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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Denver Nuggets, to offer a contract to Brian Cook

Brian Cook, recently waived by Houston Rockets, is the chosen big man by Denver Nuggets, which was tracking the market for a replacement for injuried forward Kenyon Martin. The NBA franchise will offer Cook a contract soon. Other names considered for Nuggets were, among others, Mark Blount, Mikki Moore or Rob Kurz.

SOURCE: In Denver Times

Meridiano Alicante offers extension to Mindaugas Katelynas

Meridiano Alicante has contacted Mindaugas Katelynas agent to start negotiations to extend Lithuanian forward expiring contract. Katelynas is the top scorer for Spanish team this season, and a player that could be interesting for other European teams this summer. 26-year-old player arrived this season from Armani Jeans Milano.

SOURCE: Diario Información

Khimik signs Brian Wethers

American guard Brian Wethers is the new player for BC Odessa, and has already debuted with the Ukrainian team against BC Odessa. 29-year-old player, an Australian league MVP in 2005, started the season in Uruguay, for Melvin, and played last season in Ukrainian Super league team Budivelnik.

SOURCE: Basket.com.ua

San Antonio Spurs sign Cedric Jackson for a 10-day contract

As expected, San Antonio Spurs officially announced that guard Cedric Jackson was called up from the D-League, and signed for a 10-day contract. Jackson was playing for Erie BayHawks after ending his two 10-day contracts with Cleveland Cavaliers last month, playing 5 games.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

KK Zadar reconsiders Danijel Jusup firing

Danijel Jusup is still KK Zadar coach. The Croatian club board decided to reconsider the decision of firing him. The difficult financial situation of the team is the main reason not to hire a new coach to replace Jusup. Former Siroki coach Hrvoje Vlasic was the favorite to sign for Zadar.

SOURCE: Vecernji

Limoges activates Frederic Weis

Veteran center Frederic Weis will play the next game with Limoges, after being activated by former Euroleague champion squad. Weis was training with the French team since weeks ago, and was activated by Limoges after the injury of Johan Passave-Ducteil. This will be the second stint of Weis in Limoges.

SOURCE: Basketnews

Real Madrid works on Sergio Llull contract extension

Real Madrid is already planning next seasons, and has already started conversations to extend contract for the team top prospect, Sergio Llull. Young guard is also under the radar of Houston Rockets. The NBA franchise drafted him last year, and is already interested in signing him as soon as posible. Llull contract expires in 2011. Center Felipe Reyes is also in talks with Real Madrid to extend his expiring contract (though Real Madrid has an extra year option).


Liaoning waives Brandon Johnson after officially signing Carlos Powell

As expected, Carlos Powell was officially announced as new Liaoning player. Powell arrives to China after starting the season with D-League team Albuquerque Thunderbirds. To make room for Powell, Liaoning waived American guard Brandon Robinson, who is now a free agent.


Düsseldorf Giants fire Achim Kuczmann, and promote Hansi Gnad as head coach

Düsseldorf Giants have announced that Achim Kuczmann is no longer head coach of the German team. Giants are currently in the 15th place of the BBL after losing nine of the last ten games. The new coach for the rest of the season will be former player Hansi Gnad, who was a Kuczmann assistant until now.


Unicaja asks again to Efes Pilsen for Igor Rakocevic

Though Igor Rakocevic doesn't want to play for Unicaja, the Spanish team insists in add him to the roster, and has asked his club, Efes Pilsen, for a loan. Unicaja is hoping that the elimination of Efes Pilsen in Euroleague helps the Turkish team to accept a lower offer for the Serbian player, who can left the team soon.

SOURCE: Diario Sur

Miami Heat, looking for a point guard

While Miami Heat have still no direct contact with suspended guard Rafer Alston, who is not available for the team, the NBA franchise is already looking for a replacement. Besides Larry Hughes and Larry Hughes, another free agent like Brevin Knight, D-League players like John Lucas III, Kenny Hasbrouck and Jason Richards, and Turkish team Aliaga player Jack McClinton, could be signed in the next days.

SOURCE: Miami Herald

Washington Wizards sign Shaun Livingston for a 10-day contract

Guard Shaun Livingston will continue playing for Washington Wizards, after the NBA franchise has decided to sign former Clippers player to a 10-day contract. Livingston, a free agent after being waived by Oklahoma City Thunder this season, is averaging 3.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 9.3 minutes by game.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Oklahoma City Thunder recall D.J. White

Oklahoma City Thunder have recalled forward D.J. White, who was assigned to the D-League affiliated, Tulsa 66ers. White was one of the three Thunder players assigned to the 66ers, along with B.J. Mullens and Kyle Weaver, and averaged 23.0 points and 11.8 in four games. Previously, White played another six games with Tulsa at the start of the season.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Suduva releases Lodrick Stewart, Rashaun Broadus could be the next

After the sudden leaving of Rashaun Broadus and Lodrick Stewart of Suduva, the Lithuanian team has decided to dismiss Stewart, and considered the same treatment for Broadus. Both American players left Suduva due to payment delays the club doesn't admit. Stewart was on a try-out, while Broadus was playing for Suduva since the start of the season.

SOURCE: Krepsinis