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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lietuvos Rytas signs Dovydas Redikas

Another member of the Lithuanian U18 squad that won the last European championship was signed by one of the top clubs of the national league. Lietuvos Rytas has signed Dovydas Redikas to a multi-year contract. The 17-year-old guard arrives from KK Akademija Vilnius, where he averaged 14.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game in the last NKL. Redikas will be assigned to the affiliated team of Lietuvos Rytas, Perlas Vilnius, in the LKL.

SOURCE: Lithuania Basket

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Zalgiris Kaunas signs Edgaras Ulanovas

Zalgiris Kaunas has signed Edgaras Ulanovas, one of the best players of the Lithuanian U19 squad in the last European championship, won by the Baltic squad. The 18-year-old forward arrives from SK Triobet Malsta Jonavos, where he averaged 8.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in the last NKL. Ulanovas will be assigned to the second team of Zalgiris, also in the NKL, along with Vaidas Cepukaitis, Gediminas Zyle and Vytenis Cizauskas, who played last season for Aisciai.

SOURCE: Lithuania Basketball

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CB Granada almost rule out to sign Luke Jackson

Julian Aranda, sporting director of CB Granada almost discarded the arrival of Luke Jackson, due to the personal situation of the 28-year-old forward, who will soon become a father. Aranda also said that Nedzad Sinanovic will only play for CB Granada in case the Bosnian 27-year-old Bosnian center gets the Spanish passport

SOURCE: EFE

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Spartak St. Petersburg and Vasili Zavoruev part ways

As expected, despite having contract until 2012, Vasili Zavoruev won't continue in Spartak St. Petersburg. Both parts have agreed to part ways, as the Russian club has officially announced. The 23-year-old guard was playing for Spartak since 2008, averaging 4.3 points and 0.7 assists per game in the last Russian Super League, where he only played 10 games.

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BC Donetsk signs Jasmin Hukic

BC Donetsk has signed Jasmin Hukic for the next season. The 31-year-old Bosnian forward will continue in Ukraine after playing last season for Benetton Treviso, where he averaged 7.0 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in the Lega A. Hukic arrives last summer to the Italian team from Union Olimpija.

SOURCE: iSport

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Orleans signs Jamar Smith

Orleans have officially announced the signing of Jamar Smith for the next season. The 29-year-old American forward will continue his career in France after playing during the last two seasons in the Italian LegaDue. Smith averaged 13.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game for Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia in the 2009-10 season.

SOURCE: Entente Orleanaise

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Virtus Bologna signs Viktor Gaddefors

As expected, Viktor Gaddefors will move to Virtus Bologna from next season, according to the Swedish media. The 17-year-old forward is one of the best Swedish prospects, averaging 9.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game for the U19 squad in the last European championship. Gaddefors arrives to Bologna from Uppsala Basket, where he posted 3.5 points and 1.2 rebounds per game in the last Basketligan.

SOURCE: Svensk Basket Television

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Panionios signs Stellios Ioannou, Nikos Papanikolaou and Giannis Athanasoulas

Despite the reports about an agreement between Stelios Ioannou and Maroussi BC, finally the 24-year-old forward has decided to play for Panionios next season. The Greek team has signed Ioannou, and two other players that also arrive from Ilisiakos: the 25-year-old forward Nikos Papanikolaou, and the 23-year-old forward Giannis Athanasoulas, who were in the Greek club since 2007.

SOURCES: Basketnet, Basketnet

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Obras Sanitarias signs Juan Pedro Gutiérrez

As expected, Juan Pedro Gutiérrez is back to Obras Sanitarias. The 26-year-old center has confirmed via Twitter his signing with the Argentinian team, where he played until 2004. Gutiérrez, who has played for CB Granada since then, averaged 5.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game in the last ACB league.

SOURCE: Twitter Juan Pedro Gutiérrez

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Maccabi Ashdod signs Ramel Bradley

Maccabi Ashdod has landed the first import player for the next season. The Israeli team has signed Ramel Bradley, a free agent after being released by JDA Dijon last March. The 25-year-old guard, who averaged 12.0 points and 3.7 assists per game in the last French LNB, started his professional career in the 2008-09 seasons in Cedevita Zagreb.

SOURCE: Sport5

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Boston Celtics sign Luke Harangody to a two-year contract

Glenn "Doc" Rivers, coach of the Boston Celtics, has announced the signing to a two-year contract of Luke Harangody, who will start his professional career in the NBA frachise. The 22-year-old forward, selected by the Celtics with the 52nd overall pick in the last NBA draft, lands in Boston after playing during the last four seasons for the University of Notre Dame, where he averaged 21.8 points and 9.1 rebounds per game during his senior year.

SOURCE: Weei

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Maccabi Haifa signs Bar Timor

As expected, Maccabi Haifa has signed one of the best Israeli prospects, Bar Timor. The 18-year-old guard arrives to his new team after playing last season in the National League for Hapoel Haifa, where he averaged 6.9 points and 2.2 assists per game. Timor, who will be assigned to Hapoel Kiryat Tivon next season by Maccabi Haifa, also posted 12.8 points and 5.8 assists per game for the Israeli U18 squad in the last European Championship.

SOURCE: One

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Lazaros Papadopoulos could finally stay in PAOK Thessaloniki

Lazaros Papadopoulos could be finally back to PAOK Thessaloniki, where he played last season. The 30-year-old center was set to leave the Greek team to play in an Euroleague team, but he couldn't find any good offer. Papadopoulos, who averaged 11.0 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in the last Greek A1 league, is in talks to sign a new contract with PAOK.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Pepsi Caserta signs Olumide Oyedeji

As expected, Olumide Oyedeji will play next season in Italy. Pepsi Caserta has officially announced the signing of the 29-year-old Nigerian center. Oyedeji, a former NBA player, finished last season in Jordania for ASU Club, where he arrived from the Liaoning Dragons of the Chinese league.

SOURCE: Juve Caserta

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Air Avellino signs Linton Johnson

Air Avellino has officially announced the signing of Linton Johnson for the next season. The 30-year-old American forward will go back to Europe, where he played during two months for Caja Laboral during the 2007-08 season, after a six-year career in the NBA. Last season, Johnson was a free agent after being released by the Orlando Magic in October.

SOURCE: Scandone Basket

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Maccabi Netanya, close to sign Sam Clancy

Sam Clancy could be back to Israel. Maccabi Netanya is close to sign the 31-year-old American forward, who played last season for Bnei Hasharon. Clancy, who moved later to Puerto Rico to play two games for the Gallitos de Isabela, averaged 10.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game in the last Israeli Super League.

SOURCE: Sport5

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BC Hoverla signs Jeremy Chappell

After playing during his first season as a professional in Poland, Jeremy Chappell will continue his professional career in Ukraine. BC Hoverla has signed the 23-year-old American guard, who played last season for Znicz Jaroslaw. In the PLK, Chappell averaged 18.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: iSport

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Detroit Pistons and Tracy McGrady agree to a one-year, $1.3 million deal

Tracy McGrady will play next season for the Detroit Pistons. Both parts have agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million contract. The 30-year-old forward will continue his career in the Pistons after finishing last season in the New York Knicks, where the 6-times All-Star averaged 9.4 points and 3.9 assists per game.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports

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Maroussi BC signs Mamoutou Diarra

Maroussi BC has officially announced the signing for the next season of Mamoutou Diarra. The 30-year-old Malian-French forward will be back to Greece, where he played for PAOK Thessaloniki from 2007 to 2009. Diarra finished last season in Chorale Roanne, where he averaged 7.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in the French LNB.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Brose Baskets Bamberg signs Kyle Hines to a one-year contract

As expected, Kyle Hines is a new member of Brose Baskets Bamberg. The 23-year-old American forward was signed to a one-year contract by the current German champion, after playing during the last two seasons for Prima Veroli, in the Italian LegaDue. Brose Baskets Bamberg has also re-signed Casey Jacobsen, who landed in the German team last season.

SOURCE: Court Vision

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Luke Jackson could be close to land in CB Granada

According to the Turkish media, Luke Jackson has made his choice among the four teams reported to be interested in him. The 28-year-old American forward would have decided to play next season for CB Granada, despite the interest of Besiktas, Cholet and Vanoli Cremona to sign him. Jackson played last season in Italy for Carife Ferrara, averaging 15.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in the Lega A.

SOURCE: Mix Basket

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Cajasol signs Mindaugas Katelynas to a two-year contract

As expected, Mindaugas Katelynas has become a new member of Cajasol. The Spanish team, which reached an agreement with Meridiano Aliante for his transfer, has signed the 27-year-old Lithuanian forward to a two-year contract. Katelynas averaged 11.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game in the last ACB league with Alicante.

SOURCE: Baloncesto Sevilla

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Enisey Krasnoyarsk signs Marcus Williams

After playing last season for the Memphis Grizzlies, Marcus Williams will continue his career in Russia. Enisey Krasnoyarsk has officially announced the signing of the 24-year-old American guard to a one year contract. Williams, who has also played for the New Jersey Nets and the Golden State Warriors during his NBA career, averaged 4.4 points and 2.6 assists per game for the Grizzlies last season.

SOURCE: Basket Enisey

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Iraklis, interested in David Teague

Iraklis is considering several options offered to the Greek team, and one of the favourites could be David Teague. The 27-year-old American guard is a free agent after leaving the Giessen 46ers due to a knee season-ending injury. Teague was averaging 20.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in the BBL until that moment.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Lynn Greer will finally stay in Fenerbahce

The injury of Ergin Atsür while playing with the Turkish national team has forced Fenerbahce to make some changes in the original plan. Lynn Greer, who was set to leave and was offered to several European teams, will finally stay in the Turkish team. Last season, the 30-year-old American guard averaged 10.9 points and 2.2 assists per game in the TBL.

SOURCE: Basket Dergisi

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Arvin Slagter leaves WCAA Giants

After playing during the last three seasons for the WCAA Giants, Arvin Slagter won't continue in the Dutch team. The salary demands of the 24-year-old guard were too high for the Giants, as the manager of the team, Marcel Löhr, admitted. Slagter averaged 10.0 points and 3.7 assists per game in the last Eredivisie.

SOURCE: iBasketball

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Kavala, interested in Giannis Tsairelis

Giannis Tsairelis is back to Aris Thessaloniki after being loaned last season to Trikala 2000, but the 22-year-old center won't probably continue in the Greek team. Kavala has already shown interest in landing Tsairelis, who averaged 4.0 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in the last Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Zastal Zielona Gora, close to sign Walter Hodge

Walter Hodge could become the new signing of Zastal Zielona Gora. The 23-year-old guard, member of the U.S. Virgin Islands national team, is reported to be close to sign a contract with the recently promoted Polish team. Hodge played last season in Puerto Rico for the Cangrejeros de Santurce, where he averaged 11.9 points and 3.3 assists per game in the BSN.

SOURCE: Polski Kosz

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Cairns Taipans sign Arizona Reid

After two seasons in Europe, Arizona Reid will continue his career in Australia. The Cairns Taipans have signed the 24-year-old American forward for the next season. Reid arrives to his new team after playing last season in Finland for UU-Korihait Uusikaupunki, where he averaged 19.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in the Korisliiga.

SOURCE: Cairns.com.au

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Phoenix Hagen signs Edward Seward

After six seasons in Germany, Edward Seward will make his debut in the BBL. Phoenix Hagen has announced the signing of the 31-year-old American center, who helped BBC Bayreuth to promote from the German Pro A league last season, averaging 8.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

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Gran Canaria 2014, close to sign Xavi Rey

Finally, Xavi Rey will be the replacement of Will McDonald in Gran Canaria 2014. The Spanish team is waiting for the definitive departure of the 30-year-old American-Spanish center, who will be signed by DKV Joventut. Rey, a 22-year-old center, played last season for Cajasol on loan from Regal Barcelona, averaging 2.9 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in the ACB league.

SOURCE: Canarias Ahora

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VEF Riga signs Raitis Grafs and Dairis Bertans

VEF Riga has officially announced two signings. The 28-year-old center Raitis Grafs, who played last season for BC Siauliai, and the 20-year-old guard Dairis Bertans, from BK Ventspils, are the new additions of the Latvian team. VEF Riga has also re-signed Sandis Valters, who landed in the team last January.

SOURCE: VEF Riga

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Caja Laboral and Walterr Herrmann, close to part ways

After one season in Caja Laboral, the stint of Walter Herrmann in the Spanish team could be over soon. The agent of the 31-year-old Argentinian forward confirmed that both parts are in talks to terminate his contract, which expires in 2013. Herrmann, who returned last summer to Spain after three seasons in the NBA, averaged 5.3 points and 2.7 rebounds per game in the ACB league for Caja Laboral.

SOURCE: Noticias de Álava

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Deutsche Bank Skyliners sign Carl Lindbom to a one-year contract

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners have announced the signing of Carl Lindbom to a one-year contract, with an option for an extra year. The young 18-year-old Finnish forward will start playing for the second team, in the German ProB league. Lindbom arrives from the Honka Espoo Playboys, where he averaged 11.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in the last Finnish Korisliiga.

SOURCE: Scheonen Dunk

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ViveMenorca, interested in Andy Betts

ViveMenorca is targeting a new played for the frontcourt. The Spanish team is interested in Andy Betts, the veteran 33-year-old British center. Betts, who has played during the last two seasons for Aris Thessaloniki, would be back to the ACB league, where he played in 2000, and from 2003 to 2008 for several teams. In the last Greek A1 league, Betts averaged 9.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Menorca.info

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Banca Tercas Teramo signs Ivan Zoroski

As expected, Ivan Zoroski will continue his career in Italy. Banca Tercas Teramo has officially announced the signing of the 31-year-old Serbian guard, who was playing for Panionios since 2007. Zoroski averaged 8.5 points and 2.2 assists per game in the last Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: Teramo Basket

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Telekom Bonn signs Jacob Jaacks

Telekom Bonn has officially announced a new signing for the next season. The German team has landed Jakob Jaacks. The veteran 33-year-old American forward arrives to Bonn after playing last season for Hapoel Afula, where he averaged 7.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in the Israeli Super League.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

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Brian Chase and Dee Brown, on the radar of Dinamo Sassari

After the signing of his former target, Will Solomon, for Hapoel Jerusalem, Dinamo Sassari is looking for alternatives for the point guard position. The Italian team is now considering Brian Chase, from Blancos de Rueda Valladolid, and Dee Brown. The 25-year-old American guard played last season in the Lega A for Air Avellino, averaging 14.8 points and 5.2 assists per game.

SOURCE: Corriere dello Sport (.pdf)

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Air Avellino makes an offer to Nik Caner-Medley

According to the Italian media, Air Avellino has made an offer for Nik Caner-Medley. The 26-year-old American forward played last season for Asefa Estudiantes, where he averaged 12.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Caner-Medley was close to play in the Lega A in the 2008, but his team, Upea Capo d'Orlando, folded before the start of the season.

SOURCE: Corriere dello Sport (.pdf)

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Ironi Ashkelon signs Gabe Pruitt

After three seasons in the NBA and the D-League, Gabe Pruitt will continue his career in Israel. Ironi Ashkelon has signed the 24-year-old guard for the next season. Pruitt, who played for the Boston Celtics from 2007 to 2009, finished last season in the Utah Flash, averaging 11.1 points and 2.5 assists per game for the D-League franchise.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

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Limoges CSP signs R.T. Guinn

As expected, R.T. Guinn will play for Limoges CSP next season. The French team has offcially announced the signing of the 29-year-old American forward, who arrives from Budivelnyk. Guinn averaged 10.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game in the last Ukrainian Super League, when he was playing since 2008.

SOURCE: Limoges CSP

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Aris Thessaloniki, in talks with Filip Videnov, also interested in Todor Gecevski

As expected, Aris Thessaloniki is in talks to land Filip Videnov next season. The 30-year-old Bulgarian guard, who finished last season in FMP Zeleznik, is a main target for the new coach Sharon Drucker. Another player who has attracted the interest of Aris is Todor Gecevski. The 32-year-old Macedonian center won't continue next season in PAOK Thessaloniki.

SOURCE: Athilitika Nea

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Sam Musselman could be the new head coach of the Reno Bighorns

Eric Musselman could become in the next days the second coach of the history of the D-League with NBA head coaching experience. The 45-year-old coach, who has been in charge of the Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors during his career, would be announced this Thursday as the new head coach of the Reno Bighorns, replacing Jay Humphries. Musselman worked recently as the head coach of the Dominican national league.

SOURCE: NBA Fanhouse

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