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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Golden State Warriors send Corey Maggette to Milwaukee Bucks in exchange of Charlie Bell and Dan Gadzuric

The Golden State Warriors have agreed to send the forward Corey Maggette to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange of the guard Charlie Bell and the Dutch center Dan Gazduric. Maggette, in his second season with the Warriors, averaged 19.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Bell has played five seasons with the Bucks, posting 6.5 points and 1.9 rebounds per game, while Gadzuric averaged 2.8 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in his eighth season with the Bucks, when has played during his whole professional career.

SOURCE: Journal Sentinel

New Jersey Nets have made an offer for Qyntel Woods

According to the Polish media, Qyntel Woods has an offer to play next season in the New Jersey Nets. The 29-year-old American forward, MVP of the last Polish league, who played in the NBA from 2002 and 2006, is at the end of his contract with Asseco Prokom, and has also attracted the interest of Real Madrid and other NBA teams. Woods, though, could be close to extend his contract with Asseco Prokom.

SOURCE: Koszykowka

BBC Bayreuth signs Osvaldo Jeanty

Osvaldo Jeanty will be the second addition of the recently promoted team BBC Bayreuth for the next season. The German team has signed the 26-year-old guard, member of the Canadian national team. Jeanty arrives from Giessen 46ers, where he played since last January, averaging 13.1 points and 2.3 rebounds in the last BBL.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

PBG Poznan signs Eddie Miller

PBG Poznan has signed Eddie Miller to a two-year contract. The 25-year-old American guard arrives from Polonia Warszawa, averaging 17.6 points and 3.4 rebounds last season in the PLK, becoming the 7th top scorer in the league. This will be the third team of Miller in Poland, after playing for Sportino Inowroclaw in the 2008-09 season.

SOURCE: Koszykowka

Bizkaia Bilbao Basket signs Aaron Jackson

Aaron Jackson has confirmed to the website of his former University, Duquesne, that has signed a deal with Bizkaia Bilbao Basket. The 24-year-old American guard started last season in the Turkish league playing for Antalya, and finished it in Canadian Solar Bologna, averaging 14.4 points and 4.9 assists per game in the Lega A. Bilbao Basket would have signed Jackson to a two-year contract.

SOURCES: Duquesne, Solobasket

Ikaros Esperos, close to land Marcelus Kemp

The new team of the Greek A1 league, Icarus Esperos, could be close to make the first signing for the next season. Marcelus Kemp, a 26-year-old guard who played last season for Banco di Sardegna Sassari, is the main candidate to play with Icarus in the top Greek division. Kemp averaged 21.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in the last Italian LegaDue.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Regatas Corrientes, close to sign Tyler Field

Regatas Corrientes could sign Tyler Field today or tomorrow. The 32-year-old American center played last season in Libertad Sunchales, averaging 6.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in he Argentinian LNB. Field, who is playing in Argentina since 10 years ago, would be the starting center of Regatas.

SOURCE: Infoliga

Hapoel Holon, now interested in Dagan Yavzuri

Guni Israeli won't land in Hapoel Holon, after agreeing to extend his cotract with Galil Galboa for one more season. But Hapoel is also interested in another player of the current Israeli champion: Dagan Yavzuri. The 25-year-old guard averaged 6.7 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in the last Israeli Super League.

SOURCES: Sport5, Walla Sport

Raviv Limonad will leave Maccabi Tel Aviv

Maccabi Tel Aviv would be close to agree to a buy-out with Raviv Limonad. The 25-year-old guard arrives last season from Ironi Nahariya, and averaged 8.3 points and 1.9 assists per game, but without an important role in the important games (only 4.2 minutes per game in the Euroleague). Limonad would recieve $25.000 for being released.


CAI Zaragoza, interested in Paul Davis

Paul Davis could be the main target of CAI Zaragoza for the frontcourt of the team. The 25-year-old American center, who finished last season in Xacobeo Blu:sens after arriving from the Maine Red Claws of the D-League, averaged 13.2 points and 7.7 rebounds in his first brief stint in the ACB league. Davis would have also offers from other European teams.

SOURCE: El Periódico de Aragón

Dusan Ivkovic, close to become the head coach of Olympiakos

Finally, Dusan Ivkovic could be soon announced as the new head coach of Olympiakos to replace Panagiotis Giannakis. The Greek club would have finally given up in his try to convince Ettore Messina to leave Real Madrid and take over Olympiakos. Ivkovic, currently in charge of the Serbian national team, was the head coach that led Olympiakos to the only Euroleague the Greek squad has won, in 1997.

SOURCE: Superbasket

Kavala, interested in Gaios Skordilis

Kavala wants Gaios Skordilis for the next season, and has asked to his current team, Aris Thessaloniki, for a loan. The 22-year-old Greece center had a small role in the Aris rotation last season, averaging just 2.0 points and 1.6 rebounds in 6.8 minutes per game. The answer of Aris to the requirement from Kavala will have to wait until the search for the new head coach ends.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Igor Rakocevic and Mario Kasun will stay in Efes Pilsen, while Bostjan Nachbar and Preston Shumpert will probably leave

The Slovenian forward Bostjan Nachbar and the American forward Preston Shumpert will very likely leave Efes Pilsen after the arrival of Velimir Perasovic to the Turkish bench. On the other hand, the Serbian guard Igor Rakocevic (who played for Perasovic in Caja Laboral) and the Croatian center Mario Kasun will probably stay with in the team despite the rumors about their departures.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

Argentino de Junín signs Joseph Bunn

Joseph Bunn is back to Argentina after leaving Peñarol in 2005. One of the best import players of the LNB of the last 10 years was signed by Argentino de Junín for the next season. The last team of the 35-year-old American forward was the Toros de Aragua, in Venezuela. Bunn has also played during his professional career in Spain, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the Phillippines, South Korea, Italy and France

SOURCE: Pick and Roll

Massimo Cancellieri will be the new head coach of Angelico Biella

Massimo Cancellieri has left the LegaDue team Prima Veroli, and is close to become the new head coach of Angelico Biella to replace Luca Bechi, in charge of the Italian team since 2006. Cancellieri would come back to Biella, where he worked as an assistant for Bechi from 2006 to 2009 before joining Veroli.

SOURCES: Veroli Basket, Pianeta Basket

Turk Telekom will sign Berent Kavaklioglu

Berent Kavaklioglu will be the new signing of Turk Telekom. The 24-year-old guard will be back to the TBL after playing last season in the TB2L (2nd Turkish division) for Hacettepe Universitesi, averaging 12.8 points and 4.4 assists per game last season. Previously, Kavaklioglu, who also played for Kepez, could officially be announced tomorrow.

SOURCE: Salsa Basket

Artland Dragons hire Stefan Koch as the new head coach

The Artland Dragons have appointed Stefan Koch as the new head coach. The 46-year-old coach was signed to a one-year contract by the German team, and will replace Thorsten Leibenath, recently released. Koch was without a team since leaving the bench of Giessen 46ers in 2006 after two seasons.

SOURCE: Sport1

Regal Barcelona and Real Madrid could be interested in Omer Asik

Regal Barcelona and Real Madrid could have shown interest in landing Omer Asik for the next season. The 23-year-old Turkish center will probably leave Fenerbahce, when he's playing since 2007, to move to the Chicago Bulls, but the two Spanish powerhouse could be also trying to attract Asik.

SOURCE: Basketbol Haber

Sasha Djordjevic, candidate to replace Jasmin Repesa in Benetton Treviso

The relationship between Benetton Treviso and Jasmin Repesa is not the best one after the interest of the Croatian coach to be hired by Efes Pilsen (which finally appointed Velimir Perasovic as the new head coach). The Italian team could be willing to offer a buy-out to Repesa and found a replacement, with Sasha Djordjevic (former Serbian player and head coach of Olimpia Milano between 2005 and 2007) as a potential candidate.

SOURCE: La Tribuna

Bizkaia Bilbao Basket and Meridiano Alicante, also interested in Henk Norel

Henk Norel wants to test the free agency waters after not reaching to an agreement with DKV Joventut to extend his expiring contract. Caja Laboral was the first team to show interest for the 22-year-old Dutch center. Other teams were also reported days ago to be on the mix to sign Norel, like Cajasol, Gran Canaria 2014 and Power Electronics Valencia. The last teams to have the player on the radar are now Bizkaia Bilbao Basket and Meridiano Alicante (former team of Norel in the 2007-08 season). The most interested teams so far, though, are Valencia and Bilbao Basket.

SOURCE: El Mundo Deportivo

Regal Barcelona, interested in Jan Vesely

Jan Vesely is the chosen option for Regal Barcelona for the small forward position. The 20-year-old Czech player is under contract by Partizan until 2013, so the Spanish team will have to reach to an agreement with the Serbian squad, which is not willing to let Vesely go. Another option could be Romain Sato, from Montepaschi Siena, who has been offered to Regal Barcelona in the last days. The 29-year-old Central African Republic forward already played briefly in Barcelona in the 2005-06 season.

SOURCE: El Mundo Deportivo

Efes Pilsen, interested in Ersin Dagli

Ersin Dagli (the Turkish name of Erwin Dudley) is on the radar of Efes Pilsen for the next season. The 28-year-old American-Turkish forward is at the end of his contract with Turk Telekom, where Dagli has played since 2005 averaging 11.3 points and 5.6 rebounds in the last TBL. Efes Pilsen will try to sign him to strengthen the frontcourt of the team.

SOURCE: Salsa Basket

Le Havre signs Nicholas Pope

Nicholas Pope is the new player of Le Havre. The 25-year-old French forward arrive to his new team after playing last season for Gravelines Dunkerque, averaging 1.9 points and 1.6 rebounds in 10.2 minutes per game. Previously, Pope played for Evreux in the LNB Pro B.


CSKA Moscow, interested in Kosta Perovic and Jamont Gordon

Kosta Perovic has another team interested in him. The 25-year-old Serbian center will probably leave Power Electronics Valencia due to his high salary. Unicaja, Caja Laboral and Maccabi Tel Aviv were reported to have Perovic on the radar, and now the list has another name: CSKA Moscow. The Russian team would also land Jamont Gordon, as the American guard from Cibona shares agent with Perovic.

SOURCE: La Opinión de Málaga

Fenerbahce, interested in Henry Domercant

Henry Domercant is also on the radar of Fenerbahce for the next season. The 29-year-old American-Bosnian guard will leave Montepaschi Siena this summer after two seasons in the Italian team, averaging 10.5 points and 2.1 rebounds in the last Euroleague. The economic demands of Domercant, though, could be an obstacle for the agreement between both parts.


Unics Kazan and Power Electronics Valencia could be interested in Tariq Kirksay

The future of Tariq Kirksay could be far from Cajasol. The demands of the 30-year-old American-French forward to resign (a €1 million per year, 2-year contract) are to high for the Spanish club, and the agent has leaked that there could be two offers for Kirksay. One would arrive from Unics Kazan, his former team from 2007 to 2009, and the other one from Power Electronics Valencia.

SOURCE: Diario de Sevilla

Maccabi Netanya signs Ori Ichaki

Ori Ichaki will be the new player of Maccabi Netanya for the next season. The 29-year-old guard was at the end of his two-year contract with Bnei Hasharon, and has finally decided to accept the offer from Netanya. Ichaki averaged 9.3 points and 2.2 assists per game in the last Israeli Super League.

SOURCE: Sport5

Efes Pilsen, Unicaja and Olympiakos, in the mix to sign Terrell McIntyre

Montepaschi Siena demands 200.000 euros to transfer Terrell McIntyre, still under contract with the Italian club, but set to leave the team. So far, Efes Pilsen, Unicaja and Olympiakos have expressed interest to sign the 33-year-old American guard, who averaged 12.5 points and 5.1 assists per game in the last Euroleague. The Turkish team could be the front-runner so far to land McIntyre next season.


Real Madrid, Regal Barcelona and Caja Laboral, interested in Alan Anderson

Alan Anderson is a free agent after being released by Maccabi Tel Aviv, and the top Spanish teams have shown interest for the 27-year-old American forward. Real Madrid, Regal Barcelona and Caja Laboral could have Anderson, who averaged 13.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in the last Euroleague, on the radar for the next season


Denver Nuggets make a qualyifing offer for Linas Kleiza, who will probably stay in Olympiakos

The Denver Nuggets are still interested in his former player Linas Kleiza, and have extended a $2.7 million qualyfing offer to the Lithuanian forward, currently playing for Olympiakos. Kleiza will have the status of restricting free agent if he finally decides to go back to the NBA, opting out of the final year of his $12 million, two-year contract with the Greek club. According to the agent of the player, though, Kleiza will very likely stay in Olympiakos. The 25-year-old player averaged 17.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in the last Euroleague, becoming the top scorer.

SOURCE: Insidehoops, Basketnews.lt

DKV Joventut, interested in Quinton Hosley

Quinton Hosley could be one of the main targets of DKV Joventut for the next season. The 26-year-old American-Georgian forward played last season for Aliaga Petkim, averaging 18.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per season. This would be the seconds stint of Hosley in Spain, where he played for Real Madrid in the 2008-09 season.


Louis Bullock, close to leave Real Madrid, with Cajasol interested

The future of Louis Bullock seems far from Real Madrid. The Spanish team told the 34-year-old guard he's not in the plans of Ettore Messina for the next season. Bullock, under contract until 2011, will have to negociate a buy-out with Real Madrid, though the releasement is not official yet. Cajasol could be interested in Bullock when his team since 2004 and the player finally part ways. On the other hand, Darjius Lavrinovic will probably continue in Real Madrid next season.


Unicaja considering to resign Omar Cook, while Jamont Gordon is offered

Unicaja hasn't ruled out to resign Omar Cook. The Spanish team didn't activate the option to extend his contract to re-negociate for a better salary, and the 28-year-old American-Montenegrin guard could be willing to reduce it. On the other hand, Unicaja has also an alternative in Jamont Gordon, who has been offered to the Spanish club. The 23-year-old American guard, who played last season for Cibona, will also try to get a guaranteed contract in the NBA.


Bo McCalebb will decide his destiny next week, with Caja Laboral, Regal Barcelona, Panathinaikos and Maccabi Tel Aviv interested

Bo McCalebb could be one of the names of next summer, but the 25-year-old American guard wants to decide his future before the end of the next week. McCalebb, who played last season for Partizan, has attracted the interest of teams like Caja Laboral, Regal Barcelona, Panathinaikos and Maccabi Tel Aviv after averaging 13.4 points and 3.4 assists per game in the last Euroleague.

SOURCE: El Correo

Clay Tucker, released by DKV Joventut, wants to play in the NBA

Clay Tucker has finished his one-year contract with DKV Joventut, and the Spanish club has no intention of bringing him back next season. But the 30-year-old American guard has another thing in mind. Tucker, who averaged 12.5 points and 4.1 assists per game last season, wants to play in the NBA, and is having several try-outs these days for the Washington Wizards, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the San Antonio Spurs to try to get a guaranteed contract. If not, Tucker will be back to Spain.

SOURCES: American Chronicle, El Punt, ACB.com