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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

ZZ Leiden lands Thomas Jackson

After being released last month by BBC Bayreuth, Thomas Jackson has found a new team in the Netherlands. ZZ Leiden has announced the signing of the 30-year-old American guard for the next season. Jackson helped his team to promote from the German Pro A league, averaging 9.6 points and 2.9 assists per game.

SOURCE: Leiden Basketball

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Panionios, interested in Levon Kendall

Panionios is looking for new players for the next season, and one of the targets of the Greek team is Levon Kendall. The 26-year-old Canadian-Irish forward, who has been on the radar of several European teams this summer, would be back to Panionios, where he played from 2007 to 2009. In the last season, Kendall averaged 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds per game for Maroussi BC in the A1 league.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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AEK Athens, interested in Dimos Dikoudis

Dimos Dikoudis is a free agent after being released by Aris Thessaloniki a couple of weeks ago. AEK Athens could be now interested in landing the veteran 33-year-old center for the next season and would be considering to make an offer to Dikoudis, who averaged 5.9 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in the last Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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Neptunas Klaipeda, in talks with Eurelijus Zukauskas

Despite retiring a year ago, Eurelijius Zukauskas could be back to the game. Neptunas Klaipeda, the first team of the veteran 36-year-old Lithuanian center, is in talks with the player for the next season. Zukauskas, born in Klaipeda, played for the last time for Zalgiris Kaunas during the 2008-09 season.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

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Le Havre lands Dominic Waters

AnoLe Havre has announced the signing of Dominic Waters for the next season. The 23-year-old American guard will start his professional career in the French team after playing during the last two seasons in the University of Portland State. Waters averaged 18.6 points and 4.7 assists per game during his senior year.

SOURCE: STB Le Havre

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Phoenix Hagen and Aaron Fleetwood part ways

Aaron Fleetwood won't continue playing for Phoenix Hagen next season. The German club has officially annouced that both parts have agreed to terminate the contract of the 26-year-old American forward, in the team since 2008. Fleetwood, who averaged 5.1 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in the last BBL, will be back to Osnabrück, in the German Pro A league, where he already played during the 2007-08 season.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

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Partizan and Nathan Jawai reach an agreement

As expected, Nathan Jawai will leave the NBA after two years to play next season in Europe. The 24-year-old Australian forward has reached an agreement with Parizan, according to the Serbian press. Jawai started his professional career in the Toronto Raptors, and played last season for the Minnesota Timberwolves, averaging 3.2 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Kosarka.rs

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TBB Trier signs Dru Joyce to a one-year contract

Dru Joyce will continue his professional career in Germany. TBB Trier has announced the signing of the 25-year-old American guard to a one-year contract. Joyce, former teammate of LeBron James in the high school, finished last season in Anwil Wloclawek, averaging 7.5 points and 3.4 assists per game in the PLK.

SOURCE: TBB Trier

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Maroussi BC signs Zisis Sarikopoulos to a three-year contract

As expected, Zisis Sarikopoulos is the new member of Maroussi BC. The Greek club has announced the signing to a three-year contract of the 20-year-old center, who has played during the last two seasons in the University of Ohio State, which initially denied the agreement between Maroussi and the player. In the last one, Sarikopoulos averaged 0.9 points and 1.4 rebounds per game for the Buckeyes.

SOURCE: Maroussi BC

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Nizhny Novgorod inks Vanja Plisnic

Vajna Plisnic is back to Russia. His agency has confirmed that Nizhny Novgorod has signed the 30-year-old Bosnian-Serbian center. Plisnic, who played for Ural Great Perm between 2007 and 2009, arrives from Angelico Biella, when he averaged 5.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in the last Lega A.

SOURCE: Beobasket

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Adonal Foyle retires

Adonal Foyle has announced his retirement after 13 years as a professional. The 35-year-old center, born in St. Vincent and the Granadines, didn't appear in a single game last season with the Orlando Magic due to a knee injury. In the NBA, Foyle appeared in 733 regular-season games, averaging 4.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game during his career.

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel

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Baloncesto Fuenlabrada signs Lubos Barton to a two-year contract

As expected, Lubos Barton will continue his career in Baloncesto Fuenlabrada. The Spanish club has announced the signing to a two-year contract of the 30-year-old Czech forward, who has played during the last two seasons for Regal Barcelona. Barton just appeared in 6 games during the last ACB league due to an Achilles tendon injury.

SOURCE: Baloncesto Fuenlabrada

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Barak Netanya signs Ron Howard

Ron Howard will continue his career in Israel. Barak Netanya has officially announced the signing for the next season of the 27-yaer-old American guard, who finished last season in Venezuela with the Marinos de Anzoátegui, averaging 15.0 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in the LPB. Howard has also played during the last three years in the D-League.

SOURCE: Netanya Basketball

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Cleveland Cavaliers sign Samardo Samuels

The Cleveland Cavaliers have officially announced the signing of the undrafted rookie Samardo Samuels. The 21-year-old forward will start his professional career after playing during the last two seasons in the University of Louisville, averaging 15.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game during his sophomore year.

SOURCE: NBA.com/Cavaliers

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Alexandr Nerush leaves BC Budivelnyk to play for Dnipro-Azot

BC Budivelnyk has officially announced the departure of Alexandr Nerush after playing during almost his entire professional career in the Ukrainian club. The 27-year-old guard, who averaged 3.3 points and 1.3 rebounds per game in the last Super League, will play for Dnipro-Azot next season.

SOURCE: BC Budivelnyk

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Tokyo Apache signs Robert Swift

The Tokyo Apache have officially announced the signing of a former NBA player. Robert Swift, who played for the Seattle SuperSonics and the Oklahoma City Thunder between 2004 to 2009, will play for the Japanese team next season. The last team of the 24-year-old center was the Bakersfield Jam, in the D-League, where he appeared in two games last saeson. The Apache has also landed Byron Eaton, a 23-year-old American guard who played last season for the Tulsa 66ers, also in the D-League.

SOURCE: Tokyo Apache

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Hrvoje Peric will be sent on loan by Unicaja next season

Unicaja will finally land Hrvoje Peric from KK Zadar, but the 23-year-old Croatian forward won't play in the upcoming ACB league for the Spanish team. Peric, who averaged 11.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in the last Adriatic League, will be sent on loan to another team next season, as the board of Unicaja has decided.

SOURCE: Málaga Hoy

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Hemofarm, interested in Jerome Jordan

Jerome Jordan, which NBA rights are held by the New York Knicks, could also play in Europe next season. The 23-year-old Jamaican center is on the radar of Hemofarm, and could land in the Serbian team if the Knicks finally doesn't sign him. Jordan has played during the last four seasons for the University of Tulsa, averaging 15.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Sportal

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Dinamo Sassari lands Travis Diener

After five years in the NBA, Travis Diener has decided to accept an offer to play in Europe for the first time. Dinamo Sassari has officially announced the signing of the 28-year-old American guard. Diener lands in the Italian team after finishing last season in the Portland Trail Blazers, appearing in just seven games and averaging 0.4 points and 0.9 assists.

SOURCE: Dinamo Sassari

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BC Kyiv signs Aleksandr Riabchuk to a one-year contract

Aleksandr Riabchuk will play next season for BC Kyiv. The Ukrainian team has announced that the 21-year-old guard wa signed to a one-year contract. Riabchuck arrives to his new team after playing during the last two seasons for BC Khimik, averaging 2.6 points and 1.4 assists per game in the 2009-10 Super League.

SOURCE: BC Kiev

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Maccabi Rishon LeZion tabs Eyal Shulman

Eyal Shulman will continue his career in Maccabi Rishon LeZion. The Israeli team has signed the 22-year-old guard to a three-year contract. Shulman played last season in the National League for Hapoel Megido, averaging 12.2 points and 3.0 assists per game. Maccabi Rishon has also released the young 18-year-old guard Tamir Simchony, who lands in Ironi Ashkelon, along with the 22-year-old forward Ahiad Bukra, from Maccabi Ashdod, and the 19-year-old guard Dudu Shimriz, from Hapoel Beeri.

SOURCE: One

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KK Siroki lands Vedran Morovic

Vedran Morovic will play next season for KK Siroki. The current Bosnian champion has officially announced the signing of the 27-year-old Croatian guard. Morovic lands in his new team after playing last season for KK Zadar, averaging 5.8 points and 1.5 assists per game in the Adriatic League.

SOURCE: KK Siroki

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Rudupis lands Povilas Butkecius on loan from Zalgiris, also in talks with Sarunas Vasiliauskas

Povilas Butkevicius is training with Rudupis, and could be officially signed by the Lithuanian team soon. The 22-year-old forward has played during the last two seasons for Zalgiris Kaunas, averaging 5.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in the 2009-10 LKL. Rudupis is also in talks with the 21-year-old guard Sarunas Vasiliauskas, also from Zalgiris Kaunas.

UPDATE: Zalgiris has confirmed that Butkevicius will play for Rudupis on loan next season.

SOURCE: Basketnews.lt, Zalgiris

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Strasbourg, close to sign John McCord

John McCord could be back to Strasbourg. Both parts are in talks for the next season, and the official agreement could arrive soon. The veteran 37-year-old American-British forward, who played for Strasbourg from 2004 to 2008, averaged 9.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game in the last French ProB league for Limoges CSP, helping his team to promote to the ProA

SOURCE: Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace

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Hapoel Jerusalem, close to sign Sean Williams

Sean Williams could play in Israel next season. Hapoel Jerusalem and the 23-year-old American forward are close to reach an agreement for the next season, according to the Israeli press. The former NBA player would arrive to Hapoel after finishing last season in China and Puerto Rico. Williams was waived by the New Jersey Nets in January.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

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