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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Caja Laboral to find a temporary substitute for injured Stanko Barac

Caja Laboral center, Stanko Barac, has a left foot injury, so he will be out of the courts for at least one month. Croatian player will miss the Spanish Cup and probably Euroleague Top 16. His club is already tracking the market for a substitute for Barac in the frontcourt.

SOURCE: La Verdad

Memphis Grizzlies interested again in Von Wafer. Ronnie Brewer and Dorrell Wright, also in their shortlist

Chris Wallace has confirmed they are still interested in signing guard Von Wafer, free agent since leaving Greek team Olympiakos. Wafer is not the only SG to be in Memphis shortlist. Grizzlies have also shown interest in Ronnie Brewer (Utah) and Dorrell Wright (Miami)

SOURCE: The Memphis Commercial Appeal

Manu Ginóbili doesn't expect to extend his contract with San Antonio Spurs

Argentinian forward Manu Ginóbili is disappointed with the lack of news about his contract extension with San Antonio Spurs. Former NBA Best Sixth Man and All-Star will become a free agent next summer, and he's beginning to assume he won't be a Spur next year

SOURCE: Clarín

Portland Trail Blazers would send Andre Miller to Washington for Brendan Haywood

Injures have hit Blazers rotation especially in the frontcourt. With Greg Oden and Joel Przybilla out for the season, Nate McMillan only has Juwan Howard as a center, so they need another one urgently. The target is now Brendan Haywood, and they're willing to trade Andre Miller to Washington in exchange of him.


Matt Walsh to play in Vanoli Cremona

American guard Matt Walsh has agreed terms with Italian team Vanoli Cremona. The third top scorer in the Euroleague Regular Season leaves Union Olimpija, in a complicated financial situation. CSKA Moscow was interested in Walsh, but finally he will follow his former teammate Sani Becirovic (currently in Armani Jeans Milano), and will play in Lega A.

SOURCE: Solobasket.it

Chinese team Guandong signs Cedric Simmons

Another NBA player will compete in the Chinese league. Forward Cedric Simmons, who played last season in Sacramento Kings, has agreed terms with one of the top contenders to the Chinese title, Guandong New Century Leopards. Simmons was a free agent.

SOURCE: Asia Basket

English prospect Ryan Richards, loaned by Gran Canaria to BBC Monthey

Young prospect Ryan Richards has been loaned to Swiss team BBC Monthey by his current team, Gran Canaria 2014. The agreement will bring Richards to Monthey for a month, but both parts can extend the loan if they are satisfied. Richards played for the junior Gran Canaria team in EBA league

SOURCE: Gran Canaria 2014

Phoenix Suns recall Taylor Griffin from the D-League

After 10 games in the D-League, averaging 8.8 points and 5.8 rebounds in 27.1 minutes, rookie forward Taylor Griffin is back to Phoenix Suns, after being recalled by the NBA franchise. The brother of Blake Griffin were assigned to Suns affiliate, Iowa Energy

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Mario Austin and Meridiano Alicante part ways

As expected after the arrival of Pape Sow, American center Mario Austin was released by Meridiano Alicante. His overweight problems at the start of the season, and his lower than expected performances were the key of this resolution. Austin is now a free agent

SOURCE: Información

Suspended Cemal Nalga on trial with the Alba Berlin

Cemal Nalga, currently under a 2-year suspension for the Turkish Basketball League because of the Galatasaray T-shirt scandal (he suplanted a teammate to compete under another suspension), is on trial with the Alba Berlín. Turkish 22-years-old player wants to avoid the Turkish military service.

SOURCE: Berliner Morgenpost

Marcus Haislip, a NBA option por Panathinaikos, which is also interested in Tadija Dragicevic

American forward Marcus Haislip, currently playing in San Antonio Spurs, is the new player rumored to be on the Panathinaikos radar to be the substitute of injured Kostas Tsartsaris. Ex Unicaja and Efes Pilsen player isn't having chances in the Spurs. Tadija Dragicevic, now in Red Star, is another option por PAO


Golden State Warriors sign to second 10-days contract forward Cartier Martin

Golden State Warriors, after calling up Anthony Tolliver from D-League, have signed to second 10-days contract forward Cartier Martin. Martin, who started the season in Benetton Treviso before being waived, comes from Iowa Energy. In four games with Warriors, Martin averaged 7.0 points and 5.8 boards.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

VEF Riga signs Sandis Valters

Sandis Valters is back to VEF Riga. The son of Soviet legend and current VEF Riga coach, Valdis Valters, was a free agent since summer, when he left LegaDue team Imola. The 31-years-old guard (also brother of DKV Joventut player, Kristaps) will be the substitute of Martynas Mazeika, now in AEK Athens


Ainars Bagatskis to be named Latvia NT coach

Former Latvian international player, and currently at the helm of Russian team Enisey Krasnoyarks, Ainars Bagatskis, will be confirmed on February 3rd as the new Latvian NT coach. Bagatskis will be the substitute of Kestutis Kemzura, now Lithuanian NT and Lokomotiv Kuban coach.


Bulls interested in bring Andrés Nocioni back from Sacramento

Chicago Bulls would be interested in a trade with Sacramento that would bring back Argentinan forward Andrés Nocioni to the Windy City. Former Bulls player is in the Kings transfer list, which would like to transfer his $21 million contract during the next three seasons, especially with Dominican forward Francisco Garcia set to play after his injury in two weeks

SOURCE: Sacramento Bee

Joe Alexander to be assigned to D-League by Milwaukee Bucks

Sophomore forward Joe Alexander will be assigned by his current franchise, the Milwaukee Bucks, to the D-League affiliate Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Alexander is coming from a hamstring injury, and will have the chance to be back into basketball shape in the NBA Development League

SOURCE: Ridiculous Upside

Siualiai inks back Marius Prekevicius

Back from the Ukranian league, Marius Prekevicius has signed for his previous team in Lithuania, Siauliai. Prekevicius started the season in Azovmash Mariupol, but leaved the team when coach Rimas Girskis was sacked.

SOURCE: Lithuania Basketball