley Vipers, and sources say that will get a call up from the Thunder. A rookie this season, Anderson wasn't selected in 2009 draft.

SOURCE: Welcome to Loud City

Lagun Aro GBC signs Domen Lorbek for the rest of the season

After wrong and right rumors, it's official. Slovenian forward Domen Lorbek will play for Spanish team Lagun Aro GBC until the end of the season, as the club have announced. Lorbek comes from Helios Domzale, where he arrived after playing the start of the season for Cajasol.


Ivan Sunara replaces Rado Trifunovic as Helios Domzale head coach

Rado Trifunovic is no longer head coach of Helios Domzale. The replacement will be former player Ivan Sunara, who has coached in his career teams like Zagreb, Deutsche Bank Skyliners, Cibona or Krka. 51-year-old coach will try Helios Domzale to avoid relegation from Adriatic League. Domen Lorbek is also set to leave the team next week to sign for Spanish team Lagun Aro GBC.

SOURCE: RTV Slovenia

Olympia Larisa signs Pantelis Papaioakeim

Olympia Larisa has signed veteran player Pantelis Papaioakeim until the end of the season. 35-year-old center was in talks days ago with AEK Athens, but finally will help the team he also played for last year to avoid relegation from A1. After the arrival of Papaioakeim, Larisa is now working for bringing a Greek guard to the team.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Real Madrid will loan Vladimir Dasic to another ACB team

Real Madrid has decided to loan Vladimir Dasic to another ACB team. Dasic has been several games without playing, especially since the arrival of Ante Tomic. Montenegrin forward was close to go loaned months ago to Cajasol as the replacement of Josh Asselin, but finally it was Ivan Radenovic who signed for team based in Sevilla.


Atlanta Hawks, interested in Zydrunas Ilgauskas

While Lithuanian center Zydrunas Ilgauskas discusses a buy-out with his new team Washington Wizards, other franchises show interest in the veteran player. Atlanta Hawks have Ilgauskas, in case he becomes a free agent, in the top of their wish list to strengthen their frontcourt. Ilgauskas, though, is likely to go back to Cleveland to end the season with his former team.

SOURCE: The Atlanta Journal-Constitucion

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Houston Rockets sign Garrett Temple for a second 10-day contract and waive Brian Cook

Houston Rockets are taking their first decisions after the three-way trade that brought Kevin Martin, among other players, to the roster. After re-assigning guard Jermaine Taylor to the D-League, Rockets have announced that forward Brain Cook was waived after a year in the team, and that forward Garrett Temple was signed for a second 10-day contract.


Benetton, interested in signing Roko Ukic the next year

Roko Ukic, currently playing for Fenerbahce, is the main interest of Benetton Treviso for next year. The new coach of the Italian team, Jasmin Repesa, had Ukic at his orders in the Croatian National Team and in Lottomatica Roma, and would love to have Croatian guard in Treviso next year. Ukic started the season with Milwaukee Bucks, but bought out his contract to sign for Fenerbahce.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Rashad McCants and Von Wafer, in a try-out for Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks are looking for a player to complete their roster after last days trades. As reported, Rashad McCants is one of the candidates, but another NBA player now unemployed, Von Wafer (lately under the radar of Rockets and Grizzlies), could be the chosen one. Both players are now practicing with the Mavs to earn a contract with the Texan franchise.

SOURCE: Dallas News

Zalgiris to sign Sarunas Sakalauskas as the new head coach

Zalgiris Kaunas is still looking for a new coach after the forced resignation of Ramunas Butautas, and the chosen one could be Sarunas Sakalauskas. 49-year-old coach has been in German team Bremerhaven since 2001 until last season, and he's currrently a free agent.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Sergei Zavalyn, new coach of Azovmash

Ukrainian team Azovmash Mariupol have decided to hire Sergey Zavalyn to replace Andrei Podkovyrov, who resigned yesterday. Zavalys worked as an assistant coach for Podkovyrov and for the first Azovmash head coach this season, Rimas Girskis.

SOURCE: BC Azovmash

Domen Lorbek will leave Domzale to play for Lagun Aro GBC

Despite wrong and uncontrasted informations from other medias, Slovenian forward Domen Lorbek will play for the rest of the season for Spanish team Lagun Aro GBC, leaving Domzale. This will be the second stint of younger brother of Regal Barcelona player Erazem Lorbek in ACB league this season, after finishing a temporary contract with Cajasol.

SOURCE: Solobasket.com

Rio Grande Valley Vipers acquire Kenny Hasbrouck

Along with assigned player Jermaine Taylor, from Rockets, Rio Grande Valley Vippers added guard Kenny Hasbrouck to the roster, taking the spot left by waived guard Russell Carter. This will be the first professional experience for Hasbrouck, who left the University of Siena last year.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Keith Brumbaugh, waived from Bakersfield Jam

D-League franchise Bakersfield Jam have decided to waive forward Keith Brumbaugh due to a left knee injury. The Jam hope to re-acquire Brumbaugh, traded recently from Sioux Falls Skyforce, before the end of the season, if the player recovers from his injury.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Houston Rockets re-assign Jermaine Taylor to D-League

Houston Rockets have announced the re-assignation of guard Jermaine Taylor to the affiliated franchise in D-League, Rio Grande Valley Vipers. This will be the second time Taylor plays in his rookie season for Vipers. In his first stint, Taylor averaged 21.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists in four games before being recalled by Rockets.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Hoverla signs Tate Decker

Hoverla signed American player Tate Decker. 32-year-old center played last season also in Ukraine for Ivano-Frankivsk, and during his career as a professional has played in Europe (Spain, Latvia, Portugal, Germany...), Asia (Japan and China), America (Argentina, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic) and even Oceania (Australia)

SOURCE: Ukrbasket

Friday, February 19, 2010

New York Knicks waive Brian Cardinal

As expected, New York Knicks have announced via Twitter that his new acquisition Brian Cardinal, coming from Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange of Darko Milicic, was waived by the franchise. 32-year-old forward has played in the NBA for 9 years, and 1 in Spain.

SOURCE: Twitter New York Knicks

Utah Flash sign Kevin Kruger

D-League franchise Utah Flash have signed guard Kevin Kruger. 26-year-old player played in the last to season for the Flash, and also had a couple of brief stints in Europe, playing two games for Bulgarian team Lukoil Akademik last season, and five games for Italian team Martos Napoli this one.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Dijon signs Brent Petway

French team Dijon have signed American forward Brent Petway, due to the injures of Dounia Issa, Régis Koundjia and recently signed Roger Powell. 24-year-old player started the season with Greek team Ilisiakos after playing the NBA Summer League with Toronto Raptors.


Albuquerque Thunderbirds re-acquire Keith McLeod

D-League franchise Albuquerque Thunderbirds have announced the re-acquisition of guard Keith McLeod, waived a month ago due to an injury. McLeod, a NBA veteran, will fill the spot vacated by Kris Collins, who was waived recently also because of an injury.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Nathan Jawai, assigned to Sioux Falls Skyforce

Minnesota Timberwolves have decided to assign Australian forward Nathan Jawai to his affiliated franchise in the D-League, Sioux Falls Skyforce. Former Toronto Raptors player is averaging in his second year in the NBA 3.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in 10.8minutes per game.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Nerijus Varnelis and Novy Jicin part ways

Lithuanian forward Nerijus Varnelis has left Czech team Novy Jicin, after agreeing both parts to terminate the player's contract. Team and player were discussing new salary conditions, but the deal wasn't made. Varnelis was averaging 10.0 points and 3.1 boards in Czech league.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Zydrunas Ilgauskas wants to be back to Cleveland

Lithuanian center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, just traded to Washington Wizards, wants to buy-out his contract and be back to his old team Cleveland. 33-year-old player have an expiring contract that pays him $11.5 milion. If he agrees a termination with Wizards, he will be able to go back to Cavs 30 days after.

SOURCE: Cleveland.com

Dirk Happe, new coach of Paderborn

After the resignation of Olaf Stolz, Paderborn have moved quick to find a replacement. Dirk Happe, who was in charge of the reserve team, will be the head coach of the first team. Happe 44-year-old coach is a historic player of the German team.


Techasas signs Marius Kasiulevicius

Techasas signed Lithuanian guard Marius Kasiulevicius, who started the season in Polish team Stal Stalowa Wola, before being released in January. 28-year-old player averaged 2.3 points and 1.8 rebounds in 13 games played in the PLK. Kasiulevicius played the last four seasons for Neptunas.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Andrei Podkovyrov, resigned as Azovmash head coach

Azovmash Mariupol will have to find a new head coach after the resignation of Andrei Podkovyrov. Ukrainian coach signed for Azovmash last November to replace Rimas Girskis in his second stage in Mariupol after winning Ukrainian Super League in 2003 and 2004. The bad performances of the team (sixth in the Super League with 9 wins and 7 defeats) might be the main reason for his resignation.

SOURCE: Basket.com.ua

Sacramento Kings will waive Larry Hughes

Sacramento Kings acquire Larry Hughes in the three-way trade that send Tracy McGrady to Knicks, among other movements. But it's unlikely that Hughes play any minute with the Kings uniform, because Sacramento is planning to waive 31-year-old player due to a left hand injury. Hughes will continue his recovery on the East Cost.

SOURCE: Sacramento Bee

Besiktas looking for a replacement for Mike Chatman

Besiktas is already tracking the market to find a player to replace American guard Mike Chatman, who was tested positive by cannabis in a anti-doping control and is currently suspended. Turkish team hopes to have good news this week.

SOURCE: Basketbol Haber

Tulsa 66ers re-acquire Steven Hill

Center Steven Hill is back to Tulsa 66ers. The D-League franchise have announced the re-acquisition of 24-year-old player, who was waived in January due to an injury. Former Oklahoma City Thunder player was averaging 1.2 points and 2.3 rebounds for 66ers in 9 games played.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Carife Ferrara loans Joel Salvi to Vigevano

Lega A team Carife Ferrara have announced that Italian-American forward Joel Salvi will finish the season loaned to LegaDue team Miro Radici Finance Vigevano. 31-year-old player arrived this season to Ferrara after playing 4 years for Scalfati.

SOURCE: Basket Club Ferrara

Chris Richard, waived by the Bulls

Chicago Bulls recently re-signed forward Chris Richard to a second 10-day contract, but the new acquisitions have forced them to waive Richard to make room for new players. Richard was called up from Tulsa 66ers two weeks ago.

SOURCE: Twitter K.C. Johnson

Kenny Thomas, waived by the Kings

Sacramento Kings have decided to waive forward Kenny Thomas to make room for the new acquisitions. 32-year-old player was originally in the trade that would have sent Tracy McGrady to the Kings, but finally he wasn't transfered anywhere. Kenny Thomas is now a free agent.

SOURCE: Twitter Sam Amick

Utah Jazz send Ronnie Brewer to Memphis

Ronnie Brewer is the new player of Memphis Grizzlies after being traded by Utah Jazz in exchange of a future first-round pick. Grizzlies were interested since weeks ago for the forward, who was averaging 9.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 31.4 minutes per game with the Jazz.


Spurs trade Theo Ratliff to the Bobcats

San Antonio Spurs and Charlotte Bobcats have agreed to a trade to send center Theo Ratliff to Charlotte in exchange of a future draft pick. Veteran 35-year-old player was averaging 1.6 points and 1.9 rebound with the Spurs. His leaving, combined with Marcus Haislip buy-out, saves $1.7 million in luxury tax payments to Spurs.

SOURCE: My San Antonio

Sacramento Kings acquire Dominic McGuire

Washington Wizards will send forward Dominic McGuire and cash considerations to Sacramento in exchange of a future second round pick. McGuire is in the final year of a contract that pays him approximately $825.000 dollars this season.

SOURCE: Sacramento Bee

Dallas Mavericks, interested in Rashad McCants

Forward Rashad McCants could be back to the NBA. Dallas Mavericks are interested in giving former Wolves and Kings player a new try-out. McCants practiced with Dallas during the preseason, but failed to enter in Mavs roster, and was a free agent since then.


Joe Alexander, recalled from Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Sophomore forward Joe Alexander was recalled from the D-League after being traded to Chicago Bulls from his former team, Milwaukee Bucks. Bucks assigned him to Mad Ants days ago, and Alexander was averaging 10.5 points and 4.7 rebounds in 6 games played.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Eddie House, J.R. Giddens and Bill Walker, traded to the Knicks in exchange of Nate Robinson and Marcus Landry

Finally, the trade between Celtics and Knicks were larger than expected. New York send guard Nate Robinson and forward Marcus Landry to Celtics in exchange of guards Eddie House and J.R. Giddens and forward Bill Walker.

SOURCE: Boston.com

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Chicago Bulls to trade Tyrus Thomas to Charlotte

CONFIRMED: Chicago Bulls are closing a deal with Charlotte Bobcats to send Tyrus Thomas in exchange of Flip Murray, Acie Law and a future first-round pick. Thomas was involved in multiple trade rumors, but would finally land in Charlotte.


Miami Heat in talks with Utah to acquire Carlos Boozer

Miami Heat are interested in Carlos Boozer, and are now in talks with Utah Jazz for the former All-Star player. Forward Udonis Harlem and guard Mario Chalmers would leave Miami in the trade. Some rumours also mention Washington Wizards for a three-way deal to land Boozer in Miami.


Knicks get Tracy McGrady in a three-way trade

ESPN have announced that Knicks, Rockets and Kings have agreed to a three-way trade that would send Tracy McGrady and Sergio Rodríguez to New York; Kevin Martin, Jordan Hill and Jared Jeffries to Houston; and Carl Landry, Joey Dorsey and Larry Hughes to Sacramento. Houston will also have the right to swap first-round picks with New York in 2011 as well as take on New York's 2012 first-round pick.


Milwaukee send Jodie Meeks and Francisco Elson to Philadelphia in exchange of Primoz Brezec and Royal Ivey

Another deal is done. Milwaukee Bucks will send rookie guard Jodie Meeks, Dutch center Francisco Elson and a second-round draft pick to Philadelphia in exchange of Slovenian center Primoz Brezec and guard Royal Ivey. This is the second trade completed by Milwaukee in the last 24 hours. Hakim Warrick and Joe Alexander are the two players that will land in Chicago in exchange of John Salmons.


Paderborn and coach Olaf Stolz part ways

Olaf Stolz is no longer coach of Paderborn after agreeing with the German club the termination of his contract. 44-year-old coach arrived this season from ProB team Rhondorf. Paderborn is already looking for a new coach.


Vanoli Cremona signs Marko Milic

Italian team Vanoli Cremona has signed Slovenian forward Marko Milic. 32-year-old player was without a team since finishing his temporary contract with Orleans at the start of the season. This will be the comeback of Milic to Italy after playing between 2001 and 2006 in Fortitudo, Roseto, Pesaro and Virtus Bologna.

SOURCE: Gruppo Triboldi Basket

Rudupis releases Gediminas Maceina

Lithuanian club Rudupis have announced that guard Gediminas Maceina is no longer part of the team, due to a conflict between the player and the coach Virginijus Seskus. Maceina was averaging 11.5 points in 14 games played with Rudupis in LKL.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Milwaukee Bucks to acquire John Salmons, from Chicago Bulls

CONFIRMED: Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls are closing a deal to send guard John Salmons to Milwaukee in exchange of forward Kurt Thomas and center Francisco Elson, through another version of the trade would imply forwards Hakim Warrkick and Joe Alexander to go to Chicago.


Rockets and Kings agree to a seven-player deal to send Tracy McGrady to Sacramento and Kevin Martin to Houston

Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings are closing a deal that would send forwards Tracy McGrady, Carl Landry, Joey Dorsey and cash considerations to Sacramento in exchange of guards Kevin Martin and Sergio Rodríguez, forward Kenny Thomas and center Hilton Armstrong to Houston. The deal is not done yet, waiting for New York to be part of the trade. Knicks would recieve McGrady and Rodríguez, while releasing Jordan Hill, Jared Jeffries and Larry Hughes.


Apoel Nicosia interested in Nikos Katsares

After signing a new coach, Giannis Christopoulos, Apoel Nicosia is trying to improving its roster. Cypriot team is interested in Greek guard Nikos Katsares, currently in Trikala 2000. 26-year-old player has still to consider if he wants to play in Cypriot league

SOURCE: Sport 24

Matt Walsh agrees verbally with Aris Thessaloniki while trying to buy-out his contract with Union Olimpija

As reported, American guard Matt Walsh have agreed to play for Aris Thessaloniki with Greek club. Now, Walsh has to negociate with his still current team, Union Olimpija, the buy-out of the contract between both parts. Slovenian team is not happy with Walsh attitude, especially after losing in the last weeks Sani Becirovic and Uros Slokar.

SOURCE: Sport 24

Cavaliers to land Antawn Jamison in a three-way trade

CONFIRMED: Cleveland Cavaliers are close to acquire forward Antawn Jamison in a three-way trade with Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers. Zydrunas Ilgauskas will fly to Washington with a Cavs first round pick, while recently acquired Drew Gooden will move to Clippers, looking for a big man after trading center Marcus Camby to Portland. Finally, Clippers will send Al Thornton and Brian Skinner to Washington, and Sebastian Telfair to Cleveland.

SOURCE: Washington Post

Knicks closing a deal to send Darko Milicic to Minnesota in exchange of Brian Cardinal

CONFIRMED: More activity in Knicks front office. New York is closing a deal that would send Serbian center to Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange of forward Brian Cardinal. It's expected than Cardinal would be waived for Knicks to make room for future acquisitions, while Milicic would have the last chance to prove his quality before leaving the NBA.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Official: New York and Boston agree to swap Nate Robinson and Eddie House

New York Knicks and Boston Celtics have finally agree to swap guards Nate Robinson and Eddie House, according to Newsday journalist Alan Hahn. Three-timer Slam Dunk contest champion accepted this movement, after vetoing a trade to Memphis last December. Eddie House will play again for Mike D'Antoni, who was his coach in Phoenix.

SOURCE: Twitter Alan Hahn

Ilisiakos sign former NBA player Othello Hunter

Greek team Ilisiakos have announced the acquisition of forward Othello Hunter, as the replacement of Mike Benton, who will be released soon. Hunter was waived on January by Atlanta Hawks, where he played during two seasons. 23-year-old player is already in Greece to help Ilisiakos avoiding relegation.

SOURCE: Ilisiakos

Hapoel Gilboa-Galil, interested in Dragan Labovic

Still waiting for the confirmation of the signing of Erik Daniels, it seems that Aris Thessaloniki will have an offer for the player Daniels will replace, Dragan Labovic. Israeli team Hapoel Gilboa-Galil is reported to be interested in the Serbian center.

SOURCE: Sportal

Suduva signs Saulius Kazevicius

Veteran guard Saulius Kazevicius is back to Lithuania. Suduva signed 35-year-old player, who will debut with his new team this evening against Perlas. Kazevicius started the season in Alytaus, and then moved Dnipro-AZOT. Lithuanian player was a free agent after being released by the Ukrainian team.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Aris Thessaloniki, interested in signing Eric Daniels to replace Dragan Labovic

Matt Walsh is not the only player who may land in Thessaloniki. Aris is also interested in signing American forward Eric Daniels, currently in Ukrainian team Azovmash, to replace Dragan Labovic. Coach David Blatt is not happy with the Serbian center, and it's rumoured to be released since weeks ago.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Dakota Wizards acquire Cory Underwood

D-League franchise Dakota Wizards have acquired center Cory Underwood, and waived forward Marcus Dove due to an injury to make room for the new player. Underwood is cousin of current Wizards player Cheyne Gadson, and this season has played for Albuquerque Thunderbirds and Idaho Stampede.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Drew Gooden hoping to negociate a buyout with Wizards

Drew Gooden was traded to Washington, but it's likely he won't dress Wizards uniform this season. Veteran forward wants to negociate a buyout with the NBA franchise to become a free agent. Gooden could re-sign with his former team, Dallas Mavericks, 30 days after closing the buyout with Washington.

SOURCE: Washington Post

Benetton Treviso also interested in Bobby Dixon

After being waived by ASVEL Villeurbanne, the future of Bobby Dixon seems to be in Italy. Lottomatica Roma is not the only Lega A interested in the American guard. Dixon is under the radar of Benetton Treviso, also looking for a point guard to strengten their roster.

SOURCE: Le Progrès

The deal between New York and Houston, almost done; Knicks and Celtics, in talks for Nate Robinson

Busy days in Knicks front office. The deal with the Rockets involving forward Tracy McGrady is almost done. McGrady will go to New York in exchange of forwards Jared Jeffries and Jordan Hill and guard Larry Hughes. Both teams will also swap their 2010first round picks, and Knicks will send their first round pick in 2012.

The New York franchise is also in talks with Boston Celtics to trade guard Nate Robinson. Knicks would recieve players like Tony Allen, Eddie House or Brian Scalabrine.

SOURCES: Sports Illustrated, New York Daily News

Aris Thessaloniki, to sign Matt Walsh

Aris have announced that Matt Walsh will land today in Thessaloniki to finish their talks to add the American player to the Greek squad roster. Walsh is currently playing for Union Olimpija. Slovenian team signed yesterday Stipe Modric. Walsh was rumoured weeks ago to be signed by Vanoli Cremona, but the deal was never done.


Drew Gibson on a two-week try-out with Deutsche Bank Skyliners

Deutsche Bank Skyliners added American guard Drew Gibson to a two-week try-out with the Frankfurt team. Gibson was a free agent since playing last season in Hungary for Planet Leasing Dombovar KC and in Slovakia for MBK Rieker Komarno. Anthony Fisher was already training with German squad to replace injured Aubrey Reese.

SOURCE: Deutsche Bank Skyliners

Cáceres 2016 waives Diego Guaita

More movements in Spanish LEB Oro team Cáceres 2016. Argentinan center Diego Guaita was waived due to his bad performances on the court and his poor attitude. Guaita was averaging 5.9 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. Cáceres has recently added to his frontcourt Kaspars Berzins and Shawn Taggart.

SOURCE: Cáceres 2016 Basket

Umana Reyer signs Gregor Hafnar and Dawan Robinson

Umana Reyer keeps adding players to the roster. LegaDue team has signed Slovenian forward Gregor Hafnar, who played this season for Polzela and Pistoia, and American guard Dawan Robinson, who recently left Veroli due to an injury on his hand. This two signings will help the team to replace injured player Kiwane Garris and recently released Ronald Davis.

SOURCE: Solobasket.it

Last movements in the D-League: Luke Bonner and Russell Carter

AUSTIN: Acquired forward Luke Bonner (recently playing for Hungarian team Albacomp and younger brother of Spurs player Matt Bonner) through the available player pool.

RIO GRANDE VALLEY: Waived guard Russell Carter, recently adquired.

SOURCES: Our Sports Central, Our Sports Central

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Albuquerque Thunderbirds add Sasha Cuic

D-League franchise Albuquerque Thunderbirds have announced the addition of Croatian forward Aleksander "Sasha" Cuic to the roster. T-Birds also waived forward Kevin Pittsnogle due to personal reasons. Cuic was without a team after being released a couple of weeks ago by Los Angeles D-Fenders.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Cedric Jackson, back to the D-League after two 10-day contracts with Cavaliers

Erie BayHawks have re-acquired guard Cedric Jackson, who left the team after a call-up from Cleveland Cavaliers. Jackson signed back-to-back 10 days contract with the NBA franchise due to Delonte West and Mo Williams injuries, but wasn't re-signed for the rest of the season. 23-year-old player was averaging 14.7 points and 7.6 assists per game with the BayHawks before the Cavs call-up

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Kepez releases coach Tab Baldwin

Turkish team Kepez Belediyespor has decided to change his coach and part ways with Tab Baldwin. 51-year-old head coach was in Kepez since September 2009, and he's especially known for coaching New Zealand NT between 2001 and 2006. The bad results of Kepez (in the bottom of TBL table with 4 victories in 19 games) decided his destiny.

SOURCE: Basketbol Haber

Panellinios signs Chris Owens

Panellinios signed American forward Chris Owens. The 30-year-old player will help the Greek squad to replace injured forwards Britton Johnsen and Josh Davis. Owens started the season in Ukrainian team BC Donetsk before the bankrupt of the club, and is back to Greece after playing 7 games in 2006 with Panionios

SOURCE: Basketnet

Los Angeles Clippers waive Ricky Davis after Blazers trade

Los Angeles Clippers have waived Ricky Davis to make room for new players Steve Blake and Travis Outlaw, acquired in exchange of Marcus Camby. Davis was in his 12th season in the NBA, and was averaging 4.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 36 games during 2009-10. Former Wolves and Heat player is now a free agent


Hapoel Holon signs Erez Markovic

Hapoel Holon has signed center Erez Markovic. 31-year-old player started the season with Maccabi Rishon-Lez, playing 13 games, and averaging 3.8 points and 2.9 rebounds. Previously, Israeli center played four seasons for Hapoel Jerusalem

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Unicaja wants Quincy Douby to replace Juan Dixon

American guard Quincy Douby, currently playing in Turkey for Darufassaka, is the first choice for Unicaja to replace suspended Juan Dixon. Douby is the league-leading scorer in TBL, while his team is in the last place of the Turkish competition. 25-year-old player arrived to Turkey in November, after being waived by Toronto Raptors.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Deal done: Camby will go to Portland in exchange of Steve Blake and Travis Outlaw

As expected, Los Angeles Clippers center Marcus Camby will play in Portland in exchange of guard Steve Blake, forward Travis Outlaw and $3 million. According to league sources, the deal is already done. Camby is currently the second player with more rebounds captured.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports

Artland Dragons sign Hollis Price

German team Artland Dragons signed American guard Hollis Price for the rest of the season. 30-year-old player is back to Germany, where he played in 2004-05 season for Alba Berlin. Last team Price played for was Armani Jeans Milano. Lietuvos Rytas was also interested recently in Price


Stevan Milosevic leaves Partizan

Aleks Maric is back after recovering of his injury, and temporary replacement Stevan Milosevic won't continue in Partizan, which decided not to resign him. Serbian center has averaged 1.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 7 minutos per game with the Belgrade squad.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Mike Chatman, tested positive for cannabis in an anti-doping test

Besiktas guard Mike Chatman was tested positive for cannabis in an anti-doping test, and was suspended for the Turkish Basketball Federation Disciplinary Comitee until further decision. 31-year-old American player was averaging 18.4 points and 6.1 rebound this season-

SOURCE: Basketbol Haber

Union Olimpija brings back Stipe Modric

Stipe Modric, who played for Union Olimpija from 1993 to 2003, is back to the Slovenian team. 30-year-old forward will play for Olimpija until the end of the season. Last season, Modric played for Polish team Anwil Wroclawek, averaging 6.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game

SOURCE: RTV Slovenia

Sean Williams signed by Chinese team Fujian

Chinese team Fujian SBS XunXin have signed American forward Sean Williams, who started the season with New Jersey Nets before being waived. 24-year-old player is a NBA 2007 first-round pick, but failed to leave a good impresion in the NBA, and will continue his career in CBA.

SOURCE: Asia Basket

Last movements in Italy: Alessandro Bencaster and Ryan Amoroso

Vanoli Cremona will have a new player in trainings. Guard Alessandro Bencaster, formerly in LegaDue team Pavia, will try-out with the Lega A team. This is the first acquisition since Cremona hired new coach Attilio Caja

Andrea Costa Imola released American forward Ryan Amoroso, who just was playing 16.3 minutes per game with LegaDue team.

SOURCES: Solobasket.it, Solobasket.it

Limoges looking for a replacement for Brent Darby

Historic French team Limoges CSP, now in LNB ProB, is unhappy with his American point guard Brent Darby, and it's tracking the market for a replacement. Darby, who played for Caserta last season, is averaging 10 points and 4 rebounds in 21 games with former Euroleague champion.

SOURCE: Le Populaire

Newcastle Eagles signs Andrew Sullivan

English forward Andrew Sullivan is back to the British Basketball League. 29-year-old player, who started the season in Cyprus with Pizza Express Apollon team, was signed by Newcastle Eagles until the end of the season. Sullivan won't have a "get out clause" to prevent an unexpected departure as with Flinder Boyd, who left the team to sign with Spanish team Aguas de Sousas Ourense

SOURCE: Journal Live

Coby Karl, back to the D-League

D-League franchise Idaho Stampede have announced the re-acquisition of forward Coby Karl, who left the team a couple of weeks ago to sign for a 10-day contract with the Golden State Warriors. The NBA squad didn't extend his contract. Karl is back to the D-League, where he arrived coming from Cleveland Cavaliers.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Clippers closing a deal to send Marcus Camby to Portland in exchange of Steve Blake and Travis Outlaw

Substantive talks between Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers. Clippers would send center Marcus Camby to Portland in exchange of guard Steve Blake and forward Travis Outlaw. The second in the league in rebounding, Camby, would fill the void left in Blazers roster after the serious injuries of Greg Oden and Joel Przybilla.


Last movements in the D-League: Morris Almond, Dan Dickau, T.J. Cummings, Kevin Rogers, Noel Felix...

MAINE: Acquired guard league-leading scorer Morris Almond and forward T.J. Cummings from Springfield Armor in exchange of guard Tony Bobbitt and forward Noel Felix.

FORT WAYNE: Acquired former NBA guard Dan Dickau in exchange from Springfield Armor in exchange of guard Kyle McAlarney.

RIO GRANDE VALLEY: Signed forward Kevin Rogers (released from Panionios at the start of the season) and waived center Julian Sensley due to an injury.

SOURCES: Our Sports Central, Our Sports Central, Our Sports Central

Chicago Bulls sign Chris Richard to a second 10-day contract

Forward Chris Richard will stay in Chicago Bulls 10 more days, after extending his contract with the NBA franchise. Richard has averaged 2.0 points and 5.7 rebounds in 17.3 minutes per game in three appearances with Chicago. Richard arrived to the Windy City after two weeks with Tulsa 66ers.


Knicks and Rockets closing a deal that would bring Tracy McGrady to New York

Houston Rockets and New York Knicks are reaching an agreement (without Washington) to a trade, involving Tracy McGrady. Houston would send T-Mac, Joey Dorsey and Brian Cook, and 2011 first-round pick to New York in exchange of Jared Jeffries, Jordan Hill, either Al Harrington or Larry Hughes, 2012 first-round pick and maybe 2010 second-round pick. The completion of the deal is not inminent, but sources are confident that the trade will be done.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports

Monday, February 15, 2010

Maccabi Haifa signs Mamadou N'Diaye

Veteran center Mamadou N'Diaye is the new player of Maccabi Haifa. 35-year-old player started the season in Ukrainia team Khimik. Senegalese center will help the team to get over the failure of top American prospect Jeremy Tyler, who hasn't showed to be ready for professional basketball even in a low-profile team at continental level like Maccabi Haifa.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Fuenlabrada loans José Ángel Antelo to Baloncesto León

Ayuda en Acción Fuenlabrada has loaned Spanish forward José Ángel Antelo to LEB Oro team Baloncesto León. Antelo, a former prospect from Real Madrid youth team, was out of the Fuenlabrada rotacion after the signings of Salva Guardia and Devin Davis, and will enjoy more quality minutes in the Spanish lower category. Antelo will fill the void left by Rick Hughes, who signed with Apoel Nicosia.

SOURCE: Baloncesto León

ASVEL Villeurbanne waives Bobby Dixon

American guard Bobby Dixon is a free agent after being released by ASVEL Villeurbanne. As reported days ago, French team wasn't happy with Dixon performances, and finally took the decision of waiving Dixon. Now, the future of the 26-year-old player could be in Rome, where Lottomatica Roma could be interested in signing him.

SOURCE: Basketnews

Giannis Christopoulos, new coach of Apoel Nicosia

Apoel Nicosia has found a replacement for recently resigned coach Christos Stylianides. Giannis Christopoulos is back to Cypriot team after coaching there in 2004-05 season, but failing to win a title for Apoel. 35-year-old coach was a free agent after leaving Trikala 2000 in November 2008.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Ironi Ramat-Gan signs Gary Forbes

As expected, Gary Forbes will play for Ironi Ramat-Gan until the end of the season. Panamian forward was a free agent after being waived by Vanoli Cremona weeks ago, after averaging 13.3 points and 4.5 rebound in Italian Lega A. Forbes will fill the void left by Taj McCullough, who left Ironi to play in Latvia.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Lakers, Blazers and Bulls discussing a three-team trade

Los Angeles Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers and Chicago Bulls are in talks for a trade involving several players. In this scenario, Lakers would get Kirk Hinrich, Blazers would get Tyrus Thomas and Sasha Vujacic, and Bulls would get Adam Morrison, another expiring contract, and a first-round pick.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports

Xacobeo signs Jeremiah Massey

American forward Jeremiah Massey is the new player of Xacobeo Blu:Sens, as the Spanish club have announced today, and will be the replacement of retired Marc Jackson, and arrives to Xacobeo after being under the radar of teams as Efes Pilsen or CB Murcia. Massey started the season with Real Madrid, before being released last month. The other choice as Jackson replacement was Michael Ruffin.

SOURCE: El Correo Gallego