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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Gimnasia y Esgrima signs Maximiliano Maciel

New acquisition for the Argentinian team Gimnasia y Esgrima de Comodoro Rivadavia. The new signing for the next season is Maximiliano Maciel, a 26-year-old forward that played during the last season in Regatas Corrientes, averaging 6.7 points and 2.0 rebounds in 23 minutes per game.

SOURCE: Infoliga

Lietuvos Rytas, close to sign Brad Newley

Brad Newley is close to become a Lietuvos Rytas player next season. The 25-year-old Australian guard has finished the season in Besiktas, averaging 17.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. The Lithuanian team has already made an offer for Newley, who tried to leave Besiktas weeks ago to play for Armani Jeans Milano, but the FIBA didn't allow the transfer.

SOURCE: Superbasket

Power Electronics Valencia, interested in Marko Banic

Power Electronics Valencia has asked to Bizkaia Bilbao Basket for Marko Banic. The 25-year-old Croatian forward, who has averaged 13.1 points and 4.6 rebounds this season, is one of the candidates to replace Matt Nielsen if he decides to leave Valencia. The contract of Banic, who landed in Bilbao in 2005, expires next season

SOURCE: Las Provincias

Siroki wants to bring back Vedran Princ

Vedran Princ could be back to one of his former teams, Siroki. The Bosnian team, which won the national league days ago, is interested in signing the 27-year-old Croatian guard, who ended this season in the Latvian team Ventspils after being released from Cibona, played between 2002 and 2007 for Siroki.

SOURCE: Dvevni Avaz

Washington Wizards could waive Gilbert Arenas

The Washington Wizards are willing to use their number 1 pick in the next NBA draft to select John Wall. This decision would imply that Gilbert Arenas is not necessary anymore in the Wizards' plans, and will be traded by his team. The president of the franchise, Ernie Grunfeld, could be even considering to buy-out Arenas' contract if no interesting offer arrives for the guard.

SOURCE: The Grio

Cookie Belcher will leave Bnei Hasharon next season

After 5 seasons playing for Bnei Hasharon, Segado "Cookie" Belcher will leave the Israeli team next season. The American-Mexican guard, who arrived to Bnei Hasharon in 2005 from Biella, has averaged 10.4 points and 2.5 assists per game this season. Belcher will probably continue his career outside Israel

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Dirk Nowitzki, to become a free agent this summer

Dirk Nowitzki could decide to opt out his contract with the Dallas Mavericks and become an unresctricted free agent. His current team, though, is in talks with the 31-year-old German forward to extend his contract, and so far it seems unlikely to see Nowitzki in another uniform next season.


Gimnasia y Esgrima signs Fernando Funes

Gimnasia y Esgrima de Comodoro Rivadavia has signed Fernando Funes for the next season. The 27-year-old guard played last season in the Argentinian LNB for Central Entrerriano, averaging 16.8 points and 2.6 rebounds. Funes also played briefly in Venezuela for the Trotamundos de Carabobo a month ago.

SOURCE: Infoliga

Djurasovic, Pasalic, Camdzic and Klinac want to leave Bosna Sarajevo

More problems for Bosna Sarajevo. The historic Bosnian team failed to reach the national league final, and is seeing how the players want to leave the club. Bozo Djurasovic, Muhamed Pasalic, Eldin Camdzic and Aldin Klinac have asked for the terminations of their contracts due to the payment delays of the Bosnian club.

SOURCE: Dvevni Avaz

The leading scorer of the French ProA league, Derrick Obasohan, signed by Trabzonspor

New signing for the recently promoted to the TBL, Trabzonspor. The Turkish team will land next season Derrick Obasohan. The 29-year-old American-Nigerian forward arrives from Hyères-Toulon, becoming the best scorer in the French ProA regular season. Obasohan averaged 19.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Basketbol Haber

Sylvain Maynier announces his retirement

Sylvain Maynier has decided to end his career as a basketball player. The 32-year-old forward has played during the last five seasons for Poitiers, helping his team to stay in the French ProA in the last one. Maynie has averaged 3.4 points and 1.2 rebounds in 12.2 minutes per game this season.

SOURCE: Basketnews