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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Movements in Aris: Rob Kurz in, Dragan Labovic out

David Blatt is making changes in his new team. Aris Thessaloniki has signed Americanforward Rob Kurz, currently playing in D-League franchise Fort Wayne Mad Ants, and they will release Serbian forward Dragan Labovic. Kurz played last year in Golden State Warriors, in the NBA

SOURCE: Sport 24

Efes Pilsen rules out Jeremiah Massey signing, now targeting James Gist

Efes Pilsen ruled out the arrival of former Real Madrid player. His physical condition is not optimal, according to the club trainers. The new target of the Turkish team is American forward James Gist, currently playing for Lokomotiv Kuban in the Russian Super League

SOURCE: Gazete Vatan

Reno Bighorns trade Marcus Hubbard to Alburquerque in exchange for Yaroslav Korolev

D-League Reno Bighorns have adquired former first-rounder 2005 NBA draft pick Yaroslav Korolev in exchange for Marcus Hubbard, coming from Alburquerque Thunderbirds. Russian forward Korolev, who played two seasons for Los Angeles Clippers, is averaging 11.3 points and 5.8 boards. Forward Marcus Hubbard averaged in Bighorns 9.9 points and 6.4 rebounds

SOURCE: The Reno Gazette-Journal

Taquan Dean to leave Unicaja: Armani Jeans and Aris Thessaloniki are interested

Taquan Dean and Unicaja are negociating the buy out of the contract both parts signed until the end of the season. Unicaja is reported to pay more than 200.000 euros to release Dean, who will become a free agent. Armani Jeans Milano and Aris Thessaloniki are interested in the American guard.

SOURCE: Diario Sur

Veteran center Andrea Camata tested by Umana Reyer

36-years-old Italian center Andrea Camata is being tested by LegaDue team Umana Reyer to improve the technical level of training and, at the same time, to evaluate a possible addition to the roster. Camata is at the end of a great basketball career, and had played for several Lega teams and even in Spanish ACB

SOURCE: Vesport

Lietuvos Rytas sends Lukas Brazdauskis to secondary team Perlas

New movement in Lietuvos Rytas. After bringing back Jonas Valanciunas from Perlas, now Lukas Bradzauskis is going the opposite way, and will be loaned to secondary Vilnius team by Rytas. After the arrival of Kenan Bajramovic, there was no place for the young forward in the Lietuvos Rytas roster.

SOURCE: Lithuania Basketball

Gabe Pruitt, back to Utah Flash

Former Celtics guard Gabe Pruitt is back to the D-League just a couple of days after being waived by Los Angeles D-fenders. Pruitt has signed with the team he played last year as an asignee by the Celtics, the Utah Flash. The rookie alumni of UCLA, Joe Darger, is also a new signing for Flash. Lee Cummard and injured Jason Richards leave the team to make room for the two new additions

SOURCE: Salt City Hoops

Cleveland Cavaliers offer Zydrunas Ilgauskas in exchange for David West

Cleveland Cavaliers have made a run at David West, the All-Star power forward of New Orleans Hornets, and are willing to offer Zydrunas Ilgauskas in exchange for West. The plan would be that Hornets buy Ilgauskas contract out, to let Cleveland sign again the Lithuanian center 30 days after. That would make New Orleans avoid to pay the luxury tax

SOURCE: The Mourning Journal

Panathinaikos wants a subsitute for injured Kostas Tsartsaris: Andre Hutson is the favourite

Current Euroleague champion Panathinaikos wants to replace Kostas Tsartsaris for the Top 16 which is about to start next week. Names like Bostjan Nachbar, Miroslav Raduljica and Kostas Kaimakoglou are on the mix, but the favourite player is Andre Hutson, from Lottomatica Roma.

SOURCE: Gazzeta