Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Fenerbahce brings Ukic back to Europe

Fenerbahce decided to go for the big guns and signed Roko-Leni Ukic (1.96-PG).

The croatian star was waived by Milwaukee bucks wi th the following announcement:

The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on guard Roko Ukic (6-5, 190), General Manager John Hammond announced today. Ukic requested to have his contract voided by Milwaukee, removing any further obligation by the Bucks for the remainder of his contract.

Roko asked to be released from his contract in order to pursue other playing opportunities,” said Hammond. “We appreciate his hard work and professionalism while with the Bucks and wish him well in his career.”

In 13 games for the Bucks this season, Ukic averaged 3.1 points in 7.5 minutes per game. He was acquired along with Carlos Delfino from Toronto on August 18 for Amir Johnson and Sonny Weems. The Bucks roster now stands at 14 players.

Today the player was announced by the official website of Fenerbahce and Ukic is regarded as a messiah of sorts that will lead the Turkish team back to glory. In the Euroleague he played for Baskonia, Barcelona and Virtus Roma and his NBA experience was quite shortlived playing for Toronto and Milwaukee. By the looks of things he is back in the Euroleague again, until the end of the season at least.

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