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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Official: New York and Boston agree to swap Nate Robinson and Eddie House

New York Knicks and Boston Celtics have finally agree to swap guards Nate Robinson and Eddie House, according to Newsday journalist Alan Hahn. Three-timer Slam Dunk contest champion accepted this movement, after vetoing a trade to Memphis last December. Eddie House will play again for Mike D'Antoni, who was his coach in Phoenix.

SOURCE: Twitter Alan Hahn

Ilisiakos sign former NBA player Othello Hunter

Greek team Ilisiakos have announced the acquisition of forward Othello Hunter, as the replacement of Mike Benton, who will be released soon. Hunter was waived on January by Atlanta Hawks, where he played during two seasons. 23-year-old player is already in Greece to help Ilisiakos avoiding relegation.

SOURCE: Ilisiakos

Hapoel Gilboa-Galil, interested in Dragan Labovic

Still waiting for the confirmation of the signing of Erik Daniels, it seems that Aris Thessaloniki will have an offer for the player Daniels will replace, Dragan Labovic. Israeli team Hapoel Gilboa-Galil is reported to be interested in the Serbian center.

SOURCE: Sportal

Suduva signs Saulius Kazevicius

Veteran guard Saulius Kazevicius is back to Lithuania. Suduva signed 35-year-old player, who will debut with his new team this evening against Perlas. Kazevicius started the season in Alytaus, and then moved Dnipro-AZOT. Lithuanian player was a free agent after being released by the Ukrainian team.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Aris Thessaloniki, interested in signing Eric Daniels to replace Dragan Labovic

Matt Walsh is not the only player who may land in Thessaloniki. Aris is also interested in signing American forward Eric Daniels, currently in Ukrainian team Azovmash, to replace Dragan Labovic. Coach David Blatt is not happy with the Serbian center, and it's rumoured to be released since weeks ago.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Dakota Wizards acquire Cory Underwood

D-League franchise Dakota Wizards have acquired center Cory Underwood, and waived forward Marcus Dove due to an injury to make room for the new player. Underwood is cousin of current Wizards player Cheyne Gadson, and this season has played for Albuquerque Thunderbirds and Idaho Stampede.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Drew Gooden hoping to negociate a buyout with Wizards

Drew Gooden was traded to Washington, but it's likely he won't dress Wizards uniform this season. Veteran forward wants to negociate a buyout with the NBA franchise to become a free agent. Gooden could re-sign with his former team, Dallas Mavericks, 30 days after closing the buyout with Washington.

SOURCE: Washington Post

Benetton Treviso also interested in Bobby Dixon

After being waived by ASVEL Villeurbanne, the future of Bobby Dixon seems to be in Italy. Lottomatica Roma is not the only Lega A interested in the American guard. Dixon is under the radar of Benetton Treviso, also looking for a point guard to strengten their roster.

SOURCE: Le Progrès

The deal between New York and Houston, almost done; Knicks and Celtics, in talks for Nate Robinson

Busy days in Knicks front office. The deal with the Rockets involving forward Tracy McGrady is almost done. McGrady will go to New York in exchange of forwards Jared Jeffries and Jordan Hill and guard Larry Hughes. Both teams will also swap their 2010first round picks, and Knicks will send their first round pick in 2012.

The New York franchise is also in talks with Boston Celtics to trade guard Nate Robinson. Knicks would recieve players like Tony Allen, Eddie House or Brian Scalabrine.

SOURCES: Sports Illustrated, New York Daily News

Aris Thessaloniki, to sign Matt Walsh

Aris have announced that Matt Walsh will land today in Thessaloniki to finish their talks to add the American player to the Greek squad roster. Walsh is currently playing for Union Olimpija. Slovenian team signed yesterday Stipe Modric. Walsh was rumoured weeks ago to be signed by Vanoli Cremona, but the deal was never done.


Drew Gibson on a two-week try-out with Deutsche Bank Skyliners

Deutsche Bank Skyliners added American guard Drew Gibson to a two-week try-out with the Frankfurt team. Gibson was a free agent since playing last season in Hungary for Planet Leasing Dombovar KC and in Slovakia for MBK Rieker Komarno. Anthony Fisher was already training with German squad to replace injured Aubrey Reese.

SOURCE: Deutsche Bank Skyliners

Cáceres 2016 waives Diego Guaita

More movements in Spanish LEB Oro team Cáceres 2016. Argentinan center Diego Guaita was waived due to his bad performances on the court and his poor attitude. Guaita was averaging 5.9 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. Cáceres has recently added to his frontcourt Kaspars Berzins and Shawn Taggart.

SOURCE: Cáceres 2016 Basket

Umana Reyer signs Gregor Hafnar and Dawan Robinson

Umana Reyer keeps adding players to the roster. LegaDue team has signed Slovenian forward Gregor Hafnar, who played this season for Polzela and Pistoia, and American guard Dawan Robinson, who recently left Veroli due to an injury on his hand. This two signings will help the team to replace injured player Kiwane Garris and recently released Ronald Davis.

SOURCE: Solobasket.it

Last movements in the D-League: Luke Bonner and Russell Carter

AUSTIN: Acquired forward Luke Bonner (recently playing for Hungarian team Albacomp and younger brother of Spurs player Matt Bonner) through the available player pool.

RIO GRANDE VALLEY: Waived guard Russell Carter, recently adquired.

SOURCES: Our Sports Central, Our Sports Central