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Arturas Gudaitis joins Zenith St. Petersburg on two-year deal

Arturas Gudaitis signed a 2-year contract with Zenith St. Petersburg, as announced by the russian team.

The lithuanian big man spent the past 3 seasons with Olimpia Milano.
This year he averaged 7.4 points and 4.4 rebounds over 27 games between LBA and Euroleague.

Terell Parks, BC Nizhny part ways

Terell Parks and BC Nizhny have parted ways, the russian team announced.

Before the suspension Parker played 11 games for Nizhny between VTB League and BCL, with averages of over 10 points and 7 rebounds.

Pau Gasol will not play in Barcelona next season, Barcelona board member Joan Bladé says

Pau Gasol back in Barcelona? Unlikely.

Board member responsible for the Basketball section, Joan Bladé i Marsal, speaking with Catradio Esports, said that the Spanish big man will not play for the Catalan powerhouse next season.

“There is not and there will not be any negotiation with Pau Gasol” Joan Bladé i Marsal said.

Gasol was rumored to be in talks with Barcelona but his return will not happen.

The big man is out since March 2019 due to a foot fracture and missed the entire 2019-2020.

Alex Mumbru, Joan Plaza among candidates for Zalgiris head coaching job

Greek reporter Nikos Varlas adds current RetaBet Bilbao coach Alex Mumbru and Joan Plaza to the list of coaches that Zalgiris Kaunas is considering.

Yesterday Donatas Urbonas reported that Galatasary coach Ertugrul Erdogan is one of the top names in Zalgiris head coaching search.

S.Oliver Würzburg keeps Brekkott Chapman

Brekkott Chapman signed a new one-year contract with S.Oliver Würzburg, the german team announced.

This year Chapman played just four games because of a knee injury.

BC Zenit, Colton Iverson part ways

BC Zenit and Colton Iverson have agreed to part ways.
This year the big man averaged over 6 points and 4 rebounds over 40 games between VTB and Euroleague.

Johnny Hamilton inks a 1+1 deal with Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce signed a 1+1 year deal with Trinidadian center Johnathan Hamilton.

Johnathan Hamilton is a basketball player born on February 3, 1994, in Rio Claro. He is a center who most recently played for Darussafaka Tekfen.

Hamilton is an athletic center, who has excellent rebounding and shot blocking skills. He was the third best shot-blocker of the 2019-20 season in EuroCup.

Last year the big man out of Texas-Arlington averaged 9.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks for Darussafaka, over 40 games between BSL and EuroCup.

Reggio Emilia signs Brandon Taylor

Brandon Taylor signed a one-year contract with Pallacanestro Reggio Emilia, the italian team announced.

Last year the pointguard averaged over 15 points and 7 assist for LeMans, in Jeep Elite.

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia signs Brandon Taylor

Italian Serie A club Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia has signed Brandon Taylor .

The American point guard averaged 15.2 points and 7.1 assists with Le Mans in the Jeep Elite .

The Utah product has already played in Italy with Serie A2’s Bergamo Basket in 2018-19.

Zalgiris Kaunas considering Ertugrul Erdogan for head coaching job

Zalgiris Kaunas is looking for a head coach after Sarunas Jasikevicius’ departure from Barcelona.
One of the names that Zalgiris is considering is Ertugrul Erdogan, as reported by Donatas Urbonas.
The Turkish coach just extended his deal with Galatasaray. He is very close to Jasikevicius.

Adin Vrabac is close to Krka Novo mesto

Adin Vrabac is close to joining Krka Novo mesto, a source told Sportando. Bosnia and Herzegovina national team player last played for Spars Sarajevo.

He returned to Sarajevo two years ago after a short stint at Tenerife and Hamburg. He played in 22 ABA 2 league games last season, averaging 14 points, 5,5 rebounds and 3 assists per game.

Nacho Arroyo extends with Movistar Estudiantes until 2023

Nacho Arroyo extended his contract with Movistar Estudiantes until 2023, the spanish team announced.

This year the twenty year old Chilean guard played in 6 ACB games.

Langston Hall inks two-year deal with KK Crvena Zvedza

Langston Hall signed a two-year contract with KK Crvena Zvedza, the serbian powerhouse announced.

Last year the pointguard out of Mercer averaged 11.3 points and 5.7 assist in Eurocup for ASP Promitheas.

Sources: Khimki in negotiations with Jordan Mickey

Khimki Moscow is negotiating with Jordan Mickey for the return of the American PF/C to the Russian powerhouse, a source told Sportando.
The former LSU spent the last season with Real Madrid, averaging 9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1 block in just 16 minutes per game in EuroLeague.

Last summer Mickey signed a two-year contract with the Blancos.

Louis Olinde to sign with ALBA Berlin

Former Brose Bamberg forward Louis Olinde will sign with ALBA Berlino, Big Basketball reports.

The 22-year-old forward left Bamberg after 4 seasons.

This year Olinde averaged 6 points and 4.9 rebounds over 38 games between BBL and Eurocup.

Sources: Johnny Hamilton to join Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce has reached an agreement with Johnny Hamilton, a source told Sportando and Ismail Senol.

Last year the big man out of Texas-Arlington had a breakout season for Darussafaka, averaging 9.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over 40 games between BSL and Eurocup.

Goyang Orion ink Dedric Lawson, Jeff Withey

Korean side Goyang Orions announced the signing of two former Kansas players, Dedric Lawson and Jeff Withey.
Lawson spent his rookie year averaging over 13 points and 8 rebounds per game in G League, while Withey was a force under the boards for Ironi Nes Ziona.
Withey averaged 14.1 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks over 28 games between the israeli BSL and FIBA Europe Cup.

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Partizan hires Vlado Scepanovic as new head coach

Partizan Belgrade announced that Vlado Scepanovic will take over as the new head coach of the team.

Scepanovic had been Andrea Trinchieri’s assistant coach and has now been promoted after Trinchieri’s departure.

Olimpia Milano announces deal with Shavon Shields

Olimpia Milan has reached a two-year deal with Shavon Shields, born in Overland Park, Kansas, on June 5, 1994, 2.01 mt. tall, small forward and guard, from Kirolbet Baskonia. “I wish to thank Mr. Giorgio Armani, our President Mr. Leo Dell’Orco, Coach Messina and everyone at Olimpia Milano for this opportunity. I’m excited to get to work with my teammates and be a part of this historic club,”, Shields said. “Shavon is a player in his prime, experienced and still young, with the ideal characteristics to be part of our team,” Olimpia’s general manager Christos Stavropoulos said.

HIS CAREER – Raised in Olathe, Kansas, where he attended the Northwest High School, Shields has been the Sunflower conference MVP as a senior at the end of a career in which he finished as the first in school history for points, rebounds and steals. In 2012, he landed at the University of Nebraska, where he stayed four years and finished as the all-time fifth scorer. In 2015/16, he averaged 16.8 points per game and was selected in the All-Big Ten Conference second team. In 2016/17, he played for the Frankfurt Skyliners, before moving to Trento for the playoffs. He played two seasons in Trento, playing the Italian league finals twice. In 2017/18, he averaged 14.3 points per game in Italy. In 2018 he signed for Vitoria, where he made his EuroLeague debut. He averaged 9.6 points per game in 59 appearances. He won the 2020 Spanish championship.

NOTES – Shields ia a Danish National Team member, because of his mother origin. His father, Will Shields, has been a 12-time Pro Bowl NFL selection and is a Hall of Famer after a 14-year pro career with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Source: Olimpia Milano.