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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Utah Jazz sign Othyus Jeffers to a second 10-day contract

Utah Jazz have announced that Othyus Jeffers was signed to a second 10-day contract. Jeffers was called up from D-League franchise Iowa Energy, and has played two games with the Jazz, averaging 2.0 points and 2.0 rebounds. In Iowa, Jeffers averaged 14.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Olympia Larisa, close to sign a new point guard

Greek team Olympia Larisa waived days ago American guard Jamar Butler, and was about to sign Rashid Atkins to replace him. But finally Atkins decided to go to Cyprus to play for Apoel Nicosia. Tomorrow, Olympia Larisa is reported to sign another point guard to fill the void left by Butler. According to sources, he was recently released from another European team.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Gerald Brown replaces B.J. McKie in Gimnasia

Gimnasia y Esgrima de Comodoro Rivadavia signed guard Gerald Brown to replace B.J. McKie, who was waived by the Argentinian team, where he arrived from Hapoel Alufa, in Israel. Brown arrives to Gimnasia after winning Mexican league title with Halcones de Xalapa. 34-year-old, former Harlem Globetrotters member, played last season in Polish team PBA Poznan.

SOURCE: Basquetplus

Benetton Treviso, close to sign Maurice Taylor

Italian team Benetton Treviso is closing a deal with American forward Maurice Taylor, who is about to end his season in China with Shanxi. Former NBA player, who played 9 games for Armani Jeans Milano last season would strenghten Benetton frontcourt after the injuries of C.J. Wallace and Andrea Renzi.

SOURCE: Sportando

Igor Rakocevic, not excited about Lottomatica, could stay in Efes Pilsen

Another player who could be released by Efes Pilsen is Igor Rakocevic. So far, Unicaja and Lottomatica are reported to be interested in Serbian guard, but the 31-year-old player has slammed any information about landing in the Spanish team, and it's not excited about the idea of spending the rest of the season in Lottomatica. Efes Pilsen won't force his leaving if Nachbar is finally transfered to another team.

SOURCE: The Hoops Market

Bostjan Nachbar, to leave soon Efes Pilsen

Finally, Bostjan Nachbar will be the player who will leave Efes Pilsen in the next days. According to sources, Turkish team is close to an agreement with another team to transfer Slovenian forward. Nachbar is unhappy with his coach, Ergin Ataman, and told days ago his will to leave Efes Pilsen. Weeks ago there was an intense rumor about a transfer to Real Madrid.

SOURCE: The Hoops Market