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Saturday, July 10, 2010

New York Knicks and Raymond Felton reach to a two-year, $15.8 million agreement

The New York Knicks and Raymond Felton have agreed to a two-year, $15.8 million deal. Both parts are still negociating upon a third-year team option. The 26-year-old guard has played during his five years as a professional for the Charlotte Bobcats, averaging 12.1 points and 5.6 assists per game last season.

SOURCE: New York Post

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Golden State Warriors and Dorell Wright agree to a three-year, $11 million deal

Dorell Wright will play for the Golden State Warriors. The NBA franchise has reached to an three-year, $11 million deal with the 24-year-old forward. Wright arrives to the Warriors after six years playing for the Miami Heat, averaging 7.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: Twitter Marc J. Spears

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Chicago Bulls extend a three-year, $19 million offer sheet to J.J. Redick

J.J. Redick could become a new player of the Chicago Bulls. The NBA franchise has extended Redick a three-year, $19 million offer sheet to land him, through the Orlando Magic, the former team of the 26-year-old guard, have a week to match the offer. Redick averaged 9.6 points and 1.9 assists per game in his fourth year with the Magic, where he has played during his entire career as a professional.

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune

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Los Angeles Clippers sign Al-Farouq Aminu and Eric Bledsoe

Two first-rounders for the Los Angeles Clippers. The NBA franchise has signed Al-Farouq Aminu and Eric Bledsoe. Aminu, a 19-year-old forward from the University of Wake Forest, was selected with the 8th overall pick in the last NBA draft, while Bledsoe, from the University of Kentucky, was the 18th pick by the Oklahoma City Thunder, later traded to the Clippers.

SOURCE: ESPN

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New Orleans Hornets and Luther Head agree to a two-year, $2.3 million deal

The New Orleans Hornets and Luther Head have reached to an two-year agreement, worth $2.3 million, with a player option for the second season. The 27-year-old guard played last season for the Indiana Pacers, averaging 7.6 points and 1.5 assists per game. Previously, Head has been also a member of the Houston Rockets and the Miami Heat.

SOURCE: ESPN

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Cajasol, close to sign Mindaugas Katelynas

Mindaugas Katelynas could be soon player of Cajasol for the next season. The 27-year-old Lithuanian forward played last season for Meridiano Alicante, averaging 11.2 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in the ACB league. Katelynas, who would be the second signing for the frontcourt of Cajasol after Kaloyan Ivanov (which will be announced soon), told weeks ago he wanted to go back to Lithuania.

SOURCE: Diario de Sevilla

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Olympiakos, also targeting Mirza Teletovic

The list of candidates to replace Linas Kleiza, signed by the Toronto Raptors, in Olympiakos keeps increasing. Besides Nemanja Bjelica, David Andersen and Matt Nielsen, the new player reported to be on the radar of the Greek club is Mirza Teletovic. The 24-year-old Bosnian forward is playing since 2006 for Caja Laboral, averaging 13.3 points and 3.9 rebounds per game last ACB league, helping his team to win the championship.

SOURCE: Sport.gr

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CB Granada, interested in Ludovic Vaty

Ludovic Vaty won't continue next season in Orleans, and his future could be in Spain. CB Granada is reported to be interested in the 21-year-old center, who averaged 8.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in the last French LNB, and could sign him after the NBA Summer League. Vaty would replace Richard Hendrix, recently signed by Maccabi Tel Aviv, in the Spanish team.

SOURCE: La Opinión de Granada

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Omar Cook, candidate to replace Vassilis Spanoulis in Panathinaikos

While Vassilis Spanoulis is still deciding his future, Panathinaikos is looking for a replacement in case the 27-year-old don't extend his contract. One option for being the starting point guard of the team is Omar Cook, recently released by Unicaja. The 28-year-old American-Montenegrin guard averaged 8.9 points and 6.0 assists (league's best) in the last ACB, and is also on the radar of Montepaschi Siena.


SOURCE: Basketblog

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ViveMenorca signs Raviv Limonad

Raviv Limonad has confirmed that he will play next season in Spain. The 25-year-old Israeli guard was released days ago from Maccabi Tel Aviv, but will continue his career in the ACB league with the recently promoted team ViveMenorca. Limonad, member of the Israeli national team, averaged 8.3 points and 1.9 assists per game last season.

UPDATE: Menorca Bàsquet has officially announced the signing of Raviv Limonad.

SOURCE: One, Menorca Bàsquet

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Partizan, interested in Jerome Randle

Jerome Randle could be the replacement of Bo McCalebb next season in Partizan. The 23-year-old American guard is on the radar of the Serbian team. Randle would arrive to Europe after four seasons in the University of California, averaging 18.6 points and 4.3 assists per game in his senior year.

SOURCE: Sportske

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New Jersey Nets and Johan Petro reach to a three-year, $10 million agreement

Johan Petro will play for the New Jersey Nets next season. The 24-year-old French center has reached to a three-year, $10 million agreement with the Nets. Petro arrives to New Jersey after one year in a half in the Denver Nuggets, where he averaged 2.2 points and 1.8 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: Twitter Adrian Wojnarowski

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Politekhnika Halychyna signs Scott Morrison

Politekhnika Halychyna has announced the signing of Scott Morrison for the next season. The 24-year-old Canadian center arrives to Ukraine after averaging 14.8 points and 8.0 rebounds per game in the Baltic League for Tartu Rock. His year in Estonia was his first as a professional, after leaving the University of Portland State in 2009.

SOURCE: Politekhnika Halychyna

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Olympiakos, in talks with Matt Nielsen

Olympiakos could be close to land Matt Nielsen. The Greek team is in talks with the 32-year-old Australian forward, currently a free agent after spending last two seasons in Power Electronics Valencia. Nielsen, who played in Greece for PAOK Thessaloniki in the 2004-05 season, averaged 8.8 points and 4.3 rebounds per game last season, and was named MVP of the last Eurocup Final Four. Fenerbahce was also reported to be interested in Nielsen days ago.

SOURCE: Gazzetta.gr

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Andre Collins will play for Scavolini Pesaro

Andre Collins was released days ago by Virtus Bologna, but will continue his career in Italy. Scavolini Pesaro will sign the 27-year-old American guard, who arrived to Virtus last season after three years in Carife Ferrara, and could announce the deal soon. Collins averaged 11.7 points and 2.3 assists per game in the last Lega A.

SOURCE: Il Domani (.pdf)

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Olin Gençlik signs Tufan Ersoz

As expected, Tufan Ersoz will play next season for Olin Gençlik. The 29-year-old guard arrives to the recently promoted team from Galatasaray where Ersoz could only play five games last season due to a four-month suspension. On the other hand, Filip Videnov, also reported to be signed soon by Olin Gençlik, is not yet player of the Turkish team.

SOURCE: Basketbol Haber

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Khimki, also interested in Pete Mickeal

Pete Mickeal is in talks with Regal Barcelona to improve his salary status, but other teams are reported to have shown interest for the 32-year-old American forward, who averaged 12.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in the last Euroleague. The last one could be Khimki, which would have to make a €3 million per year offer to try to land Mickael. The former player of Caja Laboral could be also considering to listen to offers from the NBA.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

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New Jersey Nets sign Anthony Morrow to a 3-year, $12 million offer sheet

The New Jersey Nets and Anthony Morrow have reached to a 3-year, $12 million agreement to sign an offer sheet. The Golden State Warriors, where the 24-year-old forward has played during his two years as a professional, are not expected to exercise their right to match the offer. Morrow averaged 13.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports

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Armani Jeans Milano signs Nicolò Melli

As expected, Nicolò Melli is the new player of Armani Jeans Milano. The Italian team has signed the top prospect to a four-year contract. The 19-year-old forward arrives to Milano after playing during the last six seasons in Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia, averaging 10.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per age in the last LegaDue.

SOURCE: Olimpia Milano

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Chicago Bulls and Ömer Asik reach to an agreement

As expected, Ömer Asik will play next season for the Chicago Bulls after both parts have reached to an agreement. The 24-year-old Turkish center, who was selected with the 36th overall pick in 2005, has played during the last three seasons for Fenerbahce, averaging 8.9 points and 6.0 rebounds in the last Euroleague, before suffering a season-ending injury on December. Asik will play with the Turkish national team this summer, already recovered.

SOURCE: NBA.com/bulls

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Atlanta Hawks sign Jordan Crawford

The Atlanta Hawks have signed Jordan Crawford, selected by the New Jersey Nets with the 27th overall pick in the last NBA draft, and later traded to the Hawks. The 21-year-old forward arrives to Atlanta from the University of Xavier, where Crawford averaged 20.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in his sophomore year.

SOURCE: Associated Press

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San Antonio Spurs and Tiago Splitter reach to an agreement

As expected, Tiago Splitter will play next season in the NBA. The 25-year-old Brazilian center, MVP of the last ACB league with Caja Laboral, has reached to an agreement with the San Antonio Spurs, the team that owns his NBA rights, and the deal will be signed next Monday. Splitter averaged 14.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: Ticket 760

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Red Star, in talks to land Darius Rice

Despite the economic crisis of Red Star, the Serbian team seems to be already planning new targets for the next season, and is reported to be in talks with Darius Rice. The 27-year-old forward started last season in Hungary, and then played a couple of weeks in the Puerto Rican league for the Capitanes de Arecibo

SOURCE: Novosti

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Chicago Bulls, close to sign Kyle Korver to a three-year, $15 million contract

The Chicago Bulls and Kyle Korver are close to reach to a three-year, estimated $15 million contract. The 29-year-old forward would leave the Utah Jazz after two seasons and a half, averaging 8.3 points and 1.3 assists per game in the last one. Previously, Korver also played for the Philadelphia 76ers.

SOURCE: Twitter Marc Stein

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