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Block of the Night

Dwyane Wade gives Troy Murphy a lesson in rejection, with both hands.

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Euroleague - The most unlucky seazon for the triple crowners..

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After Diamantidis, Spanoulis, Jasikevicius, Batiste, Pekovic and Shermantini a seventh 'victim' for the team of Coach Zeljko Obradovic . Panathinaikos Athens power forward Costas Tsartsaris (210-F-79) was injured for the second time this season and will be out of action until the end of February, missing the entire Top 16. Costas Tsartsaris, 30, was sidelined this time by a broken bone in his left hand that he suffered during a Greek League game against AEK Athens over the weekend

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Romania - CS Municipal Bucuresti sign two new Americans

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CS Municipal Bucuresti added to their roster 24-year old American center Dan Waterstradt (208-C-86, college: Oakland). Waterstradt played most recently at BC Arges Pitesti (Div.A). It's his first pro season. Just after graduating Oakalnd University (4.9ppg, 5.3rpg), he made it to Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas. Straight after the ESL he went to play pro basketball in Romania


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Italy - Umana Reyer test Andrea Camata

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Umana Reyer invited Andrea Camata (214-C-73) for try-outs. The 36-year-old centre spent the previous season with Ital Green Ostuni in A dilettanti league. Andrea Camata tallied 7.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Andrea Camata used to play for the Italian National Team at the 2001 European Championship. Camata also had stints with Verona, Trieste, Bilbao, Reggio Calabria, Barcelona and Brindisi in his long career. Umana Reyer are currently at 5-11 record in LegaDue.


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Spain - Gabriel Stays In The Capital and Tomic Arrives

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Asefa Estudinantes have confirmed that German Gabriel (207-C-80) will continue with the club until the end of the season. The forward is currently the fifth best scorer on the team after Suarez, Jasen, Caner-Medley and Lofton having averaged 7 points and 5 reboudns a game. The former Unicaja man has been instrumental in the renaissance of Estu who have swapped a seemingly perennial struggle for survival in recent years for a place in the forthcoming Copa and maybe a play-off place come May

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France - Historic day for Court Side

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Friday the 15th of January, 2010 was a historic day for Court Side, as Xavier Severin officially became a shareholder and a co-owner of the company. Xavier (1977) started working for Court Side in 2005 and has impressed everybody by has rapid success. Court Side is happy and proud to welcome Xavier as a co-owner of the company and promote him from Areamanager to one of the Chief Executive Managers of Court Side, together with Geert Hammink, Jan Lugtenburg and Dejan Vidicki


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France - Pro B : Souarata Cisse joins Lille

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Frederic N'Kembe (192-G-75) injuried, Lille Metropole Basket Clubs recruite a shoot guard player, Souarata Cisse (197-G/F-86). This player finished the 2009 year with SPO Rouen Basket in Pro A he scored 1.5 ppg, 1 rpg in 13min.
In 2008-2009, Souarata played at Nanterre, he scored 11.4 ppg and 3.1rpg.
With Lille Metropole Basket Clubs, this young player will find the Pro B championship.
He shoulds be qualified for the derby beetween Le Portel and Lille Metropole Basket Clubs friday

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Baltic League - Suduva tab Lodrick Stewart

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Suduva have agreed on terms of contract with Lodrick Stewart (193-G-85, college: USC). The 24-year-old guard spent the last season in Germany. He averaged 1.4 points and 1.6 rebounds per game for Noerdlingen. Lodrick Stewart graduated from the University of Southern California back in 2007. The guard tallied 13.8 points, 3.5 boards and 1.2 assists per game in his senior season in college. Lodrick Stewart is expected to debut against Rudupis on Saturday.


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Turkey - Efes Pilsen land Bojan Popovic

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Efes Pilsen decided to bolster the roster with addition of Bojan Popovic (191-G-83, agency: Beo Basket). The 26-year-old guard started the season in Lietuvos Rytas. He tallied 8.3 points, 4.6 assists and 2.3 steals per LKL game. In Euroleague Bojan Popovic averaged 11.2 points, 5.4 assists, 2.4 steals and 2.4 boards per appearance. Last season the Serbian guard played for Bruesa in Spain. He notched 6.6 points, 1.8 steals and 2.0 assists per game in the ACB


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