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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Daniel Santiago, candidate to play for Cangrejeros de Santurce

Puerto Rican player Daniel Santiago could be back to his comecountry after being released by Turkish team Efes Pilsen. The veteran center is reported to be a candidate to play for Cangrejeros de Santurce. Capitanes de Arecibo was another team rumored to be interested in Santiago, but slammed any intention of making an offer for the center.

SOURCE: El Nuevo Día

Alando Tucker, signed by Gallitos de Isabela

Alando Tucker, recently waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves, will play in Puerto Rico. The former NBA forward was signed by the Gallitos de Isabela to replace Devin Green, who was finally released due to a knee injury. Tucker averaged 4.1 points and 1.0 rebounds per game before being released by the Wolves.

SOURCE: El Nuevo Día

Dwayne Mitchell is released by Hapoel Holon

Hapoel Holon has announced that Dwayne Mitchell is no longer a player of the Israeli team. The American forward will be back to the United States to fully recover of a knee injury. Mitchell was averaging 16.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 15 games with his already former team.

SOURCE: Walla Sports

San Antonio Spurs, planning to sign Tiago Splitter next season

The General Manager of the San Antonio Spurs, R.C. Buford, told on TV during the game of his team against the Houston Rockets, that the Texan franchise is planning to add Tiago Splitter to the roster next season. The Spurs own the NBA rights of the Brazilian center, who is still undecided about where to play next season.

SOURCE: Twitter Antonio Daimiel

Mets de Guaynabo release Antoine Walker

The brief adventure of Antoine Walker in Puerto Rico is over less than two months after his arriving. The former NBA star was released by his team in the BSN league, the Mets de Guaynabo, after averaging 12.4 points and 8.9 rebounds in the 9 games played so far. The Puerto Rican squad has lost two of the last three games.

SOURCE: El Nuevo Día

Rio Grande Valley Vipers acquire Terrel Harris and waive Quin Humphrey

Rio Grande Valley Vipers have announced the acquisition of guard Terrel Harris, a free agent since being waived by the Maine Red Claws days ago. To make room for Harris, the Vipers have waived forward Quin Humphrey, who averaged 3.0 points and 1.4 rebounds in 7 games with the D-League franchise, and is currently injured.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Siauliai inks Donatas Slanina for next season

Donatas Slanina will be back to Lithuania next season. The veteran 32-year-old guard was signed by Siauliai for next season, despite of the agreement the player reached with his current team, Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia, from the Italian LegaDue. Slanina will be back to the team where he played between 1993 and 1999.

SOURCE: Siauliai Krastas

Oklahoma City Thunder sign Mustafa Shakur, to assign him back to the D-League

As expected, Oklahoma City Thunder have signed guard Mustafa Shakur for the rest of the season, but the guard will keep playing in his D-League team, the Tulsa 66ers, after being assigned there by the NBA franchise. Shakur was signed two weeks ago to a 10-day contract by the Thunder, but was released without debuting.

SOURCE: Insidehoops, Our Sports Central

Washington Wizards sign Cedric Jackson to a 10-day contract

The Washington Wizards have signed another player to a 10-day contract, after the announcement of an agreement with Cartier Martin. The NBA franchise have called up guard Cedric Jackson, who was playing for the D-League team Erie BayHawks after two brief stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the San Antonio Spurs.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Nathan Jawai, re-assigned to the D-League

The Australian forward Nathan Jawai is back to the D-League, after being re-assigned by the Minnesota Timberwolves to the affiliated team Sioux Falls Skyforce. The second year player appeared in two games with the Skyforce in February, averaging 6.0 points and 3.0 rebounds. In the NBA, Jawai has averaged 3.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in 10 minutes per game this season.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Trikala 2000 signs Ivan Koljevic

The deal is done. The Montenegrin guard Ivan Koljevic will play for his third team this season, after agreeing to play for Greek team Kavala. Koljevic has already played this season in Turkey for Bornova, and in Ukraine for Khimik, and will replace injured player Mark Dickel.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Kavala, close to sign Cedric Simmons

Former NBA forward Cedric Simmons is closing a deal with Greek team Kavala. Simmons was already inked to play for Kavala at the start of the season, but the club ruled out his signing due to his physical condition. Simmons has played this season for the Idaho Stampede in the D-League, and then was signed by DongGuan New Century Leopards in China. 24-year-old player will replace center Dragan Ceranic.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Peristeri, closing an agreement with Reese Gaines, parts ways with Gary Wilkinson

As expected, Peristeri has reached an agreement with the American center Gary Wilkinson to terminate his contract. The Greek team is also looking for a replacement to Marcus Faison, recently signed by Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk after leaving Peristeri, and is close to sign guard Reese Gaines, who is currently playing in the D-League for the Bakersfield Jam.

SOURCE: Basketnet