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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Unicaja could have reached to a two-year agreement with Thomas Kelati

According to the Greek media, Thomas Kelati won't move to Olympiakos, and will accept the two-year offer from Unicaja, where he already played during the 2008-09 season. The 27-year-old American-Polish guard would arrive from Power Electronics Valencia, where he averaged 8.1 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in the last ACB league.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Ironi Ramat Gan signs Yariv Yatzkan

Yariv Yatzgan is back to Ironi Ramat Gan. The Israeli club has signed the veteran 34-year-old guard for the next season. Yatzgan, who averaged 3.2 points and 1.3 rebounds per game last season for Hapoel Holon, will play for the third time for Ironi Ramat Gan. The first stint was between 1998 and 2001, and the second one in the 2008-09 season.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

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Miami Heat sign Juwan Howard

The Miami Heat have landed another new player for the next season. The NBA franchise has signed Juwan Howard to a one-year, $1.4 million contract. The veteran 37-year-old center arrives to Miami after playing last season for the Portland Trail Blazers, averaging 6.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Sun Sentinel

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CEZ Nymburk signs Adam Koch

Adam Koch will make his debut as a professional in the Czech Republic. CEZ Nymburk has signed the 22-year-old American forward to a one-year contract. Koch arrives to the Czech champion from the University of Northern Iowa, where he averaged 11.7 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in his senior year.

SOURCE: Sport.cz

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Maccabi Haifa signs Derrick Low

As expected, Maccabi Haifa has landed one of the best scorers in the last Baltic League. The Israeli team has signed Derrick Low, who played last season for Siauliai, averaging 15.1 points and 4.3 assists per game. Low arrived to the Lithuanian team last summer from Rouen.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

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Virtus Bologna and Jared Homan reach to an agreement

As expected, Jared Homan will be a player of Virtus Bologna next season. The president of the Italian club, Claudio Sabatini, confirmed the agreement with the 27-year-old American-Bulgarian forward, who played last season for Maroussi BC. Homan averaged 9.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in the last Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: Solobasket.it

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Chorale Roanne signs Alex Dunn

Alex Dunn will continue his career in France. The 28-year-old American center, who averaged 8.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game in the last PLK for Anwil Wloclawek, has agreed to play for Chorale Roanne next season. This will be the first stint of Dunn in France, after playing in Poland and Turkey during his professional career.

SOURCE: Pomorska

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Cajasol signs Kaloyan Ivanov to a two-year contract

As expected, Kaloyan Ivanov will play for Cajasol. The Spanish team has signed to a two-year contract the Bulgarian 24-year-old forward, who arrives from Assignia Manresa. Ivanov, who is playing in Spain since 2006, averaged 8.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game int he last ACB league.

SOURCE: ACB.com

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Nizhny Novgorod signs Andrei Ivanov to a one-year contract

The recently promoted team Nizhny Novgorod has officially announced the signing to a one-year contract of Andrei Ivanov. The 26-year-old guard arrives to his new team after playing last season for Krasnye Krylia. Ivanov averaged 5.1 points and 1.8 rebounds per game in the Russian Super League.

SOURCE: Nizhny Novgorov Basket

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Cibona signs Marko Car and Rok Stipcevic

Cibona has signed two new players: Marko Car and Rok Stipcevic. Both guards arrive from KK Zadar, the finalist of the last Croatian league. Cibona is also interested in landing Goran Suton. The American-Bosnian center is a free agent after being released by Spartak St. Petersburg. Another target is Jure Lalic, who finished last season in Union Olimpija.

SOURCE: Jutarnji

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Kaloyan Ivanov leaves Assignia Manresa to play for Cajasol

As expected, Kaloyan Ivanov has left Assignia Manresa. The 24-year-old Bulgarian forward has bought out his contract, as his club last season has announced. Ivanov, member of the Bulgarian national team, will be signed by Cajasol, after averaging 8.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game in the last ACB league.

SOURCE: ACB.com

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BBC Bayreuth signs Danny Gibson

BBC Bayreuth has made a new acquisition. The recently promoted German team hass announced the signing of the last MVP of the Dutch league, Danny Gibson. The 26-year-old American guard averaged 18.3 points and 4.5 assists per game last season for Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden. Previously, Gibson played in the German BBL for the Giants Noerdlingen.

SOURCE: BBC Bayreuth

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Aris Thessaloniki signs Pierre Pierce to a one-year contract

As expected, Pierre Pierce has become a new player of Aris Thassaloniki. The Greek club has announced the signing of the 27-year-old American guard to a one-year contract. Pierce arrives to Aris after playing during the last two seasons in France for Hyères-Toulon, averaging 13.6 points, 5.5 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game in the last LNB.

SOURCE: Aris BC

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Bayern Munich signs Darius Hall to a one-year contract

Another player with experience in the top German league for Bayern Munich. The Pro A team has signed Darius Hall to a one-year contract, as the club has confirmed via Twitter. The 37-year-old American center arrives to Munich after playing during the last six seasons for the Artland Dragons, averaging 7.0 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in the last BBL.

SOURCE: Twitter Bayern München Basketball

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Power Electronics Valencia, interested in Jordi Trias, Guillem Rubio and Louis Bullock

Power Electronics Valencia is looking for a Spanish big man for the next season, and is targeting Jordi Trias and Guillem Rubio. Trias will leave Regal Barcelona after six seasons, while Rubio could also be released from Unicaja, where he landed last season. Valencia is also waiting for the possible departure of Louis Bullock from Real Madrid to replace Thomas Kelati, who could land in Olympiakos.

SOURCE: Levante

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Diego Osella retires

Diego Osella has decided to call it a career after 22 years as a professional. The 40-year-old center was released weeks ago by Atenas de Córdoba, where he has played during 20 seasons, after averaging 4.7 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in the last LNB. Osella was also member of the Argentinian national team in the 1996 Olympic Games.

SOURCE: Basquetplus

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Olympiakos, in talks with Thomas Kelati

Olympiakos and Thomas Kelati are already in talks for the next season. The Greek club is the front-runner to sign the 27-year-old American-Polish guard, who is also considering an offer from Unicaja. Kelati, a free agent after averaging 8.1 and 2.2 rebounds per game in the last ACB league for Power Electroncics Valencia, signed a deal with Olympiakos last season, but the Greek club withdrew the contract after the player failed to pass the physical test.

SOURCE: Red Planet

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Pepsi Caserta, interested in Olumide Ojedeyi and Dalibor Bagaric

Pepsi Caserta keeps tracking the market for new signings, and is targeting two players: Olumide Ojedeyi and Dalibor Bagaric. The 29-year-old Nigerian center played last season in China for the Liaoning Dinosaurs, and in Jordania for ASU Club, while the 30-year-old Croatian averaged 4.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game for Cibona Zagreb, where he's playing since 2008, in the last Adriatic League.

SOURCE: Gazzetta di Caserta (.pdf)

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Angelico Biella signs Jeff Viggiano and A.J. Slaughter

Angelico Biella has landed two new players. Jeff Viggiano and A.J. Slaughter will play for the Italian team next season. Viggiano is a 24-year-old American-Italian forward who averaged 5.1 points and 1.4 rebounds per game in the last Lega A for Armani Jeans Milano, while Slaughter arrives directly from the NCAA. The 22-year-old guard posted 17.5 points and 4.3 assists per game in his senior year with the University of Western Kentucky. Slaughter, through, has a escape clause if an NBA team makes an offer for him before July 25th.

SOURCE: La Stampa (.pdf)

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Rudy Fernández admits that he could land in Regal Barcelona if he leaves the NBA

Rudy Fernández talked in a radio interview about his chances to play next season for Regal Barcelona, and admitted there are many possibilities to move there if he finally leaves the NBA. The 25-year-old Spansih guard, though, also told he would like to play for the New York Knicks, if his current team, the Portland Trail Blazers, agrees to trade him. On the other hand, Regal Barcelona is waiting for the resolution of the future of Fernández, and is keeping the extension of the veteran 35-year-old Italian guard Gianluca Basile on hold.

SOURCE: El Punt

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Real Madrid, close to sign Clay Tucker

Real Madrid is close to land Clay Tucker for the next season. The 30-year-old American guard would arrive to the Spanish club after playing last season for DKV Joventut, averaging 16.2 points and 3.4 assists per game in the ACB league. His arrival would imply the departure of Louis Bullock, who could leave Real Madrid after six years.

SOURCE: El Punt

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Patrick Mills, considering an offer from Virtus Bologna

Patrick Mills has an offer from Virtus Bologna to leave the NBA, and play in Europe next season. The 21-year-old Australian guard played last season for the Portland Trail Blazers in his first year as a professional, though he also assigned to the D-League affiliated team Idaho Stampede several times. Mills averaged 2.6 points and 0.5 assists per game for the Blazers in 10 games.

SOURCE: Il Resto del Carlino

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Marcus Vinicius will leave Assignia Manresa

Marcus Vinicius won't play next season for Assignia Manresa. The Spanish team has told the 24-year-old Brazilian forward to find a new team, despite having another year of contract. Vinicius averaged 1.7 points and 1.2 rebounds per game in 6.6 minutes per game during the last ACB league. The Swedish prospect Markus Eriksson will replace him in the team's rotation.

SOURCE: El Punt

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Chicago Bulls agree to a two-year, $6.5 million deal with C.J. Watson

C.J. Watson will play for the Chicago Bulls. The 26-year-old guard has reached to a two-year, $6.5 million deal with the NBA franchise, and will land in Chicago via sign-and-trade from his former team, the Golden State Warriors, that will receive a second-round pick from the Bulls. Watson averaged 10.3 points and 2.8 assists per game last season.

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune

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Aris Thessaloniki, close to sign Pierre Pierce

Pierre Pierce could be announced today as the new acquisition of Aris Thessaloniki. The 27-year-old guard would arrive to the Greek team after spending the last two seasons in the French LNB for Hyères-Toulon, averaging 13.6 points, 5.5 assists and 4.1 rebounds in the last one.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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Olympiakos, interested in Boniface N'Dong

Boniface N'Dong could be a target of Olympiakos for the next season, according to the Greek media. The future of the 32-year-old Senegalese center, who averaged 6.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in the last ACB league, is uncertain after his team last season, Regal Barcelona, signed Kosta Perovic. In Ol6mpiqkow, N'Dong would probably replace Sofoklis Schortsanitis, who could land soon in Panathinaikos.

SOURCE: Sport24

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Los Angeles Clippers re-sign Craig Smith to a one-year contract

According to his agent, Craig Smith will continue playing for the Los Angeles Clippers after being re-signed to a one-year contract. The 26-year-old center averaged 7.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game last season. This decision close definitely the doors to a possible signing of the 25-year-old Greek center Sofoklis Schortsanitis, who could become soon a new player of Panathinaikos.

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times, Hoopsworld

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Damian Kulig and Lukasz Majewski leave Polpharma Starogard

Two players from Polpharma Starogard won't continue in the Polish team next season. The 28-year-old forward Lukasz Majewski, who averaged 8.8 points and 5.4 rebounds in the last PLK, will play for Anwil Wloclawek next season. On the other hand, the 23-year-old forward Damian Kulig (9.2 points and 3.4 rebounds last season) has agreed to terminate his contract, which expired in 2012, with Polpharma.

SOURCES: Polski Kosz, Polski Kosz

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Milwaukee Bucks sign Keyon Dooling to a one year, $2 million contract

Keyon Dooling will play next season for the Milwaukee Bucks, after agreeing to sign a one-year, $2 million contract with the NBA franchise. The 30-year-old guard was a free agent after being waived by the New Jersey Nets, where he was playing since 2008. Last season, Dooling averaged 6.9 points and 2.5 assists per game.

SOURCES: NBA.com, Insidehoops

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