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Friday, January 29, 2010

Bremerhaven inks Andrew Drevo

After being released by Spanish team Sant Josep Girona, Andrew Drevo is back to Germany. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven has signed Drevo, who will able for the next game against TBB Trier with his new team. American forward played the last two seasons for New Yorker Phantoms

SOURCE: Eisbaren Bremerhaven

Jarod Stevenson leaves Hemofarm; Olympia Larisa interested in him after waiving Devin Green

American forward (but born in South Korea) Jarod Stevenson shocked Serbian theam Hemofarm after leaving without any explanation. Now, Olympia Larisa, which have recently waived forward Devin Green, could be interested in Stevenson, who is also rumoured to play in the South Korean league.

SOURCES: Sportal, Basketblog

Giessen 46ers add Osvaldo Jeanty

Canadian guard Osvaldo Jeanty is the new player of German team Giessen 46ers. Jeanty started the season in Romania, playing for CS Gaz Metan Medias. After signing with 46ers, Giessen will be the second German team 26-year-old guard plays for, after Nordlingent Giants (2007-09).

SOURCE: LTi Giessen 46ers

CEZ Nymburk waived Ian Hanavan due to a foot injury

Czech champion team CEZ Nymburk, now playing in the EuroCup Last 16, waived American forward Ian Hanavan due to his problems in his foot. Former BK Prostejov player will be replaced for another UE player (Hanavan was also a Belgian citizen).


Carife Ferrara released Fabio Zanelli

Veteran guard Fabio Zanelli is no longer player of Carife Ferrara. Italian team and Zanelli part ways, according to the club website. 33-year-old player came back to Ferrara in 2007 (also played there in 2003-04 season), after a long career through Lega A and LegaDue teams.

SOURCE: Basket Club Ferrara

Maureece Rice, Andre Barrett, Maurice Ager, among others, will play in the D-League

Maureece Rice, who is about to leave Azovmash Mariupol, will play in a D-League franchise. Rice is already in a pool of players elegible for any D-League team interested on him. American guard started the season in Ukraine, and previously he played for the Erie BayHawks of the second professional American league. Other players in that pool are Maurice Ager (recently released from Cajasol), Andre Barrett (ACB champion with Regal Barcelona last season), Paul Davis (former player of Clippers), D.J. Strawberry (former player of Suns and Fortitudo Bologna) and Keith Hasbrouck (former star in the University of Siena)

SOURCE: Ridiculous Upside, Ridiculous Upside

Salva Guardia and Bizkaia Bilbao Basket part ways.

It's official. Salva Guardia was released by Bilbao Basket, after a year and a half in the team. Guardia signed until the end of this season, but won't finish it in Bilbao. Now, Guardia is said to sign soon with Ayuda en Acción Fuenlabrada, for the rest of the season and the next one. Veteran Spanish center played 73 games with the Basque team.


Robert "Tractor" Traylor won't play for Olympia Larisa

The deal seemed almost done, but at the end Robert "Tractor" Traylor decided not to play for Olympia Larisa. The American forward was released by his former team, Martos Napoli, because of the financial problems of the Italian club, so he didn't want to go to a team who was in the verge of bankrupt last year, like Olympia

SOURCE: Sport 24

Reno Bighorns trade Russell Robinson to Maine Red Claws in exchange of Will Blalock

The Reno Bighorns have acquired guard Will Blalock from the Maine Red Claws in exchange for guard Russell Robinson. Blalock, a 6-1 guard out of Iowa State, averaged 8.5 points and 5.6 assists with the Red Claws this season. He played in 14 NBA games with the Detroit Pistons in the 2006-07 season. Robinson played with Reno in its inaugural season last year, and returned for a second stint in 2009-10. He leaves the Bighorns averaging 16.4 points and 3.7 assists per game

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Javier Imbroda rejected an offer to become Lebanon NT coach; Aris and Spartak St. Petersburg showed interest in him

Former Real Madrid and Spain NT coach Javier Imbroda rejected an offer of the Lebanese Basketball Federation in December. Imbroda is not coaching any team since last summer, but rejected the offer. The reason was that the Federation wanted Imbroda to stay in Lebanon for 5 months before the next World Cup. Also Aris Salonica and Spartak St. Petersburg showed interest in Imbroda.

SOURCE: La Opinión de Málaga