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Friday, July 16, 2010

Kavala, close to sign Justin Gray

Justin Gray could continue his career in Greece. Kavala is in advanced talks to sign the 26-year-old American guard, who played last season in Poland for Turow Zgorzelec, averaging 14.6 points and 3.3 rebounds in the PLK. Gray arrived to Turow last summer from the Czech champion, CEZ Nymburck

SOURCE: Superbasket

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K'Zell Wesson will play for Turk Telekom next season

K'Zell Wesson will play for the third Turkish team in three years. The 33-year-old American forward has reached to an agreement to play next season for Turk Telekom. Wesson averaged 12.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in the last TBL for Pinar Karsiyaka, where he landed last summer from Besiktas.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

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Mitteldeutscher releases Ivan Elliott, Giorgi Gamqrelidze and Nikita Khartchenkov

Mitteldeutscher BC has announced that three players won't continue in the German team next season. The 23-year-old American forward Ivan Elliott, the 24-year old Georgian guard Giorgi Gamqrelidze and the 23-year-old German-Russian forward Nikita Khartchenkov were released, and became free agents.

SOURCE: Mitteldeutsche BC

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Bennet Cantù, interested in Mike Green

Mike Green is the new target of Bennet Cantù, and could land in the Italian team soon. The American 25-year-old guard, currently playing in the NBA Summer League for the Philadelphia 76ers, averaged last season 13.6 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in the Belgian league for Belgacom Liège, where he arrived last summer from Antalya.

SOURCE: Corriere di Como

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Zalgiris Kaunas signs Omar Samhan to a two-year contract

Zalgiris Kaunas has announced the signing to a two-year contract (with an optional third year) of Omar Samhan. The 22-year-old American center will start his professional career in the Lithuanian team, after playing during the last four seasons for the University of Saint Mary's, averaging 21.3 points and 10.9 rebounds per game in his senior year. Zalgiris also confirmed the extension to another year of the American forward Travis Watson.

SOURCE: Zalgiris

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Galil Gilboa signs Rodney Green

Rodney Green will start his professional career in Israel. Galil Gilboa has signed the 22-year-old guard for the next season. Green arrives to the champion of the last Israeli Super League from the University of La Salle, averaging 18.5 points and 5.1 assists per game in his senior year.

SOURCE: Sport5

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Chicago Bulls and Ronnie Brewer reach to a three-year, $12.5 million agreement

Ronnie Brewer will continue his career in the Chicago Bulls. The NBA franchise has agreed to a three-year, $12.5 million agreement with the 25-year-old guard, who finished last season in the Memphis Grizzlies after a trade from the Utah Jazz. Brewer, who has also an offer from the Boston Celtics, averaged 8.8 points and 2.9 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: Twitter Sam Smith

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New Yorker Phantoms sign Nick Schneiders to a three-year contract

A new player for the New Yorker Phantoms. The German team has announced the signing to a three-year contract of nick Shneiders. The German 25-year-old center is back to his country after playing during the last four seasons in the University of Southern California, averaging 12.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in his senior year.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

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Panathinaikos signs Ian Vougioukas and Kostas Kaimakoglou

As expected, the Ian Vougioukas and Kostas Kaimakoglou are new players of Panathiniakos, as the Greek club has announced. The 25-year-old center Vougioukas arrives to Panathinaikos after playing last season for Panellinios (loaned by Olympiakos), while the 27-year-old forward Kaimakoglou was in Maroussi BC since 2004.

SOURCE: Pao BC

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Erdemirspor brings back Antwain Barbour

According to the Turkish media, Antwain Barbour is back to Erdemirspor. The 28-year-old American forward played for the Turkish team during the second half of the 2008-09 season, before moving to Lagun Aro GBC, where Barbour averaged 12.9 points and 4.3 rebounds in thet last ACB league.

SOURCE: Salsa Basket

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Krasnye Krylia signs Artem Kuzyakin

Krasnye Krylia has announced the signing of Artem Kuzyakin. The 30-year-old guard arrives to the Russian team after averaging 4.7 points and 2.2 rebounds per game for Unics Kazan last season. Krasnye Krylia also extended the contract of the American guard J.R. Bremer and the center Sergey Karaulov.

SOURCES: BC Krasnye Krylia, BC Krasnye Krylia

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Rudy Fernández wants to go back to Europe, according to Sergio Scariolo

The coach of the Spanish national team, Sergio Scariolo, admitted to a Greek website that Rudy Fernández wants to leave the NBA and play in Europe next season, despite the interest of several American teams like the New York Knicks. The 25-year-old Spanish guard is unhappy in the Portland Trail Blazers, and is considering several offers from Spanish and Greek teams to go back to the European basketball. According to Scariolo, Panathinaikos would have similar chances as Real Madrid or Regal Barcelona to sign Fernández, who has also a list of five NBA teams (Knicks, Nets, Bulls, Heat and Celtics) where he would like to be traded.

SOURCE: Prasina Nea, Prasina Nea, Twitter Frank Isola

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Bremerhaven signs Maksym Shtein to a one-year contract

Maksym Shtein is the first acquisition of Bremerhaven for the next season. The German team has signed the 30-year-old Ukrainian-German center to a one-year contract. Shtein arrives to his new team after playing since 2008 for TBB Trier, averaging 5.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in the last BBL.

SOURCE: Sport1

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Kavala, in talks to bring back Milt Palacio

To bring back Milt Palacio is one of the main targets of Kavala for the next season. The 32-year-old American-Belizean guard played last season for the Greek team, before moving to Caja Laboral to help the Spanish club to win the ACB league. Kavala is trying to convince Palacio, now a free agent, to play again next season in Greece.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Aris Thessaloniki, interested in Curtis Jerrells

Sharon Drucker, new head coach of Aris Thessaloniki, is in Las Vegas attending the NBA Summer League, tracking new players for the next season. One of the candidates to join the Greek club could be Curtis Jerrells, currently playing in the Summer League for the San Antonio Spurs, where he finished last season from the D-League team Austin Toros.

SOURCE: Sport24

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BBC Bayreuth signs Marcus Ginyard

More movements for the recently promoted team BBC Bayreuth. The German club has announced the signing for the next season of Marcus Ginyard. The 23-year-old American forward arrives to Bayreuth from the University of North Carolina, where he averaged 7.7 points and 4.9 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: Beko BBL

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Scavolini Pesaro signs Tautvydas Lydeka to a one-year contract

After two seasons in Pallacanestro Cantù, Tautvydas Lydeka will continue playing for Italy, but for Scavolini Pesaro. As expected, he Italian team has signed the 26-year-old Lithuanian center to a one-year contract, with an option to a second one. Lydeka averaged 6.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in the last Lega A.

SOURCE: Lega Basket

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Maccabi Tel Aviv, again interested in Joel Freeland

Maccabi Tel Aviv has reactivated the interest for Joel Freeland to complete the frontcourt of the team. The 23-year-old British center, who averaged 12.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, is under contract with his current team, Unicaja, until 2011, but the Israeli club is willing to negotiate a transfer.

SOURCE: One

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Boston Celtics sign Nate Robinson to a two-year, $9 million contract

Nate Robinson won't leave the Boston Celtics, where he landed last February via trade from the New York Knicks. The 26-year-old guard was signed by the Celtics to a two-year, $9 million contract plus bonuses. Robinson averaged 6.5 points and 2.0 assists per game last season for the finalists of the last NBA championship.

SOURCE: Twitter Marc J. Spears

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Aris Thessaloniki signs Dejan Borovnjak to a one-year contract

Finally, Dejan Borovnjak will continue playing in Greece next season. The 24-year-old Serbian center has reached to a one-year agreement with Aris Thessaloniki. Borovnjak, who started the season in Lietuvos Rytas, was loaned to Panionios last January, averaging 6.3 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Novosti

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Bo McCalebb wants to play for Maccabi Tel Aviv next season

According to his agent, Bo McCalebb wants to continue his career in Maccabi Tel Aviv. The 25-year-old American guard, who played last season for Partizan, is on the radar of the Israeli team for the next season, in case Sarunas Jasikecivius finally decides to stay in Panathinaikos. Regal Barcelona and Montepaschi Siena are also reported to be interested in landing McCalebb.

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Can Ozcan will finally play for Tofas Bursa

Despite the first reports about the signing of Can Ozcan by Antalya, finally the 22-year-old center will continue his career in Tofas Bursa. Ozcan arrives to Bursa after playing last season on loan for Darussafaka, averaging 2.8 points and 1.5 rebounds per game. Ozcan was released days ago by his former team, Efes Pilsen.

SOURCE: Salsa Basket

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Artland Dragons signs Adam Hess to a two-year contract

Adam Hess is back to the Artland Dragons. The German club has announced the signing to a two-year contract of the 29-year-old forward, who played during the last season in the Spanish LEB Oro for CB Tarragona, averaging 14.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. This will be the third time that Hess plays for the Dragons, after being a member of the German team during the 2006-07 and the 2008-09 seasons.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

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ASVEL Villeurbanne loans Thomas Heurtel to Meridiano Alicante

ASVEL Villeurbanne has announced that Thomas Heurtel will play next season for Meridiano Alicante on loan. The 21-year-old French guard, under contract by ASVEL until 2013, will continue his career in the Spanish team, after averaging 9.4 points and 2.8 assists per game for Strasbourg (also on loan) in the last LNB.

SOURCE: ASVEL Basket

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Orlando Magic keep J.J. Redick

J.J. Redick will continue playing for the Orlando Magic. The NBA franchise has decided to match the three-year, $19 million offer sheet extended by the Chicago Bulls to the 26-year-old guard. Redick has played during his four years as a professional for the Magic, averaging 9.6 points and 1.9 assists per game last season.

SOURCE: Associated Press

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Oldenburg releases Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje

Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje is no longer player of EWE Baskets Oldenburg. The German team has released the 32-year-old Cameroonian center, who was playing for Oldenburg since 2007. Boumtje-Boumtje, a former NBA player, averaged 6.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in the last BBL.

SOURCE: Sport1

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Olympiakos, close to sign Nemanja Bjelica

Finally, Olympiakos is close to land Nemanja Bjelica. The Greek team could reach to an agreement with Benetton Treviso, the club that acquired the rights of the 22-year-old Serbian forward, who played last season for Red Star. Zoran Erceg, who was reported to be included in the deal, won't be traded to the Italian team. Bjelica was also considering to move to the NBA next year to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves, but will probably play in the Euroleague for Olympiakos.

SOURCE: Red Planet

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Houston Rockets and Luis Scola reach to a five-year, $47 million agreement

Finally, Luis Scola will stay in the Houston Rockets. The 30-year-old Argentinian forward and the NBA franchise have reached to a five-year, $47 million agreement. Scola, though, was close to accept an offer to return to his former team Caja Laboral, where he played until his signing for the Rockets in, Last season, Scola averaged 16.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: The Houston Chronicle

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Cajasol signs Paul Davis to a one-year contract

As expected, Paul Davis will play for Cajasol. The Spanish team has signed the 25-year-old American center to a one-year contract, with an option to a second one. Davis arrives to Cajasol after finishing last season in Xacobeo Blu:Sens, averaging 13.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game in the ACB league.

SOURCE: Diario de Sevilla

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New Orleans Hornets re-sign Aaron Gray

Aaron Gray will continue in the New Orleans Hornets, where he arrived last January via trade from the Chicago Bulls. The NBA franchise have officially announced an agreement to re-sign Gray. The 25-year-old center played last season 24 games with the Hornets, averaging 3.6 points and 3.8 rebounds per game

SOURCE: Insidehoops

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DKV Joventut, interested in Carl English

Carl English is on the radar of DKV Joventut for the next season. The 29-year-old Canadian guard is a free agent after Caja Laboral decided to release him days ago, though his salary demands could be too high for the Spanish club. English averaged 9.3 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in the last ACB league.

SOURCE: El Punt

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Strahinja Dragicevic could be back to Red Star

Strahinja Dragicevic could soon be again a member of Red Star. The 24-year-old forward left the Serbian team last January along with his twin brother, Tadija, who then moved to Lottomatica Roma for the rest of the season. Strahinja Dragicevic, who only played one game last season with Red Star, could be signed again soon.

SOURCE: Novosti

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