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Sunday, May 9, 2010

New York Knicks, scouting Ricky Rubio, Linas Kleiza and Josh Childress in Paris

Donnie Walsh, the New York Knicks' president, is in Paris to attend to the Euroleague final between Regal Barcelona and Olympiakos. Walsh has three players to scout: Ricky Rubio, Linas Kleiza and Josh Childress. The 19-year-old Spanish guard, drafted last year by the Minnesota Timberwolves, is a target of the Knicks since last year, while the two forwards from Olympiakos could be on the radar of New York if they decide to go back to the NBA next summer.

SOURCE: New York Post

Marinos de Anzoátegui land Orien Greene

The former NBA player Orien Greene is the new signing of the Venezuelan team Marinos de Anzoátegui. The American 28-year-old guard has played this season for the Utah Flash, averaging 16.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Greene played between 2005 and 2007 for the Boston Celtics, the Indiana Pacers and the Sacramento Kings.

SOURCE: Marinos de Anzoátegui

Guaros de Lara sign Curtis Withers

The Guaros de Lara have announced the signing of Curtis Withers to replace recently released Torraye Briggs. The American 25-year-old forward has played this season for the Dakota Wizards, in the D-League, averaging 11.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Withers also played in Venezuela in 2008 for the Marinos de Anzoátegui.

SOURCE: El Universal

Maccabi Tel Aviv, eyeing Roko Ukic and Jaycee Carroll to replace Andrew Wisniewski

Maccabi Tel Aviv is interested in Roko Ukic and Jaycee Carroll for the next season. According to the Israeli media, the Croatian guard, now playing for Fenerbahce after starting the season in the Milwaukee Bucks, is the first option for the team frontcourt, especially if Andrew Wisniewski leaves the team. The second option would be Jaycee Carroll, one of the top scorers in the ACB league with Gran Canaria 2014.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Miami Heat, considering to land Patrick Beverley next summer

Pat Riley, president of the Miami Heat, is considering to bring 2009 draft second-round pick Patrick Beverley to the team in the next Summer League. The guard, now playing for the Greek team Olympiakos has averaged 3.1 points in this Euroleague. Riley is interested in the Beverley's defensive skills.

SOURCE: Sun Sentinel

Indios de Mayagüez finally receive permission to sign Maurice Baker

Finally, Maurice Baker will play for the Indios de Mayagüez, after the FIBA accepted the transfer for the player, initially denied due to a previous agreement with a NBA team. The Puerto Rican team landed the 30-year-old guard, who has played this season for the D-League team Dakota Wizards, to replace Dan Langhi

SOURCE: El Vocero de Puerto Rico

Mets de Guaynabo sign Kurt Looby to replace Andre Emmett

The Mets de Guaynabo have decided to release Andre Emmett, who arrived to the Puerto Rican team last month, and signed Kurt Lobby to replace him. The American center, who has played this season for the Maine Red Claws and for the Albuquerque Thunderbirds of the D-League, is back to the BSN league after being last season in the Caciques de Humacao.

SOURCE: El Vocero de Puerto Rico

Julio Lamas will coach Libertad de Sunchales or Obras Sanitarias

Julio Lamas is undecided about where to coach next season. After ruling out to sign with Quimsa, the two main options for the former NT head coach are Libertad de Sunchales and Obras Sanitarias. Lamas is without a team after leaving Libertad in 2009, where he won the LNB title a year before.

SOURCE: Infoliga

Philadelphia 76ers will also interview Bill Laimbeer

Another name for the coaching search of the Philadelphia 76ers. The former player of the Detroit Pistons, Bill Laimbeer, will be interviewed by the Sixers General Manager, Ed Stefanski, on Sunday. Laimbeer, two-time champion of the WNBA as a head coach with the Detroit Shock, is now assistant of Kurt Rambis in the Minnesota Timberwolves.

SOURCE: Philly.com

Guaros de Lara release Torraye Briggs

The MVP of the last Venezuelan league, Torraye Briggs, is no longer player of the Guaros de Lara. The 33-year-old American forward, who played in the NBA for the Houston Rockets and the Washington Wizards has a problem in his Acchiles tendon, and the Guaros have decided to find a replacement. Briggs was averaging 15.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.


Trotamundos de Carabobo sign Gordon James to replace Fernando Funes

The Trotamundos de Carabobo have decided to release Fernando Funes, signed weeks ago, due to his bad performances, and signed to replace him Gordon James. The 30-year-old Guyanan forward arrives after finishing the season in Uruguay for Trouville. James has also played in Portugal and Japan

SOURCE: LPB Venezuela