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Monday, August 2, 2010

Red Star, close to sign Nikola Kalinic

Red Star is in advanced talks to sign the young forward Nikola Kalinic. The 19-year-old prospect is currently playing for Spartak Subotica, and attracted the interest of Red Star after a friendly match played on November. On the other hand, the Serbian team hasn't reached to an agreement with the 21-year-old guard Stefan Stojacic to extend his contract. Stojacic was playing for Red Star since March.

SOURCE: Novosti

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Belgacom Liège signs Taylor Griffin and Cedric Bozeman

Belgacom Liège has signed two new players. One of them, Taylor Griffin, will continue his career in the Belgian team after being waived days ago by the Phoenix Suns. The 24-year-old forward just played 8 games for the Suns last season. The other signing is Cedric Bozeman, a 27-year-old guard who played recently in China for the Beijing Ducks.

SOURCE: Eurobasket

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PAOK Thessaloniki, considering to sign Will Solomon

Will Solomon has been offered to PAOK Thessaloniki for the next season. The Greek team is now considering to reach to an agreement with the 32-year-old American guard, a free agent after being released on November 2009 by Fenerbahce. This would be the second stint of Solomon in Greece, where he played during the 2002-03 season for Aris Thessaloniki.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Maccabi Tel Aviv and Kyle Weaver reach to an agreement

Kyle Weaver will continue his career in Israel. The 24-year-old American guard, recently waived by the Oklahoma City Thunder has accepted the offer from Maccabi Tel Aviv. Weaver, who could be officially soon by Maccabi, leaves the NBA after playing during his first two years as a professional for the Thunder.

SOURCE: One

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Milt Palacio, in talks with a Spanish team

Kavala is still trying to bring back Milt Palacio, who played last season for the Greek team before finishing the season in the ACB league with Caja Laboral. The 32-year-old American-Belizean guard, currently a free agent could be also in talks with a Spanish team, though he still hasn't reached to any agreement.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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Kevin Young, close to be the new head coach of the Utah Flash

The Utah Flash are expected to name Kevin Young as the new head coach of the D-League franchise. The 28-year-old coach would replace Brad Jones, released a month ago. Jones has worked as an assistant for the Flash during the last two seasons, and has also experience as head coach in the Irish Superleague, with the Shamrock Rovers.

SOURCE: NBA Fanhouse

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Vanoli Cremona signs Joel Zacchetti

Vanoli Cremona has announced a new signing. The Italian club has landed Joel Zacchetti, a 28-year-old center. Zacchetti arrives to Cremona after playing last season in the LegaDue for Snaidero Udine, where he has played during almost his entire career. In the 2009-10 sesaon, Zacchetti averaged 7.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Gruppo Triboldi Basket

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Miami Heat sign Patrick Beverley to a two-year, $1.2 million contract

Patrick Beverley will continue his career in the NBA. Despite the interest of Olympiakos (his team last year) and Maroussi to bring him back to Greece, the 22-year-old guard was signed to a two-year, $1.2 million contract by the Miami Heat. Beverley, who averaged 2.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in the last Euroleague for Olympiakos, was selected with the 42nd overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, and then traded to the Heat.

SOURCE: Twitter Marc J. Spears

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Ratiopharm Ulm signs Sean Sonderleiter to a two-year contract

Sean Sonderleiter will play next season in Europe for the first time in his career. Ratiopharm Ulm has signed the 29-year-old American center to a two-year contract. Sonderleiter arrives to Germany after playing last season in the D-League for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, averaging 11.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Sport1

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Maroussi BC, interested in Patrick Beverley

Patrick Beverely could go back to Olympiakos if he doesn't find a contract in the NBA, but another Greek team could be now interested in the 22-year-old American guard. Georgios Bartzokas, coach of Maroussi BC, wants to land Beverley for the next season and has requested his signing. Beverley averaged 2.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game for Olympiakos in the last Euroleague.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Maccabi Tel Aviv, close to land Sofoklis Schortsanitis, passes on signing Nikola Vujcic

Two centers from Olympiakos have been of the radar of Maccabi Tel Aviv during the last days. The chances of Sofoklis Schortsanitis to sign for Maccabi could be rated as 50-50. The 25-year-old Greek center has a multi-year contract offer from the Israeli club. On the other hand, Maccabi won't sign Nikola Vujcic. The salary demands of the 32-year-old Croatian center were too high.

SOURCE: Sport5

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BC Telenet Oostende could be also in the mix to land Sam Van Rossom

The agreement between Armani Jeans Milano and Aris Thessaloniki for Sam Van Rosom is not getting closer. According to the Greek media, a Belgian team (probably his former team BC Telenet Oostende) is trying to convince the Italian club to loan the 24-year-old guard, who averaged 8.6 points and 2.3 rebounds per game last season for Scavolini Pesaro, also on loan from Armani Jeans Milano.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Dexia Mons signs Ron Lewis to a one-year contract

Ron Lewis could leave the Czech Republic to play next season in the Belgian team. The 26-year-old American guard would be close to land in Dexia Mons next season, after one year playing for the current Czech champion, CEZ Nymburk. In the last NBL, Lewis averaged 12.1 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

UPDATE: Dexia Mons has officially announced the signing of Lewis to a one-year contract

SOURCE: Eurobasket, Mons Hainaut

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PBG Poznan signs Tomasz Ochonko to a one-year contract

PBG Poznan has announced a new player for the next season. The Polish team has signed the 23-year-old guard Tomas Ochonko to a one-year contract. Ochonko arrives to Poznan after playing last season for Polpharma Starogard, averaging 3.5 points and 0.6 assists per game in the PLK.

SOURCE: Probasket.pl

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BC Siauliai signs Edgaras Stanionis

Another young player for BC Siauliai. The Lithuanian team has signed Edgaras Stanionis to a multi-year contract. The 22-year-old guard arrives to his new team after playing last season for Erelita-KTU, in the NKL, averaging 19.6 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Lietuvos Rytas

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Artland Dragons sign Ekenechukwu Ibekwe

The Artland Dragons have officially announced the signing of Ekenechukwu Ibekwe to a one-year contract. The 24-year-old Nigerian forward arrives to the German team after finishing last season in the TB2L, the second Turkish division, with Genc Banvit. Ibekwe averaged 21.2 points and 10.6 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Artland Dragons

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Krka Novo Mesto signs Matej Rojc, Dusan Djordjevic and Chris Booker

Krka Novo Mesto has made three signings. The current Slovenian team has landed Matej Rojc, Dusan Djordjevic and Chris Booker. Rojc, member of the Slovenian U18 squad, is a 17-year-old guard who arrives from Koz Koper, in the Slovenian D2. Djordjevic, a 27-year-old Serbian guard, played last season for Union Olimpija, while Booker leaves Energa Czarni, in Poland, where the 28-year-old center landed last January.

SOURCE: Kosarka.si

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Libertad de Sunchales signs Sebastián Porta and Marcus Elliot

Libertad de Sunchales has announced two new signings. The Argentinian team has landed Sebastián Porta and Marcus Elliot. Porta, a 31-year-old center, arrives from the TNA team Alma Juniors, where he averaged 12.1 points and 6.0 rebounds per game last season. Elliot, a 26-year-old American guard, played recently in Venezuela for the Panteras de Miranda.

SOURCE: Infoliga

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Uros Tripkovic denies any agreement with Unicaja

Despite being officially announced as the new signing of Unicaja, Uros Tripkovic has denied any agreement with the Spanish team. The 23-year-old Serbian guard only admitted that there is an offer from Unicaja, but he doesn't know yet where to play next season. DKV Joventut, his club last year, hasn't either confirmed his leaving despite Tripkovic is under contract until 2011.

SOURCE: Sportski Zurnal

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Oren Aharoni won't be the new head coach of Maccabi Ashdod

Finally, Oren Aharoni has decided to stay another season as the assistant of Dan Shamir in Bnei Hasharon, where he's working since the 2008-09 season, and not to take over Maccabi Ashdod. The 37-year-old coach was reported to have reached to an agreement with the recently promoted team days ago.

SOURCE: Sport5

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TBB Trier signs Barry Stewart

Barry Stewart will start his professional career in Germany. TBB Trier has announced the signing of the 22-year-old American guard to a one-year contract. Sterwart arrives to his new team after playing during the last four seasons for the University of Mississippi State, averaging 11.8 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in his senior year.

SOURCE: TBB Trier

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Belgacom Liège signs Len Matela

Len Matela has agreed to move to Belgacom Liège next season. The 30-year-old American center has signed a contract with the Belgian team, after playing since 2007 for Spirou Charerloi. Matela, who has played during almost his entire career in Belgium, averaged 8.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: Sport.be

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KK Zadar signs Jakov Vladovic to a one-year contract

Jakov Vladovic is back to KK Zadar. The 26-year-old guard was signed by the Croatian team to a one-year contract. Vladovic is back to Zadar, where he played during his whole career until 2007, after a one-year stint in Russia for for Lokomotiv Kuban, averaging 5.7 points and 1.8 assists per game in the national Super League.

SOURCE: Kosarka.hr

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Caja Laboral officially announces the signing of Nemanja Bjelica to a five-year contract

It's official. As expected, Caja Laboral has announced the signing of Nemanja Bjelica, who has signed a five-year contract with the Spanish team. The 22-year-old forward arrives to Spain after playing during the last two seasons for Red Star, averaging 18.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in the 2009-10 Serbian Super League.

SOURCE: Saski Baskonia

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Phoenix Suns sign Gani Lawal to a three-year contract

Gani Lawal will start his professional career in the Phoenix Suns. The 21-year-old forwar was signed to a three-year contract by the NBA franchise, which selected him with the 46th overall pick in the last NBA draft. Lawal arrives to the Suns after playing during the last three seasons for the University of Georgia Tech, averaging 13.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in his junior year.

SOURCE: The Arizona Republic

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Eric Chatfield will be back to Turkey next season

According to his agent, Eric Chatfield will leave France to play next season in Turkey The 30-year-old American guard played last season for Rouen, averaging 17.0 points and 3.0 assists per game in the LNB. Chatfield already played in Turkey during the 2006-07 season for Darussafaka.

SOURCE: Catch and Shoot

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Air Avellino, close to sign Reyshawn Terry

Air Avellino is close to land a new player. Reyshawn Terry could complete the roster of the Italian team, according to the Italian media. The 26-year-old American forward played last season in the ACB league for Xacobeo Blu:sens, averaging 12.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. This would be the second stint of Terry in the Lega A, after playing for Virtus Bologna at the end of the 2008-09 season.

SOURCE: La Prealpina

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Armani Jeans Milano, interested in Zoran Erceg

Armani Jeans Milano is looking for an European big man for the next season. Besides the interest for Oleksiy Pecherov, the Italian team is also considering the option of Zoran Erceg. The 25-year-old Serbian forward is back to Olympiakos after playing last season on loan for Panionios, averaging 14.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in the Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: La Prealpina (.pdf)

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Herve Toure, in talks with several Spanish and Italian teams

Herve Toure will probably leave Lottomatica Roma, despite being under contract with the Italian team. The 28-year-old French forward, who averaged 5.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in the last Lega A, is already in talks with several Spanish and Italian teams for the next season. Air Avellino was reported to be interested in Toure weeks ago.

SOURCE: Catch and Shoot

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Banca Tercas Teramo signs Blake Ahearn

Blake Ahearn is back to Europe. Banca Tercas Teramo has signed the 26-year-old American guard, who started last season in Spain with Asefa Estudiantes. After leaving the club last December, Ahearn played in the D-League with the Bakersfield Jam, and then traded to the Erie BayHawks, where he averaged 26.2 points and 6.0 assists per game.

SOURCE: Rete8

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