Ermal Kuqo(2.07-C) and Valencia decided to mutually terminate their contract and so Ermal Kuqo is now a free agent according to his agency's website. The Albanian center is on the lookout for another team and according to his agent there are already offers for him.
In his place, Valencia decided to sign Ukrainian center, Serhiy Lishchuk(2.10-C) who played for Azovmash last season. Lishchuk wasselected by the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies in the 2004 NBA Draft. On February 21st, 2008, his NBA draft rights were traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for the draft rights to Malick Badiane. He is also a member of the National Team of Ukraine. He averaged 10.8 points 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 28 games of the Ukrainian Superleague playing for Azovmash.