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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Official: Ricky Davis will play in Turk Telekom

Turk Telekom have announced officially the signing of American forward Ricky Davis, a free agent after being waived by Los Angeles Clippers. 31-year-old player will have his first experience outside the U.S.A. in the Turkish team, which also released guard Sarkan Erdogan, new player of Meridano Alicante, in Spain.

SOURCE: Turk Telekomspor

Chicago Bulls, to re-sign Chris Richard and waive Linsdey Hunter

As expected, Chicago Bulls is about to re-sign forward Chris Richard, who was back to Tulsa 66ers after being waived by the NBA franchise, and will wave the most veteran player in the NBA, guard Lindsey Hunter, close to retirement. Bulls were reported to need another big man in their rotation.

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune

Houston Rockets sign Will Conroy to a second 10-day contract, and release Garrett Temple, close to sign for Sacramento

Guard Garrett Temple won't be re-signed by Houston Rockets after finishing his second 10-day contract. But Sacramento Kings will give him a new chance in the NBA, and will sign former Rio Grande Valley Vipers for another 10-day contract. Rockets, in the meantime, called up and signed again guard Will Conroy from the Vipers, also for a 10-day contract.

SOURCES: Houston Chronicle, MyFox Houston, Our Sports Central

Serkan Erdogan leaves Turk Telekom to sign for Meridiano Alicante. Ricky Davis could be his replacement

Sarkan Erdogan and Turk Telekom have agreeing to terminate the player's contract, who will replace waived Kyle Hill in Meridiano Alicante. 32-year-old guard will be back to Spain after playing for Tau Vitoria between 2005 and 2007. But the Ankara club is about to complete a most important signing. According to ESPN, Turk Telekom is the new team of veteran NBA player Ricky Davis, recently waived by Los Angeles Clippers.

SOURCES: Turkbasket, ESPN

Zalgiris to keep Darius Maskoulinas as head coach for the rest of the season

Today, Monday, expires the LKL period to register new players and coaches, and Zalgiris Kaunas hasn't made any movement to sign a new head coach, despite some rumors involving Sarunas Sakalauskas. Lithuanian team is likely to keep temporary coach Darius Maskoulinas (assistant to former head coaches Gintaras Krapikas and Ramunas Butautas) until the end of the season.

Bornova signs former Tennesee college player Tyler Smith

Turkish team Bornova has signed for a 2-month contract American player Tyler Smith. 23-year-old forward was one of the best players in Tennesse college, averaging 11.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists, but was dismissed after being arrested on New Year's Day. Smith plead guilty to possession of a firearm and possession of a weapon with an altered serial number.


Last movements in Lithuania: Gediminas Maceina and Vitalijus Stanevicius

Techasas signed guard Gediminas Maceina, released days ago by Rudupis due to a conflict between him and the coach.

Nevezis signed forward Vitalijus Stanevicius, who started the season in Polish team Sportino Inowroclaw.

SOURCES: Krepsinis, Krepsinis

Etha Engomis signs Ante Grgurevic

Veteran center Ante Grgurevic is back. 34-year-old Croatian player was signed by Cypriot team Etha Engomis, now placed third in the national league with 11 wins in 16 games. Grgurevic was a free agent after playing five games for his first team, KK Split, last year

SOURCE: Kosarka.hr

Brno fires Marian Svoboda as the head coach, and signs Josef Jelinek to replace him

Czech club Brno have decide to change his coach due to the bad performances of the team, currently placed 10th in the NBL. Marian Svoboda was fired, and the replacement is the Czech basketball legend Josef Jelinek, the top scorer in national basketball history. He also coached youth Brno teams, and is the father of DKV Joventut player David Jelinek.

SOURCE: Probasket

Charlotte Bobcats won't sign Larry Hughes or Mike James

Charlotte Bobcats won't make any offer for guard Larry Hughes, recently waived by Sacramento Kings, who was under the Bobcats radar. Hughes is injured due to a broken finger, and will need several weeks to fully recover. Bobcats won't make any offer to Mike James, waived by Washington, either.

SOURCE: Charlotte Observer

Official: Minnesota Timberwolves waive Mark Blount

Mark Blount is a free agent after being officially waived by his team, Minnesota Timberwolves, as expected. Nine-year NBA veteran center arrived to Minnesota last summer from Miami via trade, but didn't played any minute with the Wolves this season. Between 2005 and 2007, Blount played for Timberwolves, averaging 11.6 points and 5.7 rebounds.


Mitteldeutscher BC signs Velimir Radinovic and waives Matt Stucki

German team Mitteldeutscher BC have decided to waive American guard Matt Stucki, who only averaged 1.1 points in 21 games played. Mitteldeutscher also signed Canadian center Velimir Radinovic, who played last season for Iraklis in the Greek A2, and added to the first team German center Oskar Fassler, one of the top prospects in the country.

SOURCES: Mitteldeutscher BC, Mitteldeutscher BC

Savo Djikanovic, to be back to Trikala 2000

Montenegrin Savo Djikanovic, who left Trikala 2000 due to the financial problems of the team, could be back to the Greek squad. Djikanovic would reconsider his leaving if Trikala 2000 can guarantee his monthly salary. The club already signed Dimitris Marmarinos to replace Djikanovic.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Indiana Pacers waive Travis Diener, who will sign for Portland Trail Blazers

Indiana Pacers announced that guard Travis Diener was waived after playing just four games with the team this season, due to a foot injury. Diener spent the last two seasons in Indiana. His new team will be Portland Trail Blazers, that will sign him to fill the last spot in their roster.

SOURCES: NBA.com, The Oregonian

Minnesota Timberwolves, to waive Mark Blount

Minnesota Timberwolves will waive in the next hours center Mark Blount. 34-year-old player was traded to Wolves from Miami last summer, but never reported to the team, which expected to trade his $8 million expiring contract before the February 18th deadline. Blount will be able to sign for a new team to play in the play-offs.


Turow Zgorzelec waives Robert Witka

Polish NT forward Robert Witka was waived by Turow Zgorzelec, after saying in an interview before a game that the team was badly builded. 28-year-old player was the captain of the Polish squad, but his words caused his leaving of Turow, where he arrived three years ago from Anwil Wloclawek. Turow won't sign a new player to replace Witka.

SOURCE: Sportowe Fakty

Norman Richardson, in a try-out with Bremerhaven

Former NBA player Norman Richardson is in Germany for a try-out with Bremerhaven. 32-year-old forward will try to pass it and receive a contract until the end of the season. Richardson is back to the BBL after finishing last season in TBB Trier, averaging 11.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in 26 games.


Michael Finley, waived by San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs have decided to waive veteran forward and former All-Star Michael Finley after almost 5 years in the team. Finley, close to turn 37 years old, arrived from Dallas as a free agent in 2005, and has averaged 3.7 points this season. Boston Celtics is interested in hiring Finley for the rest of the season.

SOURCES: NBA.com, Twitter Marc J. Spears

Washington Wizards release Mike James

Washington Wizards and guard Mike James have reached to a buy-out of the player's contract. James will be a free agent, and will be able to sign with any other NBA franchise. 34-year-old player was in his second year with Wizards, after being trade there from New Orleans Hornets.

SOURCE: Twitter Michael Lee