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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Boston Celtics, to sign Michael Finley

As expected, Michael Finley has decided to accept Boston Celtics offer, and will play for the "green" team until the end of the season. Almost 37-year-old forward was waived by San Antonio Spurs, after averaging just 3.7 points this season in 25 games. Former All-Star won the NBA title with the Spurs in 2005.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports

Hyères-Toulon signs Curtis Millage

French team Hyères-Toulon signed guard Curtis Millage to replace Daniel Horton, recently waived. Millage has played this season for Union Olimpia with a temporary contract that wasn't extended, averaging 2.5 points in 8 games. Last season, 28-year-old American guard played for Enisey Krasnoyarsk, in Russia.

SOURCE: Basketnews

Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca signs Reque Newsome

Argentinian team Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca has signed American player Reque Newsome to replace recently released Jermaine Griffin. 28-year-old forward, also with Uruguayan passport, played recently for Olimpia, in Uruguay, and is already training with his new team.

SOURCE: La Nueva Provincia

Libertad de Sunchales inks Greg Lewis after failing to sign Rubén Garcés

Argentinian team Libertad de Sunchales signed American player Greg Lewis to replace injured Andrés Pelussi. 31-year-old forward played recently for Soles de Mexicali, in Mexico, averaging 16.7 points and 7.0 rebounds. Libertad also tried to add Panamian forward Ruben Garcés, but the deal couldn't get done.

SOURCE: Basquetplus

DKV Joventut hires Pepu Hernández as the new coach

DKV Joventut has a replacement for Sito Alonso, who was fired yesterday. Pepu Hernández, who leaded the Spanish National Team to win the World Championship in 2006, will be the new coach of Joventut. Hernández was signed for this season and the next two ones. Former Estudiantes coach left the National Team in 2008.


Igokea inks Marko Djerasimovic

Bosnian team Igokea has improved his team with the signing of Marko Djerasimovic. Serbian forward played this season for three months in Bulgary, with Lukoil Akademik, and will be back to the leader of the Bosnian league, Igokea, where he played last season.

SOURCE: Sportal

Pulsar signs Alexander Korovyakov

Ukrainian team BC-93 Pulsar signed forward Alexander Korovyakov. 28-year-old forward played last season for Politekhnika Halychyna, and will try to help his new team to improve the performances. Pulsar is currently in 13th position of 14 teams, with just 2 wins in 17 games.


Lietuvos Rytas denies any intention of letting Martynas Genevicius go

Lietuvos Rytas chairman, Jonas Vainauskas, denied that Lithuanian team has any intention of releasing guard Martynas Genevicius, despite the rumors of the interest of Cajasol of signing him next season. Vainauskas also said that Cajasol never contacted him when the Spanish team wanted a replacement for Maurice Ager.

SOURCE: Basketnews.lt

Peristeri offers extension to Jamie Arnold

Greek team Peristeri is already planning next season, and is considering American forward Jamie Arnold as an important key of the team. Peristeri chairman has offered 34-year-old player to extend his contract for one more year, until the end of the next season. Arnold arrived this summer to Peristeri after playing last year for Virtus Bolonia.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Utah Jazz sign Othyus Jeffers to a 10-day contract

Utah Jazz have announced that the team will sign guard Othyus Jeffers to a 10-day contract. Jeffers will be call up from D-League franchise Iowa Energy. Jeffers is averaging 14.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists for the Energy this season after arriving to the D-League from Italian team Pallacanestro Cantu.


Aris Thessaloniki wants David Blatt to stay another year, and Jeremy Richardson wants to extend his contract

Aris Thessaloniki board is happy with his new coach, David Blatt, who arrived to the Greek squad to replace Fotis Katsikaris, now in Bizkaia Bilbao Basket. Aris will offer Blatt, also Russian NT coach to continue one more year. American guard Jeremy Richardson also wants to stay in Aris, and has showed his intention of continue one more year, if no interesting offer from the NBA comes.

SOURCES: Superbasket, Basketnet

Portland Trail Blazers sign Travis Diener

Portland Trail Blazers signed guard Travis Diener, as the NBA franchise have announced. Diener was a free agent after being waived by Indiana Pacers days ago. 28-year-old player averaged this season 0.8 points, 1.0 assists and 0.5 rebounds in 4 games with Indiana, after recovering from a injury in his left big toe.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Sacramento Kings sign Garrett Temple for a 10-day contract

As expected, Sacramento Kings signed guard Garrett Temple for a 10-day contract. Temple was called up from Rio Grande Valley Vipers, where he arrived after not being extended for the rest of the season with Houston Rockets, which signed him for two consecutive 10-day contracts. Temple averaged 5.0 points and 1.6 assists with the Rockets.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Springfield Armor sign Corey Minnifield and waive former NBA player JamesOn Curry

D-League franchise Springfield Armor signed forward Corey Minnifield, who played last season in Seoul SK Knights, in South Korea. Armor have also waived guard JamesOn Curry due to a season-ending knee injury. Curry earned a call up from the NBA and a 10-day contract with Los Angeles Clippers this season, but was waived just 4 days after.

Dakota Wizards re-acquire Marcus Dove

D-League franchise Dakota Wizards have announced that forward Marcus Dove was re-acquired after recovering of a pulled harmstring. Dove was waived days ago by the Wizards due to that injury, after averaging 8.3 points and 5.9 rebounds. Center Connor Atchley was waived to make room for Dove in the Dakota roster.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Bnei Hasharon signs P.J. Tucker

P.J. Tucker will be the replacement for Nigerian forward Ugonna Onyekwe, who was released by Bnei Hasharon and was signed by Maccabi Rishon LeZion. American forward was signed by Bnei Hasharon for the rest of the season. 25-year-old player started the season in BC Donetsk, but was released after the Ukrainian club bankrupt.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Lanús signs Andre Smith

Argentinian team Lanús signed Jamaican player Andre Smith to replace recently waived center Dillon Sneed. 29-year-old guard started the season in Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca, but was waived in January after averaging 13.9 points and 2.1 rebounds in 25 games.

SOURCE: Infoliga