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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Galatasaray, also interested in Sinan Güler

Galatasaray could want to bring to the team the two Güler brothers. Besides the interest for Muratcan Güler, from Besiktas, Sinan Güler is also on the radar of the Turkish team. The 26-year-old year old guard, who is playing for Efes Pilsen since 2008, averaged 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in the last TBL. Both players don't play in the same team since the 2000-01 season, in Besiktas.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

Jamie Arnold could land in Hapoel Holon

Jamie Arnold is interested in play again in Israel, and has offered his services to Hapoel Holon. The 35-year-old American forward started the season in Peristeri, and finished it in Armani Jeans Milano for the playoff, where his team reached the finals. The former player of Maccabi Tel Aviv (2005-07) and Hapoel Jerusalem (2007-08) averaged 5.9 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in the last playoff of the Lega A.


The agent of David Logan confirms the deal with Caja Laboral

Though the arrival of David Logan to Caja Laboral is not yet official, the agent of the 27-year-old American-Polish guard, Bartek Sabina, confirmed there's an agreement between both parts. The Spanish team will sign, as expected, Logan to a three-year contract, so the player will leave Asseco Prokom after two years in the Polish team.

SOURCE: Sports.pl

Georgios Bartzokas could leave Maroussi

The coach of Maroussi BC, Georgios Bartzokas, could decide not to stay in charge of the Greek team next season. Both parts haven't reaching to an agreement to extend the contract of Bartzokas. The 45-year-old coach arrived last summer to Maroussi BC, leading the team to the third place in the Greek A1 league and to the Euroleague Top 16.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Maccabi, interested in Quincy Douby, reactivates the option of Omar Cook

Maccabi continues tracking the market for new players. Omar Cook, a former target of the Israeli team, is back on the radar after parting ways with Unicaja. The 28-year-old American-Montenegrin guard averaged 9.7 points and 5.9 assists in the last Euroleague. The new name in the shortlist of Maccabi is Quincy Douby. The American-Montenegrin 26-year-old guard landed last season in Europe from the NBA to play with Darufassaka, in Turkey, averaging 23.6 points and 4.9 assists, being the best scorer of the TBL. On the other hand, the veteran 39-year-old captain of Maccabi, Derrick Sharp, will continue in Maccabi next season.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Galatasaray, interested in Muratcan Güler

Muratcan Güler could be the new target of Galatasaray for the next season. The 30-year-old guard has played during the last two seasons for Besiktas, averaging 6.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in the last Turkish league. The older brother of Sinan Güler would have a formal offer to join Galatasaray.

SOURCE: Salsa Basket

Jasmin Repesa could have reached to an agreement with Efes Pilsen

Finally, Jasmin Repesa could be soon announced officially as the new head coach of Efes Pilsen to replace Ergin Ataman. According to the Turkish media, the 49-year-old Croatian coach would have reached to an agreement with Efes Pilsen. Repesa is currently under cotract with Benetton Treviso. The Italian team denied days ago any intention of letting Repesa go.

SOURCE: Takvim

Besiktas signs Bekir Yarangüme and Mustafa Abi

Two new signings for Besiktas for the next season. The Turkish squad has landed Bekir Yarangüme and Mustafa Abi. Yarangüme, a 33-year-old forward who played during the last three seasons for Turk Telekom, was also reported to be on the radar of Galatasaray and Banvit during the last days. Abi, a 31-year-old guard, will be back to Besiktas where he played in the 2003-04 season before joining Efes Pilsen. Last season, Abi played for ITU Istanbul, in the TB2L.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

The agent of Kosta Perovic denies any contact with Caja Laboral

Quique Villalobos, agent of Kosta Perovic, has denied the rumor about the arrival of Kosta Perovic to Caja Laboral, and told that there hasn't been any contact between the Spanish club and the Croatian center. Perovic, now playing for Power Electronics Valencia, was reported to land in Caja Laboral by his friend, Ermal Kuqo, via Twitter.

SOURCE: Noticias de Álava

Caja Laboral and Efes Pilsen, also interested in Miroslav Raduljica

Caja Laboral and Efes Pilsen are reported to be also in the mix to land Miroslav Raduljica next season, along with Partizan, Maccabi Tel Aviv and CSKA Moscow. The 22-year-old forward, who averaged 13.7 points and 6.5 rebounds in the Adriatic League for FMP Zeleznik, is now expected to be a second-round pick in the next NBA draft.

SOURCE: Noticias de Álava

Galil Gilboa, in talks with Leo Lyons

The last champion of the Israeli Super League, Galil Gilboa, is interested in Leo Lyons, and is now in talks with the player. The 23-year-old forward played last season for Hapoel Jerusalem in his first year as a professional, averaging 8.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in the Israeli league.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Olympiakos wants Ettore Messina to leave Real Madrid and take over the Greek team, which also considers Xavi Pascual

Olympiakos is really interested in Ettore Messina, and will try the Italian coach to leave Real Madrid and become the replacement of Panagioitis Giannakis in the Greek team. According to the Greek media, the president of the club, Panagiotis Angelopoulos, has travelled to Madrid to meet with Ettore Messina to discuss the situation. Messina is under contract with Real Madrid until 2012. Another coach on the radar of Olympiakos could be Xavi Pascual, from Regal Barcelona, who has an extra year of contract, but a low clause to leave the team.

SOURCES: Red Planet, El Mundo Deportivo

Fabrizio Frates could be back to Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia

Fabrizio Frates is unemployed since parting ways with Sutor Montenagraro days ago. Despite the rumors than inked him with several teams of the Lega A, the Italian coach could finally be back to Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia, where he worked from 2004 to 2006, leading to the promotion to Lega A in the 2003-04 season. Frates would arrive to Reggio Emilia if the current coach, Alessandro Ramagli, lands in Angelico Biella.

SOURCE: Pianeta Basket

Maccabi Tel Aviv wants to resign Stephane Lasme

Despite being released days ago, Stephane Lasme could be back to Maccabi Tel Aviv. The Israeli team has made an offer to the 27-year-old Gabonese forward to go back to Maccabi, where Lasme avergaged 6.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. The arrival of David Blatt has changed the point of view to Maccabi regarding Lasme.


Sutor Montegranaro, interested in Nicolò Melli

The future of Nicolò Melli is still uncertain. The 19-year-old forward will leave Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia to land in Montepaschi Siena or Armani Jeans Milano. Sutor Montegranaro is interested in landing the young prospect next season, and will try to loan the player from the club that finally signs Melli, who averaged 10.7 points and 7.1 rebounds in the last LegaDue.

SOURCE: Pianeta Basket

Caja Laboral releases Milt Palacio and Vladimir Golubovic

Caja Laboral won't extend the contract of Milt Palacio and Vladimir Golubovic, so both players are free agents. The American-Belizean guard arrived to the Spanish team from Kavala last month to replace Sean Singletary, while the Slovenian forward left Union Olimpija due to the economic problems of the team, and was signed by Caja Laboral on February.


Real Madrid could be interested in Lawrence Roberts, and Caja Laboral in Bo McCalebb

As some players could arrive to Partizan, others could leave. The two American players of the team, Bo McCalebb and Lawrence roberts, could have offers from Spain according to the Serbian pres. The 25-year-old guard, who was reported to have an agreement with Regal Barcelona, is also on the radar of Caja Laboral, while the 27-year-old forward could have attracted the interest of Real Madrid. Other players of Partizan in the shortlist of other teams are Aleksandar Rasic (Unics Kazan) and Strahinja Milosevic (Budocnost)

SOURCE: Sportske

Stefan Markovic could have signed a two-year contract with Benetton Treviso

As expected, Stefan Markovic is the new player of Benetton Treviso, according to the Serbian press. The 22-year-old Serbian guard would leave Hemofarm Vrsac after four seasons in the team, averaging 12.3 points and 4.6 assists per game in the last Serbian Super League, helping his team to reach the finals.

SOURCE: Sportal

Partizan, interested in Bojan Popovic, Ivan Paunic and Dragan Milosavljevic

Partizan is planning the next season tracking the market for new players. The Serbian team could have shown interest for the guard Bojan Popovic (who ended last season in Efes Pilsen), the former guard of Partizan Ivan Paunic (last season in Aris Thessaloniki) and the forward Dragan Milosavljevic (from Radnicki).

SOURCE: Sportske

Romain Duport, close to land in Cholet

The new champion of the French LNB, Cholet, could be close to sign Romain Duport. The 23-year-old French center has played during the last four seasons for Le Havre, averaging 8.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in the last one. Duport would be the first signing of Cholet for the next season.

SOURCE: Basketnews

Maccabi confirms that Real Madrid has signed D'Or Fischer

According to the website of Maccabi Tel Aviv, D'Or Fischer is the new signing of Real Madrid, as expected. The Spanish team could have signed the 28-year-old American center, in Maccabi since 2008, to a $2.2 million, two-year contract. Fischer arrives to Madrid after averaging 8.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in the last Euroleague.

SOURCE: Maccabi Tel Aviv

ASVEL Villeurbanne, interested in Antywane Robinson to replace Ali Traoré

Ali Traoré could be closer to leave ASVEL Villerubanne, where the 25-year-old French center has played during the last two years, and the French team has already shown interest for Antywane Robinson. The 25-year-old forward, in Cholet since 2008, averaged 12.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per season, and could be the replacement in ASVEL for Traoré, who was reported a month ago to have an offer from Montepaschi Siena.

SOURCE: Le Progrès

Pete Mickeal could have offers from Real Madrid and Olympiakos, and from NBA teams

Pete Mickeal has asked Regal Barcelona, his current team since last summer, for a better contract. The Spanish club has an option to extend automatically his contract to an extra year, but the 32-year-old forward is not happy with the salary. According to the player, some European and NBA teams are interested to sign him, and his agents have leaked that Olympiakos and Real Madrid (€2 million per season) have made offers for Mickeal, who averaged 12.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in the last Euroleague.

SOURCE: Sport.es

Bizkaia Bilbao Basket, interested in Berni Rodríguez

Berni Rodríguez has now the status of free agent after Unicaja hasn't extended his contract for an extra year. The Spanish team, though, is still in talks with the player, and has offered Rodríguez to resign, earning half his previous salary. On the other hand, Bizkaia Bilbao Basket has also shown interest for the 30-year-old Spanish guard. Unicaja has the option to match any offer coming from a Spanish team to keep the player.


BK Prostejov signs Cesary Trybanski

BK Prostejov has signed Cesary Trybanski for the next season. The 30-year-old Polish center arrives to the Czech team from the Reno Bighorns of the D-League, averaging 7.3 points and 3.9 rebounds. Trybanski also played from 2002 to 2004 in the NBA, becoming the first Polish player ever in the history of the league.

SOURCE: Polski Kosz