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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Quimsa, close to sign Cleotis Brown

American player Cleotis Brown will be the new signing of Argentinian team Quimsa. 32-year-old guard will replace Albert White. Brown was recently waived by Libertad de Sunchales, and had offers from other Argentinian and foreign teams. Last season, Brown played in Mexico and in Spain.

SOURCE: Infoliga

Maine Red Claws send Trey Gilder to Albuquerque Thunderbirds in exchange of Kurt Looby

Another trade in the D-League. Maine Red Claws have sent forward Trey Gilder to Albuquerque Thunderbirds in exchange of Antiqua center Kurt Looby. Gilder was acquired by the Red Claws after being waived by Memphis Grizzlies at the start of the season, while Looby started the season with Rio Grande Valley Vipers before playing with the T-Birds.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Igor Griszczuk will be the new Polish NT coach

Finally, it will be Igor Griszczuk the new coach of the Polish National Team. 45-year-old Bielorrusian coach, also in Anwil Wloclawek, will take the job after Dragen Anzulovic refused it. Griszczuk is coaching in Poland since his retirement as a player in 2002.

SOURCE: Pomorska

Denver Nuggets. tracking the market for a big man

Denver Nuggets is worried about the left patella tendon injury of Kenyon Martin, who may need to undergo surgery. The NBA franchise is tracking the market for a free agent to replace the veteran forward, and have inquired about Mark Blount (recently waived by Minnesota), Mikki Moore (recovering from an injury), Brian Cook (recently waived by the Rockets), Jake Voskuhl (a free agent) and Rob Kurz (currently playing in the D-League franchise Fort Wayne Mad Ants).

SOURCE: NBA Fanhouse

Leones de Ponce sign DeAngelo Collins

Puerto Rican team Leones de Ponce signed American player DeAngelo Collins to replace Larry Turner. 29-year-old center started the season with Jilin Northern Tigers, in the Chinese league, averaging 17.4 points and 15.4 rebounds per game. Leones also acquired via trade center Manuel de Jesús.

SOURCE: Primera Hora

Atleticos de San Germán shakes roster to add Donald Copeland, Leroy Hickerson and Jesse Pellot-Rosa

Atléticos de San Germán traded center Manuel de Jesús to Leones de Ponce, and forward Raúl Orta and guard "Fifo" Vega to Guaynabo Mets in exchange of a 2011 first round draft pick. With this movements, Atléticos made room for guard Donald Copeland (recently fired by Bosna Sarajevo), forward Leroy Hickerson (one of the stars of the Mexican league with Pioneros de Cancún) and guard Jesse Pellot-Rosa (trying to buy-out his contract with Maccabi Haifa, and former Puerto Rican league MVP).

SOURCE: Primera Hora

David Blatt doesn't want to decide his future yet with Aris Thessaloniki

Despite the interest of Aris Thessaloniki board in extending David Blatt contract, the head coach considers it's not time yet to decide. Blatt, also the Russian National Team coach, arrived a couple of months ago to replace Fotis Katsikaris, who left the team to sign for Bizkaia Bilbao Basket, and it's leaving a good impression in Greek squad.

SOURCE: Superbasket

Olympia Larisa, upset with Chris Massie

American forward Chris Massie refused to train and to play with his team, Olympia Larisa. Massie claims that the team should have paid him on February 25th, and he's still waiting. The Greek club is upset with Massie, and showed to the press a proof of payment.

SOURCE: Basketnet

KK Sloga fires Milos Pejic as head coach, and hires Vlado Dasic

KK Sloga, currently playing in the Serbian Super League, has decided to change the leading of the team. Milos Pejic is the second head coach fired this season, after Dragan Kostic, by the Serbian team. His replacement will be Montenegrin coach Vlado Dasic, who is back to Kraljevo team.

SOURCE: Sportal

Official: Boston Celtics sign Michael Finley

As expected, Veteran forward Michael Finley will play for Boston Celtics for the rest of the season, after being signed by the legendary franchise. Celtics expect Finley, released a week ago by the Spurs, to debut with his new uniform next Friday. Almost 37-year-old player will play behind Paul Pierce and Marquis Daniels at the small forward position.


Oklahoma City Thunder sign Antonio Anderson to a second 10-day contract

Guard Antonio Anderson will continue with Oklahoma City Thunder after the NBA franchise signed him to a second 10-day contract. Anderson was called-up from D-League team Rio Grande Valley Vipers, and has played one game so far with the Thunder, scoring 2 points in 15 minutes.


Iowa Energy sign Darian Townes to replace Courtney Sims, who will play in Puerto Rico

Iowa Energy have signed center Darian Townes to replace center Courtney Sims, acquired weeks ago, who will play in Puerto Rico for Capitanes de Arecibo. The D-League franchise have also lost Othyus Hunter, called-up by the Utah Jazz. Townes started the season in Dutch team Groningen, and then played 6 games with Utah Flash, in the D-League.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Springfield Armor waive Tony Bobbitt due to an injury

Guard Tony Bobbitt, recently acquired by Springfeld Armor in a trade with Maine, was waived by the D-League franchise due to an ankle season-ending injury. 30-year-old player was averaging 19.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 7 games with the Armor. Springfield haven't announced yet a replacement.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Miha Zupan refuses to play for Trikala 2000

Slovenian forward Miha Zupan has decided to follow Savo Djikanovic example, and refused to play with his team Trikala 2000 until the Greek club pays him the money owed. Zupan, known as the first deaf player ever to be in an Euroleague team, arrived to Trikala last year from Union Olimpija.

SOURCE: Basketnet