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Friday, July 23, 2010

Spartak St. Petersburg signs Stephane Lasme to a two-year contract

Stephane Lasme will continue his career in Russia. Spartak St. Petersburg has officially announced the signing to a two-year contract of the Gabonese 27-year-old forward. Lasme was a free agent after being released weeks ago by Maccabi Tel Aviv, where he averaged 6.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in the last Euroleague.

SOURCE: BC Spartak

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Olympiakos wants Patrick Beverly back, and denies the signing of Alan Anderson

Dusan Ivkovic, the new head coach of Olympiakos, wants Patrick Beverley to continue in the Greek team. The 22-year-old American guard won't finally play next season for the Miami Heat, the team that owns his NBA rights, and will probably return to the Greek club for another year. On the other hand, Olympiakos has slammed the reports from Israel about the signing of Alan Anderson to a two-year contract.

SOURCE: Red Planet

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Panathinaikos, close to sign Aleks Maric

Panathinaikos hasn't reached yet to an agreement with Aleks Maric, but the deal could be signed soon, as the 25-year-old Australian-Serbian center told to the Greek media. Maric, who played last season for Partizan, considers Panathinaikos as the perfect team to continue his career.

SOURCE: Sentra Goal

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San Antonio Spurs sign James Anderson

The San Antonio Spurs have officially announced the signing of James Anderson. The 21-year-old guard was selected with the 20th overall pick by the Spurs in the last NBA draft. Anderson arrives to the NBA after three seasons in the University of Oklahoma State, averaging 22.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game during his junior year.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

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AEK Athens, interested in Sakis Karidas

Sakis Karidas is one of the targets of AEK Athens for the next season. The 31-year-old guard has played during the last two seasons for Ilisiakos. AEK wants Karidas as a back up for an American guard still to be determined. Karidas averaged 8.4 points and 4.2 assists per game in the last Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Sacramento Kings sign Antoine Wright and Pooh Jeter

The Sacramento Kings have announced two signings. Antoine Wright and Eugene "Pooh" Jeter are the new players of the NBA franchise. Wright, a 26-year-old forward, arrives to Sacramento after averaging 6.5 points and 2.8 rebounds per game for the Toronto Raptors last season while Jeter, a 27-year-old guard, could make his debut in the NBA after playing four years in Europe. In the last season, Jeter averaged 11.1 points and 1.6 assists per game in the Israeli Super League for Hapoel Jerusalem.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

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Kolossos Rhodes, close to sign Nikola Ivanovic

As expected, Nikola Ivanovic could be announced tomorrow as the new signing of Kolossos Rhodes. The 26-years-old Slovenian guard arrives to the Greek team after finishing last season in Krka Novo Mesto, averaging 3.2 points and 1.3 assists per game, helping his team to win the Slovenian league.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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Enel Brindisi signs Anthony Giovacchini

Enel Brindisi has announced a new signing for the next season. The recently promoted Italian team has landed Anthony Giovacchini. The 30-year-old American-Italian guard arrives to Brindisi after playing during the last seasons for Pallacanestro Cantù, averaging 1.4 points and 1.3 rebounds per game in the last Lega A.

SOURCE: Pianeta Basket

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Cleveland Cavaliers sign Christian Eyenga

As expected, the Cleveland Cavaliers have officially announced the signing of Christian Eyenga. The 21-year-old Congolese forward arrives to the NBA franchise from DKV Joventut, averaging 3.9 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in the last ACB league. Eyenga was selected with the 30th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Cavs.

SOURCE: NBA.com/Cavaliers

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Galil Gilboa signs Jack McClinton

The current champion of the Israeli Super League has made a new signing. Galil Gilboa has landed Jack McClinton for the next season. The 25-year-old American guard arrives to Israel after playing last season for Aliaga Petkim, averaging 15.9 points and 3.1 assists per game.

SOURCE: One

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Angelico Biella signs Edgar Sosa and Goran Suton

As expected, Edgar Sosa will star his professional career in Angelico Biella. The Italian club has signed the 22-year-old Dominican guard, who arrives from the University of Louisville. Biella has also landed Goran Suton. The 24-year-old American-Bosnian played last season, his first as a professional, in Russia for Spartak St. Petersburg.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Eurosport Italia

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Aleks Maric hasn't decided yet to leave Partizan

Besides the reported agreement between Partizan and Panathinaikos for Aleks Maric, the 25-year-old Australian-Serbian center hasn't decided yet to move to the Greek club. According to his manager, Aleksandar Raskovic, Maric is happy in Partizan and hasn't decided yet to move to another team.

SOURCE: Mondo

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Vanoli Cremona, interested in Artsiom Parakhouski, Mile Ilic and Vladimir Golubovic

Vanoli Cremona is looking for an European big man to complete the roster, and is interested in Artsiom Parakhouski. The 22-year-old Belarussian center could be back to Europe after playing during the last two seasons for the University of Radford, averaging 21.4 points and 13.4 rebounds per game in his senior year. Mile Ilic, who finished last season in Metalac, and Vladimir Golubovic, recently released by Caja Laboral and on the radar of Angelico Biella, are also targets of Vanoli Cremona.

SOURCE: La Provincia (.pdf)

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Earl Calloway extends his contract with Cajasol for two more seasons

Despite the interest of teams like Montepaschi Siena to sign Earl Calloway, the 26-year-old American-Bulgarian guard will finally stay in Cajasol at least for two more seasons, after re-siging with the Spanish team. Calloway, who arrived to Cajasol last season, averaged 9.4 points and 4.2 assists per game in the ACB league.

SOURCE: Diario de Sevilla

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Martynas Gecevicius doesn't know anything about the interest of Unicaja

Despite the reports about a possible interest of Unicaja to land Martynas Gecevicius, the 22-year-old Lithuanian guard denies any contact with him from the Spanish club. Gecevicius, under contract by Lietuvos Rytas, was reported to be an alternative to Thomas Kelati, who has finally landed in Khimki.

SOURCE: Basketnews.lt

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Antalya signs Baris Hersek

Antalya has announced the signing of Baris Hersek. The 22-year-old forward arrives to his new team after playing last season for Banvit, averaging 3.2 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in the last TBL. Hersek has also played for Efes Pilsen and Darussafaka during his career

SOURCE: Antalya Basketbol

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Telekom Bonn signs Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt is back to Germany. The 27-year-old American guard, who played for the Köln 99ers in the 2008-09 season, was announced as the new signing of Telekom Bonn for the next season. Hunt arrives to his new team after playing last season in the Portuguese league, averaging 12.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game for FC Porto Ferpinta.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

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ViveMenorca, in talks with Ratko Varda

ViveMenorca is negotiating the return of Ratko Varda to the Spanish club. The recently promoted team is in talks with the 31-year-old Bosnian center, who finished last season in Asseco Prokom, averaging 9.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in the Euroleague. Varda already played for ViveMenorca in the ACB league during the 2007-08 season.

SOURCE: Última Hora

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Cedevita signs Aaron Pettway

Aaron Pettway will continue his career in Croatia. The 30-year-old American center was signed by Cedevita for the next season. Pettway arrives to his new team after finishing last season in Ukraine, averaging 10.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game for Dnipro-Azot. Previously, Pettway was waived by Ventspils, in Latvia.

SOURCE: Kosarka.hr

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Khimki signs Thomas Kelati to a two-year contract

Finally, Thomas Kelati will continue his career in Russia. The 27-year-old American-Polish guard has finally signed a two-year, around €2 million contract contract with BC Khimki, according to the player. Kelati, who had offers from Unicaja and Olympiakos, arrives from Power Electronics Valencia, where he averaged 8.1 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in the last ACB league.

SOURCE: Sports.pl

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Nizhny Novgorod signs Pavel Podkolzin to a two-year contract

Pavel Podkolzin is back to the Russian top division. The 25-year-old center, former player of the Dallas Mavericks, was signed by Nizhny Novgorod, recently promoted to the new Professional Basketball League, to a two-year contract. Podkolzin has played during the last three years in the Russian B Super League for Lokomotiv Novosybirsk, averaging 12.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: Nizhny Novgorov Basket

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Christian Eyenga will play for the Cleveland Cavaliers for the next two seasons

DKV Joventut and the Cleveland Cavaliers have reached to an agreement for Christian Eyenga. The 21-year-old Congolese forward, selected in the NBA 2009 by the Cavs, was under contract by the Spanish club until 2011. Eyenga, who averaged 3.9 points and 2.6 rebounds per game last season, will finally sign a two-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

SOURCE: Penya

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Gianluca Basile will continue in Regal Barcelona

As expected, Gianluca Basile has confirmed that he will play next season for Regal Barcelona, his team since 2005. The veteran 35-year-old Italian guard is expected to sign an extension deal with the Spanish club in a couple of days. Basile averaged 5.3 points and 1.0 rebounds per game in the last ACB league.

SOURCE: Sport.es

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Chicago Bulls and Kurt Thomas reach to an agreement

Kurt Thomas will continue his 15-year career in the Chicago Bulls, after both parts have reached to an agreement for the next season. The veteran 37-year-old center arrives to the Bulls after playing last season for the Milwaukee Bucks, averaging 3.0 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: ESPN

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Cajasol, Unicaja, DKV Joventut and Gran Canaria 2014, also interested in Jordi Trias

More teams interested in Jordi Trias. The 29-year-old forward, who won't continue next season in Regal Barcelona, is on the radar of Cajasol, Unicaja, DKV Joventut and Gran Canaria 2014, besides Power Electronics Valencia. Trias, who landed in Regal Barcelona in 2004, averaged 2.4 points and 2.2 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: Diario de Sevilla

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Angelico Biella, close to sign Edgar Sosa, also considering Vladimir Golubovic, Tomas Hampl, Jeff Adrien and Tyler Wilkinson

Angelico Biella is close to sign Edgar Sosa. The 22-year-old Dominican guard would start his professional career in the Italian team after playing during the last four seasons for the University of Louisville, averaging 13.1 points and 4.5 assists per game in his senior year. Angelico Biella is also tracking other players like Vladimir Golubovic (recently released by Caja Laboral), Tomas Hampl (from Bizkaia Bilbao Basket), Jeff Adrien (from Leche Río Breogan) and Tyler Wilkinson (from the University of Marshall)

SOURCE: La Stampa (.pdf)

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Miami Heat re-sign Carlos Arroyo

Carlos Arroyo will continue playing for the Miami Heat. The 30-year-old Puerto Rican guard was signed for the $1 million veteran's minimum salary. Arroyo averaged 6.1 points and 3.1 assists per game last season for the Heat, where he arrived a brief one-year stint in Maccabi Tel Aviv.

SOURCE: Miami Herald

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Unicaja, considering Martynas Gecevicius as an alternative to Thomas Kelati

Thomas Kelati could be close to decide his future. After the arrival of Alan Anderson to Olympiakos, and the possible signing of Henry Domercant for Khimki, Unicaja could be the team which lands the 25-year-old American-Polish guard. Anyway, the Spanish team is considering other alternatives, like Kennedy Winston or the 22-year-old Lithuanian guard Martynas Gecevicius, from Lietuvos Rytas.

SOURCE: Sur

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Boston Celtics and Marquis Daniels agree to a one-year, $2.5 million deal

Marquis Daniels will continue playing for the Boston Celtics next season. Both parts have reached to a one-year, $2.5 million agreement, according to the agent of the player. Daniels arrived to the Celtics last season from the Indiana Pacers, averaging 5.6 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: NBA Fanhouse

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Maccabi Haifa signs Sylven Landesberg to a two-year contract

Sylven Landesberg will start his professional career in Israel, aftera reaching to a two-year agreement with Maccabi Haifa. The 20-year-old guard arrives to his new team after playing during the last two seasons for the University of Virginia, averaging 17.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in his sophomore year.

SOURCE: One

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Charlotte Bobcats sign Dominic McGuire

The Charlotte Bobcats have officially announced the signing of Dominic McGuire. The 24-year-old forward will continue his career in the Bobcats after playing during his first two and a half years as a professional for the Washington Wizards, before being traded last February to the Sacramento Kings, where he averaged 0.8 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

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Gimnasia y Esgrima signs Joel Comba to a two-year contract

Gimnasia y Esgrima de Comodoro Rivadavia has landed Joel Comba. The 18-year-old forward was signed to a two-year contract by the Argentinian club. Comba, a member of the U19 Argentinian national team, arrives to his new club after not playing a single minute last season with Atenas de Córdoba

SOURCE: Infoliga

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Los Angeles Lakers sign Matt Barnes and Theo Ratliff

Matt Barnes turned down an offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. The 30-year-old forward was signed to a two-year, $4 million contract after playing last season for the Orlando Magic, averaging 8.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. On the other hand, Theo Ratliff will also continue his long 15-year career in the Lakers, after signing a one-year, $1.35 million contract with the current NBA champions. The veteran 37-year-old center arrives to the Lakers after finishing last season in the Charlotte Bobcats.

SOURCES: Cleveland Plain Dealer, Insidehoops, NBA.com, NBA.com/Lakers

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Assignia Manresa, in talks with Regal Barcelona to sign Álex Hernández

Assignia Manresa is interested in the young 20-year-old guard Álex Hernández, and is in talks with Regal Barcelona, his team, to sign him for the next season. Hernández, averaged 8.6 points and 2.1 assists per game in the last LEB Oro for CB Cornellà, the affiliated team of Barcelona.

SOURCE: El Punt

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Power Electronics Valencia could be close to sign Sofoklis Schortsanitis

The future of Sofoklis Schortsanitis could be in Spain. Olympiakos will probably renounce to re-sign him, and the probable arrival of Aleks Maric to Panathinaikos also closes the door to his signing for the Greek champion. Power Electronics Valencia could be the front runner in the race to sign Schortsanitis, according to the Greek media, being the preferred option by the Greek player. Caja Laboral would have also make an offer for Schortsanitis.

SOURCE: Basketblog, Sport.gr

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Olympiakos signs Alan Anderson to a two-year contract

The recently reported interest from Olympiakos for Alan Anderson was definitive. The Greek club has sigend the 27-year-old American guard to a two-year contract. Anderson, who was also on the radar of Montepaschi Siena, arrives to Olympiakos after being released a month ago by Maccabi Tel Aviv, where he averaged 13.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in the last Euroleague.

SOURCE: Sport5

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Caja Laboral and Unicaja, also trying to sign Aleks Maric

More teams in the mix to sign Aleks Maric. Caja Laboral and Unicaja have made offers to land the 25-year-old Australian-Serbian center next season, according to the Greek media. Maric would have be satisfied with the offer from Caja Laboral, which could be now a strong candidate to sign him besides Panathinaikos and Fenerbahce. The offer from Unicaja, though, was initially turned down by Maric, who will be traded by Partizan soon.

UPDATE: Partizan could have agreed to trade Maric to Panathinaikos for €800.000, according to the Serbian media

SOURCE: Prasina Nea, Kosarka.rs

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Enel Brindisi could be close to sign Yahkouba Diawara

Yahkouba Diawara could be back to Europe. The 27-year-old French forward has played during the last four seasons in the NBA with the Denver Nuggets and the Miami Heat, failing to have a major role. Now, Diawara could be close to an agreement with Enel Brindisi, recently promoted to the Italian Lega A, for the next season.

SOURCE: La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno

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