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Monday, June 21, 2010

Vanoli Cremona, interested in Mihalis Pelekanos

Vanoli Cremona could be interested in landing Mihalis Pelekanos for the next season. The 29-year-old Greek forward is a member of Olympiakos, though last season was sent on loan to Maroussi BC, averaging 8.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in the last Euroleague. Pelekanos is under contract with Olympiakos until 2011.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Siroki releases Luka Petkovic and Ivan Siriscevic

The Croatian players Luka Petkovic and Ivan Siriscevic are no longer members of the Bosnian champion, Siroki. Petkovic, a 21-year-old guard, played just 6 games last season averaging 0.3 points and 1.5 rebounds after landing in Siroki from Sibenik, while Siriscevic, a 23-year-old guard, averaged 5.9 points and 1.9 rebounds in 14.7 minutes per game in the last Adriatic league.

SOURCE: SportSport

Maccabi Rishon-LeZion, interested in Nimrod Tishman

Nimrod Tishman is back to Israel after leaving the University of Florida. The 19-year-old Israeli prospect is looking for a professional club in his country, and Maccabi Rishon LeZionc could be interested in signing the young forward, who averaged 18.3 points and 4.0 rebounsd in the last U19 European Championship.


Portland Trail Blazers acquire 34th pick from the Golden State Warriors

Kevin Pritchard, the Portland Trail Blazers General Manager, has announced that the Blazers have acquired the 34th overall pick of the next NBA draft from the Golden State Warriors, in exchange of the 44th selection and cash considerations. The Blazers now hold the 22th and the 34th picks.

SOURCE: Hoopsnotes

CAI Zaragoza, close to agree to terms with Andrés Miso

CAI Zaragoza wants Andrés Miso for the next season. The Spanish team has recently promoted to the ACB league, and is targeting the 27-year-old guard, who has played during the last three seasons in Cajasol, averaging 8.4 points and 2.1 assists in the last ACB league. Miso could be close to an agreement with CAI, though Cajasol could match the offer for the player. Asefa Estudiantes was also interested in Miso.

SOURCE: Equipo

Hapoel Holon signs Moran Roth

Moran Roth is back to Hapoel Holon. The Israeli team has signed the 27-year-old guard to a two-year contract. Roth played last season for Ironi Ashkelon, averaging 11.3 points and 4.8 assists per game. This will be his second stint in Hapoel Holon after playing there in the 2007-08 season.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

ViveMenorca, close to sign Rafa Huertas

Rafa Huertas could be the first addition of ViveMenorca for the next season. The 26-year-old guard, who was also on the radar of Blancos de Rueda Valladolid, has a two-year contract offer from ViveMenorca, who is back to the ACB league. Huertas averaged 9.3 points and 2.3 rebounds last season in the Spanish LEB Oro in Melilla Baloncesto.

SOURCE: Menorca.info

Optima Gent signs Luc Louves

The French prospect Luc Louves will continue his career in Belgium. The 21-year-old forward will play next season for Optima Gent, after two years in Orleans. Louves played six games in the last LNB, averaging 1.1 points and 1.3 rebounds in 5.6 minutes per game.

SOURCE: Sport.be

Efes Pilsen, close to sign Oguz Savas

Oguz Savas could be close to sign a two-year contract with Efes Pilsen. The 23-year-old center was reported to have also an offer from from Galatasaray, besides the one coming from his current club, Fenerbahce, to extend his contract. According to the Turkish media, it seems that Savas will finally link his future with Efes Pilsen.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

Galil Gilboa signs Ido Kozikaro

Ido Kozikaro is the first signing of Galil Gilboa for the next season. The 32-year-old forward arrives to the Israeli champion after two seasons in Maccabi Haifa, averaging 9.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game last season. The member of the Israeli squad also played for Hapoel Galil between 1996 and 2003.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Cholet signs Romain Duport

As expected, Romain Duport is the first signing of Cholet for the next season. The current French champion has signed the 23-year-old center to a three-year contract. Duport arrives from Le Havre, where he has played for the last two seasons, averaging 8.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in the last LNB.

SOURCE: Basketnews

Deutsche Bank Skyliners sign Chris Rojik

Chris Rojik has left the German Pro A team Rhöndorf Dragons to play for the affiliated team of the Deutsche Bank Skyliners, Eintracht Frankfurt. The Skyliners have signed the 35-year-old American forward to a two-year contract. Rojik landed in Rhöndorf in 1998, and has played during his whole career there except between 2000 and 2003. Last season, Rojik averaged 16.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in the Pro A league.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

Hapoel Holon, interested in Guni Israeli

Hapoel Holon wants to bring back Guni Israeli for the next season. The 25-year-old guard has played during the last two seasons in Galil Gilboa, averaging 5.7 points and 1.9 rebounds for the Israeli league champion last season. Israeli also played for Hapoel Holon in the 2007-08 season.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Atenas de Córdoba signs Jason Osborne

Jason Osborne is back to Atenas de Córdoba, 11 seasons after his first stint in the Argentinian club. The 35-year-old forward arrives from Unión de Formosa, averaging 11.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in the last LNB. Osborne already played for Atenas between 1999 and 2001.

SOURCE: Atenas

Velimir Perasovic, new head coach of Efes Pilsen

Finally, the new head coach of Efes Pilsen will be Velimir Perasovic. The 45-year-old Croatian coach is the replacement for Ergin Ataman, as the Turkish club has announced. Perasovic arrives to Efes after two seasons in charge of Cibona. Previously, he has also coached Cajasol, TAU Vitoria and Estudiantes.

SOURCE: Efes Basket

Maccabi Tel Aviv releases Alan Anderson

As expected, Alan Anderson is no longer player of Maccabi Tel Aviv. The Israeli team has decided not to exercise the option to extend his contract for one more year, so the 27-year-old forward is now a free agent. Anderson averaged last season 13.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in the last Euroleague. Teams like Real Madrid or Cibona could be interested in signing him next season.

SOURCE: Maccabi Tel Aviv

Fenerbahce, interested in Aleks Maric

Two of the Fenerbahce centers, Semih Erden and Omer Asik, could leave to land in the NBA, so the Turkish team is already looking for big men around Europe. One of the targets could be one of the best centers of the last Euroleague, the Australian-Serbian player Aleks Maric, who is playing for Partizan. Maric, though, is under contract, and has also attracted the interest of several top clubs in Europe like Panathinaikos and Maccabi Tel Aviv.

SOURCE: Fanatik

Robert Garrett and Beckham Wyrick leave Brose Baskets Bamberg

Brose Baskets Bamberg have announced the first two departures for the next season. The two players than will leave the champion of the German league are Robert Garrett and Beckham Wyrick. Garrett was playing for Brose Baskets since 2005, while Wyrick arrives to the German team in 2008.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

Hapoel Jerusalem, interested in Lior Hakmon and Moshe Mizrahi

Lior Hakmon and Moshe Mizrahi are reported to be on the short list of Hapoel Jerusalem. Hakmon, a 24-year-old forward, averaged 5.3 points and 3.1 rebounds per game last season for Maccabi Netanya, while Mizrahi, a 30-year-old forward who has played with the Israeli squad, posted 6.9 points and 2.3 rebounds for Maccabi Haifa in the last Israeli Super League.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Marko Jaric, Travis Hansen, Rimantas Kaukenas, Vladimir Dasic and Tomas Van Der Spiegel won't continue in Real Madrid

Five players won't continue in Real Madrid next season. The Serbian guard Marko Jaric, the Lituanian guard Rimantas Kaukenas, the American guard Travis Hansen, the Montenegrin forward Vladimir Dasic and the Belgian center Tomas Van Der Spiegel (the only player who arrived before last summer) won't be extended by the Spanish team.


Regal Barcelona could release Roger Grimau

Regal Barcelona is undecided about the future of Roger Grimau, captain of the team. The 31-year-old forward is at the end of his expiring contract, though the Spanish club has an option to extend his contract for one more year, but Regal Barcelona could be considering other options to complete the roster.

SOURCE: El Mundo Deportivo

Speedy Claxton retires

Speedy Claxton has decided to call it a career and has retired from professional basketball. The 32-year-old guard was a free agent since being waived by the Golden State Warriors last February. During his career, Claxton has played in five teams, averaging 9.3 points and 4.3 assists in 25.6 minutes per game in 334 games played.

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News

Efes Pilsen, close to land Miroslav Raduljica

Efes Pilsen could be close to close an agreement to sign Miroslav Raduljica. The 22-year-old Serbian forward, also on the radar of several European teams, was playing for FMP Zeleznik. The next target of the Turkish team would be Terrell McIntyre, set to leave Montepaschi Siena. On the other hand, the Croatian center Mario Kasun has attracted the interest of Caja Laboral for the next season.


ASVEL Villeurbanne, in talks with Davon Jefferson

Davon Jefferson could be soon a new player of ASVEL Villeurbanne. The 23-year-old American forward played last season in Maccabi Haifa, becoming one of the best players in the Israeli team in this first year as a professional, averaging 17.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Now, Jefferson is in talks with ASVEL Villeurbanne to land in France next season. Spartak St. Petersburg was also reported to be interested in the forward.

SOURCE: Sport5

Bizkaia Bilbao Basket, interested in Carlos Cabezas

Carlos Cabezas is on the radar of another team. Unicaja and Montepaschi Siena are reported to be interested in the 29-year-old guard, and Bizkaia Bilbao Basket could be also on the mix to land Cabezas, who played last season for Khimki averaging 6.2 points and 3.1 assists last season.

SOURCE: Solobasket

Turk Telekom signs Rasim Basak

Another new player for Turk Telekom. The team based in Ankara has signed Rasim Basak. The 29-year-old Turkish-Azerbaijani forward arrives to Turk Telekom after seven seasons in Fenerbahce, where Basak averaged 3.0 points and 2.4 rebounds in just 10.7 minutes per game in the last TBL.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

ViveMenorca releases Josep María Guzmán, Miguel Montañana, Francesc Sabaté, Ivan Llull and Rahshon Turner

ViveMenorca, recently promoted to the ACB league, has announced the first players that will leave the team. The guards Josep María Guzmán, Francesc Sabeté and Ivan Llull, the center Miguel Montañana, and the American forward Rahshon Turner won't play for ViveMenorca in the next ACB league.

SOURCE: Menorca Basquet

Besiktas, interested in Aron Baynes

Aron Baynes could be the new target of Besiktas for the frontcourt. The Australian 23-year-old center, member of the national squad, is a free agent since leaving Lietuvos Rytas weeks ago, where he played last season in his first year as a professional. Baynes averaged 10.1 points and 4.5 rebounds in the last Baltic League.

SOURCE: Salsa Basket

Carlo Recalcati could be close to Cimberio Varese

Carlo Recalcati could be soon the new coach of Cimberio Varese to replace Stefano Pillastrini. The former head coach of the Italian national team was in talks with Sigma Barcellona, from LegaDue, but broke the negotiations due to the interest of Varese, where the 54-year-old coach worked between 1997 and 1999.

SOURCE: Gazzetta del Sud