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Monday, January 18, 2010

Mickael Gelabale to remain in Cholet until the end of the season

French forward Mickael Gelabale will extend his monthly contract with Cholet Basket until the end of the season. The former Seattle SuperSonics and Real Madrid player is improving his game after the serious knee injury he suffered in the NBA. His averages in the LNB are 8.7 points and 5.1 rebounds in 23 minutes.

SOURCE: Le Télégramme

Unicaja signs Zabian Dowdell

Jonathan Givony has reported in his Twitter than Zabian Dowdell, guard from the D-League Tulsa 66ers, has signed with Spanish team Unicaja de Málaga. Dowdell, a 25 years old alumni from Georgia Tech, played in Nancy (French LNB) and Casale (Italy LegaDue) before signing with Tulsa 66ers this season

SOURCE: Twitter Draftexpress

Benetton fires Frank Vitucci, hires Jasmin Repesa

Benetton Treviso has fired his coach Frank Vitucci, and has signed Jasmin Repesa as his substitute. Bosnian coach Repesa will go back to Italy after his succesful years in Fortitudo Bolonia and Lottomatica Roma. The new Benetton coach was unemployed after leaving the Croatian NT

SOURCE: Il Cittadino

Dejan Borovnjak, loaned to Panionios

Lietuvos Rytas has loaned Dejan Borovnjak to Panionios until the end of the season. Serbian power forward lost his place in the Rimas Kurtinaitis' rotation after the arrival of Jonas Valanciunas and Kenan Bajramovic, and will try to release his career in the Greek league

SOURCE: Lietuvos Rytas

Galil Gilboa adds Marcus Cousin to the roster

Israelian team Galil Gilboa has signed American center Marcus Cousin for the rest of the season. Cousin came this season from the University of Houston, and began his rookie year with Mersin Buyuksehir, playing just seven games with the Turkish team.

SOURCE: Eurobasket

Real Madrid and Jeremiah Massey part ways

Spanish team Real Madrid has announced that Jeremiah Massey is no longer player of the "White" club. Massey was not in the plans of Ettore Messina, and have spent the season practicing with the affiliated LEB Silver team. Now is a free agent, and rumours say he could sign with CB Murcia soon. Another teams which could be interested on him are Zalgiris Kaunas and Maccabi Tel Aviv

SOURCE: Real Madrid

Melvin Ely in talks with Beijing

Former NBA center Melvin Ely is negociating his signing with Chinese team Beijing. Ely is a free agent since last summer, when he ended his contract with New Orleans Hornets. Beijing is ready to pay a monthly $50.000 salary for the 31-years-old player.


Curtis Millage leaves Union Olimpija

American guard Curtis Millage leaves Union Olimpija after finishing the temporary contract he signed with the Slovenian team. Millage came to Ljubljana to replace injured Vlado Ilievski

SOURCE: Kosarka

Le Havre signs Victor King for the rest of the season

American guard Victor King has signed with French team Le Havre until the end of this season. King is back to the French league, where he played with ASVEL Villeurbanne in 2005, and with Strasbourg in 2007. Last team he played for was Keravnos, in Cyprus

SOURCE: Eurobasket

Vincent Grier signs with Mersin Buyuksehir

Turkish team Mersin Buyuksehir has annouced the signing of American forward Vincent Grier. Former player of Cholet in the French league will be in the next game his new team will play against Darufassaka

SOURCE: Mersin Buyuksehir

Siroki hires Danijel Jusup as its new head coach, as Zadar fires Zmago Sagadin

Bosnian team Siroki has found a substitute for its former head coach Hrvoje Vlasic, who resigned of his duties after the defeat of the team in the quarter-final round of Bosnian Cup. Danijel Jusup will be the new coach.

KK Zadar also has to find a new head coach after firing Zmago Sagadin, after the new defeat against Cedevita in the Adriatic League. New coach (Pino Grdovic and Drazen Anzulovic are the top contenders) will be appointed soon.

SOURCES: Dvenik; Sportal

John Edwards joins Iowa Energy

The D-League franchise Iowa Energy added center John Edwards to its roster. Edwards started the season with Greek team Kavala, but was waived after just 4 games. Now is back with the team he played last season

SOURCE: Usbasket

Chinese team Shanxi president announces Stephon Marbury arrival

Wu Qinglong, president of the Chinese team Shanxi, has announced an agreement with former NBA star Stephon Marbury, who would arrive to China next week. Last reports told that Marbury wanted to play in Spain.

SOURCE: Sohu Sports

Grizzlies, interested in Heat forward Dorell Wright

Miami Heat would get under the salary cap if they can reduce its payroll up to $2.8 million. Reserve swingman Dorell Wright earns $2.9, so he's now the top candidate to leave the team. Memphis Grizzlies would be interested in Wright, and they're willing to offer one of the three 2010 first-round draft picks they own.

SOURCE: The Memphis Commercial Appeal

Shavlik Randolph won't be signed for a second 10-days contract with the Blazers

The center Shavlik Randolph won't get extended his current 10-days contract with Portland. Blazers officials informed him about the decision, caused by the returns of Rudy Fernández and Nicolas Batum. Randolph rejected an offer from Spanish team CB Murcia to play in ACB a couple of weeks ago.

SOURCE: Blazersedge

Veteran guard Jerry Stackhouse is back: Milwaukee Bucks is set to sign him

Jerry Stackhouse, a former two-times All Star, will sign a contract for the remain of the season with the Milwaukee Bucks. The 35 years old guard slammed recently a rumour about his leaving to Chinese basketball, and now will be the subsitute of Michael Redd, out until the next season because a knee injury.