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Friday, July 30, 2010

Partizan, also interested in Leon Williams

The option to sign Oleksiy Pecherov is too expensive for Partizan, who is now looking for other targets. The Serbian team, who hasn't ruled out to land Sherron Collins, is also interested in Leon Williams. The 24-year-old American-Belizean forward, also on the radar of Hapoel Jerusalem, averaged 15.7 points and 9.2 rebounds per game in the last TBL with Erdemirspor.

SOURCE: Sportske

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Maccabi Ashdod, close to sign Meir Tapiro

Meir Tapiro could continue his career in Maccabi Ashdod. The recently promoted team is close to land the veteran 35-year-old guard. Maccabi Ashdod would be the 9th team Tapiro plays for, after averaging 9.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in the last Israeli Super League for Maccabi Rishon LeZion.

SOURCE: One

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Kolosos Rhodes signs Jamine Peterson

Kolossos Rhodes has signed Jamine Peterson for the next season. The 22-year-old American forward arrives to the Greek team after a troubled three-year stint in the University of Providence. Peterson, who didn't play during the whole 2008-09 season, was dismissed by the college for a violation of team rules on May, after averaging 19.6 points and 10.2 rebounds per game during his sophomore year. Kolossos Rhodes will be his first professional team.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Chorale Roanne signs Alex Gordon

Chorale Roanne has officially announced the arrival of a new player for the next season. The French club has signed Alex Gordon, a 24-year-old American guard who has played during his two years as a professional in Turkey. Gordon finished last season in Erdemirspor, averaging 9.9 points and 3.2 assists per game in the TBL.

SOURCE: Chorale Roanne

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Virtus Bologna signs Giuseppe Poeta to a three-year contract

The expected arrival to Giuseppe Poeta to Virtus Bologna is official. The Italian club has signed the 24-year-old guard to a three-year contract. Poeta, member of the Italian national team, arrives to Bologna after playing for Banca Tercas Teramo since 2006, averaging 10.8 points and 4.4 assists per game in the last Lega A.

SOURCE: Virtus Bologna

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Eduardo Hernández-Sonseca, new player of Bizkaia Bilbao Basket

DKV Joventut won't match the offer for Eduardo Hernández-Sonseca extended days ago by Bizkaia Bilbao Basket. The 27-year-old center leaves Joventut after three years to join his new team, as both clubs have officially confirmed. Hernández-Sonseca, former member of the Spanish national team, averaged 5.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in the last ACB league.

SOURCES: Penya, Bilbao Basket

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Enel Brindisi, interested in Eric Williams, Levon Kendall and Nick Calathes

Enel Brindisi keeps tracking the market for new players. The main target is reported to be the 26-year-old center Eric Williams, who averaged 13.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in the last Lega A for Scavolini Pesaro. Other candidates on the radar of Enel Brindisi are the 26-year-old Canadian-Irish forward Levon Kendall, from Maroussi BC, and the 21-year-old Greek-American guard Nick Calathes, from Panathinaikos, despite being under contract.

SOURCE: Quotidiano di Puglia

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Maroussi BC, in talks with Stelios Ioannou

Maroussi is already tracking the market for the new season. One of the targets of the team coached by Georgios Bartzokas is Stelios Ioannou. The Greek club has already made the first contact with the 24-year-old guard, who averaged 5.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in the last A1 league for Ilisiakos

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Sakalai signs Arnas Butkevicius

Sakalai has signed to a multi-year contract the young prospect Arnas Butkevicius. The 17-year-old Lithuanian forward arrives from his new team after playing last season in the RLK (3rd Lithuanian basketball league) for Neringos, averaging 16.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Basketnews

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Armani Jeans Milano signs David Hakwins

As expected, David Hawkins is back to Armani Jeans Milano. The Italian club has officially announced the signing of the 27-year-old American guard, who already played for Armani Jeans during the 2008-09 season. Hawkins moved last season to Montepaschi Siena, where he averaged 12.0 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in the Lega A.

SOURCE: Olimpia Milano

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DKV Joventut could be close to sign Russell Robinson

Russell Robinson won't play next season for Chorale Roanne, despite the earlier reports about his arrival to the French team. According to Jean-Denys Choulet, coach of Chorale Roanne, the 24-year-old guard is close to be signed by DKV Joventut. Robinson finished last season in the Maine Red Claws, averaging 16.3 points and 5.6 assists per game in the D-League.

SOURCE: Catch and Shoot

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Olympiakos could be interested in Jamon Lucas

Jamon Lucas was offered to Olympiakos weeks ago, though the Greek club first decided not to make a move to sign him. But now, the situation could have changed, and the 25-year-old American guard could be on the radar of Olympiakos for the next season. Lucas played last season for Maroussi BC, averaging 9.8 points and 4.1 assists per game in the Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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Oklahoma City Thunder waive Kyle Weaver

As expected, the Oklahoma City Thunder have waived Kyle Weaver. The NBA franchise took that decision before 1st August, when the 24-year-old guard would have get his contract guaranteed. Weaver, who played just 13 games last season for the Thunder, was reported to have an offer from Maccabi Tel Aviv to play in Israel.

SOURCE: The Oklahoman

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Cleveland Cavaliers and Joey Graham reach to a two-year agreement

Joey Graham will continue his career in the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 28-year-old forward has agreed to a two-year contract with the NBA franchise after playing last season for the Denver Nuggets, averaging 4.2 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. Graham started his professional career in the Toronto Raptors, where he played from 2005 to 2009.

SOURCE: Twitter Marc J. Spears

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Base Oostende signs Marcus Faison

Marcus Faison is back to Belgium. The 32-year-old American-Belgian guard was signed to a one-year contract, with an option to two extra years, by Base Oostende. Faison, who was also on the radar of Aris Thessaloniki, arrives to his new team after finishing last season for Dnepro Dnipropetrovsk, averaging 16.2 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in the Ukrainian Super League. Faison played for the last time in Belgium during the 2005-06 season, in Spirou Charleroi.

SOURCE: Sport.be

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Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca signs Chris Jeffries

Chris Jeffries is back to Argentina. Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca has signed the 29-year-old American forward for the next season. Jeffries will be back to the Argentinian league, where he played during the 2007-08 season for Ben Hur and Obras Sanitarias. Last season, Jeffries averaged 15.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game in the Brazilian league for Minas Tenis Clube.

SOURCE: Basquet Plus

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Gran Canaria 2014 signs Judson Wallace

Gran Canaria 2014 has announced a new player for the next season. The Spanish team has signed Judson Wallace. The 27-year-old American forward arrives to Gran Canaria after playing during the last two seasons for Benetton Treviso, averaging 9.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in the 2009-10 Lega A.

SOURCE: CB Gran Canaria

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Dexia Mons signs Shan Foster to a one-year contract

Dexia Mons has signed a new import player. The Belgian team has signed Shan Foster to a one-year contract. The 24-year-old American forward arrives from Turkey, where he averaged 9.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in the last TBL for Kepez Belediyespor. Foster also played in Italy for Pepsi Caserta in his first year as a professional.

SOURCE: Sport.be

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Panathinaikos signs Aleks Maric to a two-year contract

As expected, Panathinaikos has officially announced the signing to a two-year contract of Aleks Maric. The 25-year-old Australian-Serbian center arrives to the Greek team after playing last season for Partizan, averaging 14.6 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in the Euroleague.

SOURCE: PAO BC

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BC Triumph signs Jermaine Anderson

BC Triumph Lyubertsy has announced a new player. The Russian team has signed Jermaine Anderson. The 27-year-old guard, member of the Canadian national team, arrives to the Russian club after playing last season for Cedevita, averaging 12.3 points and 4.4 assists per game in the Adriatic League.

SOURCE: BC Triumph

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Anwil Wloclawek signs Paul Miller

Anwil Wloclawek has signed Paul Miller, who will be back to the Polish team, where he played during the 2008-09 season. The 28-year-old center arrives to Anwil after playing last season in Russia, averaging 9.6 points and 4.0 rebounds per game for BC Triumph in the Russian Super League.

SOURCE: Polski Kosz

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Dinamo Sassari signs Brian Sacchetti

Dinamo Sassari has officially announced on the website of the club the signing of Brian Sacchetti. The 24-year-old forward arrives to the recently promoted team after playing for Carife Ferrara since 2006. Sacchetti averaged 4.3 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in the last Lega A.

SOURCE: Dinamo Sassari (.pdf)

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Maccabi Tel Aviv, in talks with Nikola Vujcic

Nikola Vujcic is in Israel to negociate his signing with Maccabi Tel Aviv. The 32-year-old Croatian center won't continue next season in Olympiakos, where he has played since 2008. Vujcic, a former member of Maccabi from 2002 to 2008, averaged 7.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game in the last Euroleague.

SOURCE: One

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Power Electronics Valencia signs James Augustine to a one-year contract

Power Electronics Valencia has officially announced the signing to a one-year contract of James Augustine. The 26-year-old American center, a former NBA player, arrives to his new team two years in Gran Canaria 2014, where he averaged 8.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game in the last ACB League.

SOURCE: Valencia Basket

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VEF Riga signs Patrick Sanders

VEF Riga has landed the first import player for the upcoming season. The Latvian club has signed Patrick Sanders. The 24-year-old American guard, who will arrived to Riga next week, arrives from MyGuide Amsterdam, where he averaged 14.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in the last Dutch Eredivisie.

SOURCE: Sporta Centrs

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Mitteldeutscher BC signs Michael Jordan to a one-year contract

As expected, Michael Jordan will play for Mitteldeutscher BC next season. The 33-year-old American guard was signed to a one-year contract by the German team. Jordan arrives to his new team after playing last season for Phoenix Hagen, averaging 8.9 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in the BBL.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

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Turow Zgorzelec signs Ivan Zigeranovic

Ivan Zigeranovic will play next season in the PLK, as his agency has officially announced. The 25-year-old Serbian center was signed by Turow Zgorzelec after playing last season in Romania for CS Gaz Metan Medias. Zigeranovic averaged 11.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in the Romanian league.

SOURCE: BeoBasket

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Lottomatica Roma, interested in Patrick Mills, close to land Andrea Iannilli

Patrick Mills is on the radar of another Italian team. After Virtus Bologna decided to land Giuseppe Poeta, now is Lottomatica Roma the new contender to bring the 21-year-old Australian guard, who played last season for the Portland Trail Blazers. Lottomatica is also close to land Andrea Iannilli, who played last season in the LegaDue for Scalfati Basket.

SOURCE: Corriere dello Sport (.pdf)

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Luis Bullock and Real Madrid agree to part ways

As expected, Louis Bullock won't continue in Real Madrid. The veteran 34-year-old guard has reached to an agreement with the Spanish club to terminate his contract, which expired in 2011. Bullock will decide now to continue his career in the ACB league, with Cajasol, or accept the offer from Maccabi Tel Aviv.

SOURCE: As

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Ivan Radenovic, considering an offer from Menorca Bàsquet

Despite his interested to remain in Cajasol, Ivan Radenovic has another option to stay in the ACB league. The 26-year-old Serbian forward is considering an offer from Menorca Bàsquet for the next season. Radenovic, who was playing for Cajasol since December, averaged 4.1 points and 2.8 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: Diario de Sevilla

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Vonteego Cummings leaves Ilisiakos to play in Cyprus

Vonteego Cumming will play next season in Cyprus. Keravnos has signed the 34-year-old American guard, who arrives to his new team after playing last season for Ilisiakos. The former NBA player averaged 10.1 points and 2.1 assists per game during his first year in the Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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DKV Joventut, close to sign Carl English

Finally, DKV Joventut could have already reached to an agreement with Carl English for the next season. The 29-year-old Canadian guard is a free agent after being released a month ago by Caja Laboral, where he played last season, averaging 9.3 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. Cajasol and Bizkaia Bilbao Basket has been also interested in English.

SOURCE: Diario de Sevilla

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Banvit and Vladimir Golubovic reach to an agreement

As expected, Vladimir Golubovic will join Banvit next season. The 24-year-old Slovenian forward has reached to an agreement with the Turkish team. Golubovic arrives to Banvit after finishing last season with the champion of the last ACB league, Caja Laboral, averaging 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Salsa Basket

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Police confirm the death of Lorenzen Wright

Memphis police has confirmed the death of the NBA player Lorenzen Wright, whose body was found yesterday. The 34-year-old center died of a gunshot wound. Wright played for several NBA franchise during his 13 years as a professional, averaging 8.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in 778 games. Rest in peace.

SOURCE: USA Today

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Maccabi Haifa, close to sign Marco Killingsworth

Finally, it seems that Marco Killingsworth will be the chosen one to be the next starting power forward of Maccabi Haifa. The Israeli team is close to sign the 27-year-old American player, who would arrive to his new team after averaging 17.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game last season for Maccabi Netanya.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

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BC Donetsk signs Sasha Vasiljevic

As expected, Sasha Vasiljevic will continue his career in Ukraine. BC Donetsk has started rebuilding its roster landing the 30-year-old Bosnian guard, who decided to leave Kolossos Rhodes after two years in the Greek club. Vasiljevic averaged 11.1 points and 3.6 assists per game for Kolossos last season in the A1 league.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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