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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Nathan Jawai and Malik Hairston are recalled from the D-League

The brief stint of Nathan Jawai in the D-League is over. The Australian forward was recalled by his NBA team, Minnesota Timberwolves, from the assigned team Sioux Falls Skyforce. Jawai played two games for Skyforce averaging 6.0 points and 3.0 minutes.

Malik Hairston has spent more time in the NBA development league. The guard was assigned on January 14th, and appeared 15 games with Austin Toros, averaging 29.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists. Now, Hairston is back with San Antonio Spurs after being recalled by the NBA franchise.

SOURCES: Insidehoops, Insidehoops

Brose Baskets Bamberg signs Mark Worthington

Brose Baskets Bamberg has found a replacement for recently released Eric Taylor. German club has signed Mark Worthington, who was averaging 16.3 points and 6.9 rebounds playing for Melbourne Tigers in Australian league. The Aussie forward will travel with the rest of the team to Bilbao for the next EuroCup game.

SOURCE: In Franken

Gediminas Orelikas leaves Siauliai to sign for Rudupis

Siauliai prospect Gediminas Orelikas has left the Lithuanian team after agreeing with the team to a contract termination. Orelikas was averaging 6 points per game in LKL, and 1.9 in Baltic League. The new destination of the 19-year-old forward is rumored to be Rudupis.

SOURCE: Lietuvos Rytas

Oklahoma City Thunder to sign Antonio Anderson

Oklahoma City Thunder will anounce soon the signing of Antonio Anderson for a 10-day contract. 24-year-old guard is currently playing in the D-League for Rio Grande Valley Vipers, and sources say that will get a call up from the Thunder. A rookie this season, Anderson wasn't selected in 2009 draft.

SOURCE: Welcome to Loud City

Lagun Aro GBC signs Domen Lorbek for the rest of the season

After wrong and right rumors, it's official. Slovenian forward Domen Lorbek will play for Spanish team Lagun Aro GBC until the end of the season, as the club have announced. Lorbek comes from Helios Domzale, where he arrived after playing the start of the season for Cajasol.


Ivan Sunara replaces Rado Trifunovic as Helios Domzale head coach

Rado Trifunovic is no longer head coach of Helios Domzale. The replacement will be former player Ivan Sunara, who has coached in his career teams like Zagreb, Deutsche Bank Skyliners, Cibona or Krka. 51-year-old coach will try Helios Domzale to avoid relegation from Adriatic League. Domen Lorbek is also set to leave the team next week to sign for Spanish team Lagun Aro GBC.

SOURCE: RTV Slovenia

Olympia Larisa signs Pantelis Papaioakeim

Olympia Larisa has signed veteran player Pantelis Papaioakeim until the end of the season. 35-year-old center was in talks days ago with AEK Athens, but finally will help the team he also played for last year to avoid relegation from A1. After the arrival of Papaioakeim, Larisa is now working for bringing a Greek guard to the team.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Real Madrid will loan Vladimir Dasic to another ACB team

Real Madrid has decided to loan Vladimir Dasic to another ACB team. Dasic has been several games without playing, especially since the arrival of Ante Tomic. Montenegrin forward was close to go loaned months ago to Cajasol as the replacement of Josh Asselin, but finally it was Ivan Radenovic who signed for team based in Sevilla.


Atlanta Hawks, interested in Zydrunas Ilgauskas

While Lithuanian center Zydrunas Ilgauskas discusses a buy-out with his new team Washington Wizards, other franchises show interest in the veteran player. Atlanta Hawks have Ilgauskas, in case he becomes a free agent, in the top of their wish list to strengthen their frontcourt. Ilgauskas, though, is likely to go back to Cleveland to end the season with his former team.

SOURCE: The Atlanta Journal-Constitucion