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Friday, August 20, 2010

Anwil Wloclawek tabs D.J. Thompson

D.J. Thompson is back to Poland. Anwil Wloclawek has signed the 25-year-old American guard for the next season, according to the Polish media. Thompson, who played for AZS Koszalin during the 2007-08 season, averaged in the last one 10.8 points and 2.5 assists per game for Antalya in the TBL.

SOURCE: Polski Kosz

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Panionios, also interested in Giannis Tsairelis

Giannis Tsairelis, who played last season on loan for Trikala 2000, will probably leave his current club, Aris Thessaloniki. Two teams have shown interest in the 22-year-old center: Kavala and Panionios, which wants to land Tsairelis as a free agent, and not loaned. In the last Greek A1 league Tsairelis averaged 4.0 points and 1.9 rebounds per game for Trikala 2000.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Orleans tabs Maleye N'Doye

As expected, Orleans has announced the signing of Maleye N'Doye. The 29-year-old Senegalese forward, who played during the last two seasons for Le Mans, will be in his new team for a try-out until September. If Orleans decides him to stay in the team, he will replace Sean Marshall, who could be released due to a herniated disc.

SOURCES: Entente Orléanaise, Catch and Shoot

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Maroussi BC signs Lefteris Akepsemaidis to a three-year contract

Another acquisition for Maroussi BC. The Greek team has signed Lefteris Akepsemaidis to a three-year contract. The 25-year-old guard arrives to his new team after playing last season for Iraklis, averaging 3.1 points and 1.3 assists per game. Maroussi has also decided not to keep Fanis Koumpouras, who arrived last January. The 26-year-old guard will have to find a new team.

SOURCES: Superbasket, Maroussi BC

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VEF Riga signs Artsiom Parakhouski

Despite the reports from Greece about a possible agreement between Aris Thessaloniki and Atrsion Parakhouski, the 22-year-old Belarussian center will finally play in VEF Riga. The Latvian team has announced the signing of Parakohuski, who arrives to Europe from the University of Radford.

SOURCE: Sporta Centrs

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BC Odessa lands Gary Buchanan

After two years in Argentina Gary Buchanan is back to Ukraine. BC Odessa ha officially announced the signing of the 30-year-old American guard. Buchanan arrives to his new team after averaging 10.3 points and 1.7 rebounds per game for Juventud Sionista, his last team in Argentina.

SOURCE: Ukr Basket

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Ludovic Vaty won't play for CB Granada

CB Granada has officially announced that Ludovic Vaty won't finally play for CB Granada next season, despite the agreement between both parts. According to the Spanish club, the 21-year-old French center is suffering an injury in his right ankle that forced Granada to withdraw the contract offer to Vaty, who arrived from Orleans.

SOURCE: CB Granada

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Paul Pierce wants to finish his career in Italy or Greece

Paul Pierce signed a four-year contract with the Boston Celtics weeks ago, but the 32-year-old forward doesn't plan to end his career when the new deal expires. The MVP of the 2008 NBA Finals has admitted that he wants to play in Europe before retiring. Pierce wants to go either Italy or Greece for a yerar.

SOURCE: CSN Philly

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Periklis Dorkofikis and Akis Kallininkidis agree to extend their contract with AEK Athens

Despite the interest from Panionios and Kavala for Periklis Dorkofikis, the 29-year-old forward won't leave AEK Athens. Both parts have agreed to extend the contract of Dorkofikis, who arrived to the Greek team in 2008. In the last A1 league, Dorkofikis averaged 8.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.


UPDATE: Akis Kallininkidis, who was also on the radar of Kavala, has agreed too to extend his contract with AEK for two-more years.

SOURCE: Basketnet, Basketnet

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Aris Thessaloniki, close to sign Artsiom Parakhouski

After being on the radar of Vanoli Cremona weeks ago, Artsiom Parakhouski could finally start his professional career in Greece. Aris Thessaloniki is close to reach an agreement with the 22-year-old Belarusian center, who has played during the last four seasons in the United States. Parakhouski averaged 21.4 points and 13.4 rebounds per geme for the University of Radford during the 2009-10 season.

SOURCE: Basketnet

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Angelico Biella lands Jonathan Tavernari

Angelico Biella has officially announced the signing to a multi-year contract of Jonathan Tavernari. The 23-year-old Brazilian forward, who will be probably sent on loan by the Italian club next season, arrives from the University of Brigham Young, where he averaged 10.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game during his senior year. Angelico Biella is also reported to be close to land Marco Lagana. The young 17-year-old guard left Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia, and could continue his career in the Lega A team.

SOURCES: Pallacanestro Biella, L'Informazione di Reggio Emilia

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The agent of Andrius Alexandrovas denies any agreement with BC Odessa

Despite the reports from Lithuania about an agreement between Andrius Alexandrovas and BC Odessa, the agent of the 24-year-old guard has denied that the player has signed with the Ukrainian team. Alexandrovas, who averaged 20.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game last season for Alytus, is still a free agent.

SOURCE: Basketnews.lt

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Oyak Renault signs Charles Garcia to a one-year contract

Oyak Renault has landed a new import player for the next season. The Turkish team has signed to a one-year contract Charles Garcia, a 21-year-old American forward. Garcia arrives to Turkey after playing last season for the University of Seattle, averaging 18.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Salsa Basket

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Ironi Ashkelon brings back Rahshon Turner

After playing last season in Spain, Rahshon Turner is back to Ironi Ashkelon. The Israeli team has signed the veteran 35-year-old American forward for the next season. Turner was a free agent after being released by Menorca Bàsquet, where he arrived after playing during the 2008-09 season for Ironi Ashkelon. In the last LEB Oro, Turner averaged 10.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per game last season, helping his former team to promote to the ACB league.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

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Milwaukee Bucks sign Earl Boykins to a one-year, $1.3 million contract

The Milwaukee Bucks have inked a veteran point guard for the next season. Earl Boykins was signed to a one-year, $1.3 million contract by the NBA franchise. The 34-year-old guard lands in his new team after playing last season for the Washington Wizards, averaging 7.5 points and 2.9 assists per game.

SOURCE: Associated Press

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Buducnost signs Vladimir Mihailovic to a three-year contract

Buducnost has landed one of the most interesting Montenegrin prospect. The current champion of the national league has signed Vladimir Mihailovic to a three-year contract. The 20-year-old guard arrives to his new team after starting his professional career in Mornar Bar, averaging 8.7 points and 1.6 assists per game in the last Balkan League.

SOURCE: Euroleague

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