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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Phoenix Suns acquire officially Hedo Turkoglu from the Toronto Raptors in exchange of Leandro Barbosa and Dwayne Jones

The trade between the Phoenix Suns and the Toronto Raptors is officially done. The Suns have acquired the Turkish forward Hedo Turkoglu, who was reported to be unhappy in Toronto, in exchange of the Brazilian guard Leandro Barbosa and the center Dwayne Jones, who will join the Raptors.

SOURCE: NBA.com/suns

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Besiktas sends Arin Sogancioglu out on loan to Erdemir

Arin Sogancioglu will play next season for Erdemir. Besiktas Cola Turka, the team where the 23-year-old guard has played during the last five seasons has agreed to send him on loan. Sogancioglu only played 13 games in the last TBL, averaging 1.0 points and 0.5 rebounds in 4.2 minutes per game.

SOURCE: BJK Basket

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Philadelphia 76ers sign Evan Turner

Evan Turner is officially a Sixer. The Philadelphia 76ers have announced the signing of the 21-year-old guard, who was selected with the 2nd overall pick in the last NBA draft. Turner arrives to Philadelphia from the University of Ohio State after averaging 20.4 points, 9.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game in his junior year.

SOURCE: NBA.com/Sixers

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Power Electronics Valencia, in talks with Robertas Javtokas

According to the Lithuanian media, Power Electronics Valencia is in talks with Robertas Javtokas for the next season. The 30-year-old center is a free agent after being released by Khimki days ago. Javtokas, who was playing for Khimki since 2008, averaged 8.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game in the last Russian Super League.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

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Olin Gençlik signs Alican Güney

New acquisition for the recently promoted team Olin Gençlik. The Turkish club has signed Alican Güney, who played last season for Tenis Eskrim Dagcilik, in the TB2L, assigned by Galatasaray. Güney averaged 10.3 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in the second Turkish division

SOURCE: Salsa Basket

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Luther Head won't play for the New Orleans Hornets due to physical issues

Despite the agreement between the New Orleans Hornets and Luther Head days ago, the 27-year-old guard won't finally be signed by the NBA franchise. Head, who played last season for the Indiana Pacers, had some problems during his physical examination with the team, which finally withdrew the contract offer to the player.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

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Kyle Lowry will be back to the Houston Rockets

Daryl Morey, GM of the Houston Rockets, said in his Twitter that they will match the offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyle Lowry. The 24-year-old guard, a restricted free agent, was signed to a four-year, $24 million offer sheet by the Cavs, but the Rockets will exercise their option to match the offer.

SOURCE: Twitter Daryl Morey

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Charlotte Bobcats and Shaun Livingston agree to a two-year, $7 million deal

Shaun Livingston will move to the Charlotte Bobcats. The 24-year-old guard has reached to a two-year, $7 million agreement with the NBA franchise, with a third year not guaranteed. Livingston arrives to Charlotte after finishing last season in the Washington Wizards, averaging 6.9 points and 3.6 assists per game. This movement will also imply that Ramon Sessions won't land in Charlotte.

SOURCES: Charlotte Observer, Twitter Adrian Wojnarowski, Twitter Adrian Wojnarowski

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Gran Canaria 2014 releases Marcus Norris

Finally, Marcus Norris won't continue in Gran Canaria 2014. The Spanish club has decided not to activate the extension clause of his contract, and Norris is now a free agent. The 35-year-old American guard was playing for Gran Canaria since 2005, and averaged 7.9 points and 3.7 assists per game in the last ACB league. Taurean Green could be one of the candidates to replace him.

SOURCE: Canarias Ahora

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Houston Rockets sign Patrick Patterson

The Houston Rockets have announced the signing of Patrick Patterson. The 21-year-old forward was selected with the 14th overall pick in the last NBA draft by the Raptors, after three years in the University of Kentucky. In his junior year with the Wildcats, Patterson averaged 14.3 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

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9 de Julio signs Terrance Woodbury

9 de Julio, one of the new teams that will play the Argentinian LNB, has signed Terrance Woodbury for the next season. The 24-year-old American forward arrives after playing until 2009 in the University of Georgia. Woodbury averaged 14.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in his senior year.

SOURCE: Basquetplus

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BBC Bayreuth and Christoph Tetzner part ways

Christoph Tetzner is no longer player of BBC Bayreuth, after playing during the last six seasons for the German club. The 29-year-old forward will continue his career in another team of the BBL. Tetzner averaged 5.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game last season, helping his team to promote from the Pro A league.

SOURCE: BBC Bayreuth

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Minnesota Timberwolves and Luke Ridnour agree to a four-year, $16 million deal

The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached to a four-year, $16 million agreement with Luke Ridnour. The 29-year-old guard arrives to the Wolves after playing during the last two seasons in the Milwaukee Bucks, averaging 10.4 points and 4.0 assists per game in the last one. The Minnesota Timberwolves would now get rid of Ramon Sessions who could land in the Charlotte Bobcats.

SOURCES: Wisconsin Radio Network, Twitter Adrian Wojnarowski

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Kotwica Kolobrzeg signs Tomasz Zablocki and Marko Djuric

Kotwica Kolobrzeg has two new players for the next season. The Polish team has signed the 32-year-old forward Tomasz Zablocki, who played last season for Znicz Jaroslaw, and the 27-year-old Bosnian center Marko Djuric, recently in Sweden for Uppsala Basket. Kotwica has also extended the contract of the 21-year-old guard Dawid Brek.

SOURCE: Probasket

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Sutor Montegranaro, close to sign Sharrod Ford

Sharrod Ford is close to go back to his first team in Italy, during the 2007-08 season. Sutor Montegranaro would be about to reach to an agreement with the 27-year-old center, who played last season for Carife Ferrara. Ford averaged 16.7 points and 9.8 rebounds per game in the Lega A.

SOURCE: Solobasket.it

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Bornova signs Zvonko Buljan

Bornova has signed to a one-year contract, with an extra optional year, Zvonko Buljan. The 22-year-old Croatian forward is back to Europe after spending his last two years in the United States playing for the Texas Christian University, averaging 12.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per game in his senior year.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

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Enel Brindisi signs Chris Monroe

Chris Monroe will continue his career in Italy. After finishing last season in Armani Jeans Milano, where he arrived from PAOK Thessaloniki, the 29-year-old American guard was signed by Enel Brindisi, as the recently promoted Italian club has announced. Monroe averaged 7.5 points and 1.8 rebounds per game in the last Lega A.

SOURCE: New Basket Brindisi

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Khimki signs Vadim Panin

More movements in Khimki. The Russian club has signed Vadim Panin to a two-year contract. The 26-year-old forward arrives to Khimki after playing during the last two seasons in Triumph Lyubertsy. In the last one, Panin averaged 8.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in the Russian Super League.

SOURCE: Soviet Sport

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Fenerbahce, also interested in Aleks Maric

According to the Greek media, Aleks Maric could be also on the radar of Fenerbahce. The Turkish team would have even made a €500.000 offer to Partizan for the 25-year-old Australian-Serbian center to sign him for the next season. Panathinaikos is also interested in Maric, though Partizan doesn't want to get rid of him.

SOURCE: Superbasket

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Enel Brindisi, interested in Michele Antonutti

Enel Brindisi keeps on tracking the market for new targets for the next season. The recently promoted Italian team could be targeting Michele Antonutti, who played last season for Sutor Montegranaro, averaging 4.1 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in the last Lega A. The 24-year-old forward is also on the radar of Banca Tercas Teramo.

SOURCE: Nuovo Quotidiano di Puglia

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Luis Scola, considering two offers from Europe

Luis Scola is a free agent after his contract with the Houston Rockets expired last season. The Argentinian 30-year-old forward is expecting an offer from the Rockets, but is also considering other options. As his agent Claudio Villanueva confirmed, Scola has attracted the interest of the Nets, and has also two offers from European team. According to the Greek media, Panathinaikos could be one of them. The Greek club could be also interested in two other NBA players, still under contract: the Spanish guard Rudy Fernández, from the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Argentinian forward Andrés Nocioni, recently traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.

UPDATE: Panathinaikos has denied any interest in signing Luis Scola

SOURCES: Olé, Basketnet, Prasina Nea

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Tibor Pleiss wants to stay in Brose Baskets Bamberg

Despite the interest of Lottomatica Roma to sign Tibor Pleiss, the 20-year-old German center wants to stay in Brose Baskets Bamberg at least for one season. Pleiss, drafted with the 31th overall pick in the last NBA draft, wants to have the chance of being the starting center in an Euroleague team.

SOURCE: Corriere dello Sport (.pdf)

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Bizkaia Bilbao Basket, also interested in Paul Davis

Cajasol and CAI Zaragoza are not the only teams interested in Paul Davis. The 25-year-old American center, who played the last Summer League with the Orlando Magic, is also on the radar of Bizkaia Bilbao Basket. Davis averaged 13.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game in the last ACB league per game for Xacobeo Blu:sens.

SOURCE: Solobasket

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Cimberio Varese signs Alex Righetti

Despite the interest from Banca Tercas Teramo to land Alex Righetti, the 32-year-old forward will continue his career in Cimberio Varese. The Italian team has signed Righetti, who was a free agent after being released by Virtus Bologna weeks ago. Righetti, a former player of the Italian national team, just played 3 games last season.

SOURCE: La Provincia di Varese

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Olympiakos signs Matt Nielsen to a two-year contract

As expected, Matt Nielsen is the new player of Olympiakos. The Greek club has officially announced that the 33-year-old Australian forward was signed to a two-year contract. Nielsen arrives to Olympiakos after two seasons in Power Electronics Valencia, averaging 8.8 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in the last ACB league.

SOURCE: Olympiacos BC

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Hapoel Jerusalem signs Brian Randle, while waiting for the answer from Stephon Marbury

Finally, Brian Randle will continue playing for Oded Katash. The 25-year-old American forward has signed a two-year contract with Hapoel Jerusalem, also the new team of his coach in Galil Gilboa last season, where Randle averaged 13.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Hapoel Jerusalem is also waiting for the answer of Stephon Marbury to the offer extended days ago. The 33-year-old American guard is expected to decide during the next days.

SOURCE: Sport5

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Carlos Cabezas, Paulius Jankunas and Ricky Minard could leave Khimki

Khimki is still making decisions with the players of the last year's roster. While Raúl López and Keith Langford will stay in the team, the future of three other players could be out of the Russian team. The Spanish guard Carlos Cabezas (who has attracted the interest of Montepaschi Siena), the American guard Ricky Minard, and the Lithuanian forward Paulius Jankunas (on the radar of Unics Kazan) could leave the team.

SOURCE: Sport Express

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Denver Nuggets and Al Harrington reach to a five-year, $34 million agreement

Al Harrington will play for the Denver Nuggets, after reaching to a five-year, $34 million agreement with the NBA franchise. The 30-year-old forward arrives to Denver after playing during the last season and a half for the New York Knicks, averaging 17.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in the 2009-10 season.

SOURCE: ESPN

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DKV Joventut signs Quinton Hosley

As expected, Quinton Hosley will play for DKV Joventut. The Spanish team has reached to an agreement with the 26-year-old American-Georgian forward. Hosley is back to Spain, where he played in the 2008-09 season for Real Madrid. In the last one, Hosley averaged 18.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game in the TBL for Aliaga Petkim.

SOURCE: El Punt

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Cleveland Cavaliers sign Kyle Lowry to a a four-year, $24 million offer sheet

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Kyle Lowry to a four-year (with a team option in the last year of contract), $24 million offer sheet. The Houston Rockets, former team of 24-year-old guard, have seven days to match the offer. Lowry, in the Rockets since February 2009, averaged 9.1 points and 4.5 assists per game last season.

SOURCE: Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Blancos de Rueda Valladolid, interested in Alfonso Sánchez and Rai López

Blancos de Rueda Valladolid has shown interest in two players: Alfonso Sánchez and Rai López. Sánchez, a 23-year-old guard, played last season in Xacobeo Blu:Sens on loan from Unicaja, and is now a free agent. López, a 21-year-old guard, was also sent on loan from Unicaja to Lagun Aro GBC in the last ACB league, and is still under contract.

SOURCE: El Norte de Castilla

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CSKA Moscow releases Anton Ponkrashov and Victor Keyru

Anton Ponkrashov and Victor Keyru won't be back to CSKA Moscow next season. Ponkrashov, a 24-year-old guard now playing in the Summer League with the Phoenix Suns, could land next season in Spartak St. Petersburg. The next team of Keyru, a 26-year-old forward, could be Lokomotiv Kuban.

SOURCE: Soviet Sport

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Dallas Mavericks sign Dominique Jones

The Dallas Mavericks have announced that they have signed Dominique Jones. The 21-year-old guard was selected with the 25th overall pick in the last NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies, and then traded to the Mavs. Jones arrives to Dallas after averaging 21.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game in his junior year in the University of South Florida.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

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