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Saturday, March 28, 2009

CSKA Sofia to lend 3 players to Paok for free!


CSKA Sofia is going to lend 3 players to Paok for free! The owner of CSKA Sofia, Georgios Sterianopoulos spoke to a greek sports radio and said that he would like to help Paok in this time of need by lending 3 players to the team without asking for any monetary compensation. Of couse this is easy for CSKA Sofia as Sterianopoulos pulled the team out of the bulgarian league!

At the moment Paok is in "administration limbo" because Dimitris Drossos resigned as president of the team and Georgios Sterianopoulos who wanted to take over the team 2 years ago, has stepped in to save the day. This looks more like a publicity stunt than anything else. The reason behind this move is that there is now a new rule in the greek league that states that all teams must finish the league with the amount of non-greek players that they started with..in which case all these players would need to do is just sit on the bench and that's it!

Rumors about Rakosevic


According to serbian media, Igor Rakosevic(1.94-PG/SG) will be a potential target for Olympiakos this summer. It looks like the rumors have started firing off already.

The serbian superstar will be a "hot name" during the off-season and these are the first rumors about his potential new team. Olympiakos in Greece denied the rumors so all we do now is wait to see what happens. The serbian superstar has been averaging 18.4 points 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 18 games for Tau in the Euroleague.

Panionios announced Vladimir Micov


Panionios announced serbian forward Vladimir Micov(2.01-SF) via their official website. Micov has been playing for Buducnost so far and he has also played for Partizan and Red Star in his career although he is only 24 years old. Buducnost couldn't keep one of their best players due to financial problems.

He has been part of the junior National Teams of Serbia. He won the serbian league in 2006-2007 as a player of Partizan and also won the montenegrian cup twice (2007+2008) as a player of Buducnost. So far he has averaged 13.7 points 4.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 26 games in the Adriatic League for Buducnost.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Houston to sign White until the end of season


The Houston Rockets have agreed to sign guard/forward James White(2.00-SG/SF) for the rest of this year and for the 2009-2010 season. "He will sign the contract (Monday) and the deal includes next year as well," said Bill McCandless, White's agent.

The club had signed White to a pair of 10-day contracts. The second was to expire Tuesday. He has played in one game so far for Houston scoring five points with one steal and one blocked shot. "This is a testament that hard work eventually pays off and James White has worked very hard," said McCandless.

"There were those who believed James might not be able to play in the NBA but he has really paid his dues which included playing a year in Europe." McCandeless said White was able to show the Rockets what he is all about. "It was a given James is a world-class athlete and the Rockets were really sold on all his all-around game and they believe, with some work, he can be a guy who can be in their rotation."

The Rockets signed White out of the NBA D-league where he was averaging 25.9 points for Anaheim. "James decided in the D-league to use his athleticism and go to the basket instead of settling for the jumper which has been critical to his development," McCandless said. Prior to that White played in seven games, starting two, for the San Antonio Spurs during the 2006-2007 season. During that stint White averaged 8.3 points a game.

Jazz Assigns Koufos to D-League, Recalls Fesenko


Utah Jazz general manager Kevin O’Connor announced today that the team has assigned rookie center Kosta Koufos(2.16-C) to the Utah Flash of the NBA Development League (D-League) and recalled second-year center Kyrylo Fesenko(2.13-C). Guard Morris Almond is also currently on assignment with the Flash. Per league rules, NBA teams are only permitted to have two players on D-League assignment at any given time. Koufos is expected to be in uniform when the Flash host Anaheim on Friday, March 27 at 7 p.m.

In 48 games this season (seven starts) the 7-1, 265 pound Koufos has averages of 4.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.4 assists. Koufos has been inactive 13 times this season and DNP-CD 10 times. Koufos last appeared in a game on February 17 against Memphis, scoring two points and grabbing one rebound in a 117-99 home win. The center notched his career-high when he scored 18 points and 10 rebounds in a 97-88 win over Dallas on December 2 in Salt Lake City.

source : nba.com

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Turk Telekom announced El-Amin


Turk Telekom announced the return of Khalid El-Amin(1.78-PG) via their official website. The american point-guard played for Azovmash this season but the ongoing financial problems of the team forced him to leave and sign with Turk Telekomm until the end of the season.

Last season he played for Turk Telekom and he was glad to be back. He has played for Chicago in the NBA, Strasbourg, Ironi Ramat-Gan, Besiktas and Azovmash in the past. In fact in his 3rd season as a player of Azovmash he averaged 13.7 points 3.3 rebounds and 5.7 assists in 22 games for the ukrainian Superleague.

Rodney Buford to sign in Lebanon


Rodney Buford(1.96-SF) is going to sign a contract with Al Riyadi in Lebanon according to eurobasket.com. The american forward will be playing for the remainder of the season in Lebanon.

Buford played collegiately for Creighton University and was selected by the NBA's Miami Heat in the second round (53rd overall) of the 1999 NBA Draft. He has played in Miami, Philadelphia, Memphis, Sacramento and New Jersey in the NBA and in Europe he has played for Rimini, Panathinaikos, Azovmash and Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Nikola Vasic to BC Kyiv


Guard Nikola Vasic (1.94-PG/SG) is a new player of BC Kyiv. The Ukrainians released couple of players in February, but it seems their ambitions are the same - the title in Superleague. Head coach Sasa Obradovic and his squad already made big surprise advancing to EuroChallenge 1/4 finals and they are now tied with French Cholet (1-1).

Nikola Vasic started this season in Spanish Fuenlabrada, but they parted ways in December. He joined Fuenla in January 2008 playing the second half of the season there. In 4 games he had 4.3 ppg. First half of 07/08 season Vasic spent in Russian Triumph Lyubertsy. Season 06/07 in Alicante was his first one outside of Serbia. Vasic had 33 appearances in ACB with 8.7 ppg. Before that he spent couple of years in FMP Zeleznik. In 2006 they grabbed Adriatic league title. In 2003 Vasic was a member of Serbian University National Team and also participated at the Global Games in Dallas. Except of him and head coach Sasa Obradovic, there is no more Serbians in Kyiv.

In the meantime, the official Superleague schedule is not announced yet. There is few options which will be considered during the following few days.

UK star Luol Deng to miss the remaining season?


Luol Deng has been struggling with a sore leg for a few weeks. Saturday night against Houston, the pain got worse. An x-ray showed a stress fracture in the tibia; Deng will have an MRI Monday and could be out for the season.

If Lu ends up missing the season's finish (as Chicago tries desperately to grab a playoff berth), the list of stars downed by February will have grown by one. Marc Stein of ESPN.com noted how many season-ending injuries happened in the month: Amar'e Stoudemire, Al Jefferson, Jameer Nelson, Tracy McGrady and Elton Brand, and also possibly Mike Dunleavy and Monta Ellis (both of whom went back on the shelf recently). Most of those players leave their teams in the lurch in terms of playoff contention.

Vinny Del Negro and Deng both seem pessimistic, and losing Lu would be a massive blow to the Bulls. After starting the season slow under V.D.N., Deng has really come around to be a leader for the young team. I assume John Salmons will slip into the small forward slot for Chicago, putting a big weight on the frontcourt to pick up the rebounding slack a Salmons-for-Deng swap creates.

Thomas Kelati to get polish nationality


According to polish media, the guard/forward from Eritrea, Thomas Kelati(1.95-SG/SF) is going to get the polish nationality close to the end of April. Kelati's fiance is polish and when they are married he can apply for the polish nationality. That will give him Bosman status in Europe and will also allow him to play for the National Team of Poland.

Kelati started his career in Europe playing for Dexia Mons and after 2 very successful seasons in PGE Turow he moved to Malaga where he is playing currently. Kelati has averaged 11.8 points and 1.9 rebounds in 16 games in the Euroleague.

Bracey Wright might be replaced


According to sport24.gr Bracey Wright(1.91-PG/SG/SF) might be replaced even before he sets foot on the court. The american scorer who was signed by Aris 6 weeks ago has not managed to achieve the desirable physical condition that was needed for him to play. He has not been declared as a player in the league yet because of that and he still has not regained the weight it is required for him to play.

Furthermore the administration of Aris do not want to make a hasty choice as there are only 2 allowed player replacements in the 2nd round of the regular season and they have already used up one with Andrew Betts(2.17-C). More to follow in the days to come. He averaged 14 points 2.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 14 games as a player of DKV Juventut.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Fesenko denies rumors about Partizan


Kyrylo Fesenko(2.13-C) spoke to basket.com.ua and denied rumors about him transferring to Partizan Belgrade. Recent rumors that circulated around Europe spoke of a possible transfer of Fesenko to Partizan but the ukrainian center said that he won't be signing to Partizan anytime soon.

He admitted having offers from european teams but his main goal is to gain a permanent spot in the roster of Utah Jazz. Fesenko said that the competition is tough but he will struggle as much as he can to play in the NBA before returning to Europe. Currently he has been playing for the Utah Flash in the NBDL averaging 12.2 points and 8.5 rebounds in 14 games.

Panathinaikos' 'iron man' hurt before playoffs


Panathinaikos star Dimitris Diamantidis suffered a thigh injury in practice on Tuesday that puts his participation in the first two Euroleague playoffs games versus Montepaschi Siena next week in doubt. The 29-year-old guard was diagnosed with a quadriceps tear in his left thigh. Diamantidis will undergo a special treatment and not play or practice for now, the team said. He will miss the next Greek League game on Saturday against Aris BSA 2003, and his situation will be studied again on Monday. The opening game of the best-of-five series between Panathinaikos and Montepaschi is on Tuesday in Athens. Diamantidis has played all 16 Euroleague games this season, averaging 10.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists. 

The four-time winner of the Euroleague's Best Defender Trophy is considered an "iron man" because he has missed only two games in his entire five seasons with the Greens. Since the start of the 2004-05 seasons, when he moved from Hercules to Panathinaikos, Diamantidis has participated in 290 of the 292 official games that Panathinaikos has played in all competitions: 107 of 108 Euroleague games, 163 of 164 Greek League games and 20 of 20 Greek Cup games. The only Euroleague game that Diamantidis has missed was November 29, 2007 against Fenerbahce Ulker. His only Greek League no-show was a month ago, on February 15, a road game against Trikala.

AEL 1964 is falling apart - players signing abroad


AEL 1964 has started falling apart. Basic players and the head coach left the team already. 

Head coach Vangelis Alexandris resigned on Thursday and Torin Francis(2.10-C) is rumored to be heading to Hapoel Migdal. The 26 year old center averaged 16.3 points 8.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game in 20 games.

Nestoras Kommatos(2.03-SF/PF) is rumored to have signed to play in Iran while Sammy Mejia(1.98-PG/SG/SF) has still not decided what will be his next team. Mehia averaged 14.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 19 games.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Diarra heading to Pau Orthez


According to sport24.gr Mamoutou Diarra(2.03-SF/PF) will be leaving Greece shortly and probably head back to his homecountry, France. The article says the next possible team for Diarra is Pau Orthez.

Diarra has not been paid for February by Paok and there is a clause in his contract that says he can leave the team within 10 days provided he has not received the money.Diarra has averaged 9.6 points and 4 rebounds in 20 games of the greek A1 league as a player of Paok.

David Logan applied for polish nationality


USA player, David Logan (1.84-PG) who is best shooting pointer in PLK ( 18,5 ppg. ) is close to getting polish nationality. He put all documents in Gdansk's provincial department

Now he  must wait for 45 days for final decision. Only polish president Lech Kaczynski can make this decision. If will be positive, then Asseco Prokom's player will become pole. David Logan is expecting to play in polish nationality team in European Championship which will be played in Poland.  

Olympiakos sidelined Schortsanitis for a month


The administration of Olympiakos decided to sideline Sofoklis Schortsanitis(2.06-C) for a month and his contract for this period will be suspended and the player will not be paid. This development comes as a result from coach Giannakis' decision to kick big Sofo out of the team's practice because of his unsportsmanlike behaviour during the very important game against Panathinaikos.

Rumors say that big Sofo's future in Olympiakos is nothing but certain. The athlete has been a shadow of his former self when he wowed the crowds during season 2005-2006 and also playing tremendously against team USA in the 2006 World Champhionship in Japan.

Vojvodina expects Adams to leave


Although Vojvodina Srbijagas confirmed that Hassan Adams(1.93-SG) is on his way home the American guard still practices with the team. 

The club's director Igor Kovačević said that Adams will definitely not play the last two games in the NLB League but is still in Novi Sad because the management is still negotiating on the conditions of the break-up.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

More rumors about Francis


Recently, there were rumors regarding Torin Francis(2.10-C), the best player of AEL 1964 and also one of the MVPs of the greek A1 league. The latest rumors say that the italian team that is after Francis is Cantu and that there is another offer from a team in eastern europe.

AEL 1964 has lost any chances of avoid relegation to the A2 league so they are considering getting rid of Francis' contract and also to make some money out the situation. Francis has averaged so far 16.3 points 8.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 20 games.

Maccabi announced Raviv Limonad


After being eliminated earlier than ever in its Euroleague history Maccabi Electra is already making moves in the market for the future with the announcement of local guard Raviv Limonad on a long term contract. Limonad (1.92-PG/SG) signed till the reminder of the current season in addition to three more, keeping him in yellow-and-blue until 2012. Limonad spent the first part of this season with Ironi Nahariya in the BSL and averaged 14 points in over 50% from the field, 4.2 assists and 2.8 rebounds. He helped Nahariya eliminate Maccabi from the national cup and reach the semifinals, but had to leave the club due to financial difficulties the team has faced and Maccabi jumped on the bargain. 

For the national team guard this will be the second trip to the Euroleague after making his debut last year in Le Mans Sarthe Basket. He enjoyed a good first season by averaging 10.5 ppg and 4.1 apg in over 45% from three point range. Raviv was ranked among the top 50 players in index rating per minute that season, and set two season highs in points (21) and rebounds (7) when Le Mans faced Maccabi. Prior to Le Mans Limonad made his debut in the senior level in Ironi Ramat Gan where he earned the best newcomer award of the league, before moving in January 2004 to Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem. Later on that season he celebrated with the team the ULEB Cup trophy, but had a very limited role in that roster, under coach Sharon Drucker, currently the assistant-coach in Maccabi. His next stop was his first visit at Ironi Nahariya in 2006/07, before moving to France and returning to Nahariya last summer.

ASK Riga players might boycott tonight's game


According to latvian media the players of ASK Riga might boycott tonight's Baltic League against Valmiera as a final resort to get the money that their contract dictates. The players are claiming 3 month's games from the administration of ASK Riga and the latvian team is in a standstill as they don't actually have the money.

The players took all the legal measures they could in order to secure their money but although the administration met with the players' representatives all they could was to offer them the same promises but nothing tangible. It remains to be seen what happens later on today.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Rumors about Ricky Rubio


Sponsors are disappearing in Europe much as in the United States, where NBA franchises are not receiving the anticipated income from auto manufacturers, banks and other sponsors that are suddenly unable to pay. The difference is that the NBA was able to secure a $200 loan to be distributed among 15 cash-poor teams.

The leagues in Europe can't dream of that kind of security because basketball isn't a profitable enterprise. Now there are rumors that 18-year-old Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio, the top European prospect should he choose to enter the NBA draft, could be moved for cash to a wealthier European club because current employer DKV Joventut of Spain is in trouble financially.

Two insiders have shot down the rumors, suggesting that Rubio will remain with Joventut for the rest of the year. For NBA fans, here is the real question: Does the recession in European basketball increase the chances that Rubio will enter the draft to cash in on a multiyear NBA rookie contract assuring him $3 million next season?

source : si.com

Tepic wants to play for Panathinaikos


One of Serbia's biggest new talents, Milenko Tepic(2.02-PG/SG/SF) gave an interview to greek newspaper Goal saying that if he were to leave Partizan he would to play only for Panathinaikos. He said there are a million reasons of why he would want to play there. The presence of his best friend Nikola Pekovic and also that of serbian legend Zelimir Obradovic would be the main reasons.

He also said that he would never play for arch rival Olympiakos as in his eyes it is the equivalent of Red Star Belgrade that is the arch rival of Partizan. Tepic has averaged 10.8 points 3.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 15 games for Partizan in the Euroleague.

Diarra wants to leave Paok - more problems arise


Mamoutou Diarra(2.03-SF/PF) wants to leave Paok according to the statements he made in an article by goalday.gr. The french forward is very annoyed by the situation in Paok at the moment where the president (Dimitris Drossos) resigned and left the team and their staff to fend for themselves. This is the 3rd team that Drossos abandons after Sporting BC and AEK BC leaving the team to a uncertain and fragile state. 

Diarra has not been paid for February and there is a clause in his contract that says he can leave the team within 10 days provided he has not received the money. Dimitris Marmarinos(2.06-C) is also going to resort to FIBA to claim his money. Marmarinos was punished because of a disciplinary offense(he hit teammate Symtsak) and now he claims his entire contract (100.000 euros) as Paok are trying to get rid of his contract using that excuse. Ex-coach Pedoulakis is also claiming the money from his contract.

Diarra has averaged 9.6 points and 4 rebounds in 20 games of the greek A1 league as a player of Paok.

Koufos rejected offer from Olympiakos last summer


Kostas Koufos(2.16-C) gave an interview to greek magazine "Tachydromos" where he revealed that Olympiakos approached him last summer. The greek center said that Olympiakos wanted to sign him for 3 years offering him a total of 5 million euros for that duration. 

Koufos said that he was intrigues by the offer but his priority was to succeed in the NBA if he would play with less money. He said that he would consider playing in Greece later on in his career but his priority was to better his skills and become a player worthy to take up a spot in the Utah Jazz roster. He also said that he is proud to be greek and if he gets an invitation to play in the National Team he will not hesitate. 

Koufos is still in the Utah roster and he has not been passed on to Utah Flash in the NBDL. He said he is trying to become a better player but above all he must learn to be patient! Kostas Koufos has so far averaged 4.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 48 games for Utah.

Vive Menorca signed Bruno Sundov


Vive Menorca will be the 3rd team for croatian giant Bruno Sundov(2.20-C) this season after ASK Riga and Cibona Zagreb. The spanish team announced Sundov via their official site. Sundov left Riga because of financial problems and signed later on to Cibona but could not get any decent playing time in Cibona and so Menorca stepped in and signed him.

He has played for a few seasons in the NBA for Dallas, Indiana, Boston, Cleveland and New York and he has also played for Alicante and Leon in Spain. As a player of Cibona in the Euroleague he averaged 3.5 points and 2 rebounds in 4 games.

Raptors sign Pops Mensah-Bonsu


GB star Pops Mensah-Bonsu(2.06-PF) was yesterday cut by the San Antonio Spurs ... and walked straight into a better deal with one of their NBA rivals. The 6'9" Londoner is expected to sign with the Toronto Raptors for the remainder of the NBA campaign after the Spurs ended his short-term contract after less than a week.

Mensah-Bonsu, who had shown brilliant form in the NBA's Development or reserve league, also fielded an offer from the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

Mensah-Bonsu said: "It was a toss-up. I think there might be more minutes at my position with the Raptors and they wanted me even before I came to San Antonio. So I decided I'm going to Toronto. I had a couple of great options. I hoped San Antonio would be a good fit but I understand the business side of the game."

Mensah-Bonsu is a key member of the GB team that will play in the European Championship Finals for the first time in Poland this September.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Houston signed James White for 10 days


Former Fenerbahce and San Antonio player James White(2.00-SG/SF) was hired by the Houston Rockets signing a 10-day contract.

The Houston Rockets today announced they have signed guard/forward James White to a 10-day contract. White becomes the 12th GATORADE Call-Up of the 2008-09 NBA Development League season, and the 130th overall since the league began play in 2001.

A 2009 NBA D-League All-Star and the NBA D-League Slam Dunk Champion in Phoenix, White has appeared in 34 games (33 starts) with the Arsenal, where he averaged a league-leading 25.9 points to go with 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 41.1 minutes while shooting 55 percent (291-of-530) from the field. Named NBA D-League Performer of the Week on Jan. 5, White has scored in double figures 33 times, including 11 games where he scored 30 or more points, while recording an NBA D-League season-high 47 points in a 117-113 loss to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Jan. 20, 2009.

source : nba.com

Giannakis kicked Big Sofo out of practice


Coach Giannakis kicked Sofoklis Schortsanitis(2.06-C) out of practice today according to greek media and this has to do with his attitude on Sunday's game. During the game against Panathinaikos, Schortsanitis was feeling very frustrated and although his team won he was still in a really bad mood.

Today he was sent away from the practice session and it's still unknown whether the administration of Olympiakos will summon him to a hearing regarding this or if they will let it go and it was only done to set an example. He will not be included in the roster of Olympiakos for Thursday's Euroleague game against Olimpia Milano.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Maccabi announced Aaron McGhee


Aaron McGhee(2.04-PF/C) is the new player of Maccabi Tel Aviv as it was announced by their official website. He has signed a contract until the end of the season with Maccabi with an option to be renewed for next season as well. He will be replacing the injured D'Or Fisher who will be released today from the hospital.

McGhee played for Nahariya before signing to Maccabi and he did quite well averaging 17.4 points and 10.1 rebounds in 14 games for the israeli league. He spent the most part of his pro career after college playing in China, South Korea and the Philippines. In Europe he has also played for Scavolini and Granada. Nahariya could not keep McGhee due to financial problems.

Ticket madness in Belgrade!


The popularity of Partizan Belgrade in the Serbian capital is reaching new and unprecedented heights a week after the team became one of the first three qualifiers for the Quarterfinal Playoffs in the Euroleague. To answer the incredible demand for tickets to see the team, Partizan requested a change of venue for Thursday's game with Panathinaikos of Greece corresponding to Week 5 of the Top 16. The venue change, from Pionior Arena to the 20,000-seat Belgrade Arena, was granted on Monday by Euroleague Basketball.

By Tuesday morning, incredible lines formed for tickets at Belgrade Arena, and before midday all 11,000 seats had been sold. An additional 7,000 fans with season tickets at Pionior Arena are alread ticketed separately for Thursday's game. Remerber, too, that neither Partizan nor Panathinaikos are in survival situations - quite the contrary. Both have already advanced to
the Euroleague playoffs, although the game could well decide which of them will finish first in their group and have homecourt advantage in the next round. The game also marks a homecoming for several Panathinaikos protagonists. Visiting head coach Zeljko Obradovic was on the Partizan bench for the club's only European title in 1992. Panathinaikos center Nikola Pekovic and forward Dusan Kecman both led Partizan last year to its first playoffs qualification of the decade in the Euroleague.

D’or Fischer attacked Sunday night


D’or Fischer(2.11-C), starting center for Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, was attacked Sunday night outside of a club in Tel Aviv by someone who threw a glass bottle at him. Fischer was injured in the forehead and cheek and is presently in surgery at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv.

With Fischer at the hospital are his father, who is currently visiting him in Israel, Maccabi’s team manager Gur Shelef, and the basketball club’s doctor, Dr. Nathan Serbu. Ichilov Hospital spokesperson, Aviva Shemer, said, “He is in the operating room. He has very serious trauma to his face which involves the facial nerve. He will be undergoing microsurgery to repair the nerve. The cut goes very deep, and we very much hope there will not be permanent damage. It’s currently considered a moderate injury, and we hope we will be able to repair as much of the nerve as possible.

He is being operated on by two plastic surgeons. The surgery will likely last for several hours.”

Maccabi’s spokesperson, Nitzan Ferraro said, “Fischer was attacked outside of a club Sunday night, was injured in his face - apparently by a sharp object, and is being cared for at Ichilov Hospital. With Fischer are the team’s doctor, Dr. Serbu and team manager Gur Shelef.
We are focusing right now on his care and healing; later we will learn the details.”

source : maccabi.co.il

Rumors from Israel say that Maccabi has set sights on the recently released Aaron McGhee.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Troubles in Nahariya


The first piece to fall off Nahariya's roster is Aaron McGhee (202-F-79, college: Oklahoma) who left the team due to the financial crisis the club is involved in. The players were on strike for the past days, but showed up to the BSL game at Bnei tonight, apart from McGhee. One of the best inside players in the league averaged in 14 games no less than 17.9 ppg and 6.8 rpg in his comeback season to the European game. It's likely McGhee is not the last piece to separate from Nahariya in the upcoming period.

source : eurobasket.com

Roseto announced Delonte Holland


Roseto announced in a surprise move, prolific scorer Delonte Holland(2.01-SF). The american scorer stayed under the radar for a while and only made a couple of appearances in the NBDL this season playing for Rio Grande Valley Vipers. He will be a player of Roseto helping them in LegaDue until the end of the season.

He started the season in Virtus Bologna but the team released him and he transferred to Varese but he couldn't save them from relegation. He averaged 13.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in 13 games as a player of Virtus Bologna and the impressive 25 points and 4.7 rebounds in 15 games for Varese.

AEL Limassol announced Goran Jeretin


AEL Limassol announced serbian-montenegrian combo-guard Goran Jeretin(1.92-PG/SG) via their official website. The leader of the cypriot league added another quality guard to their roster and he will be their player until the end of this season.

Jeretin started the season in BC Kyiv but the financial problems of the team led him to find a contract elsewhere. He has also played in Red Star Belgrade, Buducnost and Maccabi Tel Aviv. As a player of BC Kyiv he had averaged 6.1 points 1.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 19 games of the ukrainian Superleague.