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Friday, June 18, 2010

Turk Telekom signs Orhan Haciyeva

As expected, Orhan Haciyeva is the new player of Turk Telekom. The 21-year-old forward arrives to the team based in Ankara from Darufassaka, averaging 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. Haciyeva also played games during the last season for the affiliated team of Darufassaka, Pertevniyal, in the TB2L, posting 21.9 points and 12.8 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

Air Avellino, interested in K.C. Rivers

Cenk Akyol won't be back to Avellino, and DeMarcus Nelson will try to go back to the NBA, where the 24-year-old American guard played during his rookie 2008-09 season, so the Italian team is already looking for new guards. K.C. Rivers, from Benetton Treviso, is another candidate. The 23-year-old guard averaged 12.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in the last Lega A.

SOURCE: Corriere dello Sport

Göttingen signs Cornelius Adler

Cornelius Adler is the first arrival to BG Göttingen for the next season. The German team has signed the 21-year-old guard to a one-year contract. Adler arrives from the Pro A league team Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule, where he averaged last season 13.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

Olympiakos and Panagiotis Giannakis part ways

As expected, Olympiakos has announced that Panagiotis Gianakkis is no longer the head coach of the team. The Greek club is already looking for a replacement. The 51-year-old coach arrived to Olympiakos in 2008, after leaving the Greek national team. The former player has also coached Panionios and Maroussi during his career.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Real Madrid, Regal Barcelona and Los Angeles Lakers, interested in Thomas Kelati

Thomas Kelati could become one of the most wanted free agents of the summer. The 27-year-old American-Eritrean guard, close to get a Polish passport, admitted that Real Madrid, Regal Barcelona and Asseco Prokom has shown interest to sign him for the next season. Caja Laboral and Unicaja are also reported to have Kelati on the radar. At the same time, the Los Angeles Lakers (where Kelati played last preseaason) have offered him a guaranteed one-year contract to land in the NBA, though the player will likely stay in Europe. Kelati played last season for Power Electronics Valencia, averaging 8.1 points and 2.2 rebounds per season.

SOURCE: Sports.pl

Lior Eliyahu will stay in Caja Laboral

Despite the rumors from Israel about a possible comeback of Lior Eliyahu to Maccabi Tel Aviv, the Israeli 24-year-old forward will likely stay next season in Caja Laboral. Eliyahu is happy in the Spanish team, and told that the decision is up to the club, which will probably decide not to move the Israeli player, who arrived last season from Maccabi.

SOURCE: Noticias de Álava

Lottomatica Roma, interested in Gary Neal, Eric Williams and Earl Calloway

With Matteo Boniciolli confirmed to stay as the head coach of Lottomatica Roma, the Italian team is already tracking the market, and three names have emerged as candidates to be signed. The targets of the team could be the guard Gary Neal (who finished last season in Unicaja and will probably become a free agent), the center Eric Williams (from Scavolini Pesaro) and Earl Calloway (from Cajasol, also on the radar of Maccabi Tel Aviv and Air Avellino)

SOURCE: La Gazzetta dello Sport

Maccabi signs Jeff Foote

As expected, Jeff Foote has joined Maccabi Tel Aviv. The 22-year-old American center was signed to a three-year contract in his first stint as a professional. Foote arrives to Maccabi from the University of Cornell, averaging 12.3 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. The Israeli club plans to sent him on loan next season.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Power Electronics Valencia and Joe Ingles, close to an agreement

Joe Ingles could be closer to leave his current team, CB Granada, to play next season for Power Electronics Valencia. The 22-year-old Australian forward could soon reach to an agreement with the Spanish team, through CB Granada could match the offer from Valencia to keep the player. Ingles averaged 11.0 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in the last ACB league.

SOURCE: Superdeporte

Le Mans signs Marco Pellin, Ben Dewar and Ryvon Covile

The runner-up of the last LNB Pro A league, Le Mans, have added three new players in a Arow for the next season. The French team has signed, as expected, the French guard Marco Pellin (who played during the last six seasons for Chorale Roanne) and the American forward Ben Dewar (recently released by ASVEL Villeurbanne). The third player will be the American center Ryvon Covile, who left Orleans days ago.

SOURCE: Basketnews

Paris Levallois signs Guillaume Yango

New landing for Paris Levallois in his second season in a row in the LNB Pro A. The French team has signed Guillaume Yango, who played last season for Le Mans, the runner-up of the league. The 28-year-old French center averaged 5.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: Basketnews

Unicaja, considering to bring back Carlos Cabezas and Juan Dixon

Unicaja could try to sign Carlos Cabezas, one year after the 29-year-old Spanish guard left the team to play for Khimki. The player could be open to leave the Russian team this summer. Another target for Unicaja would be Juan Dixon. The American guard is expecting his sanction due to test positive in an anti-doping control. Unicaja would be willing to wait for his ban to end to land him in the roster for the next season. On the other hand, Unicaja has turned down the chance to extend automatically the contract of Omar Cook, to negociate a lower salary with the player.


Atenas de Córdoba signs Matías Lescano

As expected, Matías Lescano is back to Argentina. The 30-year-old forward was playing for CAI Zaragoza since 2003, since he left Atenas de Córdoba. Now, the Argentinian team has brought Lescano back, after reaching to an agreement with the player. Now, Atenas de Córdoba will try to sign Víctor Baldo, recently released by Blancos de Rueda Valladolid, who was also playing in Spain since 2001.

SOURCE: La Mañana de Córdoba