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Monday, July 19, 2010

Nando De Colo could have more offers from Euroleague teams

According to Wassim Boutanos, agent of Nando De Colo, the 23-year-old French guard has more offers from other Euroleague teams, besides Olympiakos and Panathinaikos. Boutanos admitted that there are termination clauses in the De Colo's contract (which expires in 2012) with Power Electronics Valencia affordable for the top European clubs. De Colo averaged 13.2 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in the last ACB league during his first season in Valencia.

SOURCE: Catch and Shoot

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Milwaukee Bucks, in talks with the Sacramento Kings to acquire Jon Brockman in exchange of Darnell Jackson

The Milwaukee Bucks and the Sacramento Kings could be close to close a deal that would send, via sign-and-trade, Jon Brockman to the Bucks in exchange of Darnell Jackson and a 2nd round pick. Brockman averaged 2.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in his first year as a professional with the Kings, while Jackson, who was signed by the Bucks last March, would leave Milwaukee after playing just one game.

SOURCE: Twitter Adrian Wojnarowski

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Maccabi Ashdod, in talks with Sharon Sasson and Cory Carr

Maccabi Ashdod will play next season in the Israeli Super League, and is starting to look for new players. The Israeli club is in talks to land the 32-year-old forward Sharon Sasson, who won't continue next season in Hapoel Jerusalem, and the the 34-year-old American-Israeli guard Cory Carr, from Ironi Ashkelon.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

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Miami Heat re-sign Jamaal Magloire to a one-year, $1.4 million contract

Jamaal Magloire will continue one more year in the Miami Heat. The 32-year-old Canadian center, All-Star in the 2003-04 season, has agreed to re-sign to a one-year, $1.4 million contract (veteran's minimum) with the Heat, where he's playing since 2008. Last season, Magloire averaged 2.1 points and 3.4 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: Sun Sentinel

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Sutor Montegranaro signs Sharrod Ford

As expected, Sharrod Ford is back to Sutor Montegranaro. The 27-year-old American center was signed by the Italian team for the next season. Ford arrives to his new team, where he played during the 2007-08 season, after averaging 16.7 points and 9.8 rebounds per game in the last Lega A for Carife Ferrara.

SOURCE: Sutor Basket

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Dynamo Moscow signs Nikita Shabalkin

Nikita Shabalkin will play next season for Dynamo Moscow. The Russian team has announced that Nikita Shabalkin was signed to a one-year contract. The 23-year-old forward arrives to Dynamo from Triumph Lyubertsy, averaging 8.2 points and 2.0 assists per game in the last Russian Super League.

SOURCE: Sport Express

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Bennet Cantù signs Mike Green to a one-year contract

Finally, Mike Green has landed in Bennet Cantù. The 25-year-old American guard, who was also on the radar of Cholet, was signed by the Italian team to a one year contract. Green arrives to Italy after playing last season for Belgacom Liège, averaging 13.6 points and 4.3 assists per game in the Belgian league.

SOURCE: Pallacanestro Cantù

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Artland Dragons sign Andrej Mangold to a one-year contract

The Artland Dragons have announced a new acquisition. The German team has signed Andrej Mangold to a one-year contract. The 23-year-old guard arrives to the Dragons after playing last season for the Pro A team UBC Hannover Tigers, averaging 8.5 points and 3.0 assists per game.

SOURCE: Beko BBL

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Fenerbahce, also interested in Milan Macvan

Fenerbahce is interested in Milan Macvan, if the Turkish team doesn't land Aleks Maric next season. Macvan, a 20-year-old forward, averaged 14.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in the last Adriatic League for Hemofarm. On the other hand, Gasper Vidmar could leave the Turkish team next summer to make room for the new signings.

SOURCE: Basketdergisi

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Panathinaikos, close to sign Sofoklis Schortsanitis

Sofoklis Schortsanitis is close to become the new player of Panathinaikos. The 25-year-old center hasn't received a contract offer from the NBA, and his former team, Olympiakos, won't try to resign him. Panathinaikos is in advanced talks with Schortsanitis, and the agreement could be reached soon.

SOURCE: Sport.gr

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Sergio Llull extends his contract with Real Madrid until 2014

Despite the interest of the Houston Rockets, the team that owns his NBA rights, to land Sergio Llull, the 22-year-old Spanish guard has extended his contract with Real Madrid until the 2013-14 season. Llull, who arrived to Real Madrid in 2007, averaged 11.2 points and 2.1 assists per game in the last ACB league.

SOURCE: Real Madrid

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Rafa Martínez extends his contract with Power Electronics Valencia until 2014

Rafa Martínez will continue playing for Power Electronics Valencia until 2014. The 28-year-old guard, who arrived to the Spanish team in 2008, was on the radar of several teams like Regal Barcelona, but will finally stay in Valencia. Last season, Martínez averaged 13.5 points and 1.7 assists per game in the ACB league.

SOURCE: Valencia Basket

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CSKA Moscow signs Jamont Gordon to a three-year contract

As expected, CSKA Moscow has officially announced the signing of Jamont Gordon to a three-year contract. The 23-year-old American guard arrives to the Russian team after playing last season for Cibona Zagreb, averaging 14.4 points, 4.6 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game in the Adriatic League.

SOURCE: CSKA Basket

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Politekhnika Halychyna signs Rashaun Broadus and Alan Wiggins

Politekhnika Halychyna has announced two signing for the next season. The Ukrainian team has landed the 25-year-old American guard Rashaun Broadus, who played last season for Suduva, in Lithuania, and the 25-year-old American center Alan Wiggins, who arrives from the Romanian team Steaua Bucharest.

SOURCE: Ukr Basket

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Olympiakos and Panathinaikos, interested in Nando De Colo

Nando De Colo is on the radar of the two top Greek clubs. Olympiakos and Panathinaikos are interested in the 23-year-old French guard, who played last season for Power Electronics Valencia. According to the Greek media, Panathinaikos is the front runner to land De Colo, though the player is under contract until 2012. De Colo averaged 13.2 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in the last ACB league.

SOURCE: Sport24

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Lior Eliyahu could be close to be back to Maccabi Tel Aviv

Lior Eliyahu has reached to an agreement with Maccabi Tel Aviv to go back to the Israeli club. The 24-year-old forward is under contract by his former team, Caja Laboral, until 2013, so now he would have to negotiate a buy-out with the champion of the last ACB league. Eliyahu, who played from 2006 to 2009 for Maccabi, averaged 5.3 points and 1.7 rebounds per game last season.

UPDATE: Maccabi officially denies any agreement with Lior Eliyahu

SOURCE: Ynet, Maccabi Tel Aviv

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Bizkaia Bilbao Basket could be interested in Will McDonald

Despite having another year of contract with Gran Canaria 2014, Will McDonald will probably leave the Spanish team this summer. Bizkaia Bilbao Basket could be interested in landing the 30-year-old American-Spanish center, who averaged 8.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in the last ACB league, where he has played for several teams since 2004.

SOURCE: Canarias Ahora

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Armani Jeans Milano, interested in James Gist

Armani Jeans Milano could be close to officially announce the arrival of Ibrahim Jaaber, but is already looking for new signings. Another target of the Italian team is James Gist. The 23-year-old American forward played last season for Lokomotiv Kuban, averaging 11.4 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in the Russian Super League.

SOURCE: La Prealpina

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Montepaschi Siena, interested in Alan Anderson

Alan Anderson is the main target of Montepaschi Siena to replace Romain Sato, who will be announced soon as the new signing of Panathinaikos. The 27-year-old American guard is a free agent since being released by Maccabi Tel Aviv weeks ago, after averaging 13.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in the last Israeli Super League. Another team reported to be interested in Anderson is Real Madrid.

SOURCE: La Nazione

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Khimki, in talks with David Hawkins

Khimki is trying to land David Hawkins next season. The Russian team has offered a one-year contract, with an option to an extra year, to the 27-year-old American guard, who is playing in Italy since 2004. Hawkins averaged 12.0 points and 2.2 rebounds per game for Montepaschi Siena in the last Lega A.

SOURCE: La Nazione

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Virtus Bologna, interested in Julien Mills

Virtus Bologna is looking for a point guard to be the backup of Petteri Koponen. The Italian team is interested in Julien Mills, a 25-year-old American guard. Mills started last season in Australia for the Cairns Taipans, and moved to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on March, though he only played two games for the D-League franchise.

SOURCE: Il Resto del Carlino

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Limoges CSP signs Jeff Varem

Limoges CSP has officially announced the signing of Jeff Varem for the next season. The 27-year-old Nigerian forward arrives to the French team after playing last season for Saba Mehr, in Iran and for the Barako Bull Energy Boosters, in the Philippines. This will be the third stint in France for Varem, who previously played for Pau Orthez and ASVEL Villeurbanne.

SOURCE: Limoges CSP

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Zalgiris Kaunas, interested in Paulius Jankunas

Paulius Jankunas could leave Khimki after one season in Khimki. The 26-year-old Lithuanian forward has attracted the interest of his former club, Zalgiris Kaunas, as the player admitted in an interview, though there's not an official offer for the player. Jankunas was reported days ago to be also on the radar of Unics Kazan for the next season.

SOURCE: Lietuvos Rytas

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Jaka Lakovic could leave Regal Barcelona

Jaka Lakovic doesn't want to be the third point guard of Regal Barcelona next season, and could leave the Spanish club despite having another year of contract. The 32-year-old Slovenian guard arrived to Barcelona in 2006, averaging 5.3 points and 1.4 assists in 13.1 minutes per game during the last ACB league.

SOURCE: Sport.es

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Meridiano Alicante signs Justin Doellman

According to his agent, Justin Doellman will play next season in the ACB league, after being signed by Meridiano Alicante. The 25-year-old forward arrives to Alicante after playing since 2007 in the French LNB, averaging 9.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game last season for Orleans.

SOURCE: Catch and Shoot

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Bnei Hasharon, close to sign DeMarcus Nelson

Bnei Hasharon is in talks with DeMarcus Nelson, and the deal could be signed soon. The 24-year-old guard played last season for Air Avellino after a year in the NBA, averaging 8.9 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in the last Lega A. Nelson is currently playing the NBA Summer League with the Milwaukee Bucks.

SOURCE: One

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Olumuyima Famutimi could leave Oyak Renault to play in France

Olumuyima Famutini could play in France next season. The 26-year-old Canadian guard, who played last season in Turkey for Oyak Renault, could be close to be announced by a French team this week. Famutini averaged 16.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in the last TBL for the team based in Bursa.

SOURCE: Catch and Shoot

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Cimberio Varese and Teemu Rannikko reach to an agreement

Teemu Rannikko will be back to Italy. The 29-year-old Finnish guard has decided to leave CB Granada to play for Cimberio Varese after reaching to an agreement with the Italian club. Rannikko, who played between 2000 and 2005 in the Lega, averaged 4.8 points and 1.5 assists per game in the ACB league during his first season in CB Granada.

SOURCE: Ideal

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Kavala denies rumors about an interest for Justin Gray

The main target for Kavala next season is Milt Palacio, and Justin Gray is not an alternative. Despite the rumors about a negotiation between Kavala and the 26-year-old American guard, the Greek club has slammed the rumors, denying any interest for the Gray, who played last season in Poland for Turow Zgorzelec.

SOURCE: Sport24

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Gran Canaria 2014 signs Roeland Schaftenaar to a two-year contract

Gran Canaria 2014 has announced the signing to a two-year contract (with an option to two more years) of Roeland Schaftenaar. The 21-year-old Dutch center arrives from the University of Oregon State, where he played during the last two seasons. Schaftenaar averaged 9.2 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in his senior year.

SOURCE: Twitter CB Gran Canaria

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Cholet, interested in Jeremy Pargo and Mike Green

After the departure of John Linehan, signed by Nancy, Cholet Basket is looking for another point guard. Two of the candidates could be Jeremy Pargo and Mike Green. Pargo, a 24-year-old American guard, is currently playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Summer League after being last season in Israel for Hapoel Jerusalem. Green, a 25-year-old American guard, was recently in Belgium playing for Belgacom Liège, and is also on the radar of Bennet Cantù for the next season.

SOURCE: Catch and Shoot

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Kennedy Winston, another option for Unicaja

Juan Dixon won't probably be back this season to Unicaja. The 31-year-old American guard could finally receive a one-year sanction due to test positive in an anti-doping test, and the Spanish team is ruling out his signing. Unicaja could have another candidate for the backcourt: Kennedy Winston. The 25-year-old forward has been offered to Unicaja, after playing last season for Lottomatica Roma, averaging 13.4 points and 3.9 rebounds per game in the Lega A.

SOURCE: Sur

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