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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ivan Radenovic doesn't rule out to play for Partizan

Ivan Radenovic doesn't know where he's going to play next season. The 26-year-old Serbian forward finished last season in Cajasol, where he arrived from CSKA Moscow, averaging 4.1 points and 2.8 rebounds per game during the last ACB league. Radenovic wants to stay in Cajasol, though he doesn't rule out to move to Partizan if the Serbian team makes an offer for him.

SOURCE: Sportske

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Zalgiris Kaunas, close to sign Darius Washington

Darius Washington could finally move to Lithuania. The 24-year-old American guard, who finished last season in Lottomatica Roma, would be close to reach to an agreement with Zalgiris Kaunas, according to the Lithuanian media. Washington averaged 5.0 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in the Lega A during his brief stint in Lottomatica Roma.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

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Peristeri signs Alexos Petroulas, and could land Dimitris Papanikolaou

Peristeri has reached to an agreement with Alexos Petroulas. The 32-year-old forward arrives to his new team after four years in Panellinios, averaging 2.4 points and 1.4 rebounds per game in the last Greek A1 league. Peristeri is also trying to sign the veteran 33-year-old forward Dimitrios Papanikolaou, from Panionios. AEK Athens is also interested in bringing back Papanikolaou, who could be also considering his retirement.

SOURCE: Basketnet, Superbasket

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Olympiakos could be interested in Derrick Caracter

The Los Angeles Lakers haven't decided yet to sign a contract to Derrick Caracter, selected by the NBA franchise with the 58th overall pick in the last draft. The 22-year-old American center could be on the radar of several European teams, in case the Lakers finally decided to pass on him, though the Denver Nuggets and the New York Knicks could be also eyeing Caracter. Olympiakos, two Italian teams and one Israeli team would have shown interest for Caracter, who averaged 14.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per game during his junior year with the University of Texas-El Paso.

SOURCE: Twitter Marc Berman

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Virtus Bologna, close to reach to an agreement with Manolis Papamakarios

Manolis Papamakarios is in talks with Virtus Bologna for the next season. The 29-year-old Greek, who has played during the last two seasons for Panellinios, is close to reach to an agreement with the Italian club, though there are still some economic differences between both parts. Papamakarios averaged 7.7 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in the last Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: Sport.gr

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Maccabi Tel Aviv signs Mikhail Torrance

Mikhail Torrance could start his professional career in Israel. Maccabi Tel Aviv is close to sign the 21-year-old American guard, who averaged 15.6 points and 5.1 assists per game during his senior year for the University of Alabama. The arrival of Torrance would reduce the chances of Doron Perkins to stay in Maccabi for another year.

UPDATE: The signing is official. Torrance has signed a one-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv, with an option to an extra one.

SOURCE: One, Maccabi

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Montepaschi Siena signs Bo McCalebb to a three-year contract

Finally, Montepaschi Siena have officially announced the signing of Lester "Bo" McCalebb to a three-year contract. The 25-year-old American guard arrives to the Italian team after averaging 13.4 points and 3.4 assists per game in the last Euroleague for Partizan, attracting the interest of several top European clubs.

SOURCE: Mens Sana Basket

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Georgios Printezis, in talks with Unicaja to extend his contract

Georgios Printezis is happy in Unicaja, and is even in talks with the Spanish team to extend his contract. The 25-year-old Greek forward was reported to be on the radar of his former team from 2007 to 2009, Olympiakos, but Printezis hasn't heard anything about that interest. The Greek player averaged 9.8 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in the last ACB league.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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Damir Mrsic retires

As expected, the career of Damir Mrsic is over. The 39-year-old Bosnian-Turkish guard has confirmed that he has decided to retire from professional baskeball after 22 years. Mrsic would like to continue in the organization of Fenerbahce, when he has played since 2004, averaging 5.2 points and 0.8 assists per game in the last TBL.

SOURCE: Salsa Basket

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Rok Stipcevic leaves KK Zadar

Rok Stipcevic won't play next season in KK Zadar. The 24-year-old guard, who averaged 13.0 points and 3.9 assists per game in the last Adriatic League, has decided to leave the Croatian team after six years, according to the coach Danijel Jusup. Stipcevic could be close to land in Zalgiris Kaunas, though he also wants to play for Cibona, according to his agent.

SOURCE: Sportal.hr

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Artland Dragons sign Tyrese Rice to a one-year contract

The Artland Dragons have officially announced the singing of Tyrese Rice. The 23-year-old American guard, who was signed to a one-year contract by the German team, started his career as a professional last season in Panionios, averaging 11.7 points and 2.4 assists per game in the last Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: Artland Dragons

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Montapaschi Siena wants to bring back Rimantas Kaukenas

After a difficult season in Real Madrid, Rimantas Kaukenas could be back to Montepaschi Siena. The 33-year-old Lithuanian guard won't continue next season in Real Madrid, and the Italian club, where Kaukenas played between 2005 and 2009, wants to sign him for the next season. Kaukenas averaged 8.3 points and 1.1 assists per game during the last ACB league.

SOURCE: La Nazione (.pdf)

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Scavolini Pesaro, close to sign Daniel Hackett

As expected, Daniel Hackett is no longer player of Benetton Treviso. The 22-year-old Italian-American guard could be now back to Scavolini Pesaro, where he played in the youth team between 2001 and 2003. Hackett averaged 4.0 points and 1.8 assists per game in the Lega A during his first year as a professional with Benetton.

SOURCE: Il Giornale dell'Umbria (.pdf)

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Yuval Naimy, considering offers from Russia and Spain

Yuval Naimy is deciding his future. The 24-year-old Israeli guard could decide to stay another season in Hapoel Jerusalem, where he's playing since 2008, or accept one of the offers from Europe, some of them from Spanish and Russian teams, he has received. Naimy averaged 11.0 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in the last Israeli Super League.

SOURCE: One

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Aris Thessaloniki, close to sign Christos Tapoutos

Christos Tapoutos will continue his career in the city he was born 27 years ago. The Greek forward is close to sign a two-year contract with Aris Thessaloniki. Tapoutos played last season for PAOK, averaging 7.8 points and 3.7 rebounds in 19.3 minutes per game in the last Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: Athilitika Nea

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Okapi Aalstar signs Tyren Johnson to a one-year contract

Tyren Johnson will start his professional career in Belgium. The 21-year-old forward was signed to a one-year contract by Okapi Aalstar. Johnson arrives to his new team after playing the last four seasons for the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, averaging 17.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per game during his senior year.

SOURCE: The Advertiser

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Unicaja, in talks with Lietuvos Rytas to land Martynas Gecevicius, also considering Gordan Giricek

Unicaja is in formal talks with Lietuvos Rytas. The Spanish team wants Martynas Gecevicius for next season, though the 22-year-old Lithuanian guard is under contract by his current team. The alternatives to Gecevicius are Uros Tripkovic, Kennedy Winston and Gordan Giricek, the 32-year-old Croatian guard who is a free agent after parting ways with Fenerbahce a couple of months ago.

SOURCE: Sur

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Atenas de Córdoba signs James Williams

As expected, James Williams will be the second import player of Atenas de Córdoba for the next season. The 30-year-old American center was signed by the Argentinian team, after playing last season for Unión de Sunchales. Williams averaged 14.6 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in the last Argentinian LNB.

SOURCE: Infoliga

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