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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Capitanes de Arecibo sign Tim Pickett

Capitanes de Arecibo have signed another import player. The Puerto Rico team have landed Tim Pickett, who has played this season in China for the Shaanxi Dongshen Kylings, averaging 29.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. The 28-year-old American forward was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets in 2004, but has never played in the NBA.

SOURCE: El Nuevo Día

FMP Zeleznik officially signs Filip Videnov, Duane Woodward and Dragan Zekovic

As expected, Filip Videnov and Duane Woodward were signed by FMP Zeleznik for the rest of the season. The Serbian team also announced the signing of Dragan Zekovic, a Montenegrin center who arrives from the Austrian team Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions. FMP Zeleznik has waived, to make room for the new acquisitions, Nemanja Protic and Predrag Stamenkovic.


Arik Shivek won't coach Dexia Mons next season

Arik Shivek, who was named as the Israel National Team last December, will leave his current club, Dexia Mons, next season. The 53-year-old coach replaced Chris Finch in Dexia Mons when the British NT coach left the club to lead the D-League franchise Rio Grande Valley Vipers last summer.


PAOK Thessaloniki releases Branko Milisavljevic, and announces officially the signing of Tomas Delininkaitis

PAOK Thessaloniki has finally agreed to terminate Branko Milisavljevic's contract with the Serbian guard, as expected since weeks ago. The 33-year-old player, who arrived last summer from Cajasol, is now a free agent. At the same time, the Greek team has also announced officially the signing of the Lithuanian guard Tomas Delininkaitis, who was waived on February by CB Murcia.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Tomas Pacesas, head coach of Asseco Prokom, denies any formal offer from Real Madrid for Qyntel Woods

Tomas Pacesas, head coach of Asseco Prokom, was asked about the rumor of the interest of Real Madrid to sign inmediately Qyntel Woods. According to the Lithuanian coach, Asseco Prokom hasn't receive any formal offer for Woods. The Polish team is about to start the PLK play-offs, where Asseco Prokom will try to retain the national championship.

SOURCE: Sports.pl

Moncho Monsalve, close to be the new Lebanon National Team head coach

Moncho Monsalve could be named soon as the new head coach of the Lebanon National Team. The veteran Spanish coach was without a team since qualifying Brazil for the next World Championship, and then leaving the South American national team. Monsalve would lead the Lebanon in Turkey next summer.

SOURCE: Piratas del Basket

Mets de Guaynabo signs former NBA player Sean Williams to replace injured Marcus Fizer

The Mets de Guaynabo have decided to replace Marcus Fizer, signed a couple of months ago. The veteran forward has a groin injury, and has been replaced by Sean Williams. The former Nets forward, who was playing for the Chinese team Fujian SBS XunXin, has been signed to a renewable weekly contract with the Puerto Rican team until the fully recovery of Marcus Fizer. Before the injury, Fizer was averaging 15.3 points and 6.8 rebounds in 8 games with the Mets.

SOURCE: El Vocero de Puerto Rico

Portland Trail Blazers, considering Petteri Koponen to replace Rudy Fernández next season.

Portland Trail Blazers are planning the next season assuming the leaving of Rudy Fernández. The NBA franchise is considering to sign Finnish player Petteri Koponen, drafted by the Blazers in 2007 next year. The 20-year-old guard is currently playing for the Italian team Virtus Bologna.

SOURCE: Tuttobasket

Vladimir Stimac, close to sign for Lottomatica Roma

The physical problems of Andre Hutson has forced Lottomatica Roma to find a replacement for the American forward, and it's likely to come from the same team as one of the last signings, Tadija Dragicevic. The Red Star forward Vladimir Stimac is reported to land next week to Rome.

SOURCE: Tuttobasket

David Logan could play for Caja Laboral next season

According to the Spanish media, Caja Laboral could have inked David Logan for next season. The American-Polish guard, currently playing for Asseco Prokom, was also on the radar of Real Madrid, but Logan could have already accepted the offer from Caja Laboral. His comunitarian passport and his good season with Prokom makes Logan a valuable addition for the 2010-11 season.


Real Madrid wants to sign Qyntel Woods for the play-offs

Real Madrid is willing to bring Qyntel Woods to Spain as soon as possible. The Spanish club is planning to make an offer for the American forward without waiting to next season to strenghten the team in the ACB play-offs. Anyway, it seems unlikely that Asseco Prokom, also facing the PLK final stage, agrees to part ways with one of the best players of the Polish team.


Xacobeo Blu:Sens signs Damir Rancic

As expected, Damir Rancic is the new addition for Xacobeo Blu:Sens. The Croatian guard left his former team, KK Zadar, to sign for the Spanish squad until the end of the season. Rancic will replace injured forward Kostas Vasileiadis, out for one month. The 26-year-old player was averaging 9.9 points and 1.7 assists in the Adriatic League.

SOURCE: Obradoiro CAB

Bojan Bogdanovic, not a main interest for Khimki

Khimki has officially slammed the reports about the interest of the Russian team in adding Bojan Bogdanovic next season. According to the press release, the Croatian forward, now in Cibona, is not in the list of the main interest for the coaching staff. Khimki also pointed Bogdanovic's agent as the source of the rumor.

SOURCE: Championat

Dnipro-AZOT releases Augustinas Vitas

The Ukrainian team Dnipro-AZOT has announced Augustinas Vitas is no longer a member of the roster. The Lithuanian center, who arrived to Dnipro last December for BC Donetsk, was averaging 9.1 points and 4.6 rebounds in 17 games played with Dnipro-AZOT. The 27-year-old player is now a free agent.