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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Toronto Raptors sign Ed Davis

The Toronto Raptors have announced they have signed Ed Davis. The 21-year-old forward was drafted with the 13th overall pick in the last NBA draft. Davis arrives to the Raptors after averaging 13.4 points and 9.6 rebounds per game for the University of North Carolina in his junior year.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

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Argiris Pedoulakis, new head coach of Peristeri

As expected, Peristeri has offically announced that Argiris Pedoulakis is back to the Greek bench. The 46-year-old coach has taken over Peristeri after being signed to a three-year contract. Pedoulakis was the head coach of Peristeri until six years ago, and his last job was last season, in charge of AEK Athens.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Detroit Pistons sign Greg Monroe

The Detroit Pistons have announced the signing of Greg Monroe. The 20-year-old forward was drafted by the Pistons with the 7th overall pick in the last NBA draft. Monroe arrives to the Pistons from the University of Georgetown, averaging 16.1 points and 9.6 rebounds per game in his sophomore year.

SOURCE: Detroit Free Press

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Panathinaikos, also interested in Kostas Kaimakoglou, while Sarunas Jasikevicius could be closer to extend his contract

Panathinaikos is eyeing several Greek players for the roster, an another candidate could be Kostas Kaimakoglou. The 27-year-old forward, who is playing for Maroussi BC since 2004, averaged 13.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in the last Greek A1 league. On the other hand, Sarunas Jasikevicius could be closer to re-sign with Panathinaikos. The offer from the Greek team (€700.000 per year) is higher than the one from Maccabi, and the 34-year-old Lithuanian guard could also prefer to continue his career in Panathinaikos.

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Matjaz Smodis could leave CSKA Moscow

After recovering from a back injury, Matjaz Smodis could only play 12 games last season for CSKA Moscow, averaging 4.8 points and 1.5 rebounds in 10.9 minutes per game in the Russian Super League. Despite having contract until 2011 (with an optional extra year), CSKA Moscow could be considering the departure of the 30-year-old Slovenian forward, who is playing for the Russian team since 2005.

SOURCE: Championat

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Pinar Karsiyaka won't sell Furkan Aldemir

Pinar Karsiyaka has decided that Furkan Aldemir won't leave the team. The pressure of the fans of the Turkish team has forced the board of Pinar Karsiyaka to declare the 19-year-old center out of the trading block. Aldemir, under contract until 2013, was reported to attract the interest of Galatasaray and Fenerbahce during the last days.

SOURCE: NTV Spor

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Kolossos Rhodes, interested in Manolis Papamakarios and Nikola Ivanovic

Manolis Papamakarios could have received a one-year, €150.000 offer to play next season for Kolossos Rhodes. The 29-year-old guard has played during thet last two seasons for Panellinios, averaging 7.7 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in the last A1 League. Another target for Kolossos could be Nikola Ivanovic, a 21-year-old Montenegrin guard who posted 14.7 points and 3.1 rebounds per game for Lecven in the last Balkan League.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Ironi Ashkelon signs John Jacques and Lior Lifshitz

Ironi Ashkelon has made a couple of new additions for the next season. Thet Israeli team has signed John Jacques, a 22-year-old American forward, from the University of Cornell, who averaged 6.7 points and 2.6 rebounds per game last season, and Lior Lifshitz, a 25-year-old guard who posted 5.4 points and 2.4 assists per game in his second season with Hapoel Holon.

SOURCE: One

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Orlando Magic and Chris Duhon agree to a four-year, $15 million contract

Chris Duhon will play for the Orlando Magic, after reaching to an agreement with the NBA franchise. The 27-year-old guard will be signed to a four-year, $15 million contract by the Magic. Duhon leaves the New York Knicks, when he has played during the last two season, averaging 7.4 points and 5.6 assists per game in the last one.

SOURCE: ESPN

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BC Göttingen signs Louis Dale

Louis Dale will play next season for BC Göttingen, as the played confirmed via Twitter. The American guard arrives to Germany from the University of Cornell, where Dale averaged 12.8 point and 4.7 assists per game last season in his senior year, helping his team to reach a 29-5 balance in the NCAA.

SOURCE: Twitter Louis Dale

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Vassilis Spanoulis and Olympiakos reach to a three-year, $2.5 million per year agreement

In the next hours, the deal could be official. As expected, Vassilis Spanoulis will be a player of Olympiakos. Both parts have reached to a three-year, $2.5 million per year agreement, according to the Greek media. Spanoulis will leave Panathinaikos after playing there since 2005 (with a one-year stint in the NBA).

SOURCE: Sport TV

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KK Zagreb, close to land Miralem Halilovic, also on the radar of Fenerbahce, Bosna Sarajevo and Cibona

One of the top Bosnian prospects, Miralem Halilovic, will play next season in Croatia. KK Zagreb has agreed with his current club, Sloboda Tuzla, to a transfer for the 18-year-old forward. Other teams that are reported to be interested in Halilovic are Fenerbahce, Bosna Sarajevo and Cibona Zagreb.

SOURCES: Kosarka.hr, Tuzla Live

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CAI Zaragroza signs Andrés Miso

As expected, Andrés Miso will play for CAI Zaragoza. The Spanish team, promoted this year to the ACB league, has announced the signing to a one-year contract of the 27-year-old guard, who has played during the last three seasons for Cajasol. Miso averaged 8.4 points and 2.1 assists per game last season.

SOURCE: Basket Zaragoza

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Obras Sanitarias wants to bring back Matías Sandes to Argentina

Obras Sanitarias is interested in another Argentinian player of the ACB league. Besides the aim to sign Juan Pedro Gutiérrez, the Argentinian team is also in talks with Matías Sandes, who has played during the three last seasons for Baloncesto Fuenlabrada. In the last ACB league, the 25-year-old forward averaged 3.9 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Basquetplus

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Aris Thessaloniki releases Keydren Clark

Keydren Clark is no longer player of Aris Thessaloniki. The Greek club has released the 25-year-old American guard, out of the plans of the new coach Sharon Drucker. Clark was reported to be on the radar of Enel Brindisi for the next season. The next player that could leave Aris is the 32-year-old Greek forward Dimos Dikoudis.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Spirou Charleroi signs Brian Greene

Despite the interest of CEZ Nymburk for Brian Greene, the 28-year-old American guard will finally stay in Belgium. Spirou Charleroi has signed Greene, who played last season for Generali Okapi Aalstar. Greene averaged 16.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in the last Belgian league.

SOURCE: Eurobasket

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Aleks Maric, first objective to replace Nikola Pekovic in Panathinaikos, with Sofoklis Schortsanitis and Ian Vogioukas as alternatives

As reported a week ago, Panathinaikos will make a strong push to bring Aleks Maric after the departure of Nikola Pekovic to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 26-year-old Australian center, who played last season for Partizan, is the first target, but the Greek team is also considering two other options: Sofoklis Schortsanitis (if finally doesn't reach to an agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers) and Ian Vougioukas (on the radar of Maccabi Tel Aviv)

SOURCE: Sport24

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Olympiakos, interested in Nemanja Bjelica

Olympiakos joins the list of teams interested in Nemanja Bjelica. The Serbian 21-year-old forward is still considering whether moving to the NBA to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves, or staying in Europe. Benetton was reported to have signed Bjelica, who played last season for Red Star, to a three-year contract.

SOURCE: Red Planet

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Deutsche Bank Skyliners sign Kimmo Muurinen

Kimmo Muurinen leaves Italy after a troubled season to play in Germany. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners have announced the signing of the 29-year-old Finnish forward to a one-year contract. Muurinen started last season in the Lega A playing for Martos Napoli, but left the team due to the bankrupt of the club, and moved last January to Scalfati Basket, averaging 4.4 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in the LegaDue.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

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Tofas Bursa signs Jason Rowe

Tofas Bursa has landed the first foreign player for the next season. The Turkish team has signed Jason Rowe, who played during the last two seasons in the Italian LegaDue for Banco di Sardegna Sassari, averaging 18.4 points and 4.2 assists per game in the last one.

SOURCE: Salsa Basket

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Hapoel Jerusalem signs Jason Rich

As expected, Jason Rich is the new player of Hapoel Jerusalem. The Israeli team has signed the 24-year-old American guard to a two-year contract. Rich arrives to Jerusalem from Maccabi Haifa, where he averaged 14.4 points and 3.1 assists per game in the last Israeli Super League.

SOURCE: Sport5

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New Yorker Phantoms sign Frank Theis and Milan Obradovic, while Yassin Idbihi leaves the team

The New Yorker Phantoms have announced that Yassin Idbihi has decided to leave the German team. The 26-year-old center, member of the German national team, averaged 10.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game last season. On the other hand, the team based in Braunschweig signed the 21-year-old forward Frank Theis, from Herzöge Wolfenbüttel, and the 19-year-old guard Milan Obradovic, from ETB Wohnbau Baskets

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

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Montepaschi Siena signs Milovan Rakovic and Andrea Michelori

Montepaschi Siena has announced two signings. The current Italian champion has confirmed that Milovan Rakovic and Andrea Michelori will complete the frontcourt of the team. Rakovic, a 25-year-old Serbian center, arrives to Siena from Spartak St. Petersburg, while Michelori, a 32-year-old Italian forward, played last season for Pepsi Caserta. On the other hand, Montepaschi Siena has also extended the contract of Tomas Ress for two seasons.

SOURCE: Mens Sana Basket

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Bojan Bogdanovic, closer to land in Lottomatica Roma

Bojan Bogdanovic has asked the FIBA for the termination of his contract, due to the payment delays of his club, Cibona Zagreb. According to the Italian press, this could be a first movement to land in Lottomatica Roma, which is actively interested in the 21-year-old Croatian forward, who averaged 8.1 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in the last Adriatic League.

SOURCE: Tuttosport

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Gran Canaria 2014 releases Josh Fisher, Melvin Sanders and Daniel Kickert

Gran Canaria 2014 has announced that the American guar Josh Fisher, the American forward Melvin Sanders, and the Australian forward Daniel Kickert won't be extended. The three players landed in the Spanish team two years ago. Fisher averaged 4.4 points and 1.6 assists per game, while Sanders posted 6.2 points and 2.2 rebounds and Kickert 2.7 points and 2.0 rebounds

SOURCE: CB Gran Canaria

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CSKA Moscow signs Bojan Marjanovic

As expected, Bojan Marjanovic is a new player of CSKA Moscow. The Russian team has announced the signing of the 21-year-old Serbian center to a three-year contract. Marjanovic arrives to CSKA after three seasons in Hemofarm, averaging 9.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: CSKA Moscow

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