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Monday, April 26, 2010

Townsville Crocodriles sign Luke Schenscher

The Australian team Townsville Crocodriles have announced the signing of Luke Schenscher for the upcoming season. Schenscher will continue playing in the NBL after playing for the Adelaide 36ers and the Perth Wildats in the last two seasons. The Australian center, who has averaged 13.3 points and 8.4 rebounds in the NBL, played in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls and the Portland Trail Blazers between 2006 and 2007.


Yi Jianlian could be traded by the New Jersey Nets

Yi Jianlin could be out of the starting lineup of the New Jersey Nets with Kiki Vandeweghe leaving the head coach duties of the team. The Chinese forward could be traded by the Nets, who are dreaming of bringing to New Jersey Amaré Stoudamire, though the All-Star player is in talks to extend his contract with his current team, the Phoenix Suns.

SOURCE: New York Daily Post

Cocodrilos de Caracas brings Carl Elliot back to Venezuela

Carl Elliot is back to the Cocodrilos de Caracas. The American guard, who played for the Venezuelan team last year, averaging 17 points and 4 assists per game, arrives from the Honka Espoo Playboys, in Finland. Elliot, who will replace Tang Hamilton, averaged there 17 points and 2.7 assists in 48 games.

SOURCE: Cocodrilos de Caracas

Michael Beasley could be traded next summer

Michael Beasley could be playing his last games with the Miami Heat in the playoff series against the Boston Celtics. The No. 2 pick in 2008 NBA draft could be traded by his current team due to his bad attitude in defense and his lack of maturity. Beasley is averaging 14.8 points and 6.4 rebounds this season.


Ivan Déniz, new coach of the Trotamundos de Carabobo

The Trotamundos de Carabobo have signed Ivan Déniz as the new head coach, to replace Flor Meléndez, recently fired by the Venezuelan team. The Spanish coach was in charge of the LEB Oro team Tenerife Rural this season, which failed to qualify for the playoff and has already end the season.

SOURCE: Piratas del Basket

Pablo Aguilar makes himself elegible for the 2010 draft

Pablo Aguilar has declared elegible in the next NBA draft. The 20-year-old Spanish forward, now in CB Granada, was reported to be already on the radar of the Minnesota Timberwolves days ago. Aguilar, who is averaging 9.8 points and 4.0 rebounds in the ACB league, could also be signed back by his former club, Real Madrid, next summer.

SOURCE: Twitter DraftExpress

Valdis Valters steps down as the VEF Riga head coach for health problems

Valdis Valters has stepped down his duties as the VEF Riga head coach, due to health reasons. The 52-year-old coach, former player of the Soviet national team in the 80's, was in charge of the Latvian team since 2008. Valters will be temporary replaced by the assistant coach Nikolajs Mazurs