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Monday, April 5, 2010

Unicaja again interested in Quincy Douby, close to leave Darufassaka

American guard Quincy Douby didn't play the last game of his team, Darufassaka, in the Turkish league. The player and the club are close to reach an agreement to terminate his contract, and again Unicaja seems interested in his signing to replace Juan Dixon, still suspended. The other name in the short list of Unicaja is Gary Neal, from Benetton Treviso.

SOURCE: La Opinión de Málaga

New York Knicks waive retired Cuttino Mobley

The New York Knicks have waived Cuttino Mobley. The guard hasn't played a single game with the Knicks since being traded from the Los Angeles Clippers in November 2008, due to a potentially fatal heart condition. Mobley decided to retire, but his contract (expiring this season) still was counting in the Knicks payroll. Now, the NBA franchise has a open spot in the roster.

SOURCE: Twitter Marc Stein

Phoenix Suns sign Dwayne Jones

As expected, the Phoenix Suns have announced the signing of Dwayne Jones. The center was called up from the D-League team Austin Toros, and will be playoff-elegible for Phoenix. Jones was averaging 17.6 points and 16.0 rebounds in 48 games, being the league-best rebounder in the D-League.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Miami Heat sign Kenny Hasbrouck for the rest of the season

The Miami Heat have finally signed Kenny Hasbrouck for the rest of the season. The rookie guard was at the end of his second 10-day contract, after being called up by the Heat from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, in the D-League. The 23-year-old player hasn't made his debut yet with the Heat.

SOURCE: Twitter HoopsHype

Lottomatica Roma will sign Daniel Santiago

Daniel Santiago is close to be back to his former team, Lottomatica Roma. The 33-year-old Puerto Rican center, a free agent after being released by Efes Pilsen, will move to the Italian team, where he already played in the 2002-03 season coming from the Phoenix Suns, before going back to the NBA. Santiago will replace injured forward Andre Hutson. Last year, Santiago won the Spanish ACB league with Regal Barcelona, and the Puerto Rican BSN title with Vaqueros de Bayamón.

SOURCE: Il Messagero

Olympiakos and Panathinaikos want Bojan Bogdanovic

The troubled financial situation of Cibona could not allow the historical Croatian club to keep the most interesting players of the roster. The two Greek giants, Olympiakos and Panathinaikos, have showed interest in one of them, the young forward Bojan Bogdanovic. The 21-year-old player signed a long-term contract with Cibona last summer, but could leave the club if the payment delays continue.

SOURCE: Vecernji

Power Eletronics Valencia, interested in Krunoslav Simon

The great end of the season of Krunoslav Simon in KK Zagreb, after the leaving of Ante Tomic to Real Madrid, has made several European teams to turn their faces to the Croatian team captain. According to the Croatian media, several Spanish teams, including Power Electronics Valencia (leaded by the Croatian coach Neven Spahija), are interested in the 24-year-old player for next season.

SOURCE: Vecernji

Mike Krzyzewski denies again his interest in coaching the New Jersey Nets

For the second time, hours before the NCAA Finals between Duke and Baylor, the coach of the Blue Devils, Mike Krzyzewski, had to slam any kind of rumor about him coaching the New Jersey Nets next summer. The last report said that the new owner of the Nets, Mikhail Prokhorov, was willing to offer between $12 and $15 millions to Krzyzewski to take the reigns of the NBA franchise from next season.


Kavala, interested in Taquan Dean

Taquan Dean, a free agent after ending his temporary contract with Caja Laboral, is on the radar of Kavala. The Greek team, who recently released DeJuan Collins, is interested in signing the former Unicaja player to strenghten the squad to face the last games of the national league.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Glen McGowan replaces Antoine Walker in the Mets de Guaynabo

Mets de Guaynabo have announced the signing of Glen McGowan, who will replace former NBA star Antoine Walker, who was waived by the Puerto Rican team. The 29-year-old forward, who played last season 5 games with the Vaqueros de Bayamón, arrives from the Dominican team Rafael Barías, will debut next Saturday against Gallitos de Isabela.

SOURCE: Mets de Guaynabo

Peristeri lands Reese Gaines

Peristeri is waiting Reese Gaines to arrive to Grece tomorrow morning. The Amrican guard has just finished the D-League season with the Bakersfield Jam, and he's expected to be available to play with his new team next weekend against Panionios. Gaines will replace Marcus Faison, who left Peristeri to play for Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Peja Stojakovic considers to be back to Europe in two years

The Serbian forward Peja Stojakovic, currently playing for the New Orleans Hornets, doesn't rule out the idea of finishing his career in Europe in two years, when his contract in the NBA expires. The 32-year-old player, currently the best paid in the Hornets roster, also admited that he won't be back to the Serbian National Team.


Mike Krzyzewski, a top choice to coach the New Jersey Nets

New Jersey Nets is preparing a huge offer for current Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski to take the reigns of the team as the head coach and the General Manager, according to league sources. The Nets could offer Krzyzewski, who slammed the earlier rumors about the interest of the NBA franchise on him, between $12 and $15 million per season. "Coach K"'s Duke will play tonight the final game of the NCAA championship against Butler.

SOURCE: North Jersey

Denver Nuggets, close to sign Brian Butch

Denver Nuggets has reached an agreement with the last D-League All-Star MVP, Brian Butch, according to sources close to the situation. Butch, who is currently playing for the Bakersfield Jam, is averaging 19 points and 12 rebounds in the D-League, and will help the Nuggets to replace injured big men Kenyon Martin and Chris Andersen.


Jonathan Rodríguez, from Campbell, expected to arrive to Leones de Ponce

Jonathan Rodríguez, who has finished his senior year in the University of Campbell, is expected to land in the Leones de Ponce, the team who drafted Rodríguez in his homecountry league. The 22-year-old forward averaged 17.4 points and 8.1 rebounds for Campbell last season.

SOURCE: Victoria 840