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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

David Blatt wants to stay in Aris Thessaloniki

After taking the reign of Aris Thessaloniki at the start of the year to replace Fotis Katsikaris, who was hired by Bilbao Basket, David Blatt is considering his future. The American head coach, after some doubts, has expressed his desire to remain in the Greek club. Aris is now preparing the playoffs in the Greek A1 against Olympiakos.

SOURCE: Superbasket

Doron Perkins would be happy to stay in Maccabi Tel Aviv

Despite the rumors about the interest of several Euroleague teams for Doron Perkins, the American guard doesn't rule out the idea of staying in Maccabi Tel Aviv. Perkins said he's happy in the Israeli team and that he would love to stay another year. Anyway, everything will depend on the contract Maccabi will offer next summer to Perkins.


Trotamundos de Carabobo waives Martín Osimani

More changes in the Trotamundos de Carabobo. After hiring Ivan Déniz as the new head coach to replace the fired Flor Meléndez. The Venezuelan team has also decided to release the Uruguayan guard Martín Osimani. The club is already looking for a replacement, and is also considering the future of the American forward Curtis Marshall.

SOURCE: El Carabobeño

Siauliai signs Julius Jucikas

BC Siauliai has announced the signing of Julius Jucikas. The 19-year-old Lithuanian center was playing for the NKL team Silute, averaging 9.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Jucikas, one of the best young centers in Lituania, was signed to a multi-year contract by Siauliai.

SOURCE: BC Siauliai

Marinos de Anzoátegui sign Jaime Lloreda for a try-out

Marinos de Anzoátegui have announced that the Venezuelan team has landed Jaime Lloreda for a try-out. The Panamanian center last played in Spanish LEB Oro team CAI Zaragoza, averaging 7.5 points and 4.8 rebounds before suffering an injury. Lloreda will be evaluated by the Marinos to verify his physical status.

SOURCE: Marinos de Anzoátegui

Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards, interested in Qyntel Woods

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Washington Wizards are reported to be interested in Qyntel Woods. The American forward is currently playing in the Asseco Prokom, in Poland, being one of the best players in the last Euroleague. Real Madrid is also interested in signing Woods next season.


Bob Donewald Jr., new head coach of the Chinese NT

Bob Donewald Jr. will be the new head coach of the Chinese National Team. The former Cleveland Cavaliers assistant is now in charge of the Shanghai Sharks, the CBA team owned by the Chinese player Yao Ming. Donewald will lead the team next summer in the World Championship.


Sharon Drucker, Guy Goodes, Oden Katash and Dan Shamir, among the candidates to replace Pini Gershon in Maccabi Tel Aviv

Pini Gershon could leave at the end of the season Maccabi Tel Aviv to accept an offer from an European team. The Israeli powerhouse is considering several candidates to replace him, starting from Gershon's assistant, Sharon Drucker. Another possible head coaches for Maccabi are Guy Goodes (who could leave his job in Hapoel Jerusalem), Oded Katash (now in Galil Gilboa) and Dan Shamir (Bnei Hasharon)

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Mengke Bateer slams the rumors about his retirement

Mengke Bateer is not going to retire this season. The Chinese center said he will continue playing because he's still in good form. The 34-year-old player, who played in the NBA between 2002 and 2004, has averaged 13.7 points and 9.1 rebounds in 39.1 minutes per game this season with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers.

SOURCE: City Express

Last movements in the Philippines: Mildon Ambers, Awvee Storey, Cliff Brown, Lorenzo Wade...

B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados: Signed forward Cliff Brown to replace the injured forward Lorenzo Wade. Brown was playing in Japan for the Toyota Alvark.

Barangay Ginebra Kings: Forward Mildon Ambers could replace forward Awvee Storey. Ambers was playing for the Idaho Stampede, in the D-League, being named the Most Improved Player of the 2009-10 season.

Barako Energy Coffee Masters: Forward Sammy Monroe will be replaced in the next days.


Armani Jeans Milano, interested in Othello Hunter and Vladimir Stimac

Armani Jeans is looking for a replacement to Marijonas Petravicius. The Lithuanian forward is injured for the rest of the season. The Italian club is interested in Othello Hunter, who has just finished the season in Greece with Ilisiakos, where he arrived last february. The other candidate is the Red Star forward Vladimir Stimac, also on the radar of Lottomatica Roma

SOURCE: La Repubblica

Regal Barcelona could have made an offer for Hamed Haddadi

According to the Irani press, Regal Barcelona has made an offer for the 24-year-old center Hamed Haddadi, who has finished the season with the Memphis Grizzlies. The Irani player will become a free agent this summer, through it is more likely that Haddadi extend his contract with the NBA team.

SOURCE: Tehran Times

Ralph Mims won't continue in the Chorale Roanne

Chorale Roanne won't extend the contract of Ralph Mims. The American guard, who arrived last summer from the Turkish team Pinar Karsiyaka, is averaging 15.0 points and 3.3 rebounds this season in the LNB. The league regulations will force Roanne to release a foreign player, and Mims will be the chosen one to leave.

SOURCE: Le Progrès

Víctor Claver doesn't want to leave Valencia

Víctor Claver doesn't have any intention of leaving his current team, Power Electronics Valencia. The 21-year-old forward, who has just win the EuroCup as the Valencia's captain, ruled out to leave to the NBA (was drafted last year by the Portland Trail Blazers) or to another team in a near future.

SOURCE: El Mundo Deportivo

Stephon Marbury could be back to China next season

Shanxi Zhongyu will try to bring back Stephon Marbury the next season. The American guard said via his personal blog in Sina that there are "great chances" for him to be back to the Chinese league next season, and his last team has the priority to re-sign Marbury. The former NBA star averaged 22.9 points and 9.5 assists in 15 games with Shanxi, where he landed last January

SOURCES: Hoopchina, Sina

Power Electronics Valencia, also interested in Joe Ingles

Power Electronics Valencia is tracking the market in case Matt Nielsen decides to leave. The Spanish team is considering names like Milan Macvan (already echoed here) and Joe Ingles. The 22-year-old Australian forward, now playing for CB Granada, is averaging 11.1 points and 4.1 rebounds this season in his first experience out of his homecountry.

SOURCE: Las Provincias

Blancos de Rueda Valladolid will try Porfi Fisac to continue as the head coach

The coach of Blancos de Rueda Valladolid, Porfi Fisac, announced last week the possibility of his departure at the end of the season, despite the extra year of contract he has with the ACB team. But the Spanish club will try to evaluate if there's any chance Fisac could stay as the head coach. Blancos de Rueda Valladolid will continue in the ACB league next season after avoiding the relegation with still three games to go.

SOURCE: El Norte de Castilla

0800 Easy LPG Bay Hawks release Jamil Terrell

Jamil Terrell is no longer a player of the 0800 Easy LPG Bay Hawks, after the New Zealander team decided to release him. The American forward arrived this season, and was averaging 10.2 points and 9.9 rebounds for the Hawks. The replacement for the former player of Koper (Slovenia), Eyüp (Turkey) and Nelson Giants (New Zealand), among other teams, will be signed soon.

SOURCE: Basketball New Zealand

Larry Brown could be the next president of the Philadelphia 76ers, with Mike Woodson as the head coach

According to Yahoo! Sports, Larry Brown could be trying to be the next president of the Philadelphia 76ers. The current head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats has targeted Milt Newton, now in the front office of the Washington Wizards as the General Manager, and the Atlanta Hawks' Mike Woodson as coach. Woodson will leave the team if the extension offer from the Hawks is as low as expected.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports