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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Ikaros Esperos, in advanced talks with Robert Vaden

After starting his professional career in Italy last season, Robert Vaden is in advanced talks with Ikaros Esperos to move to Greece. The 25-year-old American forward, though, could be also waiting for an offer from the Oklahoma City Thunder, the team that selected him with the 54th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft. Vaden averaged 16.9 points and 3.6 rebouds per game in the last LegaDue for Aget Imola.

SOURCE: Superbasket

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Krasnye Krylia signs Aleksandr Dedushkin and Yaya Adamou

Krasnye Krylia has officially announced a new player. The Russian team has signed Aleksandr Dedushkin to a two-year contract. The 28-year-old center arrives to Samara after playing since 2008 for Spartak St. Petersburg, averaging 3.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in the last Russian Super League. Krasnye Krylia has also landed the 28-year-old Russian-Cameroonian guard Yaya Adamou, who is back to Russia after playing last season for Tobol Kostanay.

SOURCE: BC Krasnye Krylia

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Cajasol signs Louis Bullock to a one-year contract

As expected, Louis Bullock will play next season for Cajasol. The Spanish team has confirmed the signing to a one-year contract of the 34-year-old American guard. Louis Bullock will continue his career in Spain despite the interest of Maccabi, after playing in Real Madrid during the last six seasons, averaging 10.1 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in the last ACB league.

SOURCE: Baloncesto Sevilla

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Igokea signs Stevan Nadfeji

Stevan Nadfeji will continue his career in Bosnia. Igokea has announced the signing for the next season of the 30-year-old Serbian forward, who was playing since 2007 in Greece. In the last season, Nadfeji averaged 4.9 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in the A1 league for Maroussi BC.

SOURCE: Igokea

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Vanoli Cremona, considering David Moss, Derrick Byars and Bryce Taylor as alternatives to Simas Jasaitis

Simas Jasaitis is the main target of Vanoli Cremona for the forward position, but the Italian team is considering several alternatives for the 28-year-old Lithuanian player, also on the radar of Asseco Prokom. David Moss, from Virtus Bologna; Derrick Byars, from Alba Berlin and Bryce Taylor, from Telekom Bonn, are also in the shortlist of Vanoli Cremona for the next season.

SOURCE: La Provincia di Cremona (.pdf)

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Cimberio Varese in talks with Dwayne Collins

Dwayne Collins is considering an offer from Cimberio Varese to become a member of the Italian club. The 22-year-old American forward was selected with the 60th overall pick in the last NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns, and hasn't ruled out yet the chance to earn a spot in the Suns roster. Collins will start his professional career, either in Italy or in the NBA, after four seasons in the University of Miami, where he averaged 12.0 points and 7.8 rebounds per game during his senior year.

SOURCE: La Prealpina

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Limoges CSP, close to sign R.T. Guinn

Limoges CSP could be close to announce a new member, R.T. Guinn, who could have reached an agreement with the French team. The 29-year-old American forward has played since 2008 in the Ukrainian Superleague, averaging last season 10.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game for Budivelnyk.

SOURCE: Beaublanc

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Ivan Sunara, new head coach of Perlas

Perlas Vilnius, the affiliated team of Lietuvos Rytas, has hired Ivan Sunara as the new head coach. The 51-year-old Croatian coach, who worked recently for the Slovenian team Helios Domzale, will replace the recently named coach Nerijus Zabarauskas, who has accepted to be the assistant of Sunara. The recently retired player Arvydas Macijauskas will be also a member of the Perlas' coaching staff.

SOURCE: Lithuania Basketball

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WCAA Giants sign Tyler Tiedeman

After one season on the cold due to a Achilles tendon injury, Tyler Tiedeman will be back to the game in the Netherlands after being signed by the WCAA Giants. The last team of the 25-year-old American forward was Bàsquet Mallorca, where he averaged 10.3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game before his injury in the 2008-09 Spanish LEB Oro.

SOURCE: iBasketball

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Regal Barcelona, in talks with Asefa Estudiantes to land Carlos Suárez

Carlos Suárez is attracting the interest of some of the most important clubs in Spain, like Unicaja and Real Madrid. Another team in the mix to land the 24-year-old forward is Regal Barcelona. The Spanish club is already in talks with the current team of Suárez, Asefa Estudiantes, to negotiate his transfer this summer, through Suárez would be send back to Estudiantes to play there next season on loan.

SOURCE: Sport.es

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Cajasol reaches an agreement with Louis Bullock, and with Meridiano Alicante for Mindaugas Katelynas

Finally, Louis Bullock will continue his career in Cajasol. The 34-year-old American guard has confirmed that he will leave Real Madrid after six years in an open letter, and has already a verbal agreement with Cajasol. The Spanish team is also close to announced the expected arrival of Mindaugas Katelynas, after agreeing to a deal with his current club, Meridiano Alicante. On the other hand, the arrival of Bullock could also imply the leaving of Tyrone Ellis.

SOURCE: Diario de Sevilla

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Unicaja, in talks with CB Granada for Nedzad Sinanovic, also on the radar of Turkish and Greek teams

Nezdad Sinanovic has attracted the interest of several teams. The 27-year-old Bosnian center will be send on loan this season, and CB Granada is already in talks to land him next season. Sinanovic averaged 13.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game in the last Spanish LEB Oro for Clínicas Rincón, the affiliated team of Unicaja, which has also received offers from Greek and Turkish teams.

SOURCE: Málaga Hoy

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Chicago Bulls and Keith Bogans reach to a two-year agreement

The Chicago Bulls have reached to a two-year agreement, with the second year partially guaranteed, with Keith Bogans. The 30-year-old guard leaves the San Antonio Spurs, where he played last season, after averaging 4.1 points and 2.1 rebounds per game. The Bulls will be the sixth team Bogans plays during his seven-year career.

SOURCE: Twitter David Aldridge

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