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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Stephane Risacher retires from active basketball

Stephane Risacher has played his last game as a professional against Orleans last Tuesday. The 37-year-old forward, a former player of the French National Team, was playing for Chalon this season, averaging 7.1 points and 2.2 rebounds. Risacher has played during his career in Greece (Olympiakos) and Spain (Unicaja and CB Murcia), besides his homecountry.

SOURCE: Basketnews

Armani Jeans Milano signs Chris Monroe

Armani Jeans Milano has announced the signing of the American guard Chris Monroe, who has played this season in Greece for PAOK Thessaloniki, averagin 14.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in the Greek A1 league. Despite this movement, Monroe is reported to be back to PAOK next season.

SOURCE: Olimpia Milano

Regal Barcelona, interested in Bo McCalebb

Lester "Bo" McCalebb could be on the radar of Regal Barcelona for next season. The Spanish team could have made an offer for the American guard, now playing for Partizan, to landed him next season. McCalebb, who arrived to the Serbian team at the start of this season, has averaged in the last Euroleague, won by Barcelona, 13.4 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Sportal

Real Madrid wants Milos Teodosic

Milos Teodosic, now playing for Olympiakos, could have received an offer from Real Madrid. The Spanish team would have offer to the Serbian guard a 4-year, €8 million contract to land him next season. Teodosic is under contract until 2014 by Olympiakos, and has a €1.3 million clause to leave the team.

SOURCE: Sport24

Joe Johnson could land in Miami Heat next season

Joe Johnson and the Miami Heat could link their destiny next season, as both parts are reported to have mutual interest. The Atlanta Hawks forward, who will become a free agent next summer, wouldn't have any problem in play a suportive role in Miami along with Dwyane Wade. The Heat, either way, wants to explore the possible interest of LeBron James, from the Cleveland Cavaliers, in coming to Miami.

SOURCE: Miami Herald

Julio Lamas, new coach of Obras Sanitarias

As expected, Julio Lamas is the new head coach of Obras Sanitarias for the next season. The 46-year-old coach was in charge of Libertad de Sunchales from 2007 and 2009, and has remained without a team since then. The former coach of the Argentinian NT and Real Madrid, among other teams, was also in charge of Obras Sanitarias in the 2000-01 season.

SOURCE: Infoliga

Melbourne Tigers sign Eric Devendorf, Luke Nevill and Lucas Walker

The Melbourne Tigers have announced the signing of three players for the next season: Eric Devendorf, Luke Nevill and Lucas Walker. Devendorf, a former star in Syracuse, will arrive from the Waikato Pistons of the New Zealand NBL. The 23-year-old American guard is avergaing 14.5 points and 3.2 assists per game. Nevill comes from the Utah Flash, in the D-League, where the Australian 24-year-old center has posted 11.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Finally, Walker arrives from the development league SEABL, where the forward is averaging 10.4 points and 6.7 rebounds for the Dandenong Rangers.


Guaros de Lara waive Cheyne Gadson and sign Torey Thomas to replace him

The Guaros de Lara have decided to relase Cheyne Gadson. The 29-year-old guard refused to play last game against the Marinos de Anzoátegui because he lost his basketball shoes, and the Venezuelan team decides to terminate his contract inmediately. The Guaros have signed Torey Thomas to replace him. The 25-year-old guard has played this season in Holland for Matrixx Magix Nijmegen, averaging 16.5 points and 6.8 assists per game.


Trotamundos de Carabobo sign Jonathan Polanco

More movements for the Trotamundos de Carabobo. The Venezuelan team have now signed the Dominican guard (with Venezuelan passport) Jonathan Polanco. The 28-years-old arrives from the Dominican league, where he was playing for the Tiburones de Pueblo Nuevo. This will be the second stint in the LNB for Polanco, who played for the Guiaqueries de Margarita in 2006.

SOURCE: El Carabobeño