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Monday, February 15, 2010

Maccabi Haifa signs Mamadou N'Diaye

Veteran center Mamadou N'Diaye is the new player of Maccabi Haifa. 35-year-old player started the season in Ukrainia team Khimik. Senegalese center will help the team to get over the failure of top American prospect Jeremy Tyler, who hasn't showed to be ready for professional basketball even in a low-profile team at continental level like Maccabi Haifa.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Fuenlabrada loans José Ángel Antelo to Baloncesto León

Ayuda en Acción Fuenlabrada has loaned Spanish forward José Ángel Antelo to LEB Oro team Baloncesto León. Antelo, a former prospect from Real Madrid youth team, was out of the Fuenlabrada rotacion after the signings of Salva Guardia and Devin Davis, and will enjoy more quality minutes in the Spanish lower category. Antelo will fill the void left by Rick Hughes, who signed with Apoel Nicosia.

SOURCE: Baloncesto León

ASVEL Villeurbanne waives Bobby Dixon

American guard Bobby Dixon is a free agent after being released by ASVEL Villeurbanne. As reported days ago, French team wasn't happy with Dixon performances, and finally took the decision of waiving Dixon. Now, the future of the 26-year-old player could be in Rome, where Lottomatica Roma could be interested in signing him.

SOURCE: Basketnews

Giannis Christopoulos, new coach of Apoel Nicosia

Apoel Nicosia has found a replacement for recently resigned coach Christos Stylianides. Giannis Christopoulos is back to Cypriot team after coaching there in 2004-05 season, but failing to win a title for Apoel. 35-year-old coach was a free agent after leaving Trikala 2000 in November 2008.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Ironi Ramat-Gan signs Gary Forbes

As expected, Gary Forbes will play for Ironi Ramat-Gan until the end of the season. Panamian forward was a free agent after being waived by Vanoli Cremona weeks ago, after averaging 13.3 points and 4.5 rebound in Italian Lega A. Forbes will fill the void left by Taj McCullough, who left Ironi to play in Latvia.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Lakers, Blazers and Bulls discussing a three-team trade

Los Angeles Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers and Chicago Bulls are in talks for a trade involving several players. In this scenario, Lakers would get Kirk Hinrich, Blazers would get Tyrus Thomas and Sasha Vujacic, and Bulls would get Adam Morrison, another expiring contract, and a first-round pick.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports

Xacobeo signs Jeremiah Massey

American forward Jeremiah Massey is the new player of Xacobeo Blu:Sens, as the Spanish club have announced today, and will be the replacement of retired Marc Jackson, and arrives to Xacobeo after being under the radar of teams as Efes Pilsen or CB Murcia. Massey started the season with Real Madrid, before being released last month. The other choice as Jackson replacement was Michael Ruffin.

SOURCE: El Correo Gallego

Unicaja wants Igor Rakocevic

Still shocked by the Juan Dixon positive testing in an anti-doping control, Unicaja has reactivated the interest for Igor Rakocevic. The Serbian player, unhappy in Efes Pilsen, was also under the radar of Unicaja before Dixon signing, and would love to be back in Spain, where he played for Pamesa Valencia, Real Madrid and Tau Cerámica.

SOURCE: Diario Sur

Lottomatica Roma, interested in Bobby Dixon

Lottomatica Roma could give Bobby Dixon a second chance. The American guard is set to leave ASVEL Villeurbanne due to his lower than expected performances, and the Italian club could be interested in him. 26-year-old guard has experience in Lega after playing for Benetton Treviso at the start of last season. The arrival of Bobby Dixon would imply the leaving of Jacopo Giachetti

SOURCE: Basket Central

Xacobeo will announce tomorrow the replacement for Marc Jackson; Jeremiah Massey and Michael Ruffin are the main candidates

Spanish team Xacobeo Blu:Sens have confirmed that tomorrow will be announced the name of the replacement for already retired center Marc Jackson. After several rumors, sources say that the two top candidates are now Jeremiah Massey (recently released by Real Madrid and dismissed by Efes Pilsen) and Michael Ruffin (who played this season with a temporary contract for Suzuki Manresa). Xacobeo has also lost in the last days loaned center Rafael Hettsheimeir, back to CAI Zaragoza.

SOURCE: El Correo Gallego

Christos Stylianides resigns as Apoel Nicosia coach

Cypriot team Apoel Nicosia is looking for a new coach after the resignation of Christos Stylianides. That decision came after the defeat against Achilleas last Saturday in the National Cup semi-finals. Apoel is the current Cyprus champion and the leader in Division A, and have recently signed American players Rick Hughes and Marcus Hall

SOURCE: 24 Sports