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Friday, February 12, 2010

Giorgos Tsiaras leaves PAOK Thessaloniki to sign with CEZ Nymbruk

Forward Giorgos Tsiaras and PAOK Thessaloniki have agreed to a termination of the player contract. Tsiaras recieved an offer from CEZ Nymburk to join the Czech team, and asked his club to end their relationship. 27-year-old player arrived to PAOK in 2008, after starting his career in AEK Athens and Olympia Larisa. Tsiaras will replace injured Ian Hanavan

SOURCE: Basketnet

Juan Dixon, tested positive for nandrolona

American guard Juan Dixon, currently playing for Unicaja, tested positive in an anti-doping control for nandrolona in his last team, Aris Thessaloniki. Spanish team has requested for a counter-test to prove his innocence, but has suspended Dixon contract in the meantime, and won't play for the team in the next game.

SOURCE: La Opinión de Málaga

Ayuda en Acción Fuenlabrada signs Devin Davis

Spanish team Fuenlabrada have announced the signing of American forward Devin Davis for the rest of the season. 36-year-old player played last season for Breogán in LEB Oro, and was training with the team during the last days. During his long career in Spain, Davis has played for Gran Canaria, Barcelona and Valladolid, among others. This is the Fuenlabrada second signing for the frontcourt after bringing back to the team another veteran as Salva Guardia.

FUENTE: Baloncesto Fuenlabrada

Coach George Karl will extend his contract with Denver Nuggets for one more year

George Karl has agreed to a one-year extension, $4.5 milion, with Denver Nuggets. In his career as a coach, Karl has been in Cleveland, Golden State, Real Madrid (Spain), Seattle, Milwaukee and, since 2005, Denver.


Milwaukee Bucks in talks to send Ersan Ilyasova to Indiana Pacers in exchange of Troy Murphy

Another trade rumor in these pre-deadline days comes from the Central Division. Milwaukee and Indiana are in talks to trade Turkish forward Ersan Ilyasova (who would go to Pacers) in exchange of Troy Murphy. Murphy is also under the radar of teams like Cleveland Cavaliers.

SOURCE: The Journal Times

Washington in talks with Boston to trade Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison in exchange of Ray Allen

Wizards and Celtics are in talks to close a deal that would send Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison to Boston and Ray Allen (along with the expiring contracts of Brian Scalabrine and J.R. Giddens) to Washington. The trade deadline is set to next Thursday, 18th.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports

Official: Peristeri signed Lazaros Agadakos

Greek team Peristeri have officially announced the acquisition of forward Lazaros Agadakos, who was already training with the team during the last 10 days. Agadakos, who hasn't played this season due to the injuries caused by a car accident in summer, will be in Peristeri until the end of the season. This signing could mean the releasing of Spencer Nelson.

SOURCE: Superbasket

John Williamson leaves Znicz Jaroslaw to play in Plannja Basket

American forward John Williamson has left Polish team Znicz Jaroslaw, after reaching to a agreement with the club. 23-year-old player, who was averaging 17.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game, will join Swedish team Plannja Basket, and was ranked among the best players in the PLK.

SOURCE: Sportowe Fakty

Valga inks Gediminas Navickas

Estonian team Valga signed Lithuanian guard Gediminas Navickas for the rest of the season. 25-year-old started the season with Polish team Koszalin, but was released a couple of months ago after just 8 games, averaging 7.1 points and 2.6 assists.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Radnicki interested in Domen Lorbek, Goran Jeretin and Sead Sehovic

Serbian team Radnicki wants to improve his roster for the final rounds of Adriatic and national league, and is interested in adding new players. Budocnost players Goran Jeretin and Sead Sehovic, and Domzale forward Domen Lorbek are in the wish list of Kragujevac team.

SOURCE: Sportal

Mike Krzyzewski, new candidate for New Jersey coach job

Duke and U.S.A. National team coach Mike Krzyzewski has been rumoured to be a candidate for New Jersey Nets next season. "Coach K" is the first choice, according to a NBA source. Former Bucks coach would replace General Manager and interim coach Kiki Vandeweghe. Another high-profile college coach, Rick Pitino, denied the interest for coaching Nets.

SOURCE: North Jersey

CB Murcia signs Shammond Williams

Spanish team CB Murcia signed Shammond Williams for the rest of the season. 34-year-old guard played this season for Unicaja with a temporary contract before being released. CB Murcia is in the last position of ACB league, and has recently signed Josh Asselin and Amara Sy, and released Roger Powell.


Last movements in Ukraine: Aaron Nixon, Travis Harrison, Corey Besler, Miguel Morton,,,

Khimik signed guard Aaron Nixon (who started the season in Bosnian squad Siroki), forward Travis Harrison (former Turkish team Pamukkale player) and forward Olexander Osnach (BC Donetsk player before the club bankrupt)

BC Odessa signed American forward Miguel Morton, who started the season in Dnipro-AZOT. 26-year-old player was averaging 11 points and 7.4 rebounds in Super League. Odessa also have just signed Igor Krivich.

Politekhnika Halychyna signed American forward Corey Besler, coming from Finnish league. Besler were playing in Honka Playboys.

BC-93 Pulsar added Ukrainian center Vadim Reka (former BC Odessa player)

SOURCES: Basket.com.ua, Basket.com.ua, Politekhnika Halychyna, UkrBasket

Last movements in Poland: Thomas Mobley and Jarryd Lloyd

Thomas Mobley have found a new team after being recently released by Cedevita. 29-year-old forward will play for Polish team Poznan.

Jarryd Lloyd left Stal S.W. to join PLK rival team Turow Zgorzelec. 23-year-old guard was averaging 15.5 points, 5.8 assists and 4.2 boards.

SOURCES: Interia, Sports.pl