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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Panathinaikos could be close to land Sofoklis Schortsanitis

Sofoklis Schortsanitis and Panathinaikos have already reached to an agreement, and now Zeljko Obradovic, coach of the Greek team, will have the final word to sign the 25-year-old center, who has played since 2005 for Olympiakos. If the Serbian coach finally wants Schortsanitis in the team, the deal could be signed soon.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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Vangelis Alexandris, first candidate to coach Iraklis

Iraklis is looking for a new head coach to replace Leuterios Kakiousis. The main candidate is Vangelis Alexandris, who finished last season in Kavala, helping his team to stay one more season in the Greek A1 league. The 51-year-old coach has also worked from the other two top teams based in Thessaloniki, PAOK and Aris, during his career.

SOURCE: Athilika Nea

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Ferro-ZNTU signs Christian Burns and Keddric Mays

Ferro-ZNTU has signed two players. Christian Burns and Keddric Mays are the new acquisitions of the Ukrainian team for the next season. Burns, a 24-year-old American forward, arrives to his new team after playing last season in Germany for Ratiopharm Ulm. Mays, a 25-year-old American guard, was the top scorer of Znicz Jaroslaw during the last Polish league.

SOURCE: iSport

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Maccabi Rishon LeZion signs Raymar Morgan

Maccabi Rishon LeZion has landed a new import player. The Israeli team has signed Raymar Morgan, a 22-year-old American forward from the University of Michigan State. Morgan arrives to his new team after averaging 11.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in his senior year with the Spartans.

SOURCE: One

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Armani Jeans Milano signs Gabriele Ganeto

Armani Jeans Milano has officially announced a new acquisition. The Italian team has signed Gabriele Ganeto to a multi-year contract. The 23-year-old forward arrives to Milano from the LegaDue, where he averaged last season 11.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game for Miro Radici Finance Vigevano.

SOURCE: Olimpia Milano

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Enel Brindisi signs Eric Williams

As expected, Eric Williams will play for Enel Brindisi next season. The recently promoted team has announced the signing of the the 26-year-old American center. Williams averaged 13.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in the last Lega A, playing for Scavolini Pesaro.

SOURCE: New Basket Brindisi

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SLUC Nancy signs Kenny Grant to a one-year contract

Kenny Grant will move to France next season. The 28-year-old American guard was signed by SLUC Nancy to a one-year contract, with an option for an extra year. Grant arrives from the current Swedish champion, the Norrköping Dragons, where he averaged 10.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in the last Basketligan.

SOURCES: DN, Catch and Shoot

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BC Hoverla signs Eric Coleman and Dante Swanson

BC Hoverla has signed two new players for the next season, according to their agency. The Ukrainian team has reached to an agreement with the 24-year-old American center Eric Coleman, who played last season in the Spanish LEB Oro for Leche Río Breogán, and the 29-year-old American guard Dante Swanson, who has been a member of the Polish team AZS Koszalin since 2007.

SOURCE: iSport

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Blancos de Rueda Valladolid signs Maxi Stanic to a one-year contract

As expected, Blancos de Rueda Valladolid has officially announced the signing of Maxi Stanic to a one-year contract. The 31-year-old Argentinian-Italian guard arrives to his new team after playing last season for Xacobeo Blu:Sens, averaging 7.4 points and 5.2 assists per game in the ACB league.

SOURCE: CB Valladolid

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Bizkaia Bilbao Basket signs Axel Hervelle to a three-year contract

As expected, Bizkaia Bilbao Basket has officially announced the signing of Axel Hervelle to a three-year contract. The 27-year-old Belgian forward has agreed to terminate his contract with Real Madrid, and will return to the team he was loaned to last season, averaging 7.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game in the ACB league.

SOURCE: Bilbao Basket

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Enisey Krasnoyask signs Lonny Baxter to a one-year contract

Lonny Baxter will continue his career in Russia. The 31-year-old American forward was signed to a one-year contract by Enisey Krasnoyarsk. Baxter arrives to his new club from Besiktas Cola Turka, where he averaged 17.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in the last TBL.

SOURCE: Enisey Basket

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Poitiers signs Carl Ona Embo to a one-year contract

As expected, Carl Ona Embo will play next season for Poitiers. The French team has signed the 21-year-old guard to a one-year contract. Ona Embo is back to France after playing during the last three seasons for Angelico Biella (though he was sent off of loan to Beirasar Rosalía in the 2008-09 season). In the last Lega A, Ona Embo averaged 4.0 points and 1.1 assists per game.

SOURCE: Basketnews

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Panathinaikos and three Spanish teams, interested in Linos Chrysikopoulos

One of the most interesting Greek prospects is attracting the interest of several teams. Panathinaikos and three Spanish teams are reported to have Linos Chrysikopoulos on the radar. The 17-year-old forward of Aris Thessaloniki is currently averaging 17.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in the U20 European Championship.

SOURCE: Athilika Nea

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Unicaja could have ruled out to sign Martynas Gecevicius

The arrival of Martynas Gecevicius to Unicaja is getting less likely every day. The Spanish team could have decided to look definitely for other candidates, due to the economic demands of the current team of the 22-year-old Lithuanian guard, Lietuvos Rytas. Unicaja would be already tracking the NBA market for a new shooting guard, besides the options of Uros Tripkovic and Kennedy Winston.

SOURCE: Málaga Hoy

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Asefa Estudiantes signs Josh Asselin

As expected, Josh Asselin will continue his career in Asefa Estudiantes. The Spanish team has signed the 31-year-old American center, with Dominican passport, for the next season. Asselin arrives to his new team after finishing last season in CB Murcia, averaging 7.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in the ACB league.

SOURCE: Solobasket

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Rasho Nesterovic, back to Europe to play for Olympiakos

Rasho Nesterovic is back to Europe. The 34-year-old Slovenian center, with Greek passport has reached to an agreement to play for Olympiakos next season. Nesterovic was playing in the NBA since 1999, averaging 3.9 points and 2.1 rebounds per game last season for the Toronto Raptors. This will be the second stint of Nesterovic in Greece, after playing from 1993 to 1995 for PAOK Thessaloniki.

SOURCE: Red Planet

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Partizan, also interested in Leon Williams

The option to sign Oleksiy Pecherov is too expensive for Partizan, who is now looking for other targets. The Serbian team, who hasn't ruled out to land Sherron Collins, is also interested in Leon Williams. The 24-year-old American-Belizean forward, also on the radar of Hapoel Jerusalem, averaged 15.7 points and 9.2 rebounds per game in the last TBL with Erdemirspor.

SOURCE: Sportske

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Maccabi Ashdod, close to sign Meir Tapiro

Meir Tapiro could continue his career in Maccabi Ashdod. The recently promoted team is close to land the veteran 35-year-old guard. Maccabi Ashdod would be the 9th team Tapiro plays for, after averaging 9.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in the last Israeli Super League for Maccabi Rishon LeZion.

SOURCE: One

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Kolosos Rhodes signs Jamine Peterson

Kolossos Rhodes has signed Jamine Peterson for the next season. The 22-year-old American forward arrives to the Greek team after a troubled three-year stint in the University of Providence. Peterson, who didn't play during the whole 2008-09 season, was dismissed by the college for a violation of team rules on May, after averaging 19.6 points and 10.2 rebounds per game during his sophomore year. Kolossos Rhodes will be his first professional team.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Chorale Roanne signs Alex Gordon

Chorale Roanne has officially announced the arrival of a new player for the next season. The French club has signed Alex Gordon, a 24-year-old American guard who has played during his two years as a professional in Turkey. Gordon finished last season in Erdemirspor, averaging 9.9 points and 3.2 assists per game in the TBL.

SOURCE: Chorale Roanne

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Virtus Bologna signs Giuseppe Poeta to a three-year contract

The expected arrival to Giuseppe Poeta to Virtus Bologna is official. The Italian club has signed the 24-year-old guard to a three-year contract. Poeta, member of the Italian national team, arrives to Bologna after playing for Banca Tercas Teramo since 2006, averaging 10.8 points and 4.4 assists per game in the last Lega A.

SOURCE: Virtus Bologna

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Eduardo Hernández-Sonseca, new player of Bizkaia Bilbao Basket

DKV Joventut won't match the offer for Eduardo Hernández-Sonseca extended days ago by Bizkaia Bilbao Basket. The 27-year-old center leaves Joventut after three years to join his new team, as both clubs have officially confirmed. Hernández-Sonseca, former member of the Spanish national team, averaged 5.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in the last ACB league.

SOURCES: Penya, Bilbao Basket

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Enel Brindisi, interested in Eric Williams, Levon Kendall and Nick Calathes

Enel Brindisi keeps tracking the market for new players. The main target is reported to be the 26-year-old center Eric Williams, who averaged 13.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in the last Lega A for Scavolini Pesaro. Other candidates on the radar of Enel Brindisi are the 26-year-old Canadian-Irish forward Levon Kendall, from Maroussi BC, and the 21-year-old Greek-American guard Nick Calathes, from Panathinaikos, despite being under contract.

SOURCE: Quotidiano di Puglia

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Maroussi BC, in talks with Stelios Ioannou

Maroussi is already tracking the market for the new season. One of the targets of the team coached by Georgios Bartzokas is Stelios Ioannou. The Greek club has already made the first contact with the 24-year-old guard, who averaged 5.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in the last A1 league for Ilisiakos

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Sakalai signs Arnas Butkevicius

Sakalai has signed to a multi-year contract the young prospect Arnas Butkevicius. The 17-year-old Lithuanian forward arrives from his new team after playing last season in the RLK (3rd Lithuanian basketball league) for Neringos, averaging 16.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Basketnews

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Armani Jeans Milano signs David Hakwins

As expected, David Hawkins is back to Armani Jeans Milano. The Italian club has officially announced the signing of the 27-year-old American guard, who already played for Armani Jeans during the 2008-09 season. Hawkins moved last season to Montepaschi Siena, where he averaged 12.0 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in the Lega A.

SOURCE: Olimpia Milano

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DKV Joventut could be close to sign Russell Robinson

Russell Robinson won't play next season for Chorale Roanne, despite the earlier reports about his arrival to the French team. According to Jean-Denys Choulet, coach of Chorale Roanne, the 24-year-old guard is close to be signed by DKV Joventut. Robinson finished last season in the Maine Red Claws, averaging 16.3 points and 5.6 assists per game in the D-League.

SOURCE: Catch and Shoot

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Olympiakos could be interested in Jamon Lucas

Jamon Lucas was offered to Olympiakos weeks ago, though the Greek club first decided not to make a move to sign him. But now, the situation could have changed, and the 25-year-old American guard could be on the radar of Olympiakos for the next season. Lucas played last season for Maroussi BC, averaging 9.8 points and 4.1 assists per game in the Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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Oklahoma City Thunder waive Kyle Weaver

As expected, the Oklahoma City Thunder have waived Kyle Weaver. The NBA franchise took that decision before 1st August, when the 24-year-old guard would have get his contract guaranteed. Weaver, who played just 13 games last season for the Thunder, was reported to have an offer from Maccabi Tel Aviv to play in Israel.

SOURCE: The Oklahoman

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Cleveland Cavaliers and Joey Graham reach to a two-year agreement

Joey Graham will continue his career in the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 28-year-old forward has agreed to a two-year contract with the NBA franchise after playing last season for the Denver Nuggets, averaging 4.2 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. Graham started his professional career in the Toronto Raptors, where he played from 2005 to 2009.

SOURCE: Twitter Marc J. Spears

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Base Oostende signs Marcus Faison

Marcus Faison is back to Belgium. The 32-year-old American-Belgian guard was signed to a one-year contract, with an option to two extra years, by Base Oostende. Faison, who was also on the radar of Aris Thessaloniki, arrives to his new team after finishing last season for Dnepro Dnipropetrovsk, averaging 16.2 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in the Ukrainian Super League. Faison played for the last time in Belgium during the 2005-06 season, in Spirou Charleroi.

SOURCE: Sport.be

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Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca signs Chris Jeffries

Chris Jeffries is back to Argentina. Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca has signed the 29-year-old American forward for the next season. Jeffries will be back to the Argentinian league, where he played during the 2007-08 season for Ben Hur and Obras Sanitarias. Last season, Jeffries averaged 15.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game in the Brazilian league for Minas Tenis Clube.

SOURCE: Basquet Plus

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Gran Canaria 2014 signs Judson Wallace

Gran Canaria 2014 has announced a new player for the next season. The Spanish team has signed Judson Wallace. The 27-year-old American forward arrives to Gran Canaria after playing during the last two seasons for Benetton Treviso, averaging 9.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in the 2009-10 Lega A.

SOURCE: CB Gran Canaria

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Dexia Mons signs Shan Foster to a one-year contract

Dexia Mons has signed a new import player. The Belgian team has signed Shan Foster to a one-year contract. The 24-year-old American forward arrives from Turkey, where he averaged 9.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in the last TBL for Kepez Belediyespor. Foster also played in Italy for Pepsi Caserta in his first year as a professional.

SOURCE: Sport.be

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Panathinaikos signs Aleks Maric to a two-year contract

As expected, Panathinaikos has officially announced the signing to a two-year contract of Aleks Maric. The 25-year-old Australian-Serbian center arrives to the Greek team after playing last season for Partizan, averaging 14.6 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in the Euroleague.

SOURCE: PAO BC

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BC Triumph signs Jermaine Anderson

BC Triumph Lyubertsy has announced a new player. The Russian team has signed Jermaine Anderson. The 27-year-old guard, member of the Canadian national team, arrives to the Russian club after playing last season for Cedevita, averaging 12.3 points and 4.4 assists per game in the Adriatic League.

SOURCE: BC Triumph

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Anwil Wloclawek signs Paul Miller

Anwil Wloclawek has signed Paul Miller, who will be back to the Polish team, where he played during the 2008-09 season. The 28-year-old center arrives to Anwil after playing last season in Russia, averaging 9.6 points and 4.0 rebounds per game for BC Triumph in the Russian Super League.

SOURCE: Polski Kosz

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Dinamo Sassari signs Brian Sacchetti

Dinamo Sassari has officially announced on the website of the club the signing of Brian Sacchetti. The 24-year-old forward arrives to the recently promoted team after playing for Carife Ferrara since 2006. Sacchetti averaged 4.3 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in the last Lega A.

SOURCE: Dinamo Sassari (.pdf)

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Maccabi Tel Aviv, in talks with Nikola Vujcic

Nikola Vujcic is in Israel to negociate his signing with Maccabi Tel Aviv. The 32-year-old Croatian center won't continue next season in Olympiakos, where he has played since 2008. Vujcic, a former member of Maccabi from 2002 to 2008, averaged 7.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game in the last Euroleague.

SOURCE: One

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Power Electronics Valencia signs James Augustine to a one-year contract

Power Electronics Valencia has officially announced the signing to a one-year contract of James Augustine. The 26-year-old American center, a former NBA player, arrives to his new team two years in Gran Canaria 2014, where he averaged 8.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game in the last ACB League.

SOURCE: Valencia Basket

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VEF Riga signs Patrick Sanders

VEF Riga has landed the first import player for the upcoming season. The Latvian club has signed Patrick Sanders. The 24-year-old American guard, who will arrived to Riga next week, arrives from MyGuide Amsterdam, where he averaged 14.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in the last Dutch Eredivisie.

SOURCE: Sporta Centrs

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Mitteldeutscher BC signs Michael Jordan to a one-year contract

As expected, Michael Jordan will play for Mitteldeutscher BC next season. The 33-year-old American guard was signed to a one-year contract by the German team. Jordan arrives to his new team after playing last season for Phoenix Hagen, averaging 8.9 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in the BBL.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

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Turow Zgorzelec signs Ivan Zigeranovic

Ivan Zigeranovic will play next season in the PLK, as his agency has officially announced. The 25-year-old Serbian center was signed by Turow Zgorzelec after playing last season in Romania for CS Gaz Metan Medias. Zigeranovic averaged 11.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in the Romanian league.

SOURCE: BeoBasket

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Lottomatica Roma, interested in Patrick Mills, close to land Andrea Iannilli

Patrick Mills is on the radar of another Italian team. After Virtus Bologna decided to land Giuseppe Poeta, now is Lottomatica Roma the new contender to bring the 21-year-old Australian guard, who played last season for the Portland Trail Blazers. Lottomatica is also close to land Andrea Iannilli, who played last season in the LegaDue for Scalfati Basket.

SOURCE: Corriere dello Sport (.pdf)

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Luis Bullock and Real Madrid agree to part ways

As expected, Louis Bullock won't continue in Real Madrid. The veteran 34-year-old guard has reached to an agreement with the Spanish club to terminate his contract, which expired in 2011. Bullock will decide now to continue his career in the ACB league, with Cajasol, or accept the offer from Maccabi Tel Aviv.

SOURCE: As

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Ivan Radenovic, considering an offer from Menorca Bàsquet

Despite his interested to remain in Cajasol, Ivan Radenovic has another option to stay in the ACB league. The 26-year-old Serbian forward is considering an offer from Menorca Bàsquet for the next season. Radenovic, who was playing for Cajasol since December, averaged 4.1 points and 2.8 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: Diario de Sevilla

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Vonteego Cummings leaves Ilisiakos to play in Cyprus

Vonteego Cumming will play next season in Cyprus. Keravnos has signed the 34-year-old American guard, who arrives to his new team after playing last season for Ilisiakos. The former NBA player averaged 10.1 points and 2.1 assists per game during his first year in the Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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DKV Joventut, close to sign Carl English

Finally, DKV Joventut could have already reached to an agreement with Carl English for the next season. The 29-year-old Canadian guard is a free agent after being released a month ago by Caja Laboral, where he played last season, averaging 9.3 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. Cajasol and Bizkaia Bilbao Basket has been also interested in English.

SOURCE: Diario de Sevilla

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Banvit and Vladimir Golubovic reach to an agreement

As expected, Vladimir Golubovic will join Banvit next season. The 24-year-old Slovenian forward has reached to an agreement with the Turkish team. Golubovic arrives to Banvit after finishing last season with the champion of the last ACB league, Caja Laboral, averaging 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Salsa Basket

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Police confirm the death of Lorenzen Wright

Memphis police has confirmed the death of the NBA player Lorenzen Wright, whose body was found yesterday. The 34-year-old center died of a gunshot wound. Wright played for several NBA franchise during his 13 years as a professional, averaging 8.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in 778 games. Rest in peace.

SOURCE: USA Today

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Maccabi Haifa, close to sign Marco Killingsworth

Finally, it seems that Marco Killingsworth will be the chosen one to be the next starting power forward of Maccabi Haifa. The Israeli team is close to sign the 27-year-old American player, who would arrive to his new team after averaging 17.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game last season for Maccabi Netanya.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

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BC Donetsk signs Sasha Vasiljevic

As expected, Sasha Vasiljevic will continue his career in Ukraine. BC Donetsk has started rebuilding its roster landing the 30-year-old Bosnian guard, who decided to leave Kolossos Rhodes after two years in the Greek club. Vasiljevic averaged 11.1 points and 3.6 assists per game for Kolossos last season in the A1 league.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Boston Celtics sign Von Wafer to a one-year contract

The Boston Celtics have signed Von Wafer for the next season. The 24-year-old guard, who has agreed to a one-year deal for the minimum salary, played briefly last season for the Dallas Mavericks with a 10-day contract, after an unsuccessful stint in Greece, with Olympiakos, where he just appeared in six games

SOURCE: Twitter Alex Kennedy

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Mitteldeutscher BC, close to sign Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan will continue his career in Germany. The 32-year-old American guard (not related with the Hall-of-Famer player) has reached to an agreement with Mitteldeutscher BC for the next season. Jordan played last season for Phoenix Hagen, averaging 8.9 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in the BBL.

SOURCE: Eurobasket

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Okapi Aalstar signs Christopher Copeland

Okapi Aalstar has officially announced the signing of Christopher Copeland, who will play next season for the Belgian team. The 26-year-old American forward was one of the best scorers in Germany last season, averaging 16.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in the BBL during his second year in TBB Trier.

SOURCE: Eurobasket

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Atlanta Hawks re-sign Jason Collins

Jason Collins is back to the Atlanta Hawks. The 31-year-old center has agreed to re-sign with the NBA franchise, where he arrived last summer. Collins, just saw action in 24 games in the 2009-10 season, averaging 0.7 points and 0.4 rebounds in 4.8 minutes per game.

SOURCE: Associated Press

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Polpharma Starogard signs Deonta Vaughn

Polpharma Starogard has landed a new import player, signing Deonta Vaughn. The 24-year-old American guard will start his career in the Polish team, after playing during the last four seasons in the University of Cincinnati. In his senior year with the Bearcats, Vaughn averaged 11.7 points and 3.5 assists per game.

SOURCE: Polski Kosz

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Giuseppe Poeta will play for Virtus Bologna

As expected, Banca Tercas Teramo and Virtus Bologna have reached to an agreement for Giuseppe Poeta. The 25-year-old Italian guard will leave Teramo after four seasons in the Italian club to join Virtus. Poeta, who turned down several offers from Spanish teams to join his new team, averaged 10.8 points and 4.4 assists per game in the last Lega A.

SOURCE: Lega Basket

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Nizhny Novgorod signs Artem Yakovenko to a three-year contract

Nizhny Novgorod has officially announced the signing to a three-year contract of Artem Yakovenko. The 22-year-old forward is back to his former team, where he played at the start of the last season. Yakovenko moved in January to Krasnye Krylia, averaging 1.2 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in the Russian Super League.

SOURCE: Nizhny Novgorod

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Banvit, close to sign Vladimir Golubovic

Vladimir Golubovic could play next season in Turkey. Banvit is close to sign the 24-year-old Slovenian forward, who would arrive to the Turkish team after helping Caja Laboral to win the last ACB league. The former player of Union Olimpija landed in the Spanish club from Union Olimpija, averaging 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Mix Basket

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Ikaros Esperos and Giannis Kalambokis reach to a two-year agreement

Despite the reported interest from Aris Thessaloniki, Giannis Kalabokis will continue his career in the recently promoted team Ikaros Esperos. The Greek club has reached to a two-year agreement with the 31-year-old guard, who will arrive to Ikaros after three years in Panionios, averaging 11.9 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in the last Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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Hapoel Jerusalem, considering Leon Williams as an alternative for Derrick Caracter

Despite the huge interest to land Derrick Caracter, Hapoel Jerusalem is also considering alternatives to the 22-year-old American center, who has other offers from European teams. The Israeli club is now targeting Leon Williams, a 24-year-old American-Belizean forward who averaged 15.7 points and 9.2 rebounds per game in the last TBL for Erdemirspor.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

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Scavolini Pesaro signs Daniel Hackett to a two-year contract

As expected, Daniel Hackett is a new player of Scavolini Pesaro. The Italian club has announced the signing to a two-year contract of the 22-year-old Italian-American, who played last season for Benetton Treviso. Hackett averaged 4.0 points and 1.8 rebounds per game during his first year as a professional in the Lega A.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Eurosport Italia

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BC Khimik signs Lance Allred and Toni Bizaca

BC Khimik has announced two new players for the next season. The Ukrainian team has officially announced the signing of Lance Allred and Toni Bizaca. Allred, a 29-year-old American forward, known as the first legally player in the NBA history, arrives from the D-League, where he averaged 13.0 points and 9.0 rebounds last season. The other new acquisition of Khimik, Bizaca, arrives from the Croatian A1 league. The 27-year-old Croatian forward averaged 21.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for Trogir ZP.

SOURCES: BC Khimik, BC Khimik

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Miami Heat sign Eddie House to a two-year, $2.8 million contract

Eddie House will continue his career in the Miami Heat. The NBA franchise has signed the 32-year-old guard to a two-year, $2.8 million contract. House arrives to his new team after finishing last season in the New York Knicks, where he landed from the Boston Celtics via trade on February, averaging 6.4 points and 2.1 assists per game.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports

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Washington Wizards sign Kevin Seraphin to a two-year, $2.7 million contract

Kevin Seraphin will play for the next two seasons in the NBA. The 20-year-old French center has reached to a buy-out agreement with his former team, Cholet Basket, to sign a two-year, $2.7 million contract with the Washington Wizards. Seraphin, who averaged 6.0 points and 4.2 rebounds per game last season, was selected with the 17th overall pick in the last NBA draft.

SOURCE: The Washington Post

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Sakalai signs Zydrunas Stankus and Edvinas Jezukevicius

Sakalai has made two new signings. The Lithuanian team has landed Zydrunas Stankus and Edvinas Jezukevicius. Stankus, a 32-year-old forward, is back to his country after playing last season in the French ProB league for Chalons-Reims, while Jezukevicius, a 20-year-old center, arrives from the NKL team Akademija Vilnius.

SOURCES: Krepsinis, Basketnews.lt

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Enisey Krasnoyarsk signs Dragan Labovic and Pavel Sergeev

Enisey Krasnoyarsk has announced two new acquisitions. The Russian team has signed Dragan Labovic to a one-year contract. The 23-year-old Serbian forward arrives from Deutsche Bank Skyliners, where he was playing since last February. Labovic averaged 8.6 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in the BBL. The other new player of Enisey is Pavel Sergeev, from BC Triumph. The 23-year-old guard, who averaged 9.3 points and 4.2 assists per game last season, was signed to a two-year contract.

SOURCE: Basket Enisey

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Gran Canaria 2014 signs Taurean Green to a two-year contract

As expected, Taurean Green is the new point guard of Gran Canaria 2014. The 24-year-old American-Georgian guard was signed by the Spanish team to a two-year contract. Green, who averaged 15.3 points and 3.5 assists in the last Greek A1 league for AEK Athens, will be back to Spain, where he played in the 2008-09 season for CAI Zaragoza.

SOURCE: CB Gran Canaria

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Trefl Sopot signs Giedrus Gustas

Trefl Sopot has made a new acqusition. The Polish team has signed Giedrus Gustas for the next season. The Lithuanian 30-year-old guard arrives to his new team after playing last season in Greece for Kavala, where he averaged 6.2 points and 0.8 assists per game in the A1 league.

SOURCE: Sport.pl

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Artland Dragons sign Leo Niebuhr to a one-year contract

The Artland Dragons have officially announced the signing to a one-year contract of Leo Niebuhr. The 24-year-old guard will be back to the Dragons, where he played in the 2008-09 season. Niebuhr moved last summer to the German Pro A team Giants Noerdlingen, averaging 6.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Artland Dragons

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Tokyo Apache sign Jeremy Tyler

Jeremy Tyler will continue his professional career in Japan. After an unsuccesful season in Israel for Maccabi Haifa, the 19-year-old American forward was signed by the Tokyo Apache, which also hired recently the former NBA coach Bob Hill. Tyler was considered one of the most interesting prospects in the United States before his moving to Israel.

SOURCE: Associated Press

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Blancos de Rueda Valladolid signs Nacho Martín to a one-year contract

Nacho Martín will play next season in the city he was born 27-years-ago. As expected, Blancos de Rueda Valladolid has officially announced the signing of Martín to a one-year contract. The Spanish forward played last season on loan from CB Granada for CAI Zaragoza, averaging 6.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: CB Valladolid

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Menorca Bàsquet signs Rafa Huertas to a two-year contract

As expected, Rafa Huertas has become a new player of Menorca Bàsquet. The recently promoted team has signed the 25-year-old guard to a two-year contract. Huertas arrives to Menorca after playing since 2007 in the Spanish LEB Oro for Melilla Baloncesto, averaging 9.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: Menorca Bàsquet

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Maccabi Tel Aviv, in talks with Pops Mensah-Bonsu

Naccabi Tel Aviv is trying to land Pops Mensah-Bonsu. The Israeli club is reported to have offered to the 26-year-old British center $500.000 dollars for the next season. Mensah-Bonsu is a free agent after being released by CSKA Moscow a month ago, after averaging 4.1 points and 1.3 rebounds per game in the last Euroleague.

SOURCE: One

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Montepaschi Siena signs Malik Hairston to a two-year contact

Malik Hairston will continue his career in Italy. Montepaschi Siena has officially announced the signing of the 23-year-old American guard to a two-year contract. Hairston arrives to the current Italian champion after playing during since 2008 for the San Antonio Spurs, being assigned to the D-League team, the Austin Toros, several times. Last season, Hairston averaged 2.1 points and 1.0 rebounds per game for the Spurs

SOURCE: Siena Free

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Armani Jeans Milano, in talks with David Hawkins

David Hawkins could be back to Armani Jeans Milano. The Italian club has made an offer for the 27-year-old American guard, who averaged 12.0 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in the last Lega A for Montepaschi Siena. Hawkins played in Armani Jeans in the 2009-10 season.

SOURCE: Milanoweb

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Virtus Bologna, close to sign Giuseppe Poeta

Claudio Sabatini, president of Virtus Bologna, confirmed that Giuseppe Poeta is close to become the new point guard of the Italian club. The 24-year-old Italian guard, who has played for Banca Tercas Teramo since 2006, had also offers from Spanish teams for the next season.

SOURCE: Solobasket.it

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Brose Baskets Bamberg and Anton Gavel agree to a two-year extension

Anton Gavel will continue his career in Brose Baskets Bamberg, where he landed last season. The 25-year-old Slovak guard has agreed to extend his contract for two more seasons. Gavel averaged 10.0 points and 2.1 assists per game in the last BBL, helping his team to win the German championship.

SOURCE: Court Vision

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KK Zagreb and Mario Kasun could have reached to a one-year agreement

Mario Kasun could go back to Croatia next sesaon. The 30-year-old center, a free agent after being released by Efes Pilsen weeks ago, could have agreed to a one-year deal with KK Zagreb. Kasun, who played for the last time in Croatia during the 1999-2000 season, averaged 8.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in the last TBL.

SOURCE: Gol.hr

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CB Granada, close to sign Mario Fernández

Finally, Mario Fernández could be announced soon as the new signing of CB Granada for the next season. The 26-year-old guard, who was also on the radar of Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, arrives to his new team after playing last season for DKV Joventut, where he averaged 2.7 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in the ACB league.

SOURCE: La Opinión de Granada

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Caja Laboral could officially announce the signing of Nemanja Bjelica today

Finally, Nemanja Bjelica will likely play next season for Caja Laboral. The 22-year-old Serbian forward could be close to reach to an agreement with the Spanish club, and the official announcement could arrive soon. Caja Laboral would have extended better offers to Bjelica and to Benetton Treviso, the current owner of his rights in Europe, than the other contender Olympiakos. The Greek team, according to the Spanish media, would have already reactivated the option of Alan Anderson, who was reported to have an agreement with Olympiakos days ago. Dusan Ivkovic, though, is still confident about the chances of his team to land Bjelica.

SOURCE: Noticias de Álava, Superbasket

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Power Electronics Valencia and Guillem Rubio reach to a verbal agreement

Finally, Guillem Rubio could move next season to Power Electronics Valencia. The 27-year-old forward played last season for Unicaja, where he avearged 3.1 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. Rubio is currently in talks with his team to terminate his contract, and would sign a two or three-year contract with Valencia when the deal with Unicaja gets done.

SOURCE: Superdeporte

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Blancos de Rueda Valladolid, in talks with Maxi Stanic

Maxi Stanic is now the main target of Blancos de Rueda Valladolid for the next season. The 31-year-old Argentinian-Italian guard played last season for Xacobeo Blu:sens, averaging 7.4 points and 5.2 assists per game last season. Both parts have been in talks during the last days.

SOURCE: El Norte de Castilla

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Cajasol, interested in Jimmie Hunter and Chris Lofton

Cajasol is considering alternatives for Louis Bullock, the main target of the team, but still undecided about his future. The main candidates are the 32-year-old American guard Jimmie Hunter, in CB Granada since 2008, and the 24-year-old American guard Chris Lofton, who finished last season in Asefa Estudiantes.

SOURCE: Diario de Sevilla

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Sutor Montegranaro signs Bobby Jones

As expected, Bobby Jones will play next season for Sutor Montegranaro. The Italian club has officially announced the signing of the 26-year-old American forward. Jones, a former NBA player, arrives to Montegranaro after averaging 11.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game in the last Lega A, during his first season in Europe.

SOURCE: Sutor Basket

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Miami Heat re-sign Kenny Hasbrouck

The Miami Heat have officially announced that they have re-signed Kenny Hasbrouck. The 23-year-old guard started his professional career last February in the D-League with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, before being called up by the Heat a month later, becoming the first player of the University of Siena to ever be signed by an NBA team, though he hasn't made his debut yet.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

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Oren Aharoni, new head coach of Maccabi Ashdod

Maccabi Ashdod has a new coach for next season. The recently promoted Israeli club has hired Omer Aharoni to take the reign of the team. The 37-year-old coach arrives Ashdod after working as an assistant for Dan Shamir in Bnei Hasharon. His first experience as a head coach was in the 2007-08 season, after his retirement as a player, for Maccabi Givat Shmuel.

SOURCE: Sport5

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Lorenzen Wright could have been found dead

According to the Memphis newspaper The Commercial Appeal, Lorenzen Wright could have been found dead in the southeast of the American city. The 34-year-old NBA player was missing since July 19. Wright played from 1996 to 2009 in the NBA, averaging 8.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in 778 games as a professional.

SOURCE: The Commercial Appeal

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Energa Czarni signs Jerel Blassingame

Energa Czarni has signed a new import player for the next season. The Polish team has landed Jerel Blassingame, a 28-year-old American guard. Blassingame arrives to Poland after playing last season for BC Odessa, averaging 14.4 points and 6.4 assists per game in the Ukrainian Super League.

SOURCE: Probasket.pl

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Sutor Montegranaro, interested in Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones is the new target of Sutor Montegranaro for the next season. The 26-year-old American forward played last season for Banca Tercas Teramo, averaging 11.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game in the Lega A. That was the first stint of Jones in Europe, after playing between 2006 and 2009 for several NBA and D-League teams.

SOURCE: Il Resto del Carlino

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Vasilis Frargias, new head coach of Ilisiakos

Vasilis Fragias is the new head coach of Ilisiakos, as the Greek club has announced. Fragias, who was signed to a one-year contract, arrives to Ilisiakos after coaching last season HSBC Pagrati in the A2 league, leading his team to the 3rd place, and will replace Stergios Koufos.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

PBG Poznan signs Piotr Dabrowski and Lukasz Wisniewski.

Two new acquisitions for PBG Poznan. The Polish team has signed Piotr Dabrowski and Lukasz Wisniewski for the next season. Both players arrive from Polpharma Starogard, where Dabrowski averaged 2.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game, and Wisniewski 10.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game

SOURCE: Probasket.pl

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Washington Wizards and Josh Howard agree to a one-year, $4 million deal

Josh Howard will continue next season playing for Washington Wizards, after agreeing in principle to a one-year, $4 million deal. The 30-year-old forward arrived to the Wizards from the Mavericks via trade last February, though he only played four games with his current team due to an injury.

SOURCE: Twitter Marc J. Spears

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Turow Zgorzelec signs Marko Brkic

Marko Brkic is back to Poland. The 28-year-old Serbian forward was signed by Turow Zgorzelec for the next season. Brkic arrives to his new team after playing last season for Radnicki Kragujevac, averaging 12.3 points and 5.9 rebouns per game in the Adriatic League. In the 2008-09 season, Brkic played for Anwil Wloclawek.

SOURCE: Polski Kosz

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Los Angeles Clippers re-sign Rasual Butler

The Los Angeles Clippers have officially announced that they have re-signed Rasual Butler. The 31-year-old forward arrived to his current team last summer via trade from the New Orleans Hornets, and averaged 11.9 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in his first season with the Clippers.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

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Houston Rockets send David Andersen to Toronto Raptors in exchange of a second-round pick

The Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors are close to reach to an agreement that would send David Andersen to the Canadian franchise in exchange of a second-round pick and cash considerations. The 31-year-old Australian center was signed to a three-year, $7.5 million contract by the Rockets last summer, when he arrived from Regal Barcelona. Last season, Andersen averaged 5.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

UPDATE: The deal is now official

SOURCE: Twitter Jonathan Feigen, Insidehoops

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Aliaga Petkim and Jerome Randle reach to an agreement

Jerome Randle will start his professional career in Turkey. The 23-year-old American guard was signed by Aliaga Petkim for the next season. Randle, who was reported to be also on the radar of Partizan days ago, has played during the last four years for the University of California, averaging 18.6 points and 4.3 assists per game in his senior year.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

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Minnesota Timberwolves, also in the mix to land Nemanja Bjelica

Olympiakos and Caja Laboral have a new contender in the fight to sign Nemanja Bjelica. According to the Greek media, the Minnesota Timberwolves haven't given up on landing the 22-year-old Serbian forward this summer. On the other hand, Olympiakos is considering to improve the offer for Bjelica due to the interest of the head coach, Dusan Ivkovic, to have Bjelica in his team next season.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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Maccabi Haifa, interested in Brandon Hunter and Marco Killingsworth

Maccabi Haifa is considering two candidates for the power forward position. The main target is 29-year-old American forward Brandon Hunter, who averaged 8.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game last season for Hapoel Jerusalem. The alternative would be Marco Killingsworth. The 28-year-old American forward averaged 17.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game for Maccabi Netanya in the last Israeli Super League.

SOURCE: Sport5

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Hapoel Jerusalem will try to sign Derrick Caracter, also on the radar of several Italian and Spanish teams

Hapoel Jerusalem is really interested in Derrick Caracter next season, and will make a push to sign him next season. The 22-year-old American center, selected with the 58th overall pick by the Lakers in the last NBA draft from the University of Texas-El Paso, is also reported to be on the radar of Olympiakos and several Italian and Spanish clubs.

SOURCE: Sport5

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Russell Robinson could be close to land in Chorale Roanne

Chorale Roanne could be close to announced during the next days the signing of Russell Robinson. The 24-year-old American guard would arrive to France after playing last season in the D-League, first for the Reno Bighorns, and then for the Maine Red Claws, where he averaged 16.3 points and 5.6 assists per game.

SOURCE: Catch and Shoot

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Asseco Prokom, in talks with Simas Jasaitis and Mindaugas Lukauskis, while waiting for Qyntel Woods

Asseco Prokom is in talks with two Lithuanian players (as the coach Tomas Pacesas) for the next season. The Polish team is trying to land the 28-year-old forward Simas Jasaitis, who played last season in Turkey for Galatasaray, and the 31-year-old guard Mindaugas Lukaiskis, from ASVEL Villeurbanne. The priority of the Polish club, though, is to extend the contract of Qyntel Woods, who is still trying to earn a spot in a NBA franchise next season. Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards and New Jersey Nets could be the options for the 29-year-old American forward to go back to the NBA.

SOURCE: Sports.pl

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BC Triumph signs Alexey Nesterov

Alexey Nesterov will continue his career in BC Triumph. The 22-year-old forward, who has played during the last two seasons in the youth team of Lokomotiv Kuban, was officially announced as the new signing of Triumph. Nesterov averaged 12.4 points and 8.0 rebounds last season in the Russian U23 league.

SOURCE: BC Triumph

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Vanoli Cremona, interested in Charles Smith and Ricky Minard

Vanoli Cremona is looking for a starting shooting guard, and is targeting two American players who played last season in Euroleague teams. The Italian club is interested in the 34-year-old guard Charles Smith, released recently by Efes Pilsen, and the 27-year-old guard Ricky Minard, who won't either continue in BC Khimki.

SOURCE: La Provincia di Cremona

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Sasa Obradovic, new head coach of BC Donetsk

Despite denying any agreement with Sasa Obradovic, finally BC Donetsk has named him as the new head coach of the Ukrainian team. The 41-year-old coach, who turned down an offer from Igokea to work in Donetsk, was without a team since a brief stint in Turow Zgorelec at the start of the last season.

SOURCE: BC Donetsk

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Virtus Bologna, targeting Jon Scheyer

Maccabi Tel Aviv is not the only team interested in Jon Scheyer. The 22-year-old American guard is also on the radar of Virtus Bologna for the next season. Scheyer, who wanted to try to earn a spot in the NBA, will start his professional career after playing during the last four seasons for the University of Duke, averaging 18.2 points and 4.9 assists per game.

SOURCE: Corriere di Bologna

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Meridiano Alicante matches the offer from Cajasol to keep Mindaugas Katelynas

Mindaugas Katelynas will continue being a player of Meridiano Alicante, after the Spanish team matched the offer from Cajasol extended days ago. The 27-year-old Lithuanian forward, who averaged 11.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game in the ACB league, arrived last season to Alicante from Armani Jeans Milano

SOURCE: ACB.com

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Detroit Pistons reach to a three-year, $10.5 million deal to re-sign Will Bynum

Will Bynum will continue playing for the Detroit Pistons after reaching to a three-year, $10.5 million agreement with the NBA franchise. The 27-year-old guard is a member of the Pistons since 2008, when he arrived from Maccabi Tel Aviv. Last season, Bynum averaged 10.0 points and 4.5 assists per game.

SOURCE: ESPN

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Dynamo Moscow signs Victor Keyru

Victor Keyru won't leave Moscow after being released by CSKA a couple of weeks ago. The 26-year-old forward was signed by Dynamo Moscow, as the Russian club has officially announced. Keyru, who has played for CSKA Moscow since 2008, averaged 1.3 points and 0.4 rebounds per game in the last Russian Super League.

SOURCE: Sports.ru

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Lietuvos Rytas signs Petras Balocka to a two-year contract

Petras Balocka is back to Lithuania. The 23-year-old center was signed by Lietuvos Rytas to a two-year contract. Balocka has played during the last two years in the University of Hawaii, after one unsuccesful season in the University of East Tennesse. In his senior year with the Hawaii Warriors, Balocka averaged 7.9 points and 8.0 rebound per game.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

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