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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Flinder Boyd is back to UK and joined Newcastle Eagles

International British guard Flinder Boyd is back to the British Basketball League after joining Newcastle Eagles. Boyd played a key role in the National Team which almost send Spanish NT (which was the final winner) out of the Eurobasket. The 32-years-old guard was without a team since then. His last club was Leicester Riders, in the same BBL.

SOURCE: British Basketball League

Utah Jazz to sign Sundiata Gaines for the rest of the season

Finally, it seems that the new Energy Center hero will finish the season in Salt Lake City. Despite his limited role as 3rd guard in Jerry Sloan rotation, Utah Jazz is expected to sign rookie Sundiata Gaines for the rest of the season, after two 10-day contracts. In seven games played by far, Saines has averaged 3.0 points and 1.0 assists.

SOURCE: Salt Lake Tribune

AZS Koszalin signs Serbian forward Mirko Kovac

Mirko Kovac is already a Koszalin player, after the Polish club signed him. 26-years-old forward played for Red Star the last three seasons, after a great season in OKK Belgrade. This will be the first foreign experience for the Serbian forward

SOURCE: BeoExcell

Cleveland Cavaliers to sign Cedric Jackson for a 10-day contract

After the injuries of Mo Williams and Delonte West, Cavs have decided to add another point guard to the rotation of Cleveland, which only has Daniel Gibson as a healthy one. Cedric Jackson is expected to be signed for 10 days with the NBA franchise. Jackson, former player of Cleveland State University, comes from D-League team Erie BayHawks

SOURCE: Cleveland.com

Cáceres 2016 and Ira Newble part ways; Spanish team inks Shawn Taggart

Ira Newble left Cáceres 2016 to go to the United States to fully recover of his tendinitis, and have agreed to a buy out with the team. Spanish LEB Oro team has moved quickly, and has signed Shawn Taggart. Former Memphis Tigers player started the season with Ironi Nahariya, in Israel.


Clippers waive injured Kareem Rush and sign JamesOn Curry to 10-day contract

Los Angeles Clippers have decide to waive forward Karemm Rush to make room for a 10-day contract to guard JamesOn Curry, who was playing in D-League team Springfield Armor. Curry started the season with Cyprus team Proteas EKA AEL before moving to Springfield. Kareem Rush suffered a torn right ACL in november, and underwent with a season-ending surgery to repair the knee

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Alba Berlin signs Iowa State player Lucca Staiger

Alba Berlin has signed guard Lucca Steiger until 2012. Steiger recently left Iowa State college where he was playing last two years, because the young German prospect decided to go back to his home country. That signing mean that guard Oskar Fassler will go to Pro A team Jena.

SOURCE: Eurohopes

Current D-League MVP, Courtney Sims, has returned to Iowa Energy

Courtney Sims has signed with Iowa Energy, his former franchise in the D-League. 26-years-old center played this season for a month in Russian team CSKA Moscow before being replaced by Pops Mensah-Bonsu, and now he's back to the D-League, where last year he was the Regular Season MVP and the shared All-Star MVP with Blake Ahearn. Sims will replace Taylor Griffin, who was recalled by Phoenix Suns

SOURCE: Usbasket

Atlanta Hawks sign Mario West to second 10-days contract

Mario West will continue playing for Atlanta Hawks for 10 more days. The NBA franchise have signed for a second 10-days contract former Georgia Tech player. 25-years-old guard played two seasons for the Hawks until last season, when he became a free agent. After playing in the D-League Maine Red Claws, Atlanta call him back to sign him a temporary contract.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Alex Righetti extends contract with Virtus Bolonia until the end of the season

Forward Alex Righetti will finish the season with his current team, Virtus Bolonia. The "bianconeri" has decided to extend the contract with the player until the end of the season. Olympic Silver medal in Athens with the Italian NT, Righetti is well known for his 7 seasons in Virtus Roma, and is playing for Bolonia since 2008.

SOURCE: Notiziario Italiano

Panathinaikos signed Marcus Haislip until the end of the season

Marcus Haislip is already a Panathinaikos player. The American power forward was waived hours earlier by San Antonio Spurs, and will join current European champion. Haislip will earn 1.5 million euros until the end of the season. Haislip, after a troubled short comeback to the United States, is back to Europe, and will replace injured Kostas Tsartsaris in the Euroleague Top 16

SOURCE: Draftexpress Twitter