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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

BC Odessa, interested in Alan Daniels and Walter Hodge

BC Odessa is interested in two import players for the next season: Alan Daniels and Walter Hodge. Daniels is an American 26-year-old guard who has been without a team since leaving Beirasar Rosalía, a Spanish LEB Silver team, at the end of the 2008-09 season, while Hodge, a 23-year-old Puerto Rican-American guard, played last season for the Cangrejeros de Santurce and posting 12.0 points and 3.3 assists per game.

SOURCE: Ukr Basket

BC Hoverla signs Igor Kryvych

As expected, Igor Kryvych will play for BC Hoverla next season, after ending last season in BC Odessa, averaging 6.1 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. Kryvych will replace his brother Rotislav, recently signed by Azovmash Mariupol. Who won't arrive to Hoverla is Jerome Coleman, despite the first reports about his arrival.

SOURCE: iSport

Andriy Agafanov, close to Budivelnik

Andriy Agafanov won't return to Khimik next season, as the president of the Ukrainian club, Serhiy Nazarenko, has confirmed. The 25-year-old Ukrainian forward, who averaged 12.3 rebounds and 6.9 rebounds per game, could have reached to an agreement with BC Budivelnik.

SOURCE: iSport

Maccabi Tel Aviv could have signed Oleksiy Pecherov to a two-year contract

Okeksyi Pecherov could be close to leave the NBA to play next season for Maccabi Tel Aviv. The 24-year-old Ukrainian center is at the end of his contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and could have signed a two-year contract with the Israeli team, turning down an offer from Lottomatica Roma. Last season, Pecherov averaged 4.5 points and 2.8 rebounds in the NBA. Maccabi could be also interested in Jeremy Richardson, from Aris Thessaloniki as the previous target of Maccabi, Drew Nicholas, is close to resign with Panathinaikos.

SOURCE: One, Basketnet

Sofoklis Schortsanitis, closer to stay in Olympiakos despite the interest of the Clippers

Sofoklis Schortsanitis is at the end of his contract with Olympiakos, and can decide his future after 5 seasons in the Greek team. The Los Angeles Clippers, which drafted the 24-year-old Greek center in 2003, is interested in landing him next season, but Schortsanitis could be close to extend his contract with Olympiakos. The Greek team would pay €1 million per year to keep Schortsanitis in the team.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Silvano Poropat, new head coach of BG Karlsruhe

A couple of weeks after being fired by Ventspils, the former coach of the Latvian team, Silvano Poropat, has found a new team. The Croatian coach was signed by the German ProA team BG Karlsruhe to a two-year contract, with an option for a third year. Poropat will be back to Germany, after being in charge of Ludwigsburg from 2004 to 2008.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

Walter Tigers sign Radovan Markovic

Radovan Markovic is the new player of the Walter Tigers. The German team has signed the 28-year-old Serbian guard to a one-year contract. Markovic arrives from the Serbian team Tamis Pancevo, where he averaged 16.4 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in the last Serbian Super League, and will replace Michael Jenkins, who is leaving the club.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

Galatasaray signs Tutku Acik

As expected, Tutku Acik will play for Galatasaray next season. The 29-year-old Turkish guard arrives to his new team after five seasons in Turk Telekom, where he landed in 2005 from Fenerbahce. Last season, Acik averaged 6.7 points and 4.4 assists in the last TBL, being the 5th best player in assists in the Turkish league.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

Atenas de Córdoba close to sign Matías Lescano, also interested in Víctor Baldo

Atenas de Córdoba could be interested in bringing back to Argentina Matías Lescano and Víctor Baldo. Both players have spent the last seasons in Spain. Lescano, who could be close to be signed by Atenas, has played for CAI Zaragoza since 2003, while Baldo, recently released by Blancos de Rueda Valadolid left Argentina in 2001, and has played for several Spanish teams since then.

SOURCE: Twitter Basquetplus

Efes Pilsen and Galatasaray, interested in Oguz Savas

Oguz Savas is at the end of his four-year contract with Fenerbahce, and could decide to leave the Turkish team. Efes Pilsen and Galatasaray could be interested in landing the 22-year-old center, who averaged 8.3 points and 4.1 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game in the last TBL.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

PBG Poznan hires Milija Bogicevic as the new head coach, and signs Piotr Stelmach

PBG Poznan has announced officially that Milija Bogicevic is the new coach of the Polish team. The Serbian coach, who led Polpharma Starogard to the third position of the PLK last season, will replace Dejan Mijatovic. Poznan has also signed Piotr Stelmach, who played last season for Kotwica Kolobrzeg.

SOURCE: Polski Kosz

Maccabi Tel Aviv signs Tal Burstein

As expected, Tal Burstein is back to Maccabi Tel Aviv. The 30-year-old Israeli guard left the team after 9 years last summer and was signed by Ayuda en Acción Fuenlabrada, averaging 9.3 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in the last ACB league. Burstein has been signed to a three-year contract by Maccabi.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Cleveland Cavaliers, close to sign Christian Eyenga

Christian Eyenga, forward of DKV Joventut, is in the United States to practice with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and could have decided to play in the NBA team for the next three seasons. The 20-year-old Congolese player, who has averaged 3.8 points and 2.0 rebounds in the last ACB league, was drafted in the 30th position by the Cavs in 2009, and has guaranteed a three-year contract in the NBA team.


Virtus Bologna releases Andre Collins, and shows interest for Zoran Erceg, Manuchar Markoishvili and Cenk Akyol

Canadian Solar Bologna won't keep Andre Collins next season, and is already tracking the market for new signings. Three players are reported to be on the radar of the Italian team: Zoran Erceg (last season in Panionios on loan from Olympiakos), Manuchar Markoishvili (from NGC Cantú) and Cenk Anyol (Air Avellino).

SOURCE: Corriere di Bologna

Real Madrid, interested in Víctor Claver

Real Madrid could be interested in Víctor Claver, according to the Valencian press. The 21-year-old Spanish forward, who extended his contract with Power Electronics Valencia, could be a replacement for Jorge Garbajosa, who will probably leave the team. The veteran member of the Spanish squad has been offered to Power Electronics Valencia for the next season.

SOURCE: Las Provincias

Fuenlabrada will release Chris Thomas, Devin Davis and Nikoloz Tskitishvili

Fuenlabrada is already planning the next season, and three players won't return to the roster of the Spanish team. The contracts of the guard Chris Thomas, the center Devin Davis and the forward Nikoloz Tskitishvili won't be extended and they will become free agents after leaving the team.


Unión de Formosa signs Derrick Alston

Unión de Formosa has signed the veteran 37-year-old American center Derrick Alston. The former ACB champion with Manresa and Barcelona is playing in Argentina since 2008, after a long career in Europe (with a brief stint in New Zealand in between). Last season, Alston played for Olímpico de la Banda, averaging 12.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca was reported to be interested in Alston weeks ago.

SOURCE: Basquetplus

Daniel Logan could have signed a two-year contract with Caja Laboral

Daniel Logan will become the first player landed next season by Caja Laboral. The Spanish team would have signed the 27-year-old American-Polish guard to a two-year contract, with an option for a third year. Logan averaged 15.3 points and 3.4 assists in the last Euroleague for Asseco Prokom, where he was playing since 2008.

SOURCE: Noticias de Álava

Boca Juniors signs Fernando Titarelli and Sebastián Vega

Two new players for Boca Juniors. The Argentinian team has signed the 28-year-old guard Fernando Titarelli and the 21-year-old forward Sebastián Vega. Titarelli ended last season in Quilmes, where he averaged 10.0 points and 6.4 assists per game, while Vega played for the champion of the Argentinian LNB, Peñarol, posting 5.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Basquetplus

CAI Zaragoza releases Álex Urtasun

CAI Zaragoza has decided not to extend the option to bring back Álex Urtasun to the team, recently promoted to the ACB league. The 26-year-old guard finished the season in Baloncesto León after being sent on loan by CAI. Urtasun, who has attracted the interest of Meridiano Alicante, where his twin brother Txemi played last season, averaged 13.7 points and 3.0 assists per game in the Spanish LEB Oro.

SOURCE: Basket Zaragoza

Obras Sanitarias signs Josh Pittman, after his three-year suspension

Obras Sanitarias has signed Josh Pittman for the next season. The American forward was suspended for three years in 2007 by the Argentinian LNB due to be tested positive in an anti-doping control, but is back to Argentina to play for his former coach in Libertad de Sunchales, Julio Lamas. Pittman has played lately in México for the Halcones UV Córdoba.

SOURCE: Infoliga