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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Rio Grande Valley Vipers acquire Sean Barnette

D-League franchise Rio Grande Valley Vipers will fill the void left by recently called up Antonio Anderson, new Oklahoma City Thunder player, with forward Sean Barnette. Rookie player started the season with Iowa Energy, averaging 7.0 points and 2.6 rebounds in 25 games.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Oklahoma City Thunder sign Antonio Anderson, waive Matt Harpring

As expected, Oklahoma City Thunder signed for 10-day contract guard Antonio Anderson, who was called up from D-League franchise Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Anderson averaged 15.5 points, 5.9 assists and 4 rebounds in 39 games played with the Vipers. Thunder also waived veteran forward Matt Harpring, acquired months ago from Utah Jazz via trade, who's seriously injured and could announce his retirement soon.


Last movements in Slovenia: Nikola Ivanovic and Matej Venta

Krka has signed guard Nikola Ivanovic, who was playing for the last two moths with Hopsi Polzela and averaging 7.8 points per game in 8 games. His replacement in Polzela will be Matej Venta, who curiously was playing for Krka before being released by Novo Mesto club in January.

SOURCE: Kosarka

Düsseldorf Giants sign Eric Taylor

Just a few days after being released by Brose Baskets Bamberg, American forward Eric Taylor has found a new team. Düsseldorf Giants, also from the German league, signed Taylor hoping to add an important piece to avoid relegation. Giants also waived forward Logan Kosmalski.


Helios Domzale inks Richard Shields to replace Domen Lorbek

Time for changes in Helios Domzale. After finding a new coach, Ivan Sunara, to replace Rado Trifunovic, now Slovenian team has signed American guard Richard Shields to fill the void left by Domen Lorbek, now a Lagun Aro GBC player. Shields started the season in Greek team Kavala.

SOURCE: Sportal

Ventspils signs Mateo Kedzo

Latvian team Ventspils signed Croatian center Mateo Kedzo, who started the season in Turkish squad Aliaga. Kedzo could not be the only Croatian player to sign for Ventspils. Guard Vedran Princ, who left Cibona a month ago, is the next player Latvian team wants to add to the roster.

SOURCE: Kosarka

Washington Wizards sign Mike Harris

Washington Wizards signed forward Mike Harris for a 10-day contract, as the replacement of recently acquired and injured Josh Howard. Harris was called up by the Wizards from Rio Grande Valley Vipers, in the D-League. This will be the second stint of Harris this season in the NBA, after playing 2 games with the Rockets before being waived.


Dallas Mavericks sign officially Von Wafer to a 10-day contract

Guard Von Wafer is officially a new member of the Dallas Mavericks. The NBA franchise signed Wafer to a 10-day contract, after a brief and successful try-out. Wafer is back to the NBA after moving to Olympiakos last summer. His experience with the Greek team ended a couple of months ago, and was a free agent since then.


Marque Perry replaces Mike Chatman in Besitkas

American guard Marque Perry will be the replacement of Mike Chatman, currently suspended after testing positive in an anti-doping control for cannabis, in Besiktas. Turkish team signed Perry for the rest of the season. Perry was a free agent since being released by Ukrainian team BC Donetsk after the club bankrupt, and was under the radar of Hemofarm in the last days

SOURCE: Basketbol Haber

Servindustria Tarragona 2017 signs Terrence Oglesby, released Tarick Johnson and Xavi López

Movements in Spanish LEB Oro team Servindustria Tarragona 2017. Guards Tarick Johnson and Xavi López part ways with Catalan club. López will play for LEB Plata team CB L'Hospitalet, while the destiny of Johnson is still unknown. Tarragona also signed Terrence Oglesby, an American guard who has played this season for Italian team Martos Napoli and Ukrainian MBC Mykolaiv.

SOURCES: CB Tarragona, CB Tarragona

Official: Aris Thessaloniki signs Matt Walsh

Aris Thessaloniki have officially announced that Matt Walsh will play for the Greek team until the end of the season. American guard was suspended from his former team Union Olimpija, after leaving Ljubljana to discuss his transfer to Aris without permision of Slovenian club.


Houston Rockets recall again Jermaine Taylor

Jermaine Taylor is back to the Rockets after being recalled by Houston from D-League affiliated team Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Rookie guard played two games for the Vipers after being assigned there, averaging 15.5 points in 4.5 rebounds. In his first stint in the D-League, Taylor averaged 19.7 points and 4.2 rebounds in 6 games before being recalled by the Rockets for the first time.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Real Madrid wants Tiago Splitter the next season

Brazilian center Tiago Splitter is one of the best players in Europe right now, and Ettore Messina wants him to play for Real Madrid next season. Splitter is currently playing for Caja Laboral, and is also rumored to leave Spain to sign for San Antonio Spurs, the NBA franchise which own his rights.

SOURCE: Noticias de Álava

Socas Canarias sign Randall Hanke

British-American center Randall Hanke is the new player of Spanish LEB Oro team Socas Canarias. 25-year-old player was since last January with Scottish team Glasgow Rocks, after failing to enter in Spanish Ford Burgos and Greek Panionios rosters.

SOURCE: CB Canarias

New York Knicks, close to waive Eddy Curry

New York Knicks are planning to buy-out center Eddy Curry's contract, to make salary cap room this summer. Curry is not an important piece of Mike D'Antoni rotaton, and could end his Knicks career soon. This movement would make New York to save between $1 and $2 million.

SOURCE: New York Post

Charlotte Bobcats interested in Larry Hughes, waived by the Kings

As expected, Sacramento Kings have announced that guard Larry Hughes, recently acquired in a three-way trade from New York Knicks, was waived. Hughes is recovering from a hand injury in the East Coast. Charlotte Bobcats could be interested in Hughes, and also in Mike James, who wants to leave Washington Wizards.

SOURCES: Insidehoops, Charlotte Observer

Rouen inks Deji Akindele

Rouen has signed a replacement for Aerick Sanders, who will be out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury. French team signed Nigerian center Deji Akindele, back to the LNB after playing for Pau-Orthez in 2007-08 season. Last season, Akindele played for Scavolini, in Italia, and haven't played any official game this one because of right meniscus problem. Xacobeo Blu:Sens was rumoured to bring him back weeks ago, but they finally chose to sign Jeremiah Massey.

Limoges signs Kevin Braswell, Frederic Weis could be the next

Limoges have found a replacement for recently released guard Brent Darby. The French team signed American guard Kevin Braswell for the rest of the season. Braswell played until the last week for New Zealand Breakers, in the Australian NBL. The next goal for Limoges is to sign veteran center Frederic Weis, already training with the team.

SOURCE: Le Populaire

Denver Nuggets, interested in Mikki Moore

Veteran center Mikki Moore, a free agent after being released by the Warriors due to an injury, is fully recovered, and ready to go back to action. Denver Nuggets, looking for a reserve center, could be interested in signing 34-year-old for the rest of the Regular Season and the play-offs

SOURCE: NBA Fanhouse

Dallas Mavericks to sign Von Wafer

Von Wafer is close to be back to the NBA. Dallas Mavericks will sign American guard to a 10-day contract, after passing successfully his try-out. Wafer was a free agent after being released by Greek team Olympiakos. At the same time, Dallas is looking for a center. After deciding not to keep Austin toros player Dwayne Jones after a try-out, the next possibilty could be free agent Jake Voskuhl, who played for the Mavs in the preseason.

SOURCE: Dallas News

Dragen Anzulovic, close to become the new Poland NT coach

Drazen Anzulovic will discuss today with Polish Basketball Federation leaders his signing as the new Poland national team coach. 42-year-old former Cibona player is without a team after the failure of the last coach he coached, BC Donetsk. Anzulovic has also coached teams like Cibona, Zagreb, Ural Great and Spirou Charleroi.

SOURCE: Kosarka