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Monday, July 26, 2010

BC Odess re-signs Vitaly Lebedintsev

BC Odessa has officially announced that Vitaly Lebenditsev will take again the reign of the Ukrainian team. The 49-year-old coach parted ways with Odessa a couple of months ago, but has agreed to re-sign with his former team. BC Odessa also considered other candidates like Slobodan Subotic, Stevan Karadzic or Ainars Bagatskis, according to its website.

SOURCE: BC Odessa

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Aris Thessaloniki, also close to sign Kostas Charalampidis

Kosta Charalampidis could be also become soon a new member of Aris Thessaloniki. The veteran 34-year-old guard, born in Thessaloniki, is close to sign with the Greek team after playing last season in Panellinios, averaging 10.6 points and 1.7 assists per game in the last A1 league.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Slobodan Klipa, new head coach of Igokea

Slobodan Klipa will be the new head coach of Igokea. The 49-year-old Serbian guard was signed to a one-year contract by the Bosnian team, which will play next season in the Adriatic League. Klipa was without a team since being fired by FMP Zeleznik on December 2008, after a season and a half in the Serbian club, and will replace Drago Karalic.

SOURCE: Sportal.rs

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Siauliai signs Edvinas Ruzgas

BC Siauliai has signed Edvinas Ruzgas to a multi-year contract. The Lithuanian 23-year-old guard will start his professional career in his country, after playing during the last two seasons for the Texas Christian University, averaging 10.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in his senior year.

SOURCE: Basketnews.lt

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Trefl Sopot signs Filip Dylewicz

Filip Dylewicz is back to Poland after one season in the Italian Lega A. The 30-year-old forward has signed with Trefl Sopot. Dylewicz, who averaged 6.0 points and 4.6 assists per game for Air Avellino last season, played from 1997 to 2009 (except a brief one-year stint in Znicz Pruszkow) for Asseco Prokom, when the current champion of the Polish league played in the city of Sopot.

SOURCE: Sports.pl

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Caja Laboral could be also in talks with Benetton to sign Nemanja Bjelica

The agreement between Benetton Treviso and Olympiakos for Nemanja Bjelica could be in danger. According to the Greek media, Caja Laboral is also in talks with the Italian team, which owns the rights of the 22-year-old Serbian forward, who played last season for Red Star. Olympiakos, though, has signed Bjelica to a preliminary agreement.

UPDATE: According to the Spanish website Solobasket, Nemanja Bjelica will finally play next season in Caja Laboral

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Linas Kleiza, officially signed by Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors have officially announced the signing of Linas Kleiza. The 25-year-old Lithuanian forward reached to a four-year, $20 million agreement with the Raptors, but the deal wasn't official until the Denver Nuggets, his former NBA team, renounced to match the offer for him. Kleiza played last season for Olympiakos, averaging 17.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in the Euroleague.

SOURCE: NBA.com/Raptors

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Partizan, interested in Sherron Collins and Oleksiy Pecherov

Partizan is looking for the replacements of the guard Bo McCalebb, signed by Montepaschi Siena, and the center Aleks Maric, who will play for Panathinaikos. The Serbian team is tracking the 23-year-old American guard Sherron Collins, from the University of Kansas, to be the point guard of the team. For the center position, Partizan is considering Oleksiy Pecherov, a free agent after his contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves expired. The 24-year-old Ukrainian center would be also on the radar of Armani Jeans Milano.

SOURCE: Sportske

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Maccabi Tel Aviv, in talks with Louis Bullock, also interested in Kennedy Winston

Maccabi Tel Aviv has already started to negotiate the signing of Louis Bullock, who is set to leave Real Madrid this summer. The 34-year-old American guard averaged 10.1 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in the last ACB league. The Israeli team could be also considering Kennedy Winston, from Lottomatica, as a candidate for the shooting guard position.

SOURCES: Sport5, One

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Galil Gilboa signs Tyler Wilkerson to a one-year contract

Tyler Wilkerson will start his professional career in Israel. The 22-year-old American forward was signed to a one-year contract by Galil Gilboa, the current champion of the Israeli Super League. Wilkerson arrives to his new team after playing during the last four seasons for the University of Marshall, averaging 14.0 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in his senior year.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

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Phoenix Suns waive Taylor Griffin

The Phoenix Suns have officially announced that they have waived Taylor Griffin. The 24-year-old forward arrived to the Suns last season in his first year as a professional, averaging 1.3 points and 0.3 rebounds in just 8 games played. Griffin was also assigned three times to the D-League affiliated of the Suns, the Iowa Energy.

SOURCE: NBA.com/Suns

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Real Madrid signs D'Or Fischer to a two-year contract

As expected, Real Madrid has officially announced the signing to a two-year contract of D'Or Fischer, which was worth at $2.2 million. The 28-year-old American center arrives to the ACB league after playing since 2008 for Maccabi Tel Aviv. Fischer averaged 8.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in the last Euroleague.

SOURCE: Real Madrid

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Artland Dragons sign Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje to a one-year contract

Just a few days after being released by Oldenburg, Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje has found a new team. The 32-year-old Cameroonian center was signed to a one-year contract by the Artland Dragons, as the German team has officially announced. Boumtje-Boumtje averaged 6.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game for Oldenburg in the last BBL.

SOURCE: Beko BBL

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Maccabi Tel Aviv, interested in Louis Bullock and Travis Hansen

Two members of the last year's Real Madrid squad are on the radar of Maccabi Tel Aviv. According to the Israeli media, Maccabi is interested in the 34-year-old American guard Louis Bullock and the 32-year-old American-Russian guard Travis Hansen. Among with Jaycee Carroll, still under contract by Gran Canaria 2014, they are the three names that Maccabi is targeting for the next season.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

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Triumph Lyubertsy signs Roman Letver

BC Triumph Lyubertsy has officially announced the signing of Roman Letver. The 26-year-old Russian forward arrives to his new team after playing during the last two seasons for Spartak St. Petersburg. In the last Russian Super League, Letver averaged 2.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: BC Triumph
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Pete Mickeal will continue in Regal Barcelona next season

Regal Barcelona has confirmed that Pete Mickeal will continue playing next season for the Spanish team. The 32-year-old American forward was not happy with his salary in Regal Barcelona, which extended to an extra year his contract months ago. Mickeal averaged 12.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in the last Euroleague, helping his team to win the top European competition.

SOURCE: FC Barcelona

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CB Granada signs Yaroslav Korolev to a one-year contract

Yaroslav Korolev is back to Europe. The 23-year-old Russian forward was signed by CB Granada to a one-year contract, as the Spanish team has officially announced. Korolev, who was on the radar of Angelico Biella during the last days, arrives to Granada after playing last season in the D-League, averaging 9.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game for the Reno Bighorns, his last team before landing in the ACB league.

SOURCE: CB Granada

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Siauliai could land Mario Delas on loan next season

Zalgiris Kaunas wants to sent off on loan Mario Delas next season, and the main candidate to land the 20-year-old Croatian forward could be another Lithuanian team: BC Siauliai. Delas, who arrived to the Lithuanian club last January, averaged 6.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in the last LKL.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

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Martynas Gecevicius will stay in Lietuvos Rytas

Despite the reports about an agreement for Martynas Gecevicius, Lietuvos Rytas, his current team until 2011, denied any intention of selling the 22-year-old Lithuanian guard to Unicaja. According to Jonas Vainauskas, the GM of Lietuvos Rytas, Gecevicius will remain in Vilnius next year.

SOURCE: Basketnews.lt

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Telekom Bonn signs Nic Wise to a one-year contract

Telekom Bonn has landed a new import player. The German team has announced the signing to a one-year contract of Nic Wise. The 22-year-old American guard will start his professional career in Germany, after averaging 14.4 points and 3.3 assists per game in his senior year in the University of Arizona last season.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

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Assignia Manresa signs Daniel Clark to an offer sheet

Finally, Assignia Manresa has chosen Daniel Clark to replace Kaloyan Ivanov, who will play next season for Cajasol. The Spanish team has signed the 21-year-old British center to an offer sheet, though Asefa Estudiantes, his former team, has ten days to match the offer. Clark averaged 4.3 points and 1.8 rebounds per game in the last ACB league.

SOURCE: Bàsquet Manresa

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Sutor Montenagraro, interested in Alex Acker

Sutor Montegranaro is targeting Alex Acker for the next season. The 27-year-old American guard is a free agent after being released on April by Armani Jeans Milano, where he averaged 9.3 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in the last Lega A. Sutor Montegranaro has also announced that Demian Filloy was loaned to Basket Rimini Crabs, a LegaDue team.

SOURCES: Il Messagero, Sutor Basket

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Lokomotiv Kuban signs Goran Jeretin

Another new acquisition for Lokomotiv Kuban. The agency of Goran Jeretin has confirmed the signing of the 30-year-old Montenegrin guard for the Russian team. Jeretin arrives to Russia after finishing last season in Turk Telekom, averaging 7.5 points and 3.4 assists per game in the TBL.

SOURCE: Beobasket

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Nando De Colo wants to move to Panathinaikos

According to his agent, Wassim Boutanos, Nando De Colo wants to play next season for Panathinaikos. The 23-year-old French guard would be already in talks with his current team, Power Electronics Valencia, to terminate his contract and sign with the Greek team. De Colo averaged 13.2 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in the ACB league during his first seasons with Valencia.

SOURCE: Prasina Nea

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VEF Riga signs Kaspars Berzins

As expected, Kaspars Berzins is back to Latvia. The 24-year-old center was signed by VEF Riga for the next season. Berzins arrives to the Latvian team after playing last season in Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, and then sent off on loan to Cáceres 2016. In the last LEB Oro, Berzins averaged 6.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Sporta Centrs

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Unicaja, close to sign Martynas Gecevicius

Martynas Gecevicius could be today a new player of Unicaja. The Spanish team is close to reach to an agreement with the 22-year-old Lithuanian guard. Unicaja has already agreed to a deal with Lietuvos Rytas, the current team of Gecevicius, and the announcement of the signing could arrive soon.

SOURCE: La Opinión de Málaga

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Lokomotiv Kuban signs Lionel Chalmers to a one-year contract

Lionel Chalmers will continue his career in Russia, where he's playing since 2008. The 29-year-old American guard was signed to a one-year contract by Lokomotive Kuban. Chalmers, a former NBA player, averaged 19.0 points and 3.8 rebounds in the last Russian Super League for Enisey Krasnoyarsk.

SOURCE: Soviet Sport

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Zalgiris denies any agreement with Darius Washington, and could send off on loan Mario Delas

Despite the reports about a possible agreement between Zalgiris Kaunas and Darius Washington, the Lithuanian team denied a deal with the 24-year-old American guard is close. Zalgiris is also considering to sent off on loan next season Mario Delas. The 20-year-old Croatian forward arrived to Zalgiris last January, averaging 6.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in the last LKL.

SOURCES: Basketnews.lt, Basketnews.lt

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Aris Thessaloniki, interested in Lester Hudson, will land Sam Van Rossom

Armani Jeans Milano has agreed to send off on loan Sam Van Rossom to Aris Thessaloniki, after extending the contract of the 24-year-old Belgian guard to an extra year. The signing of the other target of the Greek team, Marcus Faison, is still in the negotiation table. Aris would be also interested in Lester Hudson, according to the Israeli press. The 25-year-old American guard is a free agent after being waived by the Memphis Grizzlies weeks ago.

SOURCES: Athilika Nea, Sport5

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Shanxi Zhongyu re-signs Stephon Marbury

Stephon Marbury will continue playing in China. The 33-year-old American guard has re-signed with Shanxi Zhongyu, where he arrived last season after failing to get a contract in the NBA. The former All-Star, who recently turned down an offer from Hapoel Jerusalem to play in Israel, averaged 22.9 points and 9.5 assists per game in the last CBA.

SOURCE: Shanxi Young Daily

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