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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Chicago Bulls to trade Tyrus Thomas to Charlotte

CONFIRMED: Chicago Bulls are closing a deal with Charlotte Bobcats to send Tyrus Thomas in exchange of Flip Murray, Acie Law and a future first-round pick. Thomas was involved in multiple trade rumors, but would finally land in Charlotte.


Miami Heat in talks with Utah to acquire Carlos Boozer

Miami Heat are interested in Carlos Boozer, and are now in talks with Utah Jazz for the former All-Star player. Forward Udonis Harlem and guard Mario Chalmers would leave Miami in the trade. Some rumours also mention Washington Wizards for a three-way deal to land Boozer in Miami.


Knicks get Tracy McGrady in a three-way trade

ESPN have announced that Knicks, Rockets and Kings have agreed to a three-way trade that would send Tracy McGrady and Sergio Rodríguez to New York; Kevin Martin, Jordan Hill and Jared Jeffries to Houston; and Carl Landry, Joey Dorsey and Larry Hughes to Sacramento. Houston will also have the right to swap first-round picks with New York in 2011 as well as take on New York's 2012 first-round pick.


Milwaukee send Jodie Meeks and Francisco Elson to Philadelphia in exchange of Primoz Brezec and Royal Ivey

Another deal is done. Milwaukee Bucks will send rookie guard Jodie Meeks, Dutch center Francisco Elson and a second-round draft pick to Philadelphia in exchange of Slovenian center Primoz Brezec and guard Royal Ivey. This is the second trade completed by Milwaukee in the last 24 hours. Hakim Warrick and Joe Alexander are the two players that will land in Chicago in exchange of John Salmons.


Paderborn and coach Olaf Stolz part ways

Olaf Stolz is no longer coach of Paderborn after agreeing with the German club the termination of his contract. 44-year-old coach arrived this season from ProB team Rhondorf. Paderborn is already looking for a new coach.


Vanoli Cremona signs Marko Milic

Italian team Vanoli Cremona has signed Slovenian forward Marko Milic. 32-year-old player was without a team since finishing his temporary contract with Orleans at the start of the season. This will be the comeback of Milic to Italy after playing between 2001 and 2006 in Fortitudo, Roseto, Pesaro and Virtus Bologna.

SOURCE: Gruppo Triboldi Basket

Rudupis releases Gediminas Maceina

Lithuanian club Rudupis have announced that guard Gediminas Maceina is no longer part of the team, due to a conflict between the player and the coach Virginijus Seskus. Maceina was averaging 11.5 points in 14 games played with Rudupis in LKL.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Milwaukee Bucks to acquire John Salmons, from Chicago Bulls

CONFIRMED: Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls are closing a deal to send guard John Salmons to Milwaukee in exchange of forward Kurt Thomas and center Francisco Elson, through another version of the trade would imply forwards Hakim Warrkick and Joe Alexander to go to Chicago.


Rockets and Kings agree to a seven-player deal to send Tracy McGrady to Sacramento and Kevin Martin to Houston

Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings are closing a deal that would send forwards Tracy McGrady, Carl Landry, Joey Dorsey and cash considerations to Sacramento in exchange of guards Kevin Martin and Sergio Rodríguez, forward Kenny Thomas and center Hilton Armstrong to Houston. The deal is not done yet, waiting for New York to be part of the trade. Knicks would recieve McGrady and Rodríguez, while releasing Jordan Hill, Jared Jeffries and Larry Hughes.


Apoel Nicosia interested in Nikos Katsares

After signing a new coach, Giannis Christopoulos, Apoel Nicosia is trying to improving its roster. Cypriot team is interested in Greek guard Nikos Katsares, currently in Trikala 2000. 26-year-old player has still to consider if he wants to play in Cypriot league

SOURCE: Sport 24

Matt Walsh agrees verbally with Aris Thessaloniki while trying to buy-out his contract with Union Olimpija

As reported, American guard Matt Walsh have agreed to play for Aris Thessaloniki with Greek club. Now, Walsh has to negociate with his still current team, Union Olimpija, the buy-out of the contract between both parts. Slovenian team is not happy with Walsh attitude, especially after losing in the last weeks Sani Becirovic and Uros Slokar.

SOURCE: Sport 24

Cavaliers to land Antawn Jamison in a three-way trade

CONFIRMED: Cleveland Cavaliers are close to acquire forward Antawn Jamison in a three-way trade with Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers. Zydrunas Ilgauskas will fly to Washington with a Cavs first round pick, while recently acquired Drew Gooden will move to Clippers, looking for a big man after trading center Marcus Camby to Portland. Finally, Clippers will send Al Thornton and Brian Skinner to Washington, and Sebastian Telfair to Cleveland.

SOURCE: Washington Post

Knicks closing a deal to send Darko Milicic to Minnesota in exchange of Brian Cardinal

CONFIRMED: More activity in Knicks front office. New York is closing a deal that would send Serbian center to Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange of forward Brian Cardinal. It's expected than Cardinal would be waived for Knicks to make room for future acquisitions, while Milicic would have the last chance to prove his quality before leaving the NBA.