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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Union Olimpija brings in Damir Markota for a try-out

Damir Markota, a free agent after being released by Bizkaia Bilbao Basket, could play next season for Union Olimpija. The 24-year-old Croatian forward, who averaged 4.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game in the last ACB league, will land in the Slovenian club for a try-out during the next weeks to evaluate his possible signing.

SOURCE: Zurnal24

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Peristeri inks Jure Mocnik

After playing during his entire career for Helios Domzale, Jure Mocnik will move to another team for the first time. Peristeri has signed the 25-year-old Slovenian guard for the next season. Mocnik arrives to the Greek club after averaging 8.4 points, 5.5 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game during the last Adriatic League.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Chalon lands Christopher Ryan for a try-out

Christopher Ryan, one of the best Swedish prospects, will try to earn a spot in Chalon Saone next season. The French team has landed the 20-year-old guard for a six-week try-out. Ryan played during the last two seasons for Plannja Basket, averaging 11.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in the 2009-10 Sweedish BasketLigan.

SOURCE: Elan Chalon

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PAOK Thessaloniki re-signs Lazaros Papadopoulos, also interested in Gordan Giricek and Anthony Grundy

Finally, Lazaros Papadopoulos will continue next season in PAOK Thessaloniki. The Greek club has officially announced that both parts have agreed to extend his contract to another year. PAOK has now two new targets, according to the Greek media. Gordan Giricek, a free agent after being released by Fenerbahce, could be already in talks with PAOK, that would have offered him a three-year contract. The other player on the radar of the Greek club is Anthony Grundy, the second best scorer in the last Italian Lega A with Carife Ferrara.

SOURCES: PAOK BC, Exedra Sports, Basketnet

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Rudy Fernández, closer to play next season in Europe

According to Andy Miller, his agent, Rudy Fernández could prefer to go back to Europe next season despite being under contract with the Portland Trail Blazers. The 25-year-old Spanish guard would have lost the interest to play in the NBA, and could even not report to the pre-season training camp of the Blazers. Regal Barcelona and Panathinaikos could be the front-runners to land Fernández next season if he finally leaves the NBA.

SOURCE: HoopsHype

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Cholet Basket signs Vule Avdalovic to a one-year contract

Vule Avdalovic will continue his career in France. The 28-year-old Serbian guard has signed a one-year contract with Cholet Basket. Avdalovic arrives to his new team after five seasons in Spain, averaging 7.2 points and 3.0 assists per game in the last ACB league for Meridiano Alicante.

SOURCE: Kosarks.rs, Cholet Basket

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Regal Barcelona and Jordi Trias part ways

As expected, Jordi Trias is no longer player of Regal Barcelona. Both parts have reached an agreement to terminate the contract of the 29-year-old forward, who was in the Spanish team since 2004. Trias, who averaged 2.4 points and 2.2 rebounds per game during the last ACB league, will probably land in DKV Joventut

SOURCE: FC Barcelona

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Dallas Mavericks sign Tim Thomas to a one-year contract

Tim Thomas will play at least another season for the Dallas Mavericks. The NBA franchise has re-signed the veteran 33-year-old forward to a one year contract. Thomas, who arrived to Dallas last summer as a free agent, averaged 7.5 points and 2.3 rebounds per game during the 2009-10 season.

SOURCE: Fox Sports Southwest

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Maroussi BC signs Vasilis Kavadas to a five-year contract

Maroussi BC has landed another young prospect. The Greek team has signed Vasilis Kavadas to a five-year contract. The 18-year-old center arrives to his new team after playing during his whole career for Ionikos Nakaias, a Greek C division team, being one of the best centers of the league.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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KK Zadar signs Jurica Golemac

As expected, Jurica Golemac will play next season for KK Zadar. The Croatian team has confirmed the signing of the 33-year-old forward, who arrives from Alba Berlin. Golemac, a former member of Cibona during the 2003-04 season, averaged 5.7 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in the last BBL. The official announcement will arrive when Unicaja signs Hrvoje Peric from Zadar.

SOURCE: Kosarka.hr

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Kotwica Kolobrzeg inks Ted Scott and Ricky Franklin

Kotwica Kolobrzeg has announced two signings for the next season. The Polish team has landed Ted Scott and Ricky Franklin. Scott, a 25-year-old American guard, is back to Poland after finishing last season in Ferro-ZNTU, where he arrived from Sportino Inowroclaw while Franklin will start his professional career in the PLK. The American guard averaged 14.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game during his senior year in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

SOURCE: Kotwica Kolobrzeg

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EnBW Ludwigsburg lands Keith Cothran

EnBW Ludwigsburg has officially announced a new acquisition for the next season. The German team has signed Keith Cothran, a 24-year-old American guard who will start his professional career in Ludwigsburg. Cothran averaged 14.3 points and 3.4 rebounds per game during his senior year with the University of Rhode Island.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

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Pepinster signs Antoine Agudio

Antoine Agudio is back to Europe. Pepinster has announced the signing of the 25-year-old American guard for the next season. Agudio played in Turkey, for Banvit, during the 2008-09 season, but moved in February 2009 to the Albuquerque Thunderbirds, where he has played since then. In the last D-League, Agudio averaged 15.1 points and 2.8 assists per game.

SOURCE: RBC Verviers-Pepinster

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Hapoel Jerusalem wants to get rid of Lior Hakmon

Lior Hakmon landed in Hapoel Jerusalem from Barak Netanya weeks ago, but the Israeli team wants to part ways with the 24-year-old forward due to the economic situation of Hapoel after singing Will Solomon. Maccabi Ashdod could be already interested in Hakmon, who averaged 5.3 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in the last Israeli Premier League.

SOURCE: Sport5

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CAI Zaragoza tabs Adam Chubb

A month after being released by Alba Berlin, Adam Chubb will continue his career in the ACB league. CAI Zaragoza has officially announced an agreement with the 29-year-old American center. Chubb, who was playing for Alba Berlin since 2008, averaged 10.0 points and 3.9 rebounds per game during the last BBL.

SOURCE: Basket Zaragoza

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Bnei Hasharon lands Courtney Fortson

Courtney Fortson will start his professional career in Israel. Bnei Hasharon has signed the 22-year-old American guard for the next season. Fortson arrives to his new team after playing during the last two seasons for the University of Arkansas, averaging 17.9 points, 5.7 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game during his sophomore year.

SOURCE: Sport5

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Partizan signs Nathan Jawai to a one-year contract

It's official. After two years in the NBA, Nathan Jawai will play next season in Serbia. Partizan has announced the signing of the 24-year-old Australian center to a one-year contract. Jawai arrives to his new team after averaging 3.2 points and 2.7 rebounds per game last season for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

SOURCE: KK Partizan

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Wollongong Hawks sign Gary Ervin

The Wollongong Hawks have singed a new import player for the next season. The Australian club has announced the arrival of Gary Ervin to the team. The 27-year-old American guard arrives from the Canadian PBL, where he finished the season averaging 14.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game for the Halifax Rainmen.

SOURCE: NBL.co.au

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Düsseldorf Giants land Joe Buck and Nikita Khartchenov

Two new players for the Düsseldorf Giants. The German club has signed Joe Buck and Nikita Khartchenkov for the next season. The 29-year-old American-German forward arrives from the German ProB league, where he averaged 17.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game for SC Rasta Vechta last season while the 23-year-old Russian-German forward, recently released by Mitteldeutscher BC, posted 6.8 points and 1.1 rebounds per game in the last BBL.

SOURCE: Der Westen

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