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Andrea Trinchieri and Zalgiris Kaunas reportedly agree on an extension

According to Sportal, Andrea Trinchieri and Zalgiris Kaunas have agreed on a contract extension.

Trinchieri’s previous deal included an exit clause at the end of this season.

The Italian coach has impressed everyone since his arrival at the prestigious Lithuanian club, mainly due to his ability to bring out the best out of each player.

The new deal would be around 900,000 euros per season, a figure that would make Trinchieri one of the highest paid coaches in the competition, the Greek portal concludes.

Daniel Oturu reportedly agreeing to a two-year deal to stay with Anadolu Efes

Anadolu Efes continues to work on the roster for next season, and according to Sportal has reached an agreement to keep Daniel Oturu.

The big man-7.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game in Euroleague, but over 16 points and 6 rebounds average in BSL-is expected to stay with the Turkish club on a new two-year contract, after receiving the okay from coach Mijatovic.

Tyrique Jones, on the other hand, is expected to leave Anadolu Efes after just one season (7.2 PPG, 4.3 RPG in Euroleague, 11 PPG, 6.6 RPG in BSL).

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Jaka Lakovic reportedly among candidates for Valencia bench

According to reporter Rupert Fabig, Jaka Lakovic is among the candidates for Valencia’s head coaching position.

The Slovenian coach is currently involved in the ACB Playoffs with Gran Canaria in the series against Real Madrid.

 

Jack White signs two-year deal with Melbourne United

Jack White is leaving the NBA after two seasons to return to the NBL.

White signed a two-year contract with Melbourne United.

The former Duke forward played 21 NBA games in the last two seasons between Denver, where he won the NBA title as a Two-Way Player, and Minnesota.

Last year White also played in the G League with the South Bay Lakers (9.5 PPG, 6.2 RPG).

 

Baskonia, Vanja Marinkovic part ways

Baskonia and Vanja Marinkovic are parting ways after 3 seasons,as announced by the Spanish club.

The Serbian guard, who will most likely return to Partizan, played 198 games with Baskonia’s jersey, including 94 in ACB and 104 in EuroLeague -11 points per game with 38% from long range this year-.

Marinkovic greeted the city and fans with a letter.

Felix Fernandez: My assessment of Dusko Ivanovic is very positive

Felix Fernandez, Baskonia’s sport director, met the press to take stock after the end of the season for the Vitoria team. The future was also discussed.

ON DUSKO IVANOVIC

“We have not made any decision about anything. We are reflecting on everything, we ended the season earlier than expected and we want to talk to all the protagonists and all the players. If I have to be honest, my assessment of Dusko Ivanovic is very positive’.

ON THE PLAYERS

“Right now on the roster we have Markus Howard, who we renewed because he deserved it as a player and as a man. Others, like Chima Moneke and Codi Miller-McIntyre, have contracts with options on both sides but I hope they stay. But we are in a moment of negotiation’.

Reyer Venezia re-signs Kyle Wiltjer for another season

Kyle Wiltjer has renewed with Reyer Venezia. This was reported by Chema de Lucas.

According to Sportando, the new contract will expire on June 30, 2025.

The Canadian forward, who arrived in Venice after the “Caboclo case”, produced 12.5 points on average in LBA with 3.4 rebounds. 12.2 points and 3.5 rebounds his numbers in EuroCup.

Aquila Trento reportedly in talks with Barcelona for Dame Sarr

Dame Sarr could be a player at Aquila Trento next season. This has been reported by the Tribuna di Treviso.

Barcelona has reportedly decided to loan out the 2006-born, and for Trento, the EuroCup card could be decisive.

A native of Oderzo, Dame Sarr is considered the best Italian prospect of his generation. This season he made two appearances in the ACB and two in the EuroLeague with the Blaugrana, while with the B team he produced an average of 17.8 points and five rebounds in the EBA, the fourth level in Spain.

Isaiah Canaan reportedly ready to consider alternatives to extension with Olympiacos

According to Telesport Isaiah Canaan and Olympiacos have yet to agree on an extension.

The guard, 11.3 points with 42 percent from long range in Euroleague, would like to enter the market as a free agent to consider other options besides the Reds.

 

SLUC Nancy keeps Shevon Thompson

Shevon Thompson has signed a new three-year deal with SLUC Nancy.

The Jamaican big man ended the BetClic Elite regular season with 14.5 points (66% FG, 78% FT) and 7.7 rebounds in 25 minutes per game.

 

Chus Mateo reportedly to extend with Real Madrid

Real Madrid has decided to retain Chus Mateo as head coach for the upcoming season. The coach, recently named ‘Coach of the Year’ in the EuroLeague, has secured all the season’s titles with the club, including the 2023 EuroLeague.

Club officials, led by Juan Carlos Sánchez, have already initiated talks to renew his contract. Mateo, in his second season as head coach, has successfully stepped out of Pablo Laso’s shadow and aims for further triumphs.

Source Marca

Anadolu Efes’ Darius Thompson granted Italian citizenship

Efes point guard Darius Thompson has been granted Italian citizenship. The news, which started circulating after a story by the player’s wife on Instagram (source: Backdoor), was confirmed in Sportando in these minutes.

Born in Murfreesboro in 1995, Darius Thompson arrived in Italy in 2019, where he wore the Happy Casa Brindisi jersey for two seasons. He currently plays in Turkey with Anadolu Efes.

Italian by marriage, Darius Thompson will eventually be able to play as an Italian in our league only after a call-up to the national team for an official competition. The player is currently in contact with the Federation.

Crvena Zvezda reportedly interested in Jasiel Rivero

Crvena Zvezda interested in Jasiel Rivero. The news is reported by Arel Ginsber.

The Maccabi forward, 7.6 points and 3.1 rebounds this season, has a renewal option with the Israeli club.

Fotis Katsikaris reportedly to stay with Bàsquet Girona next season

Fotis Katsikaris will still be the coach of Bàsquet Girona next season.

The club chose not to activate the termination clause in the Greek coach’s contract, thus confirming confidence in his leadership for the future.

Yannis Morin joins UCAM Murcia

UCAM Murcia strengthens the frontcourt ahead of the ACB playoffs with the signing of Yannis Morin.

The 30-year-old French big man arrives from Roanne, where he produced over 14 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists per game in BetClic Elite.

 

 

Dinamo Sassari, Filip Kruslin part ways

Dinamo Sassari announced the departure of Filip Kruslin with a message of gratitude on its social channels.

The 35-year-old Croatian guard, who leaves Sardinia after 4 seasons, produced 6.1 points per game this year between LBA and BCL, shooting 42% from long distance.

 

What future for Baskonia’s Codi Miller-McIntyre?

Baskonia’s season, as well as Codi Miller-McIntyre’s, is over. What future for the revelation player of this EuroLeague season?

Miller-McIntyre, born in 1994, at the age of 30, produced a 9.6-point season in the EuroLeague with 7.3 assists. Despite another year on his contract, there is talk from Spain of an offer from Baskonia to touch up and extend the deal.

Meanwhile, the player said goodbye to the season on X: «Well this sucks.. but at the end of the day we had many opportunities to better. Thank you to the fans who stayed faithful throughout the season. Thank you to the fans who started to believe us during the season. Thank you to all the coaches and teammates this year. Things didn’t…».

Real Madrid, Walter Tavares reportedly agreed to a three-year extension

According to Ramon Alvares de Mon, Real Madrid and Walter Tavares have agreed on a three-year extension.

The big man, who was just voted ACB Defensive Player of the Year for the fourth time in a row, has reportedly decided to give up his dreams of returning to the NBA.

With the Blancos since 2018, Tavares is producing 9.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game this year between ACB and Euroleague.

 

Nathan Boothe re-signs with Sendei 89ers

Nathan Boothe has agreed to a deal for the 2024/25 season with the Sendai 89ers, as announced by the Japanese team.

Boothe ended the last B.League with 16.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.

Baskonia reportedly looking to extend Markus Howard ‘s contract

According to ElCorreo, Baskonia is looking to extend Markus Howard ‘s contract until 2028.

The guard just won the Alphonso Ford Trophy, the award for the Euroleague top scorer.

Howard is already under contract until 2026, but his excellent performances have attracted the attention of several Euroleague clubs, including AS Monaco.

The player’s contract includes an exit clause for 1.3 million euros, which Baskonia would like to increase in the event of an extension.

Illawarra Hawks re-sign Tyler Harvey

Tyler Harvey has signed a new three-year deal with the Illawarra Hawks, as announced by the Australian team.

The guard plans to obtain an Australian passport.

Since joining the Hawks in the 2020-2021 season, Harvey has been one of the best scorers in the NBL.

Harvey has put together averages of 17.6 points, three assists and three rebounds in 125 NBL games.

In his debut season with the Hawks, he was named to the All-NBL First Team.

NBA or Euroleague in Jean Montero’s future?

Jean Montero’s future is a hotly debated topic in Spain after the 20-year-old Dominican point guard’s excellent year with the MoraBanc Andorra jersey.

According to Chema De Lucas, Montero is expected to decide the next step of his career between NBA and Euroleague.

Fenerbahce is among the main Euroleague teams interested.

Montero in ACB is producing averages of 15 points, 5.1 assists and 2 steals in 26 minutes per game.

Despite his young age, the player is no longer eligible for the NBA Draft, having already decided to declare in 2022. Therefore, Montero could enter the NBA market as a free agent, free to sign with any team.

 

 

Rolands Smits reportedly headed to Turkey

Monaco? 24 hours after Chema De Lucas moves Rolands Smits’ future to Anadolu Efes.

A three-year contract in Turkey is on the way for the big man.

OFFICIAL: Kendrick Nunn signs 2-year extension with Panathinaikos

Panathinaikos announced the contract extension of Kendrick Nunn until 2026, with an NBA-only exit clause.

The guard ended the Playoffs-series against Maccabi tel Aviv with over 19 points per game, shooting 51% from long distance.

 

Immediately after his 26 points in Game 5, Coach Ataman called Nunn the best scorer in the entire Euroleague.

“Kendrick is an extraordinary player, even thinking about the NBA. After he arrived, I told the staff: if we can get him involved, he will become a big deal. He is a great person, a great player, and tonight he proved that he is the best offensive player in Euroleague.”

Kendrick Nunn signs new deal with Panathinaikos in front of Giannakopoulos

Panathinaikos AKTOR president Dimitris Giannakopoulos posted a video on Instagram documenting the moment when American player Kendric Nunn signs the renewal of his contract with the club.

Giannakopoulos, visibly excited, accompanied the post with a strong comment: ‘Do you see what I see? Because I see the MVP who will win the EuroLeague in the next five years’.

In the video, a light-hearted moment is also shown when Giannakopoulos gives Nunn a statuette of Al Pacino in ‘Scarface’, sparking laughter and an amusing exchange about their shared love for the film.

According to rumours Nunn signed a two-year deal with NBA escape.

Secondo i rumors Nunn avrebbe firmato un biennale con escape NBA.

 

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Will Barton joins Cangrejeros de Santurce

Will Barton is a new player of the Cangrejeros de Santurce, as announced by the Puerto Rican team.

The veteran former NBA guard will replace Quinn Cook.

Barton is on his third team of the season, after brief stints with CSKA Moscow and Granada.