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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ricky Davis wants to play in Europe next season

Ricky Davis has finished the season in Turkey with Turk Telekom, where he landed months ago after being waived by the Los Angeles Clippers. The 30-year-old forward has averaged 14.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in the TBL. Davis is already now looking for a new contract in Europe, ruling out to try to play again in the NBA.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

ASVEL Villuerbanne, a possibility for Ricardo Greer

Ricardo Greer will decide his future in three weeks after three seasons in SLUC Nancy. The 31-year-old American-Dominican, who has averaged 9.1 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, is considering to stay in Nancy, to play outside France or even to land in ASVEL Villeurbanne.

SOURCE: L'Est Républicain

Bizkaia Bilbao Basket makes an offer for Matt Nielsen

Bizkaia Bilbao Basket has made an offer for Matt Nielsen. The 32-year-old Australian forward, now playing for Power Electronics Valencia, has ended the season and is free to sign for another team, though Valencia will try to extend his contract. Matt Nielsen and Axel Hervelle (loaned last season from Real Madrid) are the two main targets for Bilbao Basket.

SOURCE: El Correo

Chicago Bulls, exploring the interest of Phil Jackson to coach the team

The Chicago Bulls have indirectly contacted Phil Jackson to gauge his interest in returning to the franchise. Jackson is considering to accept a pay cut from the Los Angeles Lakers to extend his contract. If he decides to leave, the Bulls would try to hire the head coach that led the team to 6 NBA titles in the 90's.


Maccabi Tel Aviv, close to sign Sarunas Jasikevicius, and also interested in Joel Freeland and Lior Eliyahu

Sarunas Jasikevicius could be closer to be back to Maccabi Tel Aviv. The 34-year-old Lithuanian guard could agree to earn half his current salary in Panathinaikos to return to Maccabi, where he played between 2003 and 2005. The Israeli team wants also to land former player Lior Eliyahu, and is waiting for the resolution of his contract with Caja Laboral, in case the Israeli forward and the Spanish team part ways at the end of the season. Maccabi is also looking for a center. Kosta Perovic is closer to stay in Power Electronics Valencia after the departure of the coach Neven Spahija, so the new target is Joel Freeland. The 23-year-old British center, drafted in 2006 by the Portland Trail Blazers, is playing in Unicaja.

SOURCES: Sport5, Ynet

Guaiaqueríes de Margarita sign Lee Benson and Alejandro Carmona to replace Kelvin Peña and Evan Brock

The Guaiaqueríes de Margarita have found two replacements for the guard Kelvin Peña and the forward Evan Brock, both injured. The new players for the Venezuelan team will be Lee Benson and Alejandro Carmona. The American center arrives from the Gallitos de Isabela after just two weeks there, while the Puerto Rican guard played most recently for the Indios de Mayagüez.

SOURCE: Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias

Panathinaikos and CSKA Moscow could be also interested in hiring Neven Spahija

Neven Spahija won't be lacked of offers next season. The Croatian coach, who parted ways yesterday with Power Electronics Valencia, could have offers from Panathinaikos and CSKA Moscow, besides Fenerbahce. Spahija told he wanted to leave Valencia to land in a bigger Euroleague club.

SOURCE: Las Provincias

Krzyzstof Szubarga could have an offer from Italy

Krzyzstof Szubarga, point guard of Anwil Wloclawek and the Polish national team, could have an offer from Italy to play in the Lega next season. According to the Polish media, Szubarga would earn 500.000 zlotys (121.000 euros) next season if he accepts the offer. The 25-year-old guard, who arrived this season to Anwil, is averaging 11.4 points and 6.7 assists in the PLK.

SOURCE: Sports.pl

Will McDonald, to leave Gran Canaria 2014

The second stint of Will McDonald in Gran Canaria 2014 seems to be over. The coach of the team, Pedro Martinez, is disappointed with the 30-year-old American center, and has opened the exit door to McDonald, who arrived last summer from Caja Laboral. McDonald also played for Gran Canaria in the 2004-05 season.

SOURCE: La Provincia