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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Linas Kleiza could be back next season to the NBA

Lithuanian forward Linas Kleiza, who is currently playing for Greek team Olympiakos, is considering going back to the NBA next season. Kleiza, who signed for Olympiakos after finishing his contract with the Nuggets, can opt out of his contract in mid-July if he wants to leave.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports

Francisco Elson, close to be released from Sixers

Dutch center Francisco Elson, recently acquired by Philadelphia Sixers from Milwaukee Bucks, is set to have his contract bought out soon. Teams like Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz would be interested in sign 34-year-old player to add bench depth in the post-season.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports

Los Angeles D-Fenders acquire Rodney Webb

Los Angeles D-Fenders will be the third D-League franchise forward Rodney Webb plays for this season. After starting the season with Bakersfield Jam before being waived, and play three games for Tulsa 66ers, Webb was acquired by the D-Fenders. Californian team also waived forward Keith Clark due to an injury.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Budivelnik wants to bring back Tomas Delininkaitis

Ukrainian team BC Budivelnik wants to sign Lithuanian guard Tomas Delininkaitis, recently released from Spanish team CB Murcia. 27-year-old player spent last season playing for Budivelnik, his second team in Ukrainian Super League after Azovmash Mariupol, and would finish the season in his former team.

SOURCE: Lietuvos Rytas

Olímpico de La Banda to sign Diego Guaita

Diego Guaita, recently released from Cáceres 2016, is back to his come country. Argentinian team Olímpico de La Banda is close to sign 27-year-old center. Guaita was waived from Spanish LEB Oro club due to his bad performances and his bad attitude for the team.

SOURCE: El Periódico de Extremadura

Gran Canaria 2014, close to get Vladimir Dasic loaned

Though Vladimir Dasic could be officially loaned to Gran Canaria 2014 soon from Real Madrid, the operation is not closed at all. Gran Canaria coach Pedro Martínez hopes to have Dasic for next Sunday game against Caja Laboral, but some bureaucratic issues could delay the deal until next week.


Last movements in Lithuania: Nerijus Varnelis, Virginijus Praskevicius, Maris Gulvis, Gediminas Orelikas, Marius Kasiulevicius...

Suduva signed forward Nerijus Varnelis, who recently left Czech team Novy Jicin, and released forward Matas Niparavicius.

Juventus signed veteran forward Virginijus Praskevicius, who played last season for Siauliai.

Siauliai signed Latvian forward Maris Gulbis, coming from Zemgale, and center Ignas Ramasauskas from the youth team.

Rudupis signed officially Gediminas Orelikas, who left Siauliai days ago, and Marius Kasiulevicius, who finally won't play for Techasas

SOURCES: Lithuanian Basketball, Krepsinis, Krepsinis

Last movements in Latvia: Taj McCullough and Tim Crowell

Last game in the Baltic league between Latvian teams Valmiera and VEF Riga (70-84 for Riga) met two players in a different situation. For VEF Riga, Taj McCullough played with a guarantee contract for the rest of the season after a succesful try-out with current Latvian champions. For Valmiera, former Fort Lewis college player Tim Crowell debuted with the team, and will try to have same McCullough luck, and pass the try-out.

SOURCES: Valmiera24, TV Net