Friday, October 30, 2009

Brian Butch's adventures in Greece

Brian Butch gave a detailed acccount of his entertaining adventures as a pro basketball in Greece, via his personal blog.

ASVEL added Victor Samnick

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket added to their roster 30-year old Cameroonian forward Victor Samnick (203-F-79, college: Georgetown).

Rumors about Juan Dixon and Aris

Juan Dixon (1.91-SG) is close to signing a contract with Aris according to rumors from Greece.

Veroli signed Dontaye Draper

Veroli hit the jackpot and announced the signing of American point guard Dontaye Draper (1.80-PG) via their official website.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Napoli announced Armands Skele

Napoli announced the signing of Latvian combo guard Armands Skele(1.92-PG/SG) via their official website.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

2 players of Maroussi ill with Swine Flu

Michalis Pelekanos(1.98-SF) and Kostas Kaimakoglou(2.05-PF) have been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus.

Chalon signed Marcellus Sommerville

ES Chalon-Sur-Saone announced the signing of the American player Marcellus Sommerville  (200-F-82, college: Bradley).

Conroy to replace Avery in Paok?

William Avery(1.90-PG) might not continue for much longer in Paok. They have already started looking for a replacement.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Warren Carter on tryouts with Ilisiakos

Warren Carter(2.06-PF) is on tryouts with Greek team Ilisiakos and if he is in good shape he might sign a contract with them.

Bulls exercise options on Rose, Noah

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Bulls have exercised contract options on point guard Derrick Rose and forward Joakim Noah for the 2010-11 season.

Milosevic on loan to Maroussi

Igor Milosevic(1.93-PG/SG) will be the new player of Maroussi, on loan from Olympiakos.

Oldenburg loses Gardner for another month

A week after missing his team's historic debut victory in the Euroleague, EWE Baskets Oldenburg has learned that it must survive without point guard Jason Gardner for up to a month more due to his ongoing back injury.

Shaun Pruitt arriving on Wednesday

Shaun Pruitt(2.08-C) will finally sign with Peristeri this Wednesday.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Manresa signed Michael Ruffin for a month

Manresa signed a one-month deal with Michael Ruffin (203-F-77, college: Tulsa).

Thomas Kelati is now a free agent

The Los Angeles Lakers have waived guard Thomas Kelati, it was announced on Wednesday.

Orleans signed Marko Milic

One day after making its Euroleague debut, Entente Orleanaise Loiret added some experience to its lineup by signing veteran forward Marko Milic.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Partizan signed Lawrence Roberts

The day before the club's Euroleague opener, Partizan signed a one-year deal with big man Lawrence Roberts, who returns to Serbia after spending last season at Crvena Zvezda Belgrade.

Nymburk signed Phil Ricci

CEZ Basket Nymburk has upgraded its frontline by signing Phil Ricci for the rest of the season. Ricci (201, 29) arrives from Israeli club Ironi Nahariya, where he played alongside Nymburk shooting guard Ron Lewis last season.

Panionios agreed with Evtimov and close to Rancik

Another candidate to be added to a long list for Panionios. This time it's the Slovakian power forward Martin Rancik(2.05-F)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dwayne Jones joins Red Star

Crvena Zvezda added size over the weekend with the signing of center Dwayne Jones, who will make his second trip to Europe after a limited stay in Turkey at Efes Pilsen last year.

Turow signed Michal Chylinski

Michal Chylinski (199-G-86) joined Turow Zgorzelec. 

Aris waiting on Massey

One more addition is planned for Aris BC. 

Panathinaikos announced Jurica Golemac

Panathinaikos announced the signing of Jurica Jolemac(2.09-PF) via their official website. The contract will last until the end of the season but Panathinaikos reserve the right to cancel it after the first 3 months.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Big Sofo and Papanikolaou ill with Swine Flu

Earlier today the team of Olympiacos released an announcement via their official website regarding the medical condition of 2 of their players that have been found ill with H1N1.

AEK contemplating a Greek-only roster

The Greek league has not started yet and may not even start when it is supposed to. In AEK they are worried about the restriction from FIBA to sign any foreign players.

Aris announced Aaron Miles

As it was predicted, Aaron Miles(1.85-PG) was announced by Aris and their official website. Aaron Miles was practicing with the Atlanta Hawks during pre-season but he didn't manage to earn a spot in their roster.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Partizan signed Bo McCalebb

A week before the 2009-10 Euroleague season gets underway, Partizan Belgrade is filling a vacant point guard spot with Lester "Bo" McCalebb, who will make his debut in Europe's top competition.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Karisyaka announced K'Zell Wesson

PINAR Karsiyaka officially announced the signing of K'Zell Wesson (201-F/C-77, college: La Salle) .

BC Triumph announecd Paul Miller

BC Triumph signed American power forward/center Paul Miller (208, 1982).

Teramo announced Goran Jurak

Teramo Basket announced the signing of Slovenian veteran forward Goran Jurak(2.03-PF) via their official website.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Aaron Miles ever closer to Aris

Aaron Miles(1.85-PG) seems to be ever closer to Aris after he was dropped from the roster of the Atlanta Hawks.

Ilian Evtimov joines AEL Limassol

The 6.7”SF/PF Ilian Evtimov has reached an agreement with the Cypriot Division A Club EKA AEL Limassol. 

Ermal Kuqo returns to Efes Pilsen

Ermal Kuqo(2.07-C) will be returning to Efes Pilsen after a season in Valencia. The Albanian-Turkish center left Valencia this summer as the Spanish team could not handle his contract.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hapoel Migdal signed Brandon Hunter

Hapoel Migdal announced the signing of American power forward Brandon Hunter(2.01-PF/C) via their official website. The deal is for one season with an option for another season.

Miami Heat signed Carlos Arroyo

MIAMI, 10/12 – The Miami HEAT have announced that they have signed free agent guard Carlos Arroyo. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Perister waiting on Shaun Pruitt

Shaun Pruitt(2.08-C) might be preparing for the pre-season with the Golden State Warriors but the team of Peristeri are getting anxious as they're no longer certain that he will sign them.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Bourousis wants to play in the NBA in 2 years

When Ioannis Bourousis took the AT&T Center floor Friday for Greek basketball power Olympiacos Piraeus, he envisioned returning someday.

Estudiantes affected by Swine Flu

Estudiantes released an official statement via their official website stating that 4 players of their team have been diagnosed with possible Swine Flu symptoms.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Jerebko and Magloire suspended for two games

Detroit Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko and Miami Heat center Jamaal Magloire have been suspended without pay for their roles in an altercation that took place during Monday night’s preseason game, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

Aris interested in Rashad McCants

Fotis Katsikaris is doing his best to find the players that the roster of Aris is missing and the Greek team is rumored to be interested in scoring swingman Rashad McCants(1.93-SG/SF).

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fuenlabrada announced Tal Burstein

Fuenlabrada announced the signing of Israeli veteran Tal Burstein(1.98-PG/SG/SF) via their official website. Burstein takes a new step in his career moving from Israel to Spain.

Baskonia signed Chris Lofton for 2 months

Caja Laboral beefed up its backcourt Friday by signing guard Chris Lofton to a short-term contract. Lofton (188, 23) agrees to a two-month deal with a team option to extend it for the rest of the season.

Aris waiting on Massey and Miles

Aris are waiting to find out the final verdict on the cases of Aaron Miles(1.85-PG) and Jeremiah Massey(2.02-PF).

Mersin added Nenad Mijatovic

Nenad Mijatovic (193-G-87) joined Mersin. The Turkish team just announced the deal. The Montenegrin guard started the previous season in Buducnost Podgorica.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Panathinaikos will not sign another player

Panathinaikos will not sign another to player to replace the injured Kostas Tsartsaris(2.11-PF/C). The Greek forward/center recently underwent an operation on his left wrist and he will be out of action for about 2 months.

Sven Schultze signed with Biella

Sven Schultze(2.08-PF) returns to Italy and Angelico Biella. Roberto Gabini did not manage to convince the people of Biella that he is ready to return to action and so they signed Schultze instead.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Kavala agreed with Raicevic

Kavala BC agreed terms with Serbian power forward Miroslav Raicevic(2.08-PF). Raicevic will be the latest addition to the ailing front-line of Kavala BC.

Olivier Ilunga back in Cyprus

6’1” PointGuard/Guard Olivier Ilunga has been signed by InterCollege Etha Engomis in the Cypriot A1 League. This is not the first time that Olivier plays in Cyprus. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Palacio and Partizan part ways

Partizan announced that playmaker Milt Palacio has been released from the team. The decision to terminate Palacio's contract was taken after the Euroleague American Tour game against the Denver Nuggets.

Fotis Katsikaris to replace Andrea Mazzon

According to, Fotis Katsikaris will be the replacement of Andrea Mazzon, as the head coach of the bench of Aris BC. It was announced by the official site of Aris that Andrea Mazzon will no longer be the head coach and that the contract was mutually broken.