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Monday, July 12, 2010

Miami Heat re-sign Udonis Haslem

Udonis Haslem won't leave the Miami Heat. The 30-year-old forward, born in Miami, has agreed to re-sign his contract with the team he has played during his seven years as a professional. Haslem, who has made a NBA career despite being undrafted, averaged 6.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

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San Antonio Spurs sign Tiago Splitter

As expected, the San Antonio Spurs have announced officially the signing of Tiago Splitter. The Brazilian 25-year-old center, MVP of the last ACB league, was selected by the Spurs with the 28th overall pick in the 2007 draft. Splitter has played since 2000 for Caja Laboral, averaging 15.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game, leading his team to win the Spanish championship.

UPDATE: Splitter was signed by the Spurs to a three-year, $11 million contract.

SOURCE: Insidehoops, San Antonio Express-News

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Derek Fisher will stay in Los Angeles Lakers on a three-year contract

Derek Fisher has decided to stay in the Los Angeles Lakers after testing the free agency waters. The veteran 35-year-old guard, who has played for the Lakers during 11 of his 14 seasons as a professional, will be signed to a three-year contract. Fisher averaged 7.5 points and 2.5 assists per game last season, helping his team to win the NBA championship.

SOURCE: ESPN

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Anthony Morrow will play for the New Jersey Nets

The Golden State Warriors and the New Jersey Nets have reached to an agreement for Anthony Morrow. The 24-year-old forward, who was a restricted free agent after the Warriors extended him a qualifying offer, will land in the Nets via sign-and-trade in exchange of a $4 million trade exception. Morrow will be agreed to a three-year, $12 million offer sheet with the Nets.

SOURCE: Twitter Adrian Wojnarowski

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Orleans signs J.R. Reynolds

New player for Orleans. The French team has signed J.R. Reynolds to a one-year contract, as the club has confirmed officially. The 26-year-old guard arrives to Orleans after playing last season for Cimberio Varese, averaging 5.3 points and 1.8 assists per game. This will be the second stint of Reynolds in the French LNB, after playing for ASVEL Villeurbanne in the 2008-09 season.

SOURCE: Entente Orléanaise

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José Manuel Calderón could be traded to the Charlotte Bobcats

The three way trade between Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors and Charlotte Bobcats is involving more players. As expected, the Turkish forward Hedo Turkoglu would move to the Phoenix Suns in exchange of the Brazilian guard Leandro Barbosa and the center Dwayne Jones. But Jones will be inmediately traded to the Charlotte Bobcats along with the Spanish guard José Manuel Calderón and a third player (probably Reggie Evans), in exchange of the French forward Boris Diaw and the center Tyson Chandler.

UPDATE: Tyson Chandler confirms he has been traded to the Toronto Raptors.

SOURCES: Arizona Republic, Toronto Star, The Score, Twitter Marc J. Spears

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Romain Sato, next target of Olympiakos

After closing the deals with Vassilis Spanoulis and Matt Nielsen (not official yet), Olympiakos wants Romain Sato as the third signing of the summer. The 29-year-old Central African Republic forward would be the replacement of Josh Childress, who will be signed soon by the Phoenix Suns. Sato has played during the last four seasons for Montepaschi Siena, averaging 14.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in the last Lega A, where he was named the MVP.

SOURCE: Sport24

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Olympiakos reach to a two-year agreement with Matt Nielsen

A day after the official signing of Vassilis Spanoulis, Olympiakos could also announce in the next hours the arrival of Matt Nielsen. The 32-year-old Australian forward would be signed to a two-year, €900.000 per year contract. Nielsen, named MVP of the last EuroCup Final Four, has played during the last two seasons in Power Electronics Valencia, averaging 8.8 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in the last ACB league.


UPDATES: Both parts have already reached to a two-year agreement

SOURCE: Sport.gr, Red Planet

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Cimberio Varese signs Phil Goss

Cimberio Varese has announced the signing of Phil Goss for the next season. The 27-year-old American guard arrives to Varese after averaging 20.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in the last LegaDue for Scalfati Basket. This will be the first stint in the top Italian league for Goss.

SOURCE: Pallacanestro Varese

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Gran Canaria 2014 and Michael Bramos reach to a two-year agreement

Finally, Michael Bramos has decided to accept the offer from Gran Canaria 2014. Both parts have reached to a two-year agreement, so the 23-year-old American-Greek forward will continue his career in the ACB league. Bramos averaged last season 8.9 points and 2.2 rebounds per game for Peristeri in his first year as a professional.

SOURCE: Sport24

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AZS Koszalin signs Mateusz Bartosz

More new players for AZS Koszalin. The Polish team has signed Mateusz Bartosz. The 23-year-old forward started last season in PBG Poznan Basket, but was sent on loan to Big Star Tychy, in the 1Liga, averaging 7.6 points and 4.4 rebounds in 17.9 minutes per game. Bartosz will be the first player signed by Koszalin this summer.

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Siarka Tarnobrzeg signs Rafal Partyka

After four seasons in Stali Stalowa Wola, Rafal Partyka will continue his career in a different team. The 31-year-old guard was signed by Siarka Tarnobrzeg, recently promoted to the PLK. Partyka averaged last season 4.6 points and 2.3 assists in 23.6 minutes per game.

SOURCE: Probasket

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Taquan Dean could be close to Lagun Aro GBC

After a troubled last season, playing in three different teams, Taquan Dean could be back to Spain. The 26-year-old American guard could be close to be signed by Lagun Aro GBC for the next season. Dean played last season for Unicaja, Caja Laboral and finally Kavala, where he averaged 10.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Zona Dos Tres

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Turow Zgorzelec signs Torey Thomas

PGE Turow Zgorzelec has signed Torey Thomas to a one-year contract. This will be the first stint in Poland for the 25-year-old guard, who has played during the last two year in the Netherlands. Last season, Thomas averaged 16.5 points, 6.8 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game for Matrixx Magix Nijmegen. Last May, Thomas also played briefly in Venezuela for the Guaros de Lara.

SOURCE: Interperformances

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BG Göttingen signs Sean Barnette and Trenton Meacham

The champion of the last EuroChallenge has made two new acquisitions. BC Göttingen has announced the signings of Sean Barnette and Trenton Meacham. Barnette, a 24-year-old forward, arrives from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League, where he finished last season, while Meacham is a 24-year old guard who arrives from WBC Kraftwerk Wels, in Austria.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

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Lottomatica Roma, interested in Tibor Pleiss

Lottomatica Roma is targeting Tibor Pleiss, according to the "Corriere dello Sport". The 20-year-old German center, selected with the 31th overall pick in the last NBA draft, and then traded to the Atlanta Hawks, averaged 8.0 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in the last BBL for Brose Baskets Bamberg, helping his team to win the championship. Pleiss is considered one of the most interesting European prospects.

SOURCE: Corriere dello Sport (.pdf)

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Armani Jeans Milano, interested in Gary Neal

Armani Jeans Milano wants Gary Neal in the roster next season. The Italian club is reported to be targeting the 25-year-old American guard, who was the best scorer in the last Lega A before being released by Benetton Treviso due to disciplinary reasons. Neal finished last season in Spain with Unicaja

SOURCE: Tuttosport

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Lottomatica Roma, close to sign Luke Jackson

After being unable to avoid the relegation of his team last season, Carife Ferrara, Luke Jackson could have another chance in the Lega A. The 28-year-old American forward, former NBA player, could be close to sign a contract with Lottomatica Roma. Jackson averaged 15.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: La Nuova Ferrara

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Power Electronics Valencia signs Omar Cook to a two-year contract

Power Electronics Valencia has announced the signing to a two-year contract of Omar Cook. The 28-year-old American-Montenegrin guard arrives to Valencia after two seasons in Unicaja, where he averaged 7.3 points and 5.1 assists (league best) per game in the last ACB league. Cook was also on the radar of Maccabi Tel Aviv, Panathinaikos and Montepaschi Siena.

SOURCE: Valencia Basket

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The New Jersey Nets and Jordan Farmar reach to a three-year, $12 million agreement

Jordan Farmar will play for the New Jersey Nets after four seasons in the Los Angeles Lakers. The 23-year-old guard has agreed to a three-year, $12 million deal with the Nets. Farmar, who has played during his entire career for the Lakers, averaged 6.9 points and 2.1 assists per game last season, helping his team to win the championship from the bench.

SOURCE: ESPN

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Air Avellino, in talks with Herve Toure

Air Avellino is interested in Herve Toure, and is in talks to sign the 28-year-old French forward. Toure is under contract by Lottomatica Roma until 2012, but could leave the Italian team after averaging 5.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in his first season. Air Avellino is also close to extend the contract of the 28-year-old American forward Chevon Troutman. The deal could be done next week.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Eurosport Italia

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Limoges signs Cedric Banks

Cedric Banks has reached to an agreement with Limoges to sign a two-year contract with the recently promoted French club. The 28-year-old American guard was recently released by Orleans after two years in the team, averaging 15.7 points and 3.3 assists per game in the last LNB.

SOURCE: Le Populaire

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Cajasol, close to sign Paul Davis

Paul Davis will probably continue playing in Spain. The 25-year-old American center, who finished last season in Xacobeo Blu:sens, is close to reach to an agreement with Cajasol. Davis, currently playing in the NBA Summer League, averaged 13.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game in the last ACB league.

SOURCE: Diario de Sevilla

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Phoenix Suns, close to land Josh Childress and Hedo Turkoglu

The Phoenix Suns are close to land Josh Childress and Hedo Turkoglu. The NBA franchise would send the Brazilian guard Leandro Barbosa and the center Dwayne Jones to the Toronto Raptors in exchange of the 31-year-old Turkish forward, who is reported to be unhappy in the Canadian team. On the other hand, the Suns would also reach to an agreement to land Josh Childress via sign-and-trade with the Atlanta Hawks, that would receive a 2012 second round pick. Childress, who has played for Olympiakos during the last two seasons, would be signed to a five-year, $33 million contract.

UPDATE: The Toronto Raptors would then move Jones to the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange of the French forward Boris Diaw.

SOURCE: Arizona Republic

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Sutor Montegranaro reaches to an agreement with Allan Ray

The comeback of Allan Ray is official. As expected, Sutor Montegranaro has announced an agreement with the 26-year-old American guard, on the cold last season due to a knee injury, who will continue his recovery in the Italian team. Ray played for the last time in the 2008-09 season, first for Lottomatica Roma and then for Carife Ferrara, averaging 14.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Sutor Basket

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Memphis Grizzlies, close to sign Tony Allen to a three-year, $10 million contract

Tony Allen will continue his career in the Memphis Grizzlies. The NBA franchise is close to sign the 28-year-old guart to a three-year, $10 million guaranteed contract. Allen has played during his six years as a professional for the Boston Celtics, averaging 6.1 points and 2.7 rebounds last season.

SOURCE: Twitter Marc J. Spears

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