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Friday, June 25, 2010

Juan Pedro Gutiérrez agrees to play for Obras Sanitarias next season

Finally, Juan Pedro Gutiérrez has reached to a verbal agreement with Obras Sanitarias. The 26-year-old center will leave CB Granada, after six seasons, to play for the Argentinian team. The deal will be done when Gabriel Fernández and Obras Sanitarias terminate the contract of the player, who will play in Lanús. Besides Fernández, Mariano Byro and José Muruaga, from Quimsa, could also land in Lanús.

SOURCE: Basquetplus


New York Knicks, close to acquire the rights of Jerome Jordan

The New York Knicks and the Milwaukee Bucks have reached to an agreement to send the rights of Jerome Jordan to the Knicks. The trade will be completed when the new acquisition of the Bucks, Corey Maggette, passes the physical test on Monday. Jordan is a 23-year-old Jamaican center who arrives from the University of Tulsa, averaging 15.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game in his senior year.

SOURCE: Twitter Chris Sheridan


Aco Petrovic, also a candidate to be the new head coach of Zalgiris Kaunas

Zalgiris Kaunas is not only considering Rimas Kurtinaitis to become the new head coach of the team. The Lithuanian club is also in talks with Aco Petrovic to take the reign of Zalgiris. The 50-year-old Serbian coach, currently an assistant for Dusan Ivkovic in the Serbian national team, started last season in the bench of Red Star before being fired on December and replaced by Aleksandar Trifunovic.

SOURCE: Krepsinis


ViveMenorca, looking for a guard, could be interested in Kerem Tunceri, Kristaps Valters and Mario Fernández

ViveMenorca, recently promoted team to the ACB league, is looking for a point guard, and is considering several names in the European market. One of them is Kerem Tunceri, from Efes Pilsen, and with experience in Spain after playing for Real Madrid between 2006 and 2008. The Latvian guard Kristaps Valters, and Mario Fernández, both last season in DKV Joventut, are also on the radar of ViveMenorca.

SOURCE: Menorca.info


ViveMenorca, CAI Zaragoza, Bizkaia Bilbao Basket, interested in Eduardo Hernández-Sonseca

Eduardo Hernández-Sonseca is at the end of his contract with DKV Joventut, and won't continue in the Spanish team. The 27-year-old center, former member of the Spanish national team, is on the radar of ViveMenorca, CAI Zaragoza and Bizkaia Bilbao Basket for the next season. In the last ACB league Hernández-Sonseca averaged 5.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Menorca.info


Asseco Prokom signs Krzysztof Szubarga

Krzysztof Szubarga will play next season in the Euroleague. The 25-year-old guard, member of the Polish national team, has left Anwil Wloclawek to play for Asseco Prokom, the champion of the PLK. Szubarga arrived last season to Anwil from Stal Ostrow, and has averaged 11.2 points and 6.8 assists (best in the PLK) per game in the last Polish league.

SOURCE: Polski Kosz


Robertas Giedratis could be the next head coach of Juventus

Robertas Giedratis could be announced in a few weeks as the new head coach of Juventus. The 39-year-old coach would replace Gintaras Kruckauskas, who didn't reach to an agreement with the Lituanian club to extend his contract. Giedratis was working for Siauliai as an assistant coach, with brief stints as the interim coach, since 2005.

SOURCE: Krepsinis


Evgeni Pashutin, new head coach of Unics Kazan

As expected, Evgeni Pashutin will be the next head coach of Unics Kazan, as the Russian club has officially announced. The 41-year-old coach, who has been signed by Unics to a two-year contract, arrives to Kazan after leading CSKA Moscow to the Russian Super League, the national cup and the VTB United League after replacing Ettore Messina last season. In Unics Kazan, Pashutin will replace Valdemaras Homicius

SOURCE: Unics Kazan


Dusko Vujosevic, officially new head coach of CSKA Moscow

As expected, CSKA Moscow has announced officially that Dusko Vujosevic will be the head coach of the Russian team. The 51-year-old coach, also in charge of his national team, was signed to a three-year contract by CSKA, after 10 seasons in Partizan. Vujosevic will replace Evgeni Pashutin, who will be the next coach of Unics Kazan.

SOURCE: CSKA Basket


Erdemirspor signs Hakan Demirel

Hakan Demirel is back to Erdemirspor. The 24-year-old guard played last season for Darufassaka, averaging 3.8 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. Demirel just played 8 games due to the injuries. Demirel played in Erdemirspor in the 2008-09 season after three years in Fenerbahce.

SOURCE: Demir Yurekler


Le Mans signs Alain Koffi

Alain Koffi is back to Le Mans after spending last season in DKV Joventut. The 26-year-old center, who averaged 5.4 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in the ACB League. Koffi arrived to Joventut after seven seasons in Le Mans, being named as the ProA league MVP in the 2008-09 season.

SOURCE: Basketnews


Regatas Corrientes signs Tyler Field

As expected, Tyler Field is the new player of Regatas Corrientes. The Argentinian team has signed the American 32-year-old center, who was playing last season for Libertad de Sunchales. Field, who will play his 10th season in a row in Argentina, averaged 6.1 points and 4.5 rebounds in the last LNB.

SOURCE: Infoliga


Hapoel Holon signs Nir Cohen

Another new player for the most active team in Israel. Hapoel Holon has landed Nir Cohen for the next season. The 29-year-old forward arrives to Holon after playing last season in Hapoel Alufa, averaging 5.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in he last Israeli Super League.

SOURCE: One


Sharon Drucker, new head coach of Aris Thessaloniki

As expected, Sharon Drucker is the new head coach of Aris Thessaloniki, as the president of the club has announced. The 42-year-old coach will replace David Blatt, who left the team to take over Maccabi Tel Aviv. Drucker was working in the Israeli team as an assistant of Pini Gershon.

SOURCE: Basketnet


Tokyo Apache hire the former NBA coach Bob Hill

The Tokyo Apache have announced that Bob Hill will be the new head coach of the Japanese team. The 61-year-old coach will arrive to his new team after working in China for Shaanxi. Hill has worked during his career in four NBA teams as a head coach, New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs and Seattle Supersonics.

SOURCE: Tokyo Apache


Walter Tigers sign Nicolai Simon

A new player for the Walter Tigers. The German team has signed to a two-year contract Nicolai Simon. The 23-year-old guard arrives to the team based in Tübingen after playing last season for Paderborn Baskets, averaging 5.5 points and 1.0 assists in 19.1 minutes per game.

SOURCE: Beko BBL


Zalgiris Kaunas, in talks to hire Rimas Kurtinaitis

Zalgiris Kaunas is in talks with the agent of Rimas Kurtinaitis, as the coach has told. Despite ruling out days ago the idea of coaching Zalgiris Kaunas, the lack of good offers could finally maker Kurtinaitis to accept an offer from the Lithuanian team. Kurtinaitis is without a job since being released by Lietuvos Rytas.

SOURCE: ATN


Efes Pilsen, interested in bringing back Cenk Akyol

Efes Pilsen wants to bring back to Turkey Cenk Akyol. The 23-year-old guard, also on the radar of Pepsi Caserta and Canadian Solar Bologna, averaged 11.8 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in the last Lega A with Air Avellino. Akyol arrived last season to Italy after playing during his whole career in Efes Pilsen (except a brief stint sent on loan to Galatasaray).

SOURCE: Salsa Basket


Khalid El-Amin leaves Budivelnyk

Khalid El-Amin hasn't reached to an agreement with Budivelnyk, and is now a free agent. The 31-year-old American guard arrived to the Ukrainian team last season after two years in Turk Telekom. The former player of the Chicago Bulls averaged 20.5 points and 5.1 assists in the last Ukrainian Super League.

SOURCE: Beobasket


Olympiakos wants Ramunas Siskauskas to replace Josh Childress

The future of Josh Childress will very likely be in the NBA, and Olympiakos is already looking for a replacement for the American forward. One of the candidates could be Ramunas Siskauskas. The Lithuanian 31-year-old guard, also on the radar of Real Madrid, averaged 13.4 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in the last Euroleague.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Turk Telekom signs Mehmet Yagmur

Turk Telekom has announced the signing of Mehmet Yagmur to a two-year contract. The 22-year-old guard arrives to Ankara after playing last season for Tofas Bursa, averaging 8.2 points and 3.1 assists in 25.6 minutes per game. Yagmur has also played for Pinar Karsiyaka and Besiktas during his career.

SOURCE: Turk Telekom Spor


Martynas Andriuskevicius extends his contract with Meridiano Alicante

Despite having offers from other teams, Martynas Andriuskevicius will continue playing for Meridiano Alicante. The 24-year-old Lithuanian center has agreed with the Spanish club to extend his contract for two more seasons. Andriuskevicius, who arrived in 2007 to Alicante, averaged 8.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in the last ACB league.

SOURCE: CB Lucentum


Meister Doreth and Beckham Wyrick leaves Brose Baskets Bamberg to play for Bayern Munich

The ambitious project of Bayern Munich to reach the BBL continues improving the roster. The German team has signed Meister Doreth and Beckham Wyrick. Both players arrives from the champion of the last German league, Brose Baskets Bamberg. Doreck, a 21-year-old guard, was signed to a two-year contract, while Wyrick, a 26-year-old forward who left Brose Baskets days ago, will play next season in Bayern.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk


Montepaschi Siena, interested in Andrea Michelori

Andrea Michelori is on the radar of Montepaschi Siena for the next season. The 32-year-old guard has played during the last two seasons for Pepsi Caserta, averaging 9.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in the last one. The coach of Montepaschi, Simone Pianigiani, is seriously interested in signing Michelori. Canadian Solar Bologna could also be eyeing another Pepsi Caserta player: the 27-year-old American guard Tim Bowers.

SOURCE: Corriere di Caserta


Oklahoma City Thunder send the rights of Magnum Rolle to Indiana Pacers

The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to send the rights of recently drafted Magnum Rolle, from Louisiana Tech, in exchange of the rights of Ryan Reid, from Florida State and some cash considerations. Rolle averaged 13.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game in his junior year.

SOURCE: Associated Press


Power Electronics Valencia, close to sign Doron Perkins

Power Electronics could be finally the next team of Doron Perkins. The 27-year-old American would reach soon to an agreement to sign a one-year contract with the Spanish team. Perkins, who averaged 9.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in the last Euroleague, has an option to leave Maccabi Tel Aviv this summer, and could exercise to sign for Valencia. The alternative for Perkins, in case the player decides to play in the NBA, would be Earl Calloway, from Cajasol.

SOURCE: Superdeporte, El Diario de Sevilla


Dynamo Moscow signs Alexey Zhukanenko

Finally, the destiny of Alexey Zhukanenko will be Dynamo Moscow. The 24-year-old center was a free agent after being released by CSKA Moscow, and will be back to the team Zhukanenko was sent on loan last season. The Russian player averaged 8.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in the last Super League.

SOURCE: Championat


Maccabi Tel Aviv, in talks with Jamont Gordon, Jon Scheyer and Ian Vougioukas

Maccabi Tel Aviv is in serious talks to sign three players soon: Jamont Gordon, Jon Scheyer and Ian Vougioukas. Gordon, he 23-year-old American guard from Cibona is in negotiations for a long-term contract, though Maccabi could also consider Jeremy Pargo, from Galil Gilboa, as an alternative. Scheyer, the 22-year-old American guard, who played last season as a senior in the University of Duke, wasn't elected in the last NBA draft, and the chances of being signed by Maccabi have increased. Finally, Vougioukas, the 25-year-old center from Panellinios, has a €850.000, two-year contract offer from Maccabi, according to the Greek media.

SOURCES: Sport5, One, Sport24


Efes Pilsen signs Ersin Dagli, releases Mario Kasun, Preston Shumpert and Charles Smith, and could keep Bostjan Nachbar

As expected, Edwin Dudley, known as his Turkish name Ersin Dagli, is the new player of Efes Pilsen. The 29-year-old American-Turkish forward arrivers from Turk Telekom, and was signed to a two-year contract. Efes Pilsen also decided not to extend the contracts of the American players Preston Shumpert and Charles Smith, and the Croatian center Mario Kasun. The Turkish team could also decide to exercise the extension option for Bostjan Nachbar, who was initially reported to leave Efes Pilsen.

SOURCE: Salsa Basket


Miami Heat send the rights of Latavious Williams to Oklahoma City Thunder

The Miami Heat have agreed to send the rights of Latavious Williams to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange of a protected second-round pick in 2011. Williams is the first player ever drafted after skipping college and playing in the D-League for a year. The 21-year-old forward averaged 7.7 points and 7.7 rebounds last season for the Tulsa 66ers, the affiliated team of the Oklahoma City Thunder, his new team.

SOURCE: NBA.com


Los Angeles Lakers could have made an offer for Terrell McIntyre

Unicaja and Panathinaikos are the two most interested European teams in landing Terrell McIntyre next season. The 33-year-old American guard, who is set to leave Montepaschi Siena, is still deciding where to play. But, according to the agent of the player, McIntyre has a third proposal from the NBA. The guard could have a $1 million offer from the Los Angeles Lakers to play there next season.

SOURCE: Málaga Hoy


Dallas Mavericks send the rights of Solomon Alabi to Toronto Raptors

The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to send the rights of the recently drafted Solomon Alabi to the Toronto Raptors in exchange of the 2013 second round and cash considerations. The 22-year-old sophomore center arrives from the University of South Florida, averaging 11.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: Insidehoops


Memphis Grizzlies send the rights of Dominique Jones to Dallas Mavericks

The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to send the rights of Dominique Jones to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange of cash considerations ($3 million). The 21-year-old junior guard from the University of South Florida averaged 21.4 points and 6.1 rebounds last season for the Bulls.

SOURCES: Twitter Marc Stein, Twitter Draft Express


Atlanta Hawks send the rights of Damion Jones to New Jersey Nets

The Atlanta Hawks have agreed to send the rights of recently drafted Damion Jones to the New Jersey Nets in exchange of the 27th (Jordan Crawford, from Xavier) and 31st pick (Tibor Pleiss, from the German team Brose Baskets Bamberg). Jones is a senior forward from the University of Texas who averaged 18.0 points and 10.3 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: Twitter Adrian Wojnarowski


Minnesota Timberwolves send the rights of Trevor Booker to Washington Wizards

The Minnesota Timberwolves have sent the rights of the recently drafted Trevor Booker and the 56th (Hamady N'Diaye, from Rutgers) pick to the Washington Wizards in exchange of the 30th (Lazar Hayward, from Marquette) and 35th (Nemanja Bjelica, from Red Star) overall picks. Booker is a senior forward who arrives from the University of Clemson, averaging 15.2 points and 8.4 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCES: Twitter Chad Ford, Twitter Chad Ford


Oklahoma City Thunder send the rights of Eric Bledsoe to Los Angeles Clippers

The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to send the rights of the recently drafted guard Eric Bledsoe, from the University of Kentucky, in exchange of a future first-round pick. Bledsoe averaged 11.3 points and 2.9 assist in 30.3 minutes per game in his freshman year as a player of the Wildcats.

SOURCE: Twitter Adrian Wojnarowski


Real Madrid, close to extend the contracts of Sergio Llull and Felipe Reyes

Felipe Reyes and Sergio Llull are close to stay in Real Madrid for several years. Reyes, who was at the end of his expiring contract (with a team optional season), has reached to an agreement with the club to extend the contract three more year. The next one could be Sergio Llull, pretended by the Rockets, who could sign a four-year extension of his contract, expiring in 2011.

SOURCE: As


Portland Trail Blazers send Martell Webster to Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange of the rights of Luke Babbitt

The Portland Trail Blazers have reached to a deal to send Martell Webster to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange of the rights of the 16th pick, Luke Babbitt, from the University of Nevada. Webster will leave the Blazers after five seasons in the franchise, where he has played during his whole professional career.

UPDATE: The forward Ryan Gomes is also headed with Babbitt to Portland after three seasons in the Timberwolves

SOURCE: Twitter Adrian Wojnarowski, Rip City Project


Real Madrid, interested in Romain Sato

Real Madrid is looking for a small forward to complete the roster, and is eyeing Romain Sato for the next season. The 29-year-old Central African Republic player was the last MVP of the Lega A playing for Montepaschi Siena, averaging 14.9 points and 4.4 rebounds in the last Italian league.

SOURCE: As


New Orleans Hornets send Morris Peterson and the rights to Cole Aldrich for two first-round picks

The New Orleans Hornets and the Oklahoma City Thunder have reached to a deal that will send Morris Peterson and the rights of the recently drafted Cole Aldrich, from the University of Kansas, in exchange of the upcoming 21th (Craig Brackins, from Iowa State) and 26th (Quincy Pointdexter, from Washington) picks of the first round.

SOURCE: Twitter Adrian Wojnarowski, Twitter Draft Express


Nemanja Bjelica denies any agreement with Benetton Treviso

Nemanja Bjelica slammed out the rumors about being already signed by Benetton Treviso. The 22-year-old Serbian forward was reported to have reached to an agreement with the Italian team to play there for the next two seasons. The desire of Bjelica is to play next season in the NBA, though several European teams like Regal Barcelona, Unicaja, Caja Laboral and Lottomatica Roma could be interested in the player of Red Star.

SOURCE: Zurnal


Rashed Wallace officially retires

Rasheed Wallace has officially decided to retire after 15 seasons as a professional. The 35-year-old forward was signed to a three-year, $18.9 million contract last summer by the Boston Celtics, but will left more than $12 million on the table by opting to retire. Wallace, who won a championship with the Pistons in 2004 and four-times Al-Star, averaged 14.0 points and 6.7 rebounds during his career.

SOURCE: NBA.com


SLUC Nancy signs John Linehan

As expected, John Linehan will be the new player of SLUC Nancy. The French team has signed the 32-year-old American guard, who played last season for Cholet averaging 10.6 points and 4.6 assists per game in the last LNB. Linehan will be back to Nancy, where he already played in the 2006-07 season.

SOURCE: L'Équipe


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