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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Hapoel Jerusalem and Will Solomon reach to an agreement

As expected, Will Solomon will play next season for Hapoel Jerusalem. The 32-year-old American guard has agreed to a one-year, about €320.000 agreement to be back to Hapoel, where he played during the 2003-04 season, helping the Israeli team to win the ULEB Cup. Solomon is a free agent since being released by Fenerbahce last November.

SOURCE: Sport5

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Deutsche Bank Skyliners sign DaShaun Wood to a temporary contract

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners have announced the signing of DeShaun Wood. The 24-year-old American guard will arrive to the German team with a temporary contract until end of October with an option for the rest of the season. Wood played last season for Benetton Treviso, averaging 6.9 points and 2.9 assists per game in the Lega A.

SOURCE: Deutsche Bank Skyliners

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KK Zadar, interested in Gordan Giricek

Gordan Giricek is a free agent after being released by Fenerbahce almost three months ago, and KK Zadar is interested in bringing him back to Croatia. The 33-year-old forward left his country on 2001 to play for CSKA Moscow, and then started a seven-year NBA career before going back to Europe in Fenebahce. Now, KK Zadar has started informal talks with Giricek to try to land him for the next season.

SOURCE: Slobodna Dalmacija

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Philipp Heyden will play next season for BBC Bayreuth

BBC Bayreuth has officially announced an agreement with EnBW Ludwigsburg for Philipp Heyden, who will play next season for the recently promoted team on loan. The 21-year-old center, who signed a five-year contract with Ludwigsburg on 2008, split last season between the BBL team and the German Pro A team Vfl Kirchheim Knights, where he averaged 9.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: BBC Bayreuth

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PAOK Thessaloniki, also interested in Kostas Sloukas

Aris Thessaloniki is not the only team that has shown interest in Kostas Sloukas. The 20-year-old guard is also on the radar of PAOK Thessaloniki, which would have even offered a one-year contract to Sloukas. However, the Greek player is still under contract with Olympiakos, and would be the new coach Dusan Ivkovic who will decide if Sloukas will leave the team.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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Galil Gilboa, interested in Warren Carter

Warren Carter is the new target of Galil Gilboa for the upcoming season. The last Israeli champion is reported to be interested in the 25-year-old American forward. Carter, who was close to earn a spot in the roster of the New York Knicks last preseason, played recently in the Greek A1 league, where he averaged 12.9 points and 7.0 rebouds per game for Ilisiakos.

SOURCE: Sport5

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Carlos Suárez confirms negotiations between Asefa Estudiantes and Regal Barcelona

In a radio interview, Carlos Suárez has confirmed the reports about a negotiation going on between Asefa Estudiantes and Regal Barcelona for his transfer. The 24-year-old forward, who averaged 11.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, would be excited to land in Regal Barcelona, though he also would be happy if he finally stay in Asefa Estudiantes, where he has played during his entire career.


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Dwayne Collins agrees to play for Cimberio Varese

Finally, Dwayne Collins has accepted the offer from Cimberio Varese to play for the Italian team next season. The 22-year-old American forward, selected with the 60th overall pick by the Phoenix Suns in the last NBA draft, will start his professional career in Italy after four seasons playing for the University of Miami, averaging 12.0 points and 7.8 rebounds per game during his senior year.

SOURCE: La Prealpina

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Caja Laboral signs Pops Mensah-Bonsu to a one-year contract

Pops Mensah-Bonsu could be the next signing of Caja Laboral. The Spanish team is in talks with the 26-year-old British center, a free agent after being released by CSKA Moscow weeks ago, where he averaged 4.1 points and 1.3 rebounds per game in the last Euroleague. Mensah-Bonsu, a former NBA player, was also on the radar of Maccabi Tel Aviv days ago.

UPDATE: Caja Laboral has confirmed the signing to a one-year contract, with an option to ane extra one, of Pops Mensah Bonsu

SOURCE: El Correo, ACB.com

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Krka Novo Mesto releases Davor Marcelic

Brane Kastelec, president of Krka Novo Mesto, has announced that Davor Marcelic won't continue next season as a player of the Slovenian team. The veteran 39-year-old forward, former player of the Croatian national team, was playing since 2007 for Krka, averaging 9.5 points and 3.1 rebounds per game last season, helping his team to win the Slovenian league.s

SOURCE: Kosarka.si

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Maroussi BC, in talks with Dimos Dikoudis

Dimos Dikoudis is a free agent after agreeing to part ways with Aris Thessaloniki, but could have a new team soon. Maroussi BC is interested in signing the 33-year-old center, and has already made an offer to Dikoudis, who is now considering the offer. Dikoudis averaged 5.9 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in the last Greek A1 league with Aris.

SOURCE: Sport.gr

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Air Avellino, considering Ronald DuPree and Brandon Bowman as alternatives to Reyshawn Terry, who will finally play in Brose Baskets Bamberg

Despite the agreement reported days ago between Air Avellino and Reyshawn Terry, the 26-year-old American forward will finally play for Brose Baskets Bamberg, according to the Italian media. Air Avellino is already considering alternatives to the former NBA player, and is targeting Brandon Bowman (a free agent after being released weeks ago by Tofas Bursa) and Ronald DuPree, (from Telekom Bonn).

SOURCE: Ottopagine

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Rimas Girskis, new head coach of Nevezis

As expected, Nevezis has a new head coach. The Lithuanian club has signed Rimas Girskis to a one-year contract. The 60-year-old coach was without a team after starting last season in Ukraine in charge of Azovmash Mariupol. Girskis will replace Nerijus Zabarauskas, new assistant coach of Perlas.

SOURCE: Basketnews.lt

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Lagun Aro GBC, close to sign Nikoloz Tskitishvili

Lagun Aro GBC is close to announce a new signing. The Spanish club would have reached an agreement with Nikoloz Tskitishvili for the next season. The 27-year-old Georgian forward is a free agent after being released weeks ago by Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, where he played during the last two seasons. In the last ACB league, Tskitishvili averaged 7.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Solobasket.com

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Will Solomon, close to land in Hapoel Jerusalem

Despite the agreement reported between Dinamo Sassari and Will Solomon, the interest of Hapoel Jerusalem to land the 32-year-old American guard could finally bring back the former point guard of Maccabi Tel Aviv back to Israel. Solomon is a free agent after being released last November by Fenerbahce. On the other hand, Dinamo Sassari is already considering Brian Chase, the 28-year-old American guard who played last season for Blancos de Rueda Valladolid, as an alternative for Solomon.

SOURCE: Basketnet.net

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