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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Minnesota Timberwolves, also eyeing Linas Kleiza and Josh Childress

Kurt Rambis continues his European tour, and attended the game of the Greek finals between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos. According to the Minnesota Timberwolves coach, his main interest in that game was, besides Nikola Pekovic, drafted by the Wolves, Linas Kleiza and Josh Childress. Rambis watched closely both players for the future, in case they decide to return to the NBA.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Maccabi Tel Aviv wants to bring back Tal Burstein

Maccabi Tel Aviv is interested in signing former players of the team for the next season. Besides Lior Eliyahu, Yotam Halperim or Sarunas Jasikevicius, another name is Tal Burstein. The Israelian guard, who has averaged this season 9.3 points and 2.4 rebounds in the ACB league for Ayuda en Acción Fuenlabrada, is another target of Maccabi.

SOURCE: Sport5

Marinos de Anzoátegui sign Anthony Grundy

The Marinos de Anzoátegui have announed a new signing to strengthen the team in the LPB Finals against the Cocodrilos de Caracas. The Venezuelan club have signed Anthony Grundy. The 30-year-old guard arrives from Carife Ferrara, in Italy, where he was averaging 17.9 points and 2.7 rebounds. Grundy played briefly in the NBA in the the Atlanta Hawks (12 games) in 2006.

SOURCE: Twitter Marinos de Anzoátegui

Stefano Pillastrini, Fabrizio Frates and Luca Bechi, candidates to coach Vanoli Cremona

Three candidates are emerging to be appointed as the new Vanoli Cremona head coach. Luca Bechi (from Angelico Biella), Stefano Pillastrini (Cimberio Varese) and Fabrizio Frates (Sutor Montenagraro) are the three names in the short list of Cremona to replace Attilio Caja.

SOURCE: La Provincia

Eric Chatfield, Aaron Miles and Antonio Graves, options for Pau-Orthez

Pau-Orthez is exploring the options to replace Teddy Gipson, who will leave next season, probably to play for Orleans. The recently promoted to the ProA league team is interested in Laurent Sciarra, but has other options, such as Eric Chatfield (who has played last season for Rouen), Aaron Miles (Aris Thessaloniki) or Antonio Graves (who left Cibona at the middle of the season)

SOURCE: Basketnews

Power Electronics Valencia, interested in Sergi Vidal

Power Electronics Valencia wants Sergi Vidal for the next season, and talked with the player a month ago to explore his interest to join the team. Vidal has another year of contract with Real Madrid, where he landed last summer from Caja Laboral, but it's playing a marginal role in his current team, averaging 2.5 points and 1.0 rebounds in 12.2 minutes per game.

SOURCE: Las Provincias

Juventud Sionista signs Juan Manuel Locatelli

Despite the interest from Obras Sanitarias, Juan Manuel Locatelli will finally play for Juventud Sionista. The Argentinian team signed the 34-year-old forward to a two-year contract. Locatelli played last season in Atenas de Córdoba averaging 12.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in the LNB.

SOURCE: Infoliga

Drazen Anzulovic could replace Rimas Kurtinaitis in Lietuvos Rytas

The future of Rimas Kurtinaitis in Lietuvos Rytas is not clear, despite winning the last LKL against Zalgiris. The bad results in Europe and losing the Baltic League could lead the board of the Lithuanian club to replace Kurtinaitis, in charge of the team since 2008. The main candidate to take over Lietuvos in case Kurtinaitis is released is the Croatian coach Drazen Anzulovic, who started last season with BC Donetsk before bankrupt of the Ukrainian team.

SOURCE: Kosarka.hr

Erman Kunter could leave Cholet next season

Despite the great season of Cholet, the coach Erman Kunter could leave the team next season. The Turkish coach, in charge of the French team since 2003 (except the 2004-05 season, in ASVEL Villeurbanne) has demanded more money to stay in Cholet, but the small budget of the club could make impossible an agreement between both parts.

SOURCE: L'Ouest France

Unión Formosa signs Federico Ferrini and Lucas Pérez

The recently promoted to the Argentinian LNB team Unión Formosa has signed the first two players for the next season: forward Federico Ferrini and guard Lucas Pérez. Ferrini arrives from Atenas de Córdoba, where he played during the last two yeard, while Pérez played for El Nacional in the TNA league last season.

SOURCE: Infoliga