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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

PBG Poznan signs Piotr Dabrowski and Lukasz Wisniewski.

Two new acquisitions for PBG Poznan. The Polish team has signed Piotr Dabrowski and Lukasz Wisniewski for the next season. Both players arrive from Polpharma Starogard, where Dabrowski averaged 2.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game, and Wisniewski 10.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game

SOURCE: Probasket.pl

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Washington Wizards and Josh Howard agree to a one-year, $4 million deal

Josh Howard will continue next season playing for Washington Wizards, after agreeing in principle to a one-year, $4 million deal. The 30-year-old forward arrived to the Wizards from the Mavericks via trade last February, though he only played four games with his current team due to an injury.

SOURCE: Twitter Marc J. Spears

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Turow Zgorzelec signs Marko Brkic

Marko Brkic is back to Poland. The 28-year-old Serbian forward was signed by Turow Zgorzelec for the next season. Brkic arrives to his new team after playing last season for Radnicki Kragujevac, averaging 12.3 points and 5.9 rebouns per game in the Adriatic League. In the 2008-09 season, Brkic played for Anwil Wloclawek.

SOURCE: Polski Kosz

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Los Angeles Clippers re-sign Rasual Butler

The Los Angeles Clippers have officially announced that they have re-signed Rasual Butler. The 31-year-old forward arrived to his current team last summer via trade from the New Orleans Hornets, and averaged 11.9 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in his first season with the Clippers.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

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Houston Rockets send David Andersen to Toronto Raptors in exchange of a second-round pick

The Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors are close to reach to an agreement that would send David Andersen to the Canadian franchise in exchange of a second-round pick and cash considerations. The 31-year-old Australian center was signed to a three-year, $7.5 million contract by the Rockets last summer, when he arrived from Regal Barcelona. Last season, Andersen averaged 5.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

UPDATE: The deal is now official

SOURCE: Twitter Jonathan Feigen, Insidehoops

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Aliaga Petkim and Jerome Randle reach to an agreement

Jerome Randle will start his professional career in Turkey. The 23-year-old American guard was signed by Aliaga Petkim for the next season. Randle, who was reported to be also on the radar of Partizan days ago, has played during the last four years for the University of California, averaging 18.6 points and 4.3 assists per game in his senior year.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

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Minnesota Timberwolves, also in the mix to land Nemanja Bjelica

Olympiakos and Caja Laboral have a new contender in the fight to sign Nemanja Bjelica. According to the Greek media, the Minnesota Timberwolves haven't given up on landing the 22-year-old Serbian forward this summer. On the other hand, Olympiakos is considering to improve the offer for Bjelica due to the interest of the head coach, Dusan Ivkovic, to have Bjelica in his team next season.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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Maccabi Haifa, interested in Brandon Hunter and Marco Killingsworth

Maccabi Haifa is considering two candidates for the power forward position. The main target is 29-year-old American forward Brandon Hunter, who averaged 8.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game last season for Hapoel Jerusalem. The alternative would be Marco Killingsworth. The 28-year-old American forward averaged 17.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game for Maccabi Netanya in the last Israeli Super League.

SOURCE: Sport5

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Hapoel Jerusalem will try to sign Derrick Caracter, also on the radar of several Italian and Spanish teams

Hapoel Jerusalem is really interested in Derrick Caracter next season, and will make a push to sign him next season. The 22-year-old American center, selected with the 58th overall pick by the Lakers in the last NBA draft from the University of Texas-El Paso, is also reported to be on the radar of Olympiakos and several Italian and Spanish clubs.

SOURCE: Sport5

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Russell Robinson could be close to land in Chorale Roanne

Chorale Roanne could be close to announced during the next days the signing of Russell Robinson. The 24-year-old American guard would arrive to France after playing last season in the D-League, first for the Reno Bighorns, and then for the Maine Red Claws, where he averaged 16.3 points and 5.6 assists per game.

SOURCE: Catch and Shoot

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Asseco Prokom, in talks with Simas Jasaitis and Mindaugas Lukauskis, while waiting for Qyntel Woods

Asseco Prokom is in talks with two Lithuanian players (as the coach Tomas Pacesas) for the next season. The Polish team is trying to land the 28-year-old forward Simas Jasaitis, who played last season in Turkey for Galatasaray, and the 31-year-old guard Mindaugas Lukaiskis, from ASVEL Villeurbanne. The priority of the Polish club, though, is to extend the contract of Qyntel Woods, who is still trying to earn a spot in a NBA franchise next season. Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards and New Jersey Nets could be the options for the 29-year-old American forward to go back to the NBA.

SOURCE: Sports.pl

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BC Triumph signs Alexey Nesterov

Alexey Nesterov will continue his career in BC Triumph. The 22-year-old forward, who has played during the last two seasons in the youth team of Lokomotiv Kuban, was officially announced as the new signing of Triumph. Nesterov averaged 12.4 points and 8.0 rebounds last season in the Russian U23 league.

SOURCE: BC Triumph

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Vanoli Cremona, interested in Charles Smith and Ricky Minard

Vanoli Cremona is looking for a starting shooting guard, and is targeting two American players who played last season in Euroleague teams. The Italian club is interested in the 34-year-old guard Charles Smith, released recently by Efes Pilsen, and the 27-year-old guard Ricky Minard, who won't either continue in BC Khimki.

SOURCE: La Provincia di Cremona

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Sasa Obradovic, new head coach of BC Donetsk

Despite denying any agreement with Sasa Obradovic, finally BC Donetsk has named him as the new head coach of the Ukrainian team. The 41-year-old coach, who turned down an offer from Igokea to work in Donetsk, was without a team since a brief stint in Turow Zgorelec at the start of the last season.

SOURCE: BC Donetsk

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Virtus Bologna, targeting Jon Scheyer

Maccabi Tel Aviv is not the only team interested in Jon Scheyer. The 22-year-old American guard is also on the radar of Virtus Bologna for the next season. Scheyer, who wanted to try to earn a spot in the NBA, will start his professional career after playing during the last four seasons for the University of Duke, averaging 18.2 points and 4.9 assists per game.

SOURCE: Corriere di Bologna

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Meridiano Alicante matches the offer from Cajasol to keep Mindaugas Katelynas

Mindaugas Katelynas will continue being a player of Meridiano Alicante, after the Spanish team matched the offer from Cajasol extended days ago. The 27-year-old Lithuanian forward, who averaged 11.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game in the ACB league, arrived last season to Alicante from Armani Jeans Milano

SOURCE: ACB.com

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Detroit Pistons reach to a three-year, $10.5 million deal to re-sign Will Bynum

Will Bynum will continue playing for the Detroit Pistons after reaching to a three-year, $10.5 million agreement with the NBA franchise. The 27-year-old guard is a member of the Pistons since 2008, when he arrived from Maccabi Tel Aviv. Last season, Bynum averaged 10.0 points and 4.5 assists per game.

SOURCE: ESPN

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Dynamo Moscow signs Victor Keyru

Victor Keyru won't leave Moscow after being released by CSKA a couple of weeks ago. The 26-year-old forward was signed by Dynamo Moscow, as the Russian club has officially announced. Keyru, who has played for CSKA Moscow since 2008, averaged 1.3 points and 0.4 rebounds per game in the last Russian Super League.

SOURCE: Sports.ru

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Lietuvos Rytas signs Petras Balocka to a two-year contract

Petras Balocka is back to Lithuania. The 23-year-old center was signed by Lietuvos Rytas to a two-year contract. Balocka has played during the last two years in the University of Hawaii, after one unsuccesful season in the University of East Tennesse. In his senior year with the Hawaii Warriors, Balocka averaged 7.9 points and 8.0 rebound per game.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

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Pistoia Basket extends Gregor Fucka's contract to another year

Gregor Fucka will continue for at least another season playing for the LegaDue team Pistoia Basket. The Italian team has extended the contract of the 37-year-old Italian-Slovenian forward to another year. The former player of Fortitudo Bologna, Regal Barcelona or Lottomatica Roma averaged 9.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Pistoia Basket 2000

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Cibona signs Karlo Vragovic to a three-year contract

Cibona has added a new prospect for the next season roster. The Croatian team has signed Karlo Vragovic to a three-year contract, with an option to an extra year. The 21-year-old Croatian guard arrives to Cibona after averaging last season 20.7 points and 3.1 assists per game in the last Croatian A1 league for KK Dubrava Zagreb.

SOURCE: Kosarka.hr

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Polpharma Starogard signs Brian Gilmore

Polpharma Starogard has made an import signing. The Polish team has signed Brian Gilmore for the next season. The 25-year-old American forward arrives from Switzerland, where he played last year for MGS Grand-Saconnex Basket, averaging 15.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in the Swiss LNA.

SOURCE: Polski Kosz

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Galatasaray and Preston Shumpert reach to a one-year agreement

Preston Shumpert will play next season for Galatasaray. The 30-year-old guard has agreed to a one-year deal, with an option to an extra year, with the Turkish team. Shumpert, who has played during the last two seasons for Efes Pilsen, averaged 11.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in the 2009-10 TBL.

SOURCE: Salsa Basket

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Todor Gecevski leaves PAOK Thessaloniki

Todor Gecevski won't continue next season in PAOK Thessaloniki, after not reaching to an agreement with the Greek club to extend his contract. The 32-year-old Macedonian center, who averaged 9.8 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in the last Greek A1 league, could be considering offers from Greece and Italy.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Galatasaray signs Luksa Andric to a two-year contract

Galatasaray has officially announced the signing to a two-year contract of Luksa Andric. The 25-year-old Croatian center arrives to Turkey after playing since 2005 for Cibona Zagreb. In the last Adriatic League, Andric averaged 9.1 points and 4.5 rebounds in 20.1 minutes per game.

SOURCE: Galatasaray

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Angelico Biella signs Marc Salyers and Goran Jurak

Angelico Biella has officially announced two new signings. The Italian club has landed Marc Salyers and Goran Jurak. The 31-year-old American forward arrives to Biella after playing last season for Le Mans, while the 33-year-old Slovenian forward is back to the Italian club after a one-year stint in Banca Tercas Teramo.

SOURCE: Pallacanestro Biella

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Efes Pilsen signs Lawrence Roberts to a one-year contract

Finally, Lawrence Roberts is the chosen power forward for Efes Pilsen. The Turkish team has signed the 27-year-old American player to a one-year contract. Roberts arrives to Efes Pilsena after playing last season for Partizan, averaging 9.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in the Euroleague.

SOURCE: Basket Dergisi

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Pepsi Caserta signs Luca Garri to a two-year contract

Pepsi Caserta has officially announced the arrival of Luca Garri. The Italian club has signed the 28-year-old forward to a two-year contract. Garri arrives to Caserta after playing during the last two seasons for Angelico Biella, averaging 7.2 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in the 2009-10 Lega A.

SOURCE: Lega Basket

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Krasnye Krylia signs Jermareo Davidson

Krasye Krylia has made an important signing. The Russian team has landed Jermareo Davidson, a former NBA player who spent last season in Turkey, with Darussafaka. The 24-year-old American forward, who moved later to the Puerto Rican team Caciques de Humacao, averaged 15.7 points and 10.7 rebounds in the TBL.

SOURCE: Championat

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Josep Maria Berrocal, new head coach of Budivelnyk

Josep Maria Berrocal could be announced during the next hours as the new head coach of BC Budivenlyk. The 40-year-old Spanish team has worked during the last seven seasons as an assistant in Regal Barcelona. Berrocal would replace Andrei Podkovyrov, in charge of the Ukrainian team since March. Budivelnyk could be also interested in landing Zach Morley, the 27-year-old American forward who played last season for Autocid Ford Burgos, in the Spanish LEB Oro.

UPDATE: The deal is official. Josep Maria Berrocal has been announced as the new head coach of Budivelnyk.

SOURCE: Solobasket, Basket.com.ua

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Banca Tercas Teramo signs Kevin Fletcher

Kevin Fletcher has left Turkey to continue his career in the Lega A. Banca Tercas Teramo has signed the 30-year-old American center, with Macedonian passport, who played last season in Besiktas Cola Turka. Fletcher averaged 6.7 points and 3.0 rebounds per game in the TBL

SOURCE: Teramo News

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Galil Gilboa, close to sign Mac Koshwal

Galil Gilboa is close to reach to an agreement to sign Mac Koshwal, who would start his professional career in Israel. The 22-year-old American center, who could be announced in the next days by the current Israeli champion, has played during the last three seasons for the University of DePaul, averaging 16.1 points and 10.0 rebounds per game in his junior year.

SOURCE: Sport5

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Paris Levallois could land Marcellus Sommerville

Marcellus Sommerville could be close to sign Marcellus Sommerville for the next season. The 28-year-old American forward played last season for two French teams with temporary contracts: Chalon Raone and Cholet Basket, averaging 7.4 points and 3.4 rebounds per game for the champion of the last French LNB.

SOURCE: Catch and Shoot

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Aliaga Petkim signs Aubrey Coleman to a one-year contract

Aubrey Coleman will start his professional career in the Turkish league. The 22-year-old American guard was signed to a one-year contract by Aliaga Petkim. Coleman has played during the last two seasons for the University of Houston, averaging 25.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in his senior year.

SOURCE: Spor Haberler

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Maccabi Rishon LeZion signs Dennis Clemente

Dennis Clemente will play in Israel next season. Maccabi Rishon LeZion has signed the 24-year-old Puerto Rican guard for the next season. Clemente arrives to his new team after playing during the last two seasons for the University of Kansas State, averaging 16.6 points and 4.2 assists per game in his senior year.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

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Lietuvos Rytas, also interested in Rok Stipcevic

Cibona and Zalgiris Kaunas are not the only teams interested in landing Rok Stipcevic next season. The 24-year-old Croatian guard is also on the radar of the other top Lithuanian club, Lietuvos Rytas. Stipcevic won't continue in KK Zadar, where he averaged 13.0 points and 3.9 assists per game in the last Adriatic League.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

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Maccabi Tel Aviv has made an offer for Kyle Weaver

The Oklahoma City Thunder will waive Kyle Weaver before August 1st, when the 24-year-old guard would get his contract guaranteed. Weaver, who played just 13 games last season with the Thunder (being assigned several times to the D-League affiliate, the Tulsa 66ers), could have already an offer from Maccabi Tel Aviv to move to Europe next season.

SOURCE: Twitter Marc J. Spears

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Unicaja, also in talks with DKV Joventut for Uros Tripkovic

The negotiation between Lietuvos Rytas and Unicaja for Martynas Gecevicius could be getting tougher. The Lithuanian team could be asking for between €750.000 and €1 million to let the 22-year-old guard go. The main alternative for Unicaja would be Uros Tripkovic, under contract by DKV Joventut. Both parts are already in talks for the 24-year-old Serbian guard.

SOURCES: Málaga Hoy, Sur

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Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca, interested in Federico Aguerre

Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca is trying to land next season Federico Aguerre. The young 21-year-old Argentinian forward played last season in the Spanish LEB Plata for CB Prat, the affiliated team of DKV Joventut, averaging 10.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Aguerre doesn't rule out to go back to Argentina after one year in Spain.

SOURCE: Basquet Plus

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BK Prostejov signs Yemi Gadri-Nicholson

Yemi Gadri-Nicholson will play next season in the Czech Republic. The 27-year-old American center was signed by BK Prostejov. Gadri-Nicholson arrives to his new team after being one of the best players of the last Slovak league, averaging 16.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game for Pezinok, helping his team to win the national championship

SOURCE: Idnes

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Monte Hermoso Básquet signs Anthony Glover and Jaycen Herring

Monte Hermoso Básquet has signed two new import players. The recently promoted Argentinian team has landed the 31-year-old center Anthony Glover, who finished last season for Unión de Formosa, and the 24-year-old forward Jaycen Harring, who played recently in Qatar for Al-Ahli Sports Club

SOURCE: Basquet Plus

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Oleksyi Pecherov wants to continue playing in the NBA

Oleksyi Pecherov, recently on the radar of Partizan and Armani Jeans Milano, wants to stay in the NBA, despite of having offers from several European teams. Moving to Europe would be a secondary option for the 24-year-old Ukrainian center, who is a free agent after his contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves expired. Last season, Pecherov averaged 4.5 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Sportske

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New Mexico Thunderbirds name Darvin Ham head coach

The former player Darvin Ham was announced as the new head coach of the New Mexico Thunderbirds, the D-League franchise formerly known as the Alburquerque Thunderbirds. The 37-year-old coach has worked during the last two years for the T-Birds as an assistant, and will replace John Coffino.

SOURCE: Ridiculous Upside

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Banca Tercas Teramo signs Giorgio Boscagin

Giorgio Boscagin will play next season for Banca Tercas Teramo. The Italian club has officially announced the signing of the 27-year-old guard, who arrives from the LegaDue team Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia. Boscagin averaged 9.7 points and 3.2 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: Teramo Basket

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