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Friday, April 9, 2010

P.J. Ramos is back to Piratas de Quebradillas

The Chinese adventure of the Puerto Rican center Peter John "P.J." Ramos is over, after his team, the Zheijang Lions, was eliminated in the CBA play-offs. Ramos, now a free agent, will be back to his homecountry to play for the Piratas de Quebradillas, as the former NBA center told in his Facebook. The 24-year-old player will arrive to Puerto Rico next Monday.

SOURCE: El Nuevo Día

Washington Wizards sign Cartier Martin for the rest of the season

Washington Wizards have announced that Cartier Martin, who was at the end of a 10-day contract with the NBA franchise, will be extended until the end of the season, which ends next Wednesday. Martin, who was called up from the D-League team Iowa Energy, is averaging 8.0 points and 2.6 rebounds in 5 games with the Wizards.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Boston Celtics waive Marcus Landry

Boston Celtics have waived forward Marcus Landry, according Yahoo! Sports. Landry was just recalled by the Celtics five days ago from the D-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws. The undrafted rookie forward was acquired last February via trade from the New York Knicks along with Nate Robinson, in exchange of Eddie House, Bill Walker and J.R. Giddens.

SOURCE: Twitter Adrian Wojnarowski

Jamont Gordon misses two practices with Cibona, and could leave the team soon

One of the most valuable players of Cibona, Jamont Gordon, has missed the last two practices with the team because of the three monthly salaries the Croatian club owes to him. The young American guard could decide to leave Cibona soon to move to another European team. Top continental clubs like Caja Laboral, Khimki, Armani Jeans Milano or Lottomatica Roma are reported to be interested in Gordon.

SOURCE: Vecernji

Chicago Bulls sign Rob Kurz, waive Jerome James

The Chicago Bulls have announced the signing of Rob Kurz for the remainder of the season. Kurz was called up from the D-League, where he was averaging 17.5 points and 10.1 rebounds for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. At the same time, the Bulls have waived center Jerome James, acquired in February 2009 via trade, who hasn't played a single game since then.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Houston Rockets sign Alexander Johnson, and waive Hilton Armstrong

Forward Alexander Johnson, who was playing for the Sioux Falls Skyforce in the D-League, was called up by the Houston Rockets and signed for the remainder of the season. The Rockets also waived center Hilton Armstrong, who was averaging 1.1 points and 0.7 rebounds in 9 games since being acquired via trade from the Sacramento Kings.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Chorale Roanne signs Mamoutou Diarra

Chorale Roanne has announced the signing of Mamoutou Diarra to replace injured Marc Antoine Pellin, who is out for the rest of the season. The 29-year-old French-Malian forward played 5 games for Air Avellino between last November and January, averaging 4.8 points and 3 rebounds in 19.2 minutes per game.

SOURCE: Le Progrés

Manu Ginóbili signs a 3-year extension with the San Antonio Spurs

As expected, Manu Ginóbili will play for the San Antonio Spurs until 2013, after being officially signed by the NBA franchise to a 3-year extension. The Argentinian forward will earn almost $40 million in these 3 years. The 32-year-old All-Star is playing for the Spurs since 2002.


Aris Thessaloniki, in talks to bring Jeremiah Massey back

Jeremiah Massey continues sidelined by his coach in Xacobeo Blu:Sens, Curro Segura, and the situation is complicated for both parts. The solution can come from the former team of Massey before moving to Spain. Aris Thessaloniki, with the OK of the coach David Blatt, is trying to sign the American-Macedonian forward for the rest of the season, and is pushing to find a deal with the Spanish club and the player to bring Massey back to Greece.

SOURCE: Metrosport

Armani Jeans Milano, considering Quincy Douby and Jannero Pargo to replace Alex Acker

After releasing Alex Acker, Armani Jeans Milano is looking for another American guard to replace him. The two top candidates are Jannero Pargo and Quincy Douby. Pargo would come if his current team, the Chicago Bulls fail, to qualify for the NBA play-offs, while Quincy Douby is rumoured to terminate his contract with Darufassaka.

SOURCE: La Gazzetta dello Sport

Real Madrid, close to sign Morris Almond

Finally, the new signing for Real Madrid will be Morris Almond. The American guard, who has finished the D-League regular season with the Maine Red Claws, is close to land in the Spanish team. Playing for the Red Claws, the 25-year old averaged 22.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.


Caja Laboral hasn't still closed the signing of David Logan

Despite the rumors appeared yesterday about the deal between Caja Laboral and David Logan that would bring the current player of Asseco Prokom to Vitoria next year, so far both parts are only in talks. The Spanish team is working on the signing of Logan, but there's nothing closed yet. The American-Polish guard has averaged 15.3 points and 3.4 assists in the last Euroleague.

SOURCE: Noticias de Álava

Oklahoma City Thunder assign for the third time D.J. White and Kyle Weaver to the D-League

The Oklahoma City Thunder will have up to 4 players assigned to the Tulsa 66ers, the affiliated D-League team. Besides B.J. Mullens and Mustafa Shakur, the 66ers will have guard Kyle Weaver and forward D.J. White to fight for the D-League championship. This will be the third assignment for both players this season.

SOURCES: Inside Hoops, NBA.com

Alonzo Gee, assigned to the D-League by the San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs have announced that Alonzo Gee was assigned to the D-League affiliated, the Austin Toros. The forward will be back to the Toros, where he played 36 games this season, before being called up first by the Washington Wizards, and then by the Spurs. Gee, who averaged 21.0 points and 6.6 rebounds in his previous stint in the D-League, will help the Toros in the upcoming play-offs.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Moncho Monsalve refuses to sign to a 4-year contract, and won't be the coach of the Lebanese NT

Finally, the former Brazilian National Team head coach Moncho Monsalve won't take the reign of the Lebanese NT. The Federation of the Asiatic country and the veteran Spanish coach didn't found an agreement about the length of his contract. Monsalve refused a 4-year contract to coach the National Team.

SOURCE: Lebanese Basketball