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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Golden State Warriors, to sign Reggie Williams to a 10-day contract

Golden State Warriors will call up Reggie Williams and sign him to a 10-day contract. 23-year-old forward is currently averging 26.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists for Sioux Falls Skyforce. Williams will join the Warriors during their Eastern road trip.

SOURCE: Twitter Marcus Thompson

Zydrunas Ilgauskas will be back to Cavaliers on March 22nd

Though Denver Nuggets are still on the run for hiring Zydrunas Ilgauskas, the agent of the Lithuanian center has informed Dallas Mavericks, another interested team in Ilgauskas, that the player will be back to Cleveland Cavaliers as soon as he's elegible. Ilgauskas will have to wait until March 22nd, 30 days after being traded by the Cavs to the Wizards. Ilgauskas was waived by Washington days ago.


Cleveland Cavaliers recall Danny Green

If Darnell Jackson played one game before being recalled by the Cavs, Danny Green needed two. Rookie forward is back to Cleveland Cavaliers from the affiliated D-League franchise Erie BayHawks. Green was assigned to the BayHawks a few days ago, an averaged 25.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 4.0 steals in two games played.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Memphis Grizzlies assign Lester Hudson to the D-League

Memphis Grizzlies have officially announced that rookie guard Lester Hudson has been assigned to the affiliated D-League franchise, Dakota Wizards. Hudson, acquired months ago after being waived by Boston Celtics, will join Hasheem Thabeet in Wizards after playing 24 games in the NBA this season. This won't be the first D-League experience this season for Hudson, after playing 5 games in Maine Red Claws.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Dragan Labovic is released from Aris Thessaloniki, and will play in Germany

Dragan Labovic and Aris Thessaloniki have reached a deal to terminate the contract of the Serbian center. Former FMP Zeleznik player arrived last summer, and was signed until 2012, but his bad performances caused this ending. The new team for Labovic will be German club Deutsche Bank Skyliners.


Nevezis signs Tomas Rakauskas to replace Rolandas Alijevas

Nevezis found quickly a replacement for guard Rolandas Alijevas, who left the team to sign for German squad Phoenix Hagen. Tomas Rakauskas is the new player from Nevezis, and already made his debut against Venstpils in Baltic League. Last year, Rakausksas played for BC Kaunas Triobet.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Sakalai signs Mindaugas Budzinauskas

Lithuanian team Sakalai has signed veteran forward Mindaugas Budzinauskas. 36-year-old forward started the season in Poland, playing for Sportino Inowroclaw. During his long career, Budzinauskas has played in several European leagues, such in Slovenia, Greece, Ukraine or Sweden.

SOURCE: Lietuvos Rytas

Last movements in Ukraine: Dymtro Bazelevskyi, Valentin Voronin, Pavel Ulyanko and Darrell Tucker

BC Khimik decided to change his head coach. Dmytro Bazelevskyi was fired, and replaced by Valentin Voronin

BC Hoverla signed Bielorrusian forward Pavel Ulyanko (coming from Pulsar) and released American forward Darrell Tucker (already signed by Maccabi Rishon-LeZion).

SOURCES: Basket.com.ua, Ukrbasket

Martin Muursepp, the best Estonian player ever, is back to the game

The first (and, so far, the last) Estonian to play in the NBA has decided to come out of his retirement. Martin Muursepp is training with Rakvere Tarvas (as advanced one month ago), in his home country. 35-year-old forward retired from active basketball in 2008, after playing for Kalev/Cramo. Muursepp played for Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks between 1996 and 1998.

SOURCE: Championat

Hemofrarm, close to sign Kyle Hill

Serbian team Hemofarm is close to sign American forward Kyle Hill. 31-year-old player is already discussing his leaving from Spanish team Meridiano Alicante. Hill would be back to the Adriatic League, after playing years ago for Bosna Sarajevo and KK Zadar. Hemofarm is also considering to sell Stefan Markovic.

SOURCE: Sportal

Maccabi Rishon LeZion signs Darrell Tucker

Maccabi Rishon-LeZion signed American forward Darrell Tucker to replace injured player Delron Johnson. Tucker was released from Ukrainian tema Hoverla days ago, and was a free agent. 29-year-old player will fill the spot left by the season-ending knee injury of Johnson.

SOURCE Walla Sports

Reno Bighorns acquire Richie Frahm

D-League franchise Reno Bighorns have announced the acquirement of guard Richie Frahm, who will be back to the team after scoring 19.0 per game last season for the Bighorns. Frahm will take the spot left by Dave Noel, who was waived again by Reno after 27 games played.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Giorgios Kalafatakis offered his resignation as Olympia Larisa coach

After last defeat of Olympia Larisa against Peristeri, head coach Giorgios Kalafatakis offered his resignation, but the Greek's club board refused to take it, and showed him their support. Olympia Larissa is on 13th position in HEBA A1 Division with just 4 victories in 18 games.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Vedran Princ, close to Ventspils

Vedran Princ is close to be the next Croat player to be signed by Latvian team Ventspils, after Mateo Kedzo. Princ would like to join Kedzo and coach Silvano Poropat in Latvia. Croatian guard was released by Cibona after a verbal fight with his former coach Velimir Perasovic.

SOURCE: Kosarka.hr

Vladimir Dasic plays his first game with Gran Canaria 2014

After solving his bureaucratic issues, Vladimir Dasic is already player of Gran Canaria 2014, on loan from Real Madrid. Montenegrin forward has made his debut with his new team against Caja Laboral. Dasic scored 4 points and captured 4 boards.


Brent Darby will replace injured Dawan Robinson in Umana Reyer

Italian LegaDue team Umana Reyer has confirmed American guard Brent Darby as the replacement for Dawan Robinson, who left the team without even playing a minute due to an injury. The new playmaker for Reyer will be Brent Darby, who was a free agent since being released from Limoges days ago. Before his unsuccessful French experience, Darby played in Italy for several teams since 2004.


Portland Trail Blazers interested in several players to improve roster

Along with names like Kenny Thomas and Francisco Elson, other players are now under the Portland Trail Blazers radar. The NBA team wants a player to fill the 15th spot of the roster. A top free agent like Zydrunas Ilgauskas is an objective, but also other players like Brian Cook (recently waived by Houston Rockets), Dan Dickau (playing in the D-League) or Jake Voskuhl (also on the Utah Jazz board).

SOURCE: The Oregonian

Radnicki signs Nenad Stefanovic

Serbian team KK Radnicki signed guard Nenad Stefanovic, who played for Metalac Valjevo, averaging 6.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in Serbian league. 24-year-old player arrived to Metalac coming from Borac Cacak, and also played for FMP Zeleznik and OKK Belgrade.

SOURCE: Kosarka.hr

Hemofarm could consider to sell Stefan Markovic

One of the top prospects of the Adriatic League, Stafan Markovic, could be transferred by hus current team, Hemofarm. 21-year-old Serbian guard will be a free agent this summer after expiring his contract with his current team, and Hemofarm is considering to accept an offer for him to earn some money from the transfer.

SOURCE: Sportal

Chicago Bulls could re-acquire Chris Richard

Chicago Bulls are thinking about re-acquiring forward Chris Richard to strengthen their frontcourt. Richard, now back to Tulsa 66ers, was waived after the last trades, but coach Vinny Del Negro wants him back. Bulls could also waive a player to make room for Richard. Lindsey Hunter (close to retirement) and Jerome James are likely to leave the team.

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune

Gravelines Dunkerque inks Julius Johnson

American forward Julius Johnson will replace Trey Johnson, who was released a couple of weeks ago, in Gravelines Dunkerque. The French team will sign former Zadar player to remain between the top teams in the LNB. Johnson started the season in Ukraine, playing for Azovmash Mariupol.

SOURCE: Le Figaro

Tony Battie, to be waived soon

Center Tony Battie could be waived by the Nets before next Monday. 34-year-old player, who was acquired last summer from Orlando Magic, is not enjoying playing time in the worst NBA team rotation. Battie was expected to be waived in case of not being traded before February 18th deadline, along with Bobby Simmons.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports