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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Albuquerque Thunderbirds add Sasha Cuic

D-League franchise Albuquerque Thunderbirds have announced the addition of Croatian forward Aleksander "Sasha" Cuic to the roster. T-Birds also waived forward Kevin Pittsnogle due to personal reasons. Cuic was without a team after being released a couple of weeks ago by Los Angeles D-Fenders.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Cedric Jackson, back to the D-League after two 10-day contracts with Cavaliers

Erie BayHawks have re-acquired guard Cedric Jackson, who left the team after a call-up from Cleveland Cavaliers. Jackson signed back-to-back 10 days contract with the NBA franchise due to Delonte West and Mo Williams injuries, but wasn't re-signed for the rest of the season. 23-year-old player was averaging 14.7 points and 7.6 assists per game with the BayHawks before the Cavs call-up

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Kepez releases coach Tab Baldwin

Turkish team Kepez Belediyespor has decided to change his coach and part ways with Tab Baldwin. 51-year-old head coach was in Kepez since September 2009, and he's especially known for coaching New Zealand NT between 2001 and 2006. The bad results of Kepez (in the bottom of TBL table with 4 victories in 19 games) decided his destiny.

SOURCE: Basketbol Haber

Panellinios signs Chris Owens

Panellinios signed American forward Chris Owens. The 30-year-old player will help the Greek squad to replace injured forwards Britton Johnsen and Josh Davis. Owens started the season in Ukrainian team BC Donetsk before the bankrupt of the club, and is back to Greece after playing 7 games in 2006 with Panionios

SOURCE: Basketnet

Los Angeles Clippers waive Ricky Davis after Blazers trade

Los Angeles Clippers have waived Ricky Davis to make room for new players Steve Blake and Travis Outlaw, acquired in exchange of Marcus Camby. Davis was in his 12th season in the NBA, and was averaging 4.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 36 games during 2009-10. Former Wolves and Heat player is now a free agent


Hapoel Holon signs Erez Markovic

Hapoel Holon has signed center Erez Markovic. 31-year-old player started the season with Maccabi Rishon-Lez, playing 13 games, and averaging 3.8 points and 2.9 rebounds. Previously, Israeli center played four seasons for Hapoel Jerusalem

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Unicaja wants Quincy Douby to replace Juan Dixon

American guard Quincy Douby, currently playing in Turkey for Darufassaka, is the first choice for Unicaja to replace suspended Juan Dixon. Douby is the league-leading scorer in TBL, while his team is in the last place of the Turkish competition. 25-year-old player arrived to Turkey in November, after being waived by Toronto Raptors.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Deal done: Camby will go to Portland in exchange of Steve Blake and Travis Outlaw

As expected, Los Angeles Clippers center Marcus Camby will play in Portland in exchange of guard Steve Blake, forward Travis Outlaw and $3 million. According to league sources, the deal is already done. Camby is currently the second player with more rebounds captured.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports

Artland Dragons sign Hollis Price

German team Artland Dragons signed American guard Hollis Price for the rest of the season. 30-year-old player is back to Germany, where he played in 2004-05 season for Alba Berlin. Last team Price played for was Armani Jeans Milano. Lietuvos Rytas was also interested recently in Price


Stevan Milosevic leaves Partizan

Aleks Maric is back after recovering of his injury, and temporary replacement Stevan Milosevic won't continue in Partizan, which decided not to resign him. Serbian center has averaged 1.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 7 minutos per game with the Belgrade squad.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Mike Chatman, tested positive for cannabis in an anti-doping test

Besiktas guard Mike Chatman was tested positive for cannabis in an anti-doping test, and was suspended for the Turkish Basketball Federation Disciplinary Comitee until further decision. 31-year-old American player was averaging 18.4 points and 6.1 rebound this season-

SOURCE: Basketbol Haber

Union Olimpija brings back Stipe Modric

Stipe Modric, who played for Union Olimpija from 1993 to 2003, is back to the Slovenian team. 30-year-old forward will play for Olimpija until the end of the season. Last season, Modric played for Polish team Anwil Wroclawek, averaging 6.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game

SOURCE: RTV Slovenia

Sean Williams signed by Chinese team Fujian

Chinese team Fujian SBS XunXin have signed American forward Sean Williams, who started the season with New Jersey Nets before being waived. 24-year-old player is a NBA 2007 first-round pick, but failed to leave a good impresion in the NBA, and will continue his career in CBA.

SOURCE: Asia Basket

Last movements in Italy: Alessandro Bencaster and Ryan Amoroso

Vanoli Cremona will have a new player in trainings. Guard Alessandro Bencaster, formerly in LegaDue team Pavia, will try-out with the Lega A team. This is the first acquisition since Cremona hired new coach Attilio Caja

Andrea Costa Imola released American forward Ryan Amoroso, who just was playing 16.3 minutes per game with LegaDue team.

SOURCES: Solobasket.it, Solobasket.it

Limoges looking for a replacement for Brent Darby

Historic French team Limoges CSP, now in LNB ProB, is unhappy with his American point guard Brent Darby, and it's tracking the market for a replacement. Darby, who played for Caserta last season, is averaging 10 points and 4 rebounds in 21 games with former Euroleague champion.

SOURCE: Le Populaire

Newcastle Eagles signs Andrew Sullivan

English forward Andrew Sullivan is back to the British Basketball League. 29-year-old player, who started the season in Cyprus with Pizza Express Apollon team, was signed by Newcastle Eagles until the end of the season. Sullivan won't have a "get out clause" to prevent an unexpected departure as with Flinder Boyd, who left the team to sign with Spanish team Aguas de Sousas Ourense

SOURCE: Journal Live

Coby Karl, back to the D-League

D-League franchise Idaho Stampede have announced the re-acquisition of forward Coby Karl, who left the team a couple of weeks ago to sign for a 10-day contract with the Golden State Warriors. The NBA squad didn't extend his contract. Karl is back to the D-League, where he arrived coming from Cleveland Cavaliers.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Clippers closing a deal to send Marcus Camby to Portland in exchange of Steve Blake and Travis Outlaw

Substantive talks between Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers. Clippers would send center Marcus Camby to Portland in exchange of guard Steve Blake and forward Travis Outlaw. The second in the league in rebounding, Camby, would fill the void left in Blazers roster after the serious injuries of Greg Oden and Joel Przybilla.


Last movements in the D-League: Morris Almond, Dan Dickau, T.J. Cummings, Kevin Rogers, Noel Felix...

MAINE: Acquired guard league-leading scorer Morris Almond and forward T.J. Cummings from Springfield Armor in exchange of guard Tony Bobbitt and forward Noel Felix.

FORT WAYNE: Acquired former NBA guard Dan Dickau in exchange from Springfield Armor in exchange of guard Kyle McAlarney.

RIO GRANDE VALLEY: Signed forward Kevin Rogers (released from Panionios at the start of the season) and waived center Julian Sensley due to an injury.

SOURCES: Our Sports Central, Our Sports Central, Our Sports Central

Chicago Bulls sign Chris Richard to a second 10-day contract

Forward Chris Richard will stay in Chicago Bulls 10 more days, after extending his contract with the NBA franchise. Richard has averaged 2.0 points and 5.7 rebounds in 17.3 minutes per game in three appearances with Chicago. Richard arrived to the Windy City after two weeks with Tulsa 66ers.


Knicks and Rockets closing a deal that would bring Tracy McGrady to New York

Houston Rockets and New York Knicks are reaching an agreement (without Washington) to a trade, involving Tracy McGrady. Houston would send T-Mac, Joey Dorsey and Brian Cook, and 2011 first-round pick to New York in exchange of Jared Jeffries, Jordan Hill, either Al Harrington or Larry Hughes, 2012 first-round pick and maybe 2010 second-round pick. The completion of the deal is not inminent, but sources are confident that the trade will be done.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports