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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Washington Wizards sign Alonzo Gee for a 10-day contract

As expected, Alonzo Gee was signed for a 10-day contract by Washington Wizards. Gee was called up by the NBA franchise from D-League team Austin Toros, and is averaging 7.6 points and 4.2 assists in 13 minutes per game, in 5 matches with the Wizards.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Eric Daniels leaves Azovmash Mariupol to sign for Galil Gilboa

Eric Daniels is no longer player of Azovmash Mariupol after agreeing both parts to terminate his contract. American forward played 21 games with the Ukrainian team, averaging 17 points and 6.4 rebounds. The reason of his leaving is rumored to be the difficult economical situation of Azovmash. The new team for 27-year-old player will be Galil Gilboa. The Israeli team signed Daniels for the rest of the season.

SOURCES: Krepsinis, One

Khimik signs Larry Abney to replace LaVell Blanchard, inked by Igokea

Ukrainian team have found quickly a replacement to LaVell Blanchard, released recently. Center Larry Abney, who has just finished the Mexican season with Halcones Rojos de Veracruz, is the new player for Khimik. On the other hand, Blanchard also found a new team, and will play in Bosnia for BC Igokea.

SOURCES: Ukr Basket, Beo Basket

Cangrejeros de Santurce add Chris Daniels

Puerto Rican team Cangrejeros de Santurce have announced a new signing. American center Chris Daniels will replace Marquis Gainous, injured on his left hand. Daniels has just finished the season in the South Korean league, averaging 21 points and 9.1 rebounds with Anyang KT&G Kites. Cangrejeros are also waiting for re-acquired Ricky Sánchez to join the team.

SOURCE: Primera Hora

Stromile Swift wants to be back to the NBA

The season of Stromile Swift is over, after his team, Shandong, failed to reach play-off in the Chinese league. Despite of his good adaptation to his new country (besides some problems with local food), Swift will try to go back to the NBA. The low salaries in China (his monthly salary in Shandong was just $60k) are the main reason for his likely leaving. Former Rockets and Grizzlies player has averaged 22.1 points and 11.8 rebounds in 31 games, being also the best dunker in the CBA with 2.7 dunks per game.


Antonio Anderson, back to Rio Grande Valley Vipers

Antonio Anderson is back to Rio Grande Valley Vipers after expiring the second 10-day contract with Oklahoma City Thunder. Anderson was called up by the NBA franchise after averaging 15.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 5.9 assists for the Vipers.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Cleveland Cavaliers want to sign Sasha Kaun next season

Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in bring next summer to the team Russian center Sasha Kaun, which NBA rights are owned by the Cavs. Kaun is averaging 12.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and shooting 72 percent in the Russian Superleague games for CSKA Moscow this year. 24-year-old center, who played for Kansas Jayhawks for four years, would like to play in the NBA next season.

SOURCE: Cleveland Plain Dealer

BC Igokea adds Jamar Butler

Another player for the Igokea plan to compete in the Adriatic League next year. Bosnian team has signed American guard Jamar Butler for the rest of the season. 24-year-old American guard started the season for Olympia Larisa, but was waived. This is the fourth signing for Igokea in two weeks.

SOURCE: Sportal

Dijon releases Ramel Bradley

Ramel Bradley was released by JDA Dijon, which won't sing any replacement for him. Bradley arrived this summer after playing last season in Croatia with Cedevita, and averaged 12.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game in the LNB. Now, Bradley is a free agent.

SOURCE: Basket News

Joan Plaza extends his contract until 2012

Joan Plaza was confirmed as the head coach of Cajasol until 2012, after extending his contract with the Spanish team. Former Real Madrid head coach is leading the team to one of his best seasons in the last years, and has an absolute support from Cajasol board.

SOURCE: Diario de Sevilla

Andre Smith leaves Lanús

After just a couple of weeks with Lanús after being signed by the Argentinian team, Jamaican guard Andre Smith has left the team and the country due to personal reasons. Former Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca player was averaging 5.5 points in 4 games for Lanús.

SOURCE: Infoliga

Houston Rockets re-assign for third time Jermaine Taylor to the D-League

Third stint for Jermaine Taylor in the D-League. Rookie guard was re-assigned by Houston Rockets to Rio Grande Valley Vipers, where he already played twice this season. In 6 games with the Vipers, Taylor has averaged 19.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Tulsa 66ers acquire Jovan "Wink" Adams

After losing recently called up the Thunder guard Mustafa Shakur, Tulsa 66ers have acquired guard Jovan "Wink" Adams. 24-year-old player started the season in Turkish team Oyak Renault after leaving UNLV last summer, and played his last game in February after averaging 11.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists in the TBL.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

FMP Zeleznik and Vlado Djurovic part ways

Vlado Djurovic is no longer head coach of FMP Zeleznik, after reaching an agreement with the team to terminate the contract. Serbian coach arrived in November to FMP, after managing Vojvodina Novi Sad last season. His already former team will finish the Adriatic League as the worst Serbian team.

SOURCE: Sportal

Efes Pilsen denies any intention of replacing Ergin Ataman for Oktay Mahmuti

Despite some rumors about the possibility of Efes Pilsen to replace Ergin Ataman for Oktay Mahmuti, Turkish team have slammed any intention of making any head coach change. Curiously, this movement denied by Efes Pilsen happened 9 years ago, when Mahmuti replaced Ataman as head coach of the current Turkish champion.


Atléticos de San Guzman send Steven Ramírez to Indios de Mayagüez in exchange of Frank López rights

Atléticos de San Guzmán have traded guard Steven Ramírez to Indios de Mayagüez in exchange of forward Frank López rights. López was traded a couple of months ago from Atléticos in exchange of Roberto Herrera, so he will be back to his former team. Indios will improve his team with a new guard like Ramírez.

SOURCE: BSN Puerto Rico

Atléticos de San Guzmán, close to add Ryan Abraham and Carlos Strong

Atléticos de San Guzmán are waiting for recently drafted players Ryan Abraham and Carlos Strong to land in the team this weekend. Both guards come from the NCAA league. Abraham is playing for Appalachian State, while Strong does it for Boston University. None of them will play in the NCAA March Madness.

SOURCE: BSN Puerto Rico

Indios de Mayagüez sign Dan Langhi

Another former NBA player is back to the Puerto Rican league. After finish the Mexican season with Halcones Rojos de Veracruz, American player Dan Langhi, who played between 2000 and 2004 in the NBA, is back with Indios de Mayagüez, where 32-year-old forward played last season.

SOURCE: BSN Puerto Rico

Cangrejeros de Santurce sign Ricky Sánchez

Cangrejeros de Santurce added forward Ricky Sánchez to the team. 22-year-old forward have just finished the season in Mexico with league runners-up Halcones Rojos de Veracruz. Sánchez also played for Cangrejeros last season, and is a member of the Puerto Rican National Team.

SOURCE: BSN Puerto Rico

Piratas de Quebradillas, waiting for Greg Stevenson

Greg Stevenson is close to land in Piratas de Quebradillas after ending his season in South Korea with Changwon LG Sakers, averaging 21.5 points and 8.4 rebounds. Puerto Rican team, though, will have to wait until the next week to add Stephenson to the roster, due to personal reasons of the player in the United States.

SOURCE: BSN Puerto Rico