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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cajasol and Maurice Ager part ways

American forward Maurice Ager have requested to leave Cajasol, and the Spanish team agreed. Ager will come back to United States, to find more playing minutes. Former Dallas Mavericks and New Jersey Nets player have had an unsuccesful season so far in Europe.

SOURCE: Baloncesto Sevilla

Chris Booker, new signing for Energa Czarni

Energa Czarni has signed back American center Chris Booker, who played in the Polish team last season. Booker began the season in Ukrainian team Khimik, but now he's back to Slupsk, where he averaged 12.2 points, 6.1 boards and 1.2 blocks last season in the Polish league (PLK)

SOURCE: Energa Czarni

Aaron Pettway, waived by Ventspils

American center Aaron Pettway was waived by Latvian team Ventspils. The current Latvian champions were unhappy with this performance this year and with his attitude on court. 29-years-old player came from French team Strasbourg this season, and averaged 6.1 points and 5.8 rebounds in Baltic League so far. A replacement for Pettway is expected to be signed soon.

SOURCE: BK Ventspils

Zalgiris loans Zygimantas Janavicius to Aisciai for the rest of the season

Young prospect Zygimantas Janavicius was loaned to Aisciai by his current team, Zalgiris Kaunas. The arrival of Mario Delas and Aleksandar Capin make harder to the coaches to give playing time to Janavicius. The Lithuanian guard averaged 5.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists this year in 14 games in the LKL.

SOURCE: Lithuania Basketball

Dragan Raca, new coach for Pizza Express Apollon

Cyprus team Pizza Express Apollon signed Cypriot-Serbian coach Dragan Raca for the remainder of this season and the next. Raca, former coach of APOEL Nicosia, is back to work after six months without a team, after leaving AEL Limassol. Apollon has the fourth best balance in Cyprus Division A with 7 victories and 4 defeats

SOURCE: Eurobasket

Memphis Grizzlies pass on Von Wafer

For the second time, Von Wafer was rumoured to be a Grizzly, and for the second time the deal wasn't done. The Tennessee franchise will keep a roster spot open in case of trade, and won't sign the former Olympiakos player. Memphis is willing to trade one of his 2010 first round picks to make a move. Miami and Utah are the most likely franchises to negociate with Grizzlies.

SOURCE: Memphis Commercial Appeal

Pepsi Caserta signed Robert Hite, after being waived by Sutor Montegranaro

Pepsi Caserta moved quickly after Sutor Montegranaro waived Robert Hite, and signed the American guard. Hite will replace injured Tim Bowers. Before being released by Montegranaro, former NBA player averaged 9.3 points this season in Lega A. Hite played last season for Tau Vitoria and Oostende.

SOURCE: Eco di Caserta

Lietuvos Rytas inks Igor Milosevic

After the last days conversations between both teams, Lietuvos Rytas signed Serbian guard Igor Milosevic for the rest of the season, with an option for an extra year. Milosevic is currently playing the Euroligue with Maroussi BC, and will play his last game with the Greek team in Barcelona next Thursday. 23-years-old player played also in Iraklis, Red Star and Olympiakos

SOURCE: Lietuvos Rytas

Alba Berlin signs Cemal Nalga

German team Alba Berlin will sign Cemal Nalga, who was in a try out after leaving Turkey to avoid to go to the military service. The Turkish center will reforce the team for the EuroCup Last 16, and for the second half of the BBL. Former Galatasaray player is currently suspended to play in the TBL.

SOURCE: Alba Berlin