EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 7/23/2008Copyright © 1997-2008 Eurobasket
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New Jersey Nets have acquired guard Keyon Dooling (6'3''-G-80, college: Missouri) from the Orlando Magic in exchange for cash considerations.
'Keyon is a versatile NBA veteran, and we are pleased to add him to our roster,' said Thorn. 'His ability to play both the point and shooting guard positions will add flexibility and depth to our backcourt rotation.'
Dooling, a 6-3, 195 pound guard, averaged 8.1 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 72 games, including one start, for Orlando during the 2007-08 season. The eight-year NBA veteran has appeared in 465 games with the Clippers, Heat and Magic, holding career averages of 6.8 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists. Originally drafted with the 10th overall pick out of Missouri in the 2000 NBA Draft, Dooling has averaged 7.1 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 29 career postseason contests for the Heat and Magic.
San Antonio Spurs re-signed forward/center Kurt Thomas (6'9''-F-72, college: TCU).
The 6-9, 235-lb Thomas joined the Spurs on 2/20/08 in a trade with the Seattle Sonics in exchange for Brent Barry and Francisco Elson . He appeared in 28 games for the Silver and Black, averaging 4.5 points and 4.9 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per game. Thomas saw action in all 17 playoff games, averaging 4.1 points and 4.9 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per contest. The former Texas Christian University standout started the season with the Sonics where he played in 42 games, averaging 7.5 points and 8.8 rebounds.
For his career Thomas has played for six NBA teams (Heat, Mavericks, Knicks, Suns, Sonics and Spurs). In 817 career games he has averaged 9.7 points and 7.4 rebounds in 27.3 minutes.
Boston Celtics have re-signed guards Eddie House (6'1''-G-78, agency: Priority Sports, college: Arizona St.) and Tony Allen (6'4''-G-82, college: Oklahoma St.), two role players from their title-winning team.Contract terms were not immediately disclosed..
House averaged 7.5 points in 19 minutes during the regular season, and Allen averaged 6.6 points. But both saw their roles diminished in the playoffs.
The Suns signed 28-year-old free agent Matt Barnes. Last season, Barnes averaged 6.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.7 steals in 19.4 minutes, which was a slight dip from his career-best 9.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 2006-07.
However, the former UCLA-product proved himself to be a clutch player throughout the 2007 playoffs, averaging 11.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.5 steals during that time. He also demonstrated the ability to connect from 3-point land, nailing 42 percent of his attempts from downtown during that run.
The 6-7, 226-pound Barnes is expected to sign for the veterans minimum, which allows the Suns to save a bit of cap room.
Golden State Warriors have acquired guard Marcus Williams (6'3''-G-85, college: Connecticut) (6'3''-G-85, college: Connecticut) from the New Jersey Nets in exchange for a conditional first round draft choice.
Williams, 22, was a member of the NBA's All-Rookie Second Team with New Jersey following the 2006-07 campaign, when he averaged 6.8 points and 3.3 assists in 79 games (16.6 mpg). He was selected to play with the rookie squad in the 2007 Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas and his season assist total (260) represented the third-most all-time for a Nets first-year player.
Last season (2007-08), Williams averaged 5.9 points and 2.6 assists in 53 games with the Nets (16.1 mpg), highlighted by a season-high 25 point performance 2/20 vs. Chicago and career-best 13 assist outing 2/23 vs. Indiana. Additionally, the 63 guard averaged 11.7 points and 4.6 assists in 17 outings last season when logging at least 20 minutes. He missed the first 23 games of the campaign due to a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot.
A two-year NBA veteran, Williams was originally selected by the Nets in the first round of the 2006 NBA Draft (22nd overall). He appeared in a total of 132 games during his two-year stint with New Jersey, averaging 6.4 points and 3.0 assists. Prior to entering the NBA, Williams played three years at the University of Connecticut, where he was a member of the Huskies NCAA Championship team in 2004 and registered the highest career assist-per-game average in school history (7.3 apg).
After the signing of Corey Maggette (6'6''-G-79, college: Duke) and Ronny Turiaf (6'10''-C/F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Gonzaga) the Warriors keep building their roster after the Baron Davis (6'2''-G-79, agency: Life Sports, college: UCLA) lost they get a PG like Marcus Williams and the Nets signed Dooling to replace the same position.
Portland Trail Blazers signed rookie forward/guard Nicolas Batum (6'7''-F-88). The 25th overall pick in this year's draft, from Houston in a Draft Day trade in exchange for the draft rights to Darrell Arthur (27th overall pick) and Joey Dorsey (33rd overall).
Batum, 19, played the last three seasons for MSB Le Mans in the French ProA League, averaging 12.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.33 steals in 2007-08. Additionally, he posted averages of 8.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in Euroleague play this past season.
The 6-8, 190-pound Batum averaged 6.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 27.2 minutes in five games during last week's NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Minnesota Timberwolves and guard Sebastian Telfair (6'0''-G-85) have agreed in principle on the terms of a new contract. Telfair is expected to be in Minneapolis tomorrow and will meet with Twin Cities media at Target Center.
The Timberwolves acquired Telfair on July 31, 2007 in a trade with Boston. In his lone season with Minnesota, the 6-0 guard averaged 9.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and a career-high 5.9 assists per game, finishing the season ranked 10th in the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.20-to-1). Telfair appeared in 60 games for the Wolves, starting 51, before missing the final 21 contests with a sprained left ankle.
The list of players for the portuguese under 18 team was announced and they already working for the European division B that will be held in the city of Debrecen,Hungry from July 25th to August the 3rd.
Andre Pereira from Porto
Diogo Correia (185-G-90) Benfica
Eugenio Silva (190-G-61) Barreirense
Filipe Pinheiro Barreirense
Joao Guerreiro (204-F-90) (204-F-90) (204-F-90) Barreirense
Joao Soares (197-F-90) Ovarense
Joao Torrie Vasco da Gama
Jose Barbosa Oliveirense
Marco Rosa (192-F-90) Ginasio
Miguel Tinoco Queiroz (196-F-91) (196-F-91) Barreirense
Pedro Catarino Porto
Tiago Raimundo Barreirense
Head coach is Alvaro Amiel
Assistant coach is Julio Silva
To note Barreirense is the team with more players with 5 in total that shows the good work they doing in the youth teams.
Portuguese team will leave tomorrow for Hungry .
Portugal will have their games:
July26th vs England at 4pm
July 27th vs Belarus at 1.35pm
July 28th vs Romania at 4pm
July 29th vs Poland at 1.45pm
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Kelly Santos (192-C-79) recorded 7 points for her Storm adding also 3 rebounds and 1 steal. Last night however the Storm had nothing to do with the Mystics. Taj McWilliams-Franklin scored 22 points and Alana Beard tied a career-high with nine assists as the Washington Mystics, in their first game following a coaching change, snapped the Seattle Storm's seven-game winning streak with a shocking 89:57 win on Sunday.
Before that the Storm posted their 7th straight win overcoming the Indiana Fever 65:59 away from home. The Fever got to a confident start of the game and enjoyed a 17-point advantage in the first half. But Seattle recovered after the long break. Sue Bird scored all her 11 points in the second half to pace the visitors to yet another impressive win. Sheryl Swoopes got more playing time after Lauren Jackson left to train with Australian National Team. She finished with 15 points and 6 boards for the winners. Camille Little nailed 13 points and 7 boards for the Storm. Kelly Santos had 5 points showing 100% from the field. Tammy Sutton-Brown answered with 12 points and 7 boards for the Fever. Katie Douglas got 11 points as Indiana slipped to 10-11 record.
Kelly Santos improved her stats to 2.4 points per game. She also averages 0.6 rebounds and 0.1 assist.
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