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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Kavala, in talks with Akis Kallinikidis

Akis Kallinikidis is the new target of Kavala for the next season. The veteran 32-year-old forward played last season for AEK Athens, averaging 5.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in the last Greek A1 league. Kavala has already made an offer to Kallinikidis, and the agreement could arrive soon.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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Trefl Sopot lands Darko Cohadarevic for a try-out

After playing during the last four seasons in the United States, Darko Cohadarevic is back to Europe. Trefl Sopot has officially announced the signing of the 24-year-old Serbian forward for a try-out. Cohadarevic arrives from the University of Texas Tech, where he averaged 6.9 points and 5.0 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: Trefl Sopot

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AEK Athens, in talks with DeJuan Collins

AEK Athens could land DeJuan Collins next season. The Greek team is in talks to land the veteran 34-year-old American guard, who played last season for Kavala. Before being released in April, Collins averaged 12.8 points and 3.3 assists per game in the last Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Orleans could release Sean Marshall due to an injury

Sean Marshall, signed a couple of months ago by Orleans from JDA Dijon, could be released without playing a single game for the French team. The 25-year-old American forward has a herniated disc, and Orleans could decide to release him and sign another player. The main candidate would be Maleye N'Doye, the 30-year-old Senegalese forward who has played during the last two seasons for Le Mans.

SOURCE: Basketnews.net

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Iraklis, interested in Joseph Forte

Joseph Forte could be back to Greece next season. Iraklis, recently promoted to the A1 league, is interested in signing the 29-year-old American guard, who played last season in Italy for Edimes Pavia, averaging 20.8 points and 4.2 assists per game. The former NBA player was also one of the top scorers of the Greek league during the 2005-06 season for Apollon Patras.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Matrixx Magixx inks Zaire Taylor

Zaire Taylor will start his professional career in the Netherlands. Matrixx Magixx has signed the 23-year-old American guard for the next season. Taylor arrives to his new team after playing during the last two seasons in the University of Missouri, averaging 8.1 points and 3.1 rebounds per game during his senior year.

SOURCE: iBasketball

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Peristeri lands Dimitris Papanikolaou

As expected, Dimitris Papanikolaou will play next season for Peristeri. The Greek club has signed the 33-year-old forward, who arrives to his new team from Panionios. The former player of Olympiakos and Panathinaikos averaged 7.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in the last Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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BC Donetsk lands Saulius Kuzminskas

The new project of BC Donetsk has another player. Trefl Sopot has announced that Saulius Kuzminskas, who played last season for the Polish team, hasn't accepted the extension offer to sign a contract with BC Donetsk. The 28-year-old Lithuanian center averaged 13.7 points and 8.2 rebounds per game in the last PLK.

SOURCE: Trefl Sport

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Union Olimpija signs Suad Sehovic to a one-year contract

Union Olimpija has announced the first new player for the upcoming season. The Slovenian club has signed Suad Sehovic to a one-year contract. The Montenegrin 23-year-old guard arrives to the Euroleague team after playing during his entire career as a professional for Bosna Sarajevo, averaging 13.7 points and 5.4 assists per game in the 2009-10 Adriatic League.

SOURCE: Union Olimpija

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Phoenix Hagen lands Jacob Burtschi for a try-out

The new player of Phoenix Hagen arrives from the American Air Force. The German team has signed Jacob Burtschi to a four-week try-out, to evaluate his signing for the next season. The 26-year-old forward played for the Air Force team from 2003 to 2007, and has been commited with the military institution until now. Burtschi will start a professional career as a basketball player in Germany.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

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PAOK Thessaloniki signs Georgios Dedas and Giorgios Apostolidis

PAOK Thessaloniki has announced two new signings for the new season, Georgios Dedas and Giorgios Apostolodis. Dedas arrives from the Spanish LEB Oro, where the 30-year-old forward averaged 4.4 points and 1.7 rebounds per game for Cáceres 2016. On the other hand, Apostolodis is back to PAOK, where he started his professional career. Last season, the 26-year-old guard posted 8.0 points and 2.7 rebounds per game in the Greek A1 league for Trikala 2000.

SOURCES: PAOK BC, PAOK BC

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Oldenburg lands Nemanja Protic

EWE Baskets Oldenburg has landed another player for the next season. The German team announced the signing to a one-year contract, to an option for an extra year, of Nemanja Protic. The 22-year-old Serbian guard arrives from FMP Zeleznik, where he averaged 11.8 points and 2.1 assists per game during the last Adriatic League.

SOURCE: EWE Baskets

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Baloncesto Fuenlabrada signs Kristaps Valters to a one-year contract

As expected, Kristaps Valters is back to his former team. Just a few hours after leaving DKV Joventut, Baloncesto Fuenlabrada has officially announced the signing of the 28-year-old Latvian guard, who played during the 2008-09 season for the Spanish team. In the last ACB league, Valters avergaed 7.5 points and 4.3 assists per game.

SOURCE: Baloncesto Fuenlabrada

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Maroussi BC signs Sotiris Karapostolou to a one-year contract

As expected, Sotiris Karastopolou will continue his career in Maroussi BC. The Greek team has officially announced the signing to a one-year contract of the 32-year-old guard, who played last season for Iraklis, helping his team to promote to the A1 league. In the A2 division, Karapostolou averaged 10.0 points and 3.0 assists per game.

SOURCE: Maroussi BC

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DKV Joventut and Kristaps Valters part ways

As expected, Kristaps Valters won't play for DKV Joventut next season. Both parts have agreed to terminate the contract, which expired in 2011, of the 28-year-old Latvian guard, who arrived last season to the Spanish team. Valters will probably be back next season to Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, where he already played during the 2008-09 season. In the last ACB league, Valters averaged 7.5 points and 4.3 assists per game.

SOURCE: Penya.com

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Maccabi Tel Aviv, interested in Chris Quinn

Another NBA player on the radar of Maccabi Tel Aviv. The Israeli club could be considering to sign Chris Quinn for the next season. The 26-year-old American guard, who averaged 2.5 points and 1.3 assists per game last season, is a free agent after his contract with the New Jersey Nets expired this summer. Maccabi could be also close to announce the extension of Doron Perkins, who would stay in the Israeli team one more season.

SOURCE: Sport5

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Gravelines Dunkerque signs Jeff Greer to a one-year contract

After three seasons in SLUC Nancy, Jeff Greer will continue his career in Gravelines Dunkerque. The French team has announced the signing to a one-year contract of the 29-year-old American-Dominican guard. In the last LNB, Greer averaged 13.0 points and 4.2 rebounds per game for Nancy.

SOURCE: BCM Gravelines

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Mamadou Samb could be signed this week by CB Granada

According to the coach of CB Granada, Trifón Poch, Mamadou Samb could arrive to the Spanish club next weekend, through the deal is not done yet. The 20-year-old Spanish-Senegalese center has played since 2007 for CB Cornellà, the affiliated team of Regal Barcelona, and averaged 12.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game in the last LEB Oro.

SOURCE: Piratas del Basket

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Ilisiakos signs Ben Smith to a two-year contract

Ben Smith will start his professional career in Greece. Ilisiakos has officially announced the signing of the 22-year-old American guard to a two-year contract. Smith lands in his new team after playing during the last four seasons for the University of Jacksonville, averaging 19.8 points and 3.6 assists per game in his senior year.

SOURCE: Ilisiakos

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Panionios, also interested in Periklis Dorkofikis

Periklis Dorkofikis is in talks with AEK Athens to extend his contract, but both parts haven't reached an agreement yet. The 29-year-old forward, who was also on the radar of Kavala, will also negotiate his possible signing with Panionios for the next season. Dorkofikis averaged 8.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in the last A1 league.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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New Zealand Breakers sign Gary Wilkinson

Gary Wilkinson will play next season in the Australian NBL. The New Zealand Breakers have announced the signing of the 27-year-old American forward, who started his professional career last season. His last team was Peristeri, where he averaged 4.4 points and 2.2 rebounds per game before leaving the team in March.

SOURCE: NBL.co.au

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Maroussi, interested in Roderick Blackney

Maroussi BC is trying to bring back to the team Roderick Blackney. The 33-year-old American guard, who has also attracted the interest of Aris Thessaloniki, is on the radar of the team he played for between 2003 and 2006. Blackney, who played last season also in Greece for Panellinios, averaged 12.1 points and 2.4 assists per game in the last A1 league.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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Juventus tabs Aurimas Kieza

Aurimas Kieza is back to his country. Juventus has announced the signing of the 27-year-old Lithuanian forward, who finished last season in the LegaDue. Kieza, who also played for Suduva and Keravnos, in Cyprus before moving to Italy, averaged 2.3 points and 1.8 rebounds per game for Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia.

SOURCE: Utenos Juventus

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Peristeri, also interested in Manolis Papamakarios

Manolis Papamakarios keeps attracting the interest of several teams after his contract with Panellinios has expired. Peristeri also wants to bring him back for the next season. The 29-year-old guard, who started his professional career in Peristeri, averaged 7.7 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in the last Greek A1 league for Panellinios.

SOURCE: Basketblog

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Düsseldorf Giants inks Patrick Wischnewski, DeAndre Haynes and Rocky Hampton

The Düsseldorf Giants have made three new American signings for the next season. The German team has landed Patrick Wischnewski, a 23-year-old guard from the German Pro A team Cuxhaven BasCats; DeAndre Haynes, a 26-year-old guard who played last season for Paderborn, and Rocky Hampton, a 22-year-old forward from the University of Biola.

SOURCE: Der Wersten

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Ikaros Esperos signs Pat Carroll

As expected, Pat Carroll will continue his career in Greece. Ikaros Esperos, recently promoted to the A1 league, has announced the signing of the 27-year-old American forward for the next season. Carroll is back to Europe, where he played during several years, after averaging 11.3 points and 3.4 rebounds per game in the last D-League for the Iowa Energy.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Spirou Charleroi and Joseph Gomis reach a one-year agreement

Joseph Gomis will play next season in Belgium. Spirou Charleroi has officially announced a one-year agreement with the 32-year-old French guard, a free agent after being released by Unicaja a couple of months ago. Gomis just played eight games in the last ACB league due to an Achilles tendon injury, and his definitive signing for Spirou Charleroi is still pending Gomis passing the physical tests.

SOURCE: Spirou Basket

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