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Monday, May 10, 2010

Robert Battle, back to Libertad de Sunchales for a tour in China

Robert Battle will join his former team, Libertad de Sunchales, on the tour the Argentinian club will do in China. The 29-year-old center has played in the two seasons for Blancos de Rueda Valladolid, and in the last season in the ACB has averaged 9.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in the ACB league.

SOURCE: Infoliga

Dan McClintock leaves Mykolaiv

Dan McClintock is no longer player of MBC Mykolaiv. The 33-year-old center has left the team due to family reasons, accepted by the Ukrainian club. McClintock, a former NBA player, arrived at the start of the season to Mykolaiv from Gravelines-Dunkerque, averaging 18.6 points and 7.8 rebounds in 26.4 minutes per game in the Ukrainian Superleague

SOURCE: Niknews

Jeremy Richardson has offers from Euroleague teams

Despite the interest of Aris Thessaloniki to extend Jeremy Richardson's contract, it would be really difficult to retain the American forward. The 26-year-old player is reported to have offers from Euroleague teams for next year. Richardson has averaged 12.6 points and 3.3 rebounds in the last Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: Basketnet

CSKA Moscow confirms the interest of NBA teams for Viktor Khryapa and Sasha Kaun

Andrey Vatunin, president of CSKA Moscow, confirmed during the Euroleague Final Four in Paris that there are NBA teams interested in Viktor Khryapa and Sasha Kaun. Vatunin, though, hopes to retain both players next season. Khryapa, former player of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Chicago Bulls, could be on the radar of the New Jersey Nets, while Kaun is a target for the Cleveland Cavaliers

SOURCE: Championat

Real Madrid, considering to sign Alan Anderson to replace Morris Almond

According to the Israeli media, Real Madrid is not happy with the performances of the new signing Morris Almond, and could be eyeing the American guard of Maccabi Tel Aviv, Alan Anderson, for the next season. The Spanish team would be willing to offer Anderson a €2.5 million, 2-year contract. Maccabi can extend Anderson's contract for one more year before June 20. The 27-year-old player, though, has expressed his desire to land in the NBA next season if any franchise offers him a guaranteed contract

SOURCE: Sport5

Maccabi Tel Aviv, in talks with Zoran Planinic

Maccabi Tel Aviv could have another name in the short list for the backcourt. Zoran Planinic, now playing for CSKA Moscow, could be another target for the Israeli team, and they're reported to be already in talks. The 29-year-old Croatian guard, who arrived in 2008 from Tau Vitoria, and will be a free agent next summer, averaged 7.5 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in the last Euroleague.

SOURCE: Sport5

Chris Monroe wants to stay in PAOK Thessaloniki

The season for PAOK Thessaloniki is over after being defeated by Panellinios in the A1 league quarterfinals. But despite of the rumors about a possible leaving of Chris Monroe to Armani Jeans Milano, the American guard wants to remain in PAOK next season. The coach of the Greek team, Soulis Markopoulos, also counts on Monroe to stay for the upcoming season.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Darius Maskoulinas could leave soon Zalgiris Kaunas

More problems for Zalgiris Kaunas. The owner of the club, Vladimir Romanov, has asked head coach Darius Maskoulinas to resign, as reported in the Lithuanian media. Maskoulinas is in charge of Zalgiris since last February when he replaced Ramunas Butautas. The team is now fighting for the LKL title in the finals against Lietuvos Rytas, and Maskoulinas could leave the team after the Game 3, scheduled for today

SOURCE: Lithuania Basketball

Ludwigsburg could be blocking the transfer of Richard Chaney to the Cangrejeros de Santurce

The Cangrejeros de Santurce is still waiting for the transfer of his new acquisition, Richard Chaney. The former team of the American player, EnBW Ludwigsburg, could be blocking the legal document that would allow Chaney to play in Puerto Rico. The forward is waiting in the United States while the situation gets fixed.

SOURCE: Primera Hora

Julio Lamas, closer to Obras Sanitarias while Flor Meléndez would be the next coach of Libertad de Sunchales

Flor Meléndez is close to be the new head coach of Libertad de Sunchales, which would also approach Julio Lamas to the bench of Obras Sanitarias. Meléndez was in charge of the Venezuelan team Trotamundos de Carabobo, being released days ago. The 63-year-old Argentinian coach hasn't coached in his homecountry since 1998.

SOURCE: Basquetplus

Coca-Cola Tigers sign Rashad Bell

Coca-Cola Tigers have signed Rashad Bell. The 27-year-old American forward is back to the Philippines after playing this season in South Korea for the Anyang KT&G Kites and the Inchon ET Land Black Slamer. Bell played briefly in the 2006-07 season for the Tigers and in the 2008-09 for the Talk N Text, posting 34.7 points and 12 rebounds per game between both stints.


Marcelo Richotti, new coach of Quimsa

Marcelo Richotti is back to the bench of Quimsa. The former head coach of Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca was signed by the Argentinian team to a 1-year contract, after refusing Julio Lamas to take the reign of the team. Richotti, who will replace Carlos Romano, was in charge of Quimsa between 2004 and 2008.

SOURCE: Basquetplus