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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Oklahoma City Thunder recall three players in a row

B.J. Mullens and Mustafa Shakur were recalled by the Oklahoma City Thunder, after playing the first semifinals series game of the affiliated D-League team, the Tulsa 66ers, against the Iowa Energy. Kyle Weaver, in the 66ers since a week ago, is also back to the Thunder to strenghten the team in the NBA playoffs first round series against the Los Angeles Lakers.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Brad Newley, back to Besiktas

Finally, Brad Newley will have to stay in Besiktas after the FIBA didn't allow his transfer to Armani Jeans Milano. Newley decided to leave Besiktas due to the payment delays of the Turkish team, but will remain probably until the end of the season. The Australian guard has played today's game against Galatasaray, scoring 17 points.

SOURCE: Basketbol Haber

Laurent Foirest could be forced to retire due to an injury

Laurent Foirest, one of the best French players in the last years, could have to end his career due to a season-ending right Achilles tendon injury. The 36-year-old forward, who is currently on his fourth season with ASVEL Villeurbanne, was averaging 4.7 points, 1.8 rebound and 1.2 assist in 15 minutes in the French LNB ProA.

SOURCE: Basketnews

Rimantas Kaukenas doesn't know anything about his leaving from Real Madrid

Despite the insistent rumors about the leaving of Rimantas Kaukenas from Real Madrid, the Lithuanian forward said he doesn't know anything about it, and that he still has another year of contract with the Spanish team. After the arrival of Morris Almond, Kaukenas was told to leave Real Madrid, with Armani Jeans Milano interested of landing him, but the former player of Montepaschi Siena will be with his team in the next ACB game

SOURCE: Lietuvos Rytas

Tiago Splitter would only leave Caja Laboral to play in the NBA

Caja Laboral would only allow the leaving of the star of the team, Tiago Splitter, to the NBA. The Spanish team has no intentions of letting him move to another European team. Josean Querejeta, chairman of the club, still hopes the Brazilian center to continue in Caja Laboral, but admitted that the dream of Splitter is to play in the NBA. The San Antonio Spurs are the owner of his NBA rights. One of the possible subsitutes of Tiago Splitter next season, the Uruguayan center of Ayuda en Acción Fuenlabrada Esteban Batista, said he doesn't know anything about the interest of Caja Laboral for signing him.

SOURCES: Noticias de Álava, Noticias de Álava

Trotamundos de Carabobo sign Fernando Funes to replace Donnel Taylor

After just two games with the Trotamundos de Carabobo, Donnel
l Taylor has left the Venezuelan team. The former Washington Wizards guard was replaced by the Argentinian player Fernando Funes, who arrives from Central Entrerriano, a team of his comecountry, where the guard averaged 16.7 points per game.

SOURCE: El Carabobeño

Lottomatica Roma wants Earl Boykins

Matteo Boniciolli, coach of Lottomatica Roma, said that his team needs another backcourt player, and admitted Earl Boykins could be an option. The American guard has just finished the NBA season with the Washington Wizards, where the 33-year-old player arrived last November. Boykins has experience in Italy after playing for Virtus Bolognia in the 2008-09 season, with Boniciolli as the head coach.

SOURCE: Corriere dello Sport

Marinos de Anzoategui sign Ron Howard to replace Michael Gale

After leaving the D-League several weeks ago, Ron Howard has found a new team in Venezuela. Marinos de Anzoategui have announced the signing of the American guard to replace Michael Gale. Howard has averaged this season 20.6 points and 4.1 rebounds in his third year with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

FUENTE: Marinos de Anzoategui

Arvydas Macijauskas could return to Lietuvos Rytas

Arvydas Macijauskas, without a team since leaving Olympiakos last year, is training to get fit again. The Lithuanian forward dreams of playing next summer with the national team in Turkey, and doesn't rule out to go back to Lietuvos Rytas, where he played from 1999 and 2003. Macijauskas said he's in touch with the Rytas coach, Rimas Kurtinaitis, but that he's waiting for the club to approach him.

SOURCE: Lithuania Basketball

Oklahoma City Thunder reassign B.J. Mullens and Mustafa Shakur to the Tulsa 66ers

Despite recalling B.J. Mullens and Mustafa Shakur two days ago, the Oklahoma City Thunder decided to assign both players to the Tulsa 66ers one more time, to help the D-League affiliated in the playoff game against Iowa Energy. But despite the double-double posted by Mullens (11 points and 12 rebounds), the 66ers were defeated by the Energy.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Vladimir Dasic, officially released by Gran Canaria 2014

It's official. Gran Canaria 2014 has decided to release Vladimir Dasic, who won't be back to the team. The 21-year-old forward was loaned to Gran Canaria by Real Madrid, but failed to get an important role in the rotation of his new team, and finally was waived after the club suspended him due to disciplinary reasons a couple of days ago.

SOURCE: CB Gran Canaria