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Friday, February 19, 2010

New York Knicks waive Brian Cardinal

As expected, New York Knicks have announced via Twitter that his new acquisition Brian Cardinal, coming from Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange of Darko Milicic, was waived by the franchise. 32-year-old forward has played in the NBA for 9 years, and 1 in Spain.

SOURCE: Twitter New York Knicks

Utah Flash sign Kevin Kruger

D-League franchise Utah Flash have signed guard Kevin Kruger. 26-year-old player played in the last to season for the Flash, and also had a couple of brief stints in Europe, playing two games for Bulgarian team Lukoil Akademik last season, and five games for Italian team Martos Napoli this one.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Dijon signs Brent Petway

French team Dijon have signed American forward Brent Petway, due to the injures of Dounia Issa, Régis Koundjia and recently signed Roger Powell. 24-year-old player started the season with Greek team Ilisiakos after playing the NBA Summer League with Toronto Raptors.


Albuquerque Thunderbirds re-acquire Keith McLeod

D-League franchise Albuquerque Thunderbirds have announced the re-acquisition of guard Keith McLeod, waived a month ago due to an injury. McLeod, a NBA veteran, will fill the spot vacated by Kris Collins, who was waived recently also because of an injury.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Nathan Jawai, assigned to Sioux Falls Skyforce

Minnesota Timberwolves have decided to assign Australian forward Nathan Jawai to his affiliated franchise in the D-League, Sioux Falls Skyforce. Former Toronto Raptors player is averaging in his second year in the NBA 3.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in 10.8minutes per game.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Nerijus Varnelis and Novy Jicin part ways

Lithuanian forward Nerijus Varnelis has left Czech team Novy Jicin, after agreeing both parts to terminate the player's contract. Team and player were discussing new salary conditions, but the deal wasn't made. Varnelis was averaging 10.0 points and 3.1 boards in Czech league.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Zydrunas Ilgauskas wants to be back to Cleveland

Lithuanian center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, just traded to Washington Wizards, wants to buy-out his contract and be back to his old team Cleveland. 33-year-old player have an expiring contract that pays him $11.5 milion. If he agrees a termination with Wizards, he will be able to go back to Cavs 30 days after.

SOURCE: Cleveland.com

Dirk Happe, new coach of Paderborn

After the resignation of Olaf Stolz, Paderborn have moved quick to find a replacement. Dirk Happe, who was in charge of the reserve team, will be the head coach of the first team. Happe 44-year-old coach is a historic player of the German team.


Techasas signs Marius Kasiulevicius

Techasas signed Lithuanian guard Marius Kasiulevicius, who started the season in Polish team Stal Stalowa Wola, before being released in January. 28-year-old player averaged 2.3 points and 1.8 rebounds in 13 games played in the PLK. Kasiulevicius played the last four seasons for Neptunas.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Andrei Podkovyrov, resigned as Azovmash head coach

Azovmash Mariupol will have to find a new head coach after the resignation of Andrei Podkovyrov. Ukrainian coach signed for Azovmash last November to replace Rimas Girskis in his second stage in Mariupol after winning Ukrainian Super League in 2003 and 2004. The bad performances of the team (sixth in the Super League with 9 wins and 7 defeats) might be the main reason for his resignation.

SOURCE: Basket.com.ua

Sacramento Kings will waive Larry Hughes

Sacramento Kings acquire Larry Hughes in the three-way trade that send Tracy McGrady to Knicks, among other movements. But it's unlikely that Hughes play any minute with the Kings uniform, because Sacramento is planning to waive 31-year-old player due to a left hand injury. Hughes will continue his recovery on the East Cost.

SOURCE: Sacramento Bee

Besiktas looking for a replacement for Mike Chatman

Besiktas is already tracking the market to find a player to replace American guard Mike Chatman, who was tested positive by cannabis in a anti-doping control and is currently suspended. Turkish team hopes to have good news this week.

SOURCE: Basketbol Haber

Tulsa 66ers re-acquire Steven Hill

Center Steven Hill is back to Tulsa 66ers. The D-League franchise have announced the re-acquisition of 24-year-old player, who was waived in January due to an injury. Former Oklahoma City Thunder player was averaging 1.2 points and 2.3 rebounds for 66ers in 9 games played.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Carife Ferrara loans Joel Salvi to Vigevano

Lega A team Carife Ferrara have announced that Italian-American forward Joel Salvi will finish the season loaned to LegaDue team Miro Radici Finance Vigevano. 31-year-old player arrived this season to Ferrara after playing 4 years for Scalfati.

SOURCE: Basket Club Ferrara

Chris Richard, waived by the Bulls

Chicago Bulls recently re-signed forward Chris Richard to a second 10-day contract, but the new acquisitions have forced them to waive Richard to make room for new players. Richard was called up from Tulsa 66ers two weeks ago.

SOURCE: Twitter K.C. Johnson

Kenny Thomas, waived by the Kings

Sacramento Kings have decided to waive forward Kenny Thomas to make room for the new acquisitions. 32-year-old player was originally in the trade that would have sent Tracy McGrady to the Kings, but finally he wasn't transfered anywhere. Kenny Thomas is now a free agent.

SOURCE: Twitter Sam Amick

Utah Jazz send Ronnie Brewer to Memphis

Ronnie Brewer is the new player of Memphis Grizzlies after being traded by Utah Jazz in exchange of a future first-round pick. Grizzlies were interested since weeks ago for the forward, who was averaging 9.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 31.4 minutes per game with the Jazz.


Spurs trade Theo Ratliff to the Bobcats

San Antonio Spurs and Charlotte Bobcats have agreed to a trade to send center Theo Ratliff to Charlotte in exchange of a future draft pick. Veteran 35-year-old player was averaging 1.6 points and 1.9 rebound with the Spurs. His leaving, combined with Marcus Haislip buy-out, saves $1.7 million in luxury tax payments to Spurs.

SOURCE: My San Antonio

Sacramento Kings acquire Dominic McGuire

Washington Wizards will send forward Dominic McGuire and cash considerations to Sacramento in exchange of a future second round pick. McGuire is in the final year of a contract that pays him approximately $825.000 dollars this season.

SOURCE: Sacramento Bee

Dallas Mavericks, interested in Rashad McCants

Forward Rashad McCants could be back to the NBA. Dallas Mavericks are interested in giving former Wolves and Kings player a new try-out. McCants practiced with Dallas during the preseason, but failed to enter in Mavs roster, and was a free agent since then.


Joe Alexander, recalled from Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Sophomore forward Joe Alexander was recalled from the D-League after being traded to Chicago Bulls from his former team, Milwaukee Bucks. Bucks assigned him to Mad Ants days ago, and Alexander was averaging 10.5 points and 4.7 rebounds in 6 games played.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Eddie House, J.R. Giddens and Bill Walker, traded to the Knicks in exchange of Nate Robinson and Marcus Landry

Finally, the trade between Celtics and Knicks were larger than expected. New York send guard Nate Robinson and forward Marcus Landry to Celtics in exchange of guards Eddie House and J.R. Giddens and forward Bill Walker.

SOURCE: Boston.com