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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Miami Heat agree to send Daequan Cook to Oklahoma City Thunder

The Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder have reached to a deal that will send Daequan Cook and the 18th pick of the next NBA draft in exchange of the Thunder's 32th overall pick. The 23-year-old guard has played for the Heat during his whole three-year professional career, averaging 8.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game, but didn't have an important role last season. His departure will allow the Heat to have a major cap space.

SOURCE: Twitter Draft Express

Kaya Peker reaches to an agreement with Fenerbahce

Kaya Peker could have reached to an agreement to play next season in Fenerbahce. The 29-year-old center is at the end of his contract with Efes Pilsen, where he has played from 2000 to 2006, and since 2008. Peker, a member of the Turkish national team averaged 9.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game in the last TBL.

SOURCE: Mixbasket

Bornova signs Soner Sentürk

Soner Sentürk has left Turk Telekom. The 23-year-old Turkish guard will play for Bornova to replace Cüneyt Erden, who was signed by Besiktas. Sentürk averaged 3.9 points and 2.4 assists per game in the TBL last season, his first one in Turk Telekom after playing during seven years for Darufassaka

SOURCE: Salsa Basket

Hapoel Holon signs Dagan Yavzuri

As expected, Hapoel Holon has signed Dagan Yavzuri. The 25-year-old guard will play in the Israeli team after being signed to a two-year contract. Yavzuri arrives after two seasons in the current champion of the league, Galil Gilboa, averaging 6.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in the last Super League.

SOURCE: Sport5

Kyle Lamonte leaves Peñarol and will play for Flamengo

Kyle Lamonte won't be back to Peñarol next season. The American 25-year-old will play for Flamengo, in Brazil, after averaging 18.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game in the last Argentinian LNB. Peñarol will try now to land Leandro García Morales. The 27-year-old Uruguayan guard has played recently for the Cocodrilos de Caracas, in Venezuela.

SOURCE: Infoliga

Tofas Bursa signs Selim Saygin

Selin Saygin is back to Turkey. The 25-year-old forward, was signed to a three-year contract by Tofas Bursa, after playing in Russia and Kazakhstan since 2003. Saygin became one of the best players in the Kazakh league. His last team was the current champions Astana Tigers.

SOURCE: Ajans Spor

Vassilis Spanoulis won't play next season in Panathinaikos

Vassilis Spanoulis has not answered to the extension offer from Panathinaikos, and the Greek team has decided to find a replacement, being Terrell McIntyre, from Montepaschi Siena, the first option. The 27-year-old Greek guard could have a €2.7 million per year offer from Olympiakos, according to the Greek media. UPDATE: The agent of Spanoulis has declared he's still thinking the Panathinaikos offer, and has denied any agreement with Olympiakos.

SOURCES: Sport.gr
, Superbasket

New York Knicks, in talks to land Rudy Fernández

As expected, the New York Knicks are interested in Rudy Fernández, and have engaged in trade discussions with the Portland Trail Blazers. The Knicks would offer Toney Douglas or Wilson Chandler for the 25-year-old Spanish guard, who is rumored to land in Real Madrid next season. The Blazers would also want a draft selection with any trade involving Fernández.

SOURCE: New York Times

Benetton Treviso signs officially Stefan Markovic

As expected, Stefan Parkovic is the new player of Benetton Treviso. The 22-year-old Serbian guard was signed by the Italian squad to a two-year contract. Markovic arrives from Hemofarm, where he has played during the last four seasons. In the last Serbian Super League, Markovic averaged 12.3 points and 4.6 assists per game, helping his team to reach the finals.

SOURCE: Benetton Basket

Maccabi Netanya signs Moti Moskovitz

Moti Moskovitz won't continue in Galil Gilboa next season. The 24-year-old center was signed by Maccabi Netanya for the next season. Moskovitz had a small role, playing just 12 games for the last champion of the Israeli team, averaging 2.9 points and 1.1 rebounds in 5.3 minutes per game

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Fenerbahce signs Marko Tomas

Marko Tomas is the new player of Fenerbahce. The Turkish team has signed Tomas to a two-year contract. The 25-year-old Croatian forward played last season in Cibona, after four years in Spain, and averaged 16.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game last season. Tomas will join two Croatian members of his new team, Roko Ukic (recently extended by Fenerbahce) and the new coach Neven Spahija.

SOURCE: Fenerbahce

New Jersey Nets agree to trade Chris Douglas-Roberts to the Milwaukee Bucks

The New Jersey Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks are reported to have reached to an agreement to trade Chris Douglas-Roberts to the Bucks in exchange of the 2012 2nd round-pick of the Nets. Douglas-Roberts has played in the Nets during his two year as a professional, averaging 7.9 points and 2.2 rebounds in 111 games.

SOURCE: Twitter Adrian Wojnarowski

Antalya, interested in hiring Ayhan Kalyoncu

Antalya is looking for a new head coach after parting ways with Altar Tunçkol, who was in the team since 2007. The main candidate to replace him could be Ayhan Kalyoncu. The interest for the former coach of Pinar Karsiyaka arrives after the Turkish club couldn't reach to a agreement with Cem Akdag to take the reign of the team.

SOURCE: Salsa Basket

Hapoel Holon signs Amit Ben David

10 years after his first stint in Hapoel Holon, Amit Ben David is back to the Israeli team. The 32-year-old guard, who played last season for Maccabi Haifa, was signed to a one-year contract by Hapoel Holon. Ben David averaged 5.1 points and 1.7 assists per game in the last Super League.

SOURCE: Sport5

Sigma Barcellona hires Cesare Pancotto

Cesare Pancotto, recently released by Air Avellino after one season in the Italian team, will coach the next one in the LegaDue. The 55-year-old coach was hired by Sigma Barcellona to replace Franco Gramenzi, who leaves the team. The club tried to land the former Italian NT coach Carlo Recalcati before signing Pancotto, who has worked during the last 11 seasons in the Lega A.

SOURCE: Igea Barcellona

SLUC Nancy signs Ralph Mims

As expected, Ralph Mims won't play next season for Chorale Roanne. The 24-year-old guard was signed by SLUC Nancy. Mims averaged 15.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in the last LNB for Roanne, in his first season in France, after playing in Turkey for Pinar Karsiyaka. John Linehan, from Cholet, could be the next target of Nancy, while the future of Ricardo and Jeff Grier could be out of the French team.

SOURCE: Le Progrès

The agent of Pete Mickeal, extended by Regal Barcelona to another year, denies any offer

Despite the rumor about offers from Olympiakos and Real Madrid to sign Pete Mickeal, his agent, David Watts denied it. The 32-year-old American forward, though, is unhappy with the salary he's earning in Regal Barcelona, and wants to negociate a new contract. According to Watts, the Spanish club activated the one-year extension clause two weeks after winning the Euroleague.

SOURCE: El Mundo Deportivo

Erdemirspor signs Oktay Yilmaz

Erdemirsport has signed another player for the next season. The Turkish team has landed Oktay Yilmaz, who will be back to the Turkish team where the 27-year-old guard played 13 games during the 2004-05 season. Yilmaz arrives from Antalya, averaging 1.9 points and 1.3 rebounds in 9.7 minutes per game.

SOURCE: Salsa Basket

CB Murcia signs Xavi Puyada, from Blancos de Rueda Valladolid

Xavi Puyada has left Blancos de Rueda Valladolid after two seasons. The 28-year-old guard will play next season in the Spanish LEB Oro, after being signed by CB Murcia, recently relegated from the ACB league. Puyada averaged 1.2 points and 0.7 assists per game last season.


Leuven Bears sign Jared Quayle and Adeola Dagunduro

The Leuven Bears have added two new players for the next season roster. The Belgian club have signed Jared Quayle and Adeola Dagundolo. Quayle, a 25-year-old guard, will play in Leuven in his first year as a professional, after four years in the University of Utah State, while Dagundolo, a 24-year-old American forward, played last season in Germany for Mitteldeutscher BC.

SOURCES: Leuven Bears, Schoenen Dunk

Zalgiris Kaunas, interested in Bobby Brown, Javaris Critterton, Jeremy Pargo and Robert Archibald

Zalgiris Kaunas is trying to land an American guard for the next season. The three main targets could be Bobby Brown (who finished last season in the Los Angeles Clippers), Javaris Critterton (who was playing for the Washington Wizards before being suspended along with Gilbert Arenas) and Jeremy Pargo (last season in Galil Gilboa). Other player on the radar of Zalgiris could be Robert Archibald. The 30-year-old British center, who is at the end of his expiring contract with Unicaja, is also on the radar of Maccabi Tel Aviv and Cajasol.

SOURCE: Krepsinio Virtuve

Caja Laboral offers an extension to Tiago Splitter until 2015

Caja Laboral is making a last push to avoid Tiago Splitter's departure to the NBA. The Spanish club has offered to the 25-year-old Brazilian center to extend his contract until 2015 with a leaving clause to the NBA in a near future. On the other hand, the team that owns his NBA rights, the San Antonio Spurs, could be willing to offer Splitter a $25-30 million, 5-year contract to move to the United States.

SOURCES: El Correo, San Antonio Express-News

Olympiakos could have offered €2.7 million per year to Vassilis Spanoulis

The interest of Olympiakos to land Vassilis Spanoulis could be high. The Greek powerhouse could have offered up to €2.7 million per year to the 27-year-old guard, who is at the end of his contract with Panathinaikos. Spanoulis, though, could be also close to extend his relationship with his team since 2005 (except a one-year experience in the NBA).

SOURCE: Red Planet

Partizan won't accept any offer for Jan Vesely

Despite the interest of Regal Barcelona to land Jan Vesely, Partizan has ruled out the possibility of transfering the 20-year-old Czech forward. Vesely, under contract by the Serbian team until 2013, averaged 8.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in the last Euroleague, and is considered as one of the best European prospects.


Galatasaray signs Taylor Rochestie, Sertac Sanli and Melih Mahmutoglu

Three new additions for Galatasaray. The Turkish team has signed Taylor Rochestie, Sertac Sanli and Melih Mahmutoglu. Rochestie, a 25-year-old American guard, was the MVP of the last EuroChallenge with the champion of the tournament, BG Göttingen, averaging 14.7 points and 2.7 assists in the third European competition. Sanli, a 18-year-old center, arrives from the TB2L team Genc Telekom, while Mahmutoglu, recently released by Efes Pilsen, played last season for Darufassaka on loan.

SOURCES: Salsa Basket, Salsa Basket

Gianluca Basile will play in Italy if Regal Barcelona doesn't extend his contract

Gianluca Basile is at the end of his contract with Regal Barcelona, and is waiting for an extension offer from the new board of the club. The 35-year-old Italian guard, who told recently that he wants to play in an Euroleague team, will return to Italy if finally Barcelona decides not to resign him.


Nathan Jawai, considering to play in Europe next season

Nathan Jawai is currently a free agent, after his contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves expired. The 23-year-old Australian forward, has played just 45 games in two seasons in the NBA, and is considering to play in Europe if he can't get good offers in the United States.

SOURCE: The Cairns Post

Regal Barcelona, interested in Aleks Maric and Ioannis Bourousis

Regal Barcelona is tracking the market for another center, and could be interested for Aleks Maric. The 26-year-old Australian-Serbian center was one of the best centers in the last Euroleague, averaging 14.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game for Partizan. Maric is under contract until 2011, and is on the radar of other teams like Fenerbahce, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Panathinaikos. Another candidate could be Ioannis Bourousis, who already played briefly in the 2005-06 season. The 26-year-old Greek center is a free agent after his contract with Olympiakos expired, through the player is in talks to resign.

SOURCE: Sport.es

Armani Jeans Milano, interested in Henry Domercant, David Hawkins and Ibrahim Jaaber

Armani Jeans Milano is planning three signings, besides the possibility of landing Nicolò Melli. The three targets of the Italian team are Henry Domercant (also on the radar of Fenerbahce) and David Hawkins, from Montepaschi Siena, and Ibrahim Jaaber, from Lottomatica Roma, who has attracted the interest of Unicaja, Bizkaia Bilbao Basket and Montepaschi Siena.

SOURCE: La Gazzetta dello Sport