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Friday, April 16, 2010

Miha Zupan leaves Edel Brindisi to play again for Trikala 2000

After joining Edel Brindisi, which is just one win away from the promotion to Lega A, Miha Zupan is unexpectedly back to Trikala 2000. The Greek club paid Zupan the money owed to him, so the Slovenian forward decided to come back to help the team avoiding relegation.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Vladimir Stimac could be back to the Red Star team

Despite his intentions of leaving the Red Star due to the payment delays, finally the Serbian forward could be close to stay in Belgrade. The Serbian club and the player have reached to an agreement that would make Stimac to stay until the end of the season in the Red Star. Lottomatica Roma was reported to be close to sign the 22-year-old forward.

SOURCE: Sportske

Virtus Bologna and Alex Righetti part ways

Despite extending the temporary contract of Alex Righetti until the end of the season last January, Canadian Solar Bologna has decided to accept to part ways with the guard. The 32-year-old guard played just 3 games this season with the Virtus, without scoring a single point.

SOURCE: Virtus Bologna

Houston Rockets, interested in Brad Miller for next season

After a hard season without the injured center Yao Ming, the Houston Rockets is planning to pursue in the free agency Brad Miller. The former teammate of Kevin Martin in the Sacramento Kings will start the playoff with the Chicago Bulls and will be a free agent this summer. Miller has averaged 8.8 points and 4.9 rebounds this season.

SOURCE: NBA Fanhouse

Marcus Haislip agrees to terminate his contract with Panathinaikos

Marcus Haislip is no longer player of the Panathinaikos, after agreeing with the Greek powerhouse to part ways. The former player of Unicaja landed in Athens after an unimpressive start of the season in the NBA for the San Antonio Spurs. Haislip averaged 2.5 points and 1.0 rebounds for Panathinaikos in the Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: Superbasket

New York Knicks could try to make an offer for Chris Paul

The signing of a point guard is one of the main targets of the New York Knicks for the next postseason, and are planning to talk with the New Orleans Hornets for Chris Paul. The Knicks could offer, among other assets, forward David Lee (via sign-and-trade) in exchange of the point guard. The Hornets are reported to be "in love" with the Knicks player.

SOURCE: New York Post

Unicaja comfirms the postive test of Juan Dixon

Unicaja has confirmed Juan Dixon was officially tested positive for nandrolone, after the counter-test results was announced. The American guard was suspended by the Spanish team since last February, and will probably be released soon. Unicaja has already signed Gary Neal as his replacement.

SOURCE: Unicaja Baloncesto

Armani Jeans Milano doesn't give Rimantas Kaukenas up

Armani Jeans Milano is still looking for a replacement for the recently released guard Alex Acker. The ITalian club was close to sign Brad Newley, who has decided to leave Besiktas due to the financial problems of the Turkish team, but the first option is still Rimantas Kaukenas, close to be released by Real Madrid after the arrival of Morris Almond to the Spanish club.

SOURCE: Gazzetta dello Sport

Minnesota Timberwolves, interested in the evolution of Pablo Aguilar

The Minnesota Timberwolves own six picks (three first-rounders and three second-rounders) in the next NBA draft, and they're considering how to use them wisely. The General Manager, David Kahn, and the head coach, Kurt Rambis, will travel to Europe this weekend to scout several options to improve the roster. One of the stops of their trip will be Granada, where they will watch Pablo Aguilar playing on Sunday 25th. The 21-year-old Spanish forward, currently playing for CB Granada, is averaging 9.9 points and 4.9 rebounds this season.

SOURCE: The Hoops Market

Mets de Guaynabo, to land Andre Emmett for a try-out

The top scorer of the last Chinese league, Andre Emmett, will try to find a contract in Puerto Rico. The Mets de Guaynabo will land the 29-year-old guard for a try-out to evaluate his signing. Emmett, who played briefly for the Memphis Grizzlies in 2004, averaged 32 points per game for the Shandong Lions, scoring a CBA-record 71 points in a game against the Jiangsu Dragons.

SOURCE: El Nuevo Día