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Gruebler
06-16-2009, 04:51 PM
The obligatory thread about the transactions for the new season.

The first date to watch out for is July 9th as that is the day the League will decide on wildcard teams for the next season. Some teams may withdraw until end of June, some might not fulfill the licencing criteria. (more (http://www.in-the-game.org/?p=3450) on the economic and licencing situation)

First major deals

- Coach Tolga Öngören was signed by EnBW Ludwigsburg today
- Rookie of the Year Rocky Trice moves from MEG Göttingen to ratiopharm ULM.
- Although Bremerhaven has no licence for the BBL so far, they signed coach Doug Spradley out of Paderborn and some players are expected to follow him
- Dusseldorf already extented the contracts of 9 players
- Trier seems to follow as they keep at least 6 players
- Despite ending the season already in the semis, ALBA GM Baldi confirmed that coach Pavicevic will stay. Julius Jenkins (best offensive player of the leageu) and Immanuel McElroy (best defensive player) got new contracts midseason.

jj78
06-20-2009, 05:05 AM
What's the salary of Rickey Paulding?

Gruebler
06-21-2009, 09:17 PM
@jj78 no idea. Usually salaries are not published in Germany.

Short notices:
- Trier extends Chris Copeland and signs Samy Picard (Lux)
- Quakenbrück extrends Ronald Ross and Toby Bailey and signs Nathan Peavy
- Patrick Femerling is rumored to be close to Brose Baskets Bamberg

uhg80
06-22-2009, 12:13 PM
And just now the Artland Dragons announced the signing of 31yo center Florian Hartenstein from Gießen after the 46ers reportedly had offered him a contract with a 50% paycut. Will feel strange to see Harte not in a Gießen jersey though.

As for Paulding's salary: The top players in BBL are believed to earn between 200-300k. But as Gruebler said, salaries are not published in Germany, so pretty much every number is a more a less wild guess.

goga78
06-22-2009, 12:25 PM
Well, salaries can go higher. Femerling is earning 500.000 Euros and Okulaja used to get 450.000. The least a German NT player got was Pascal Roller iwth 200.000-250.000. Top international players could get more meanwhile than just 200.000-300.000. But it refers only to top-clubs. As Oldenburg i supposed to have the third-highest budget in the BBL and its bench is very thin, it could very well be that Paulding is earning more. What I would like to know, if he is still playing out his first contract there or if it was prolonged. If it is not the first one, I suppose he got a good salary raise.

uhg80
06-22-2009, 12:48 PM
Like I said: A wild guess. I had no comparisons except for the 250k for Hamann and the 180k McElroy makes according to in-the-game.org (http://www.in-the-game.org/?page_id=772).

Paulding is on his second contract. He resigned with Oldenburg July 16th 2008. Contract running out.

Booker-T
06-24-2009, 01:52 PM
@uhg
Actually Oldenburg 2007 stated in a press release that Paulding got a 3-year-contract (with annual exit options).

EWE Baskets Oldenburg: Rickey Paulding wechselt aus Frankreich nach Oldenburg (http://www.ewe-baskets.de/index-181.php)

I guess it's still his first contract (running till 2010). Theoretically he can opt out every summer.

uhg80
06-24-2009, 04:27 PM
Thanks for the clarification @Booker-T.

I only found that little piece from July 08 that says Paulding would stay another year. So this meant that he didn't opt out. Was too lazy to dig deeper ;)

robbe
06-24-2009, 05:26 PM
My guess would be around 250k€, but that's just a guess. Oldenburg has quite a lot of money. Don Beck wasted huuuuuuge money on his rosters back in the days [D'Or Fischer, Doron Perkins, LaVell Blanchard, Felipe Lopez etc. weren't exactly low-priced guys], clearly their results of this and last season under Krunic are a better reflection of what kind of talent they're able to acquire and what goals they are able to reach with those players. Back when Gardner signed for Oldenburg, it was being said in Bonn that he signed for about the double salary in Oldenburg. And I know he was making about 95k € a year in Bonn.

CWILL
06-24-2009, 06:30 PM
I agree with @robbe and guess that Paulding earns about 250K€.
If remember this correctly Oldenburg always stated that Paulding can opt out for NBA teams. I have no idea if he can use this players option to join any other european team.

Booker-T
06-24-2009, 08:07 PM
Last summer it was rumoured that ALBA was interested in him but he declined their offer. He's kind of Pavicevic's type of "Flügel-Spieler" (wing-player). So there seems to be a possibility for him to leave for other european clubs. Probably ALBA would still be interested, but if OLD plays EL - no chance at all...

Gruebler
06-24-2009, 08:12 PM
Last summer it was rumoured that ALBA was interested in him but he declined their offer. He's kind of Pavicevic's type of "Flügel-Spieler" (wing-player). So there seems to be a possibility for him to leave for other european clubs. Probably ALBA would still be interested, but if OLD plays EL - no chance at all...
Well... and then ALBA signed Ex-NBA Casey Jacobsen as lesser option... If Paulding can get out and declined offer from ALBA (with Euroleague instead of EuroChallenge and supposedly the highest budget) you might get an idea what Pauldings salary is like in Oldenburg. it's a wild guess, but it might very well be, that he's the most expensive SF in the league. But @CWILL an @Robbe might be a bit conservative with 250k€.

uhg80
06-26-2009, 05:15 PM
Transactions:

Tübingen signed SG Michael Jenkins (22) from Buducnost to a one-year contract.
Alexander Seggelke (29), another SG and one of the top players in Pro A, leaves Jena for the Artland Dragons. 2 years.
And finally, German NT's backup PG Heiko Schaffartzik (25) signed with Braunschweig.

Forgot one: Paderborn signs C Nate Gerwig. Gerwig comes from Pro A team Chemnitz.

Gruebler
07-13-2009, 04:48 PM
Just some major updates:

- Gießen 46ers (Chuck Eidson's former team) stays in the BBL. Due to the voluntary withdrawal of Giants Nördlingen some weeks ago the league offered a wildcard. Gießen won the pitch against Eisbären Bremerhaven.

- Köln (Cologne) 99ers, formerly know as RheinEnergie Köln (Marcin Gortat's former team) just filed for insolvency protection last friday. It is generally assumed that they wont play in any professional league next year. After their ambitious plan to form a "Team Germany" featuring many u24 national team players failed to raise new sponsors, the shareholders withdrew financial support for next season. It is highly probable that Eisbären Bremerhaven will play in the BBL instead.

There are many transactions going on right now. None of them of any importance for the European competitions, so far. If you have any questions about transactions, please feel free to ask.

robbe
07-18-2009, 08:57 PM
Short recap of the transfer movement in Germany so far:

Euroleague participant Oldenburg is keeping most of its championship roster. They used their options on Je'Kel Foster, re-signed PF Majstorovic, and they're keeping Rickey Paulding and Scekic, who both had various opt out clauses in their contracts. They also extended with Germans Strauch and Hain, but those won't see a lot of minutes anyway.

ALBA is pretty calm at the moment, at least on the outside. There were rumours that they are negotiating with Kenan Bajramovic, but no news since then. Manager Baldi says it's a waiting game, and the one who moves first loses. The problem is, ALBA will be playing Euroleague qualifiyers and should have its roster complete for the start of training camp. Their opponent Le Mans is quicker, all they need is a S5 point guard to complete the roster.

Telekom Baskets Bonn shocked everyone by acquiring former Bamberg center Chris Ensminger. Ensminger is a Bill Laimbeer-type, someone who will do everything, and even more, to win games. He's a beast on the boards and a solid lowpost scorer to go along with that. He's been extremely unpopular throughout the whole league, in Bonn and Berlin in particular, but he's one of those guys you love to have on your team and hate as an opponent. They also extended with Patrick Flomo and Johannes Strasser, both very solid and valuable role players that have been part of the team's core for years.

Bamberg signed Brian Roberts of Galil/Gilboa to manage point guard duties together with John Goldsberry. They also confirmed that they are in talks with Casey Jacobsen, who has had a frustrating season in Berlin. If Jacobsen joins, German national team player Demond Greene is out.

Frankfurt has been very calm so far. We'll have to see how they are going to replace Keith Simmons, who had a very nice season at the 2/3 and will play for Banvit in Turkey in 09/10. The only signing so far has been Marius Nolte for backup center.

Göttingen is losing their do-it-all PG Kyle Bailey. He's been rumoured to sign with a French team.

Ulm [5th place last season] has signed Göttingen's hyperathletic shooting guard Rocky Trice, as well as one of the most promising German prospects in Robin Benzing, and the athletic Coleman Collins, no stranger to BBL fans after his rather unsuccessful stint with Ludwigsburg. Romeo Travis is meanwhile leaving for rivals Tübingen.

Quakenbrück did not hesitate a bit, signing Courtney Lee from Göttingen as well as experienced Germans Seggelke and Hartenstein. Lamont McIntosh and Adam Hess will leave the club. Ronald Ross and Tobey Bailey got contract extrensions.

Now, there have been numerous additional signings of course, but I can't write them all down in this place. You find a database with all the transactions here (http://www.schoenen-dunk.de/forum_t24333_Wechselboerse-BBL-2009-2010.htm).

2006 BBL champion Köln 99ers are forced to leave the league after going bankcrupt, making Philip Schwethelm and Tibor Pleiß, two of the most promising German youngsters, free agents.

DjRidu
07-20-2009, 11:04 PM
Ludwigsburg is interested in Ken Johnson (Bonn), Kyle Visser (Braunschweig), Terence Dials (Orleans), Ernest Brown (Cyprus). One of them might be their new center.

fasoulaki
07-21-2009, 07:45 AM
2006 BBL champion Köln 99ers are forced to leave the league after going bankcrupt, making Philip Schwethelm and Tibor Pleiß, two of the most promising German youngsters, free agents.

I would love to see them playing for Bonn.

l'emigrante
07-21-2009, 03:54 PM
Official Dragicevic in Tubingen Walter-Tigers (http://www.sportando.net/eng/europa/esteri/3622/walter_tigers_add_dragicevic.html)

DjRidu
07-22-2009, 10:38 AM
Vincent Yarbrough (Bonn) extends his contract up to 2010 with an optional further year.

Giants Düsseldorf sign Jonathan Cox (Drake Bulldogs)

Braunschweig signed Michael Hicks (SKS Polpharma-Pakmet Starogard Gd./Poland)

Jan Lipke extends his contract and will play stay two more seasons for Bremerhaven.

BasketSven
07-25-2009, 09:50 PM
Giessen 46ers signed Lorenzo Williams (AB Cosmetics Pezinok, svk) for the point guard spot.
The two german youngsters Johannes Lischka and Jannik Freese will stay for another year. Both of them are players of the A2 German National Team while Johannes Lischka was invited for the squad of the Men's Team that will gather from July 28th to August 6th in Leverkusen for a Training Camp.

BasketSven
07-25-2009, 10:35 PM
I´ve got a question to my previous post. Did anyone see Lorenzo Williams (AB Cosmetics Pezinok, svk) play?
Althhough there is a high-light-video available on youtube link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKnR0HkryU8&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.giessen46ers.de%2Findex.php% 3Fm1%3Daktuell%26m0%3Dgiessen%26saison%3D2008%26ne ws_id%3D841&feature=player_embedded), I like to hear an assessment of sombody who allready watched him playing.

Gruebler
07-26-2009, 12:50 PM
Just some quick signings:

- C Kyle Visser signs in Ludwigsburg (1year)
- Steven Esterkamp, Louis Campbell and move to Eisbären Bremerhaven
- Ulm signs PF Christian Burns
- Paderborn signs German PG Nicolai Simon
- MBC Weißenfels signs C Tom Jervis (Troy Univ.)

No recent news from teams playing European competitions. (Except the known deal Jacobsen to Bamberg and the Zizic to Bamberg rumor confirmed by @elaj)

I put together likely deep rosters (http://gruebelei.de/2009/07/23/die-ersten-vollstandigen-roster-artland-dragons-giants-dusseldorf/) of Duesseldorf Giants and Artland Dragons, the only two German clubs who made all their transactions for this offseason.

DjRidu
07-28-2009, 05:13 PM
Next signings:

Göttingen inks former Stanford Forward Taj Finger
Frankfurt signs the Americans Seth Doliboa and Qarraan Calhoun and releases Ilian Evtimov and Center Anthony King. The future of A1 Player Konrad Wysocki remain unclear.
Bremerhaven inks Brandon Brooks. He received an one year contract.

Gruebler
07-28-2009, 05:24 PM
And TBB Trier completed its roster with the signing of 18 year old SF/PF Alex Andreev (Joventud Badalona). The complete roster (http://gruebelei.de/2009/07/28/tbb-trier-20092010/).

l'emigrante
07-29-2009, 12:34 PM
MBC inked Giorgi Gamqrelidze

http://www.mitteldeutscherbc.de/mbcnews.php#502

rikhardur
07-29-2009, 03:10 PM
MBC inked Giorgi Gamqrelidze

http://www.mitteldeutscherbc.de/mbcnews.php#502
Good signing for MBC. I even think he could have been signed by a bigger club. One of the best players last year for champion Rustavi with his scoring and passing.

Gruebler
07-29-2009, 08:11 PM
Hagen Phoenix signs (http://www.phoenix-hagen.de/index.php?area=1&p=news&newsid=421) PF/C Bambale Osby (Mobiltel Cluj) and SF/PF Marcel Jones (Manawatu Jets (NZ)). The roster is complete (http://gruebelei.de/2009/07/29/ein-aufsteigerkader-die-feuervogel-sind-komplett/) (with German comments).

Buzissa
08-01-2009, 11:32 PM
Frankfurt signs the American Seth Doliboa

Great add to Frankfurt. He is an excellent player, one of the greatest foreigners who played in Portugal.

CWILL
08-02-2009, 06:40 PM
Just started a blog on German basketball in english!
Anyone who is interested, check it out:
http://germanhoops.wordpress.com/

bsgermany
08-03-2009, 09:42 PM
Bremerhaven signs Ex-NBA player Rodney Buford to a one year contract.

CWILL
08-04-2009, 12:28 PM
Alba resigned with Rashad Wright and Blagota Sekulic!

5 teams have already completed their rosters: Artland Dragons, TBB Trier, Phoenix Hagen, Giants Dusseldorf and Phoenix Hagen.
For anyone who is interested: I wrote team checks for Artland Dragons (http://germanhoops.wordpress.com/2009/08/02/team-check-artland-dragons/) and TBB Trier (http://germanhoops.wordpress.com/2009/08/04/team-check-tbb-trier/)!

BasketSven
08-04-2009, 05:55 PM
The Giessen 46ers signed a new Center.
Martin Kohlmaier (aut).
He is 2,17m and played last Season for U.B. La Palma (LEB Gold, Spain)


Today eurobasket (http://www.eurobasket.com/team.asp?Cntry=GER&Team=133) added Mensah Taylor (forward) to the roster of Giessen, but there isn´t yet any conformation on official side.

Mensah allready played in one game for the 46ers last season, but then was removed from roster for financial reasons.

Demarr
08-06-2009, 04:45 PM
Bremerhaven inked Kevin Lyde, last season he averaged 12.3 PPG and 5.8 RPG in the Baltic League.

BasketSven
08-09-2009, 10:22 AM
Giessen signed Kevin Johnson (stats) (http://www.eurobasket.com/player.asp?Cntry=POL&PlayerID=103821) for the Power Forward starting spot.

He played last year in Poland for POLONIA WARSZAWA. He averaged 11 pts. and 8,5 reb.

He was on second place in rebounding and 8th place in effectiveness ranking (16) in the polish league.

rikhardur
08-13-2009, 03:36 PM
Eisbären Bremerhaven signed C Jeff Gibbs.

rikhardur
08-14-2009, 04:07 PM
Gießen 46ers sign Serbian Stevan Tapušković.

DjRidu
08-14-2009, 04:16 PM
-Kyle Bailey to Ludwigsburg
-Dane Watts from Ludwigsburg to Tübingen
-John Allen stays at Braunschweig.

CWILL
08-20-2009, 12:11 AM
Anyone who is interested: I just posted my Teamcheck EWE Baskets Oldenburg (http://germanhoops.wordpress.com/2009/08/20/teamcheck-ewe-baskets-oldenburg/).

BasketSven
08-21-2009, 09:20 PM
The Giessen 46ers complete their roster:
exept one double license player. Double license Players in brackets.

Williams/Jakovic/(Theilig)
Teague/Tapuskovic/Weber/Williams
Lischka/Weber/Teague
Johnson/Werner/Lischka/Freese
Kohlmaier/Freese

There are many upcoming players in the team and it could be a lot fun watching them playing.

JGX
08-26-2009, 04:47 AM
Chester Frazier, point guard from Illinois signed with Gottingen last week. Had three mediocre seasons at Illinois and then a much better season last year. Hard to tell which is his true level. Good on-ball defender, tough player who always gives a full effort, playmaking improved last year, had an offer to become an assistant coach if he didn't pursue a pro career. Terrible, terrible shooter.

uhg80
08-26-2009, 01:59 PM
The Walter Tigers Tübingen sensationally announced the signing of BBL veteran Aleksandar Nadjfeji today. The 4 time allstar signed a one year contract.

Gruebler
09-24-2009, 04:27 PM
Quite a big thing:

The League signed a TV deal today. 50+ games will be broadcasted by Deutsches SportFernsehen (DSF) each Friday or Saturday evening. International viewers might even get the chance to see it free of charge using zattoo.com

The number of games might be increased if it's a success as it's an exclusive 3-year-deal.

The first game to be broadcasted is the ChampionsCup between Oldenburg and Bonn on October, 3rd. It can be watched live and free of charge on tv.dsf.de

Chigusa
11-03-2009, 05:47 PM
Struggling Paderborn Baskets signed free agent big man Terence Dials yesterday as a replacement to injured center Nate Gerwig. Dials played for Orleans in France in the 2008/2009 season.

http://www.paderborn-baskets.de/news/top-story/terence-dials-ist-der-ersatz-f%C3%BCr-nate-gerwig

German Hoops
01-11-2010, 04:09 PM
It was a risky move by Eisbären Bremerhaven and it really seemed to be paying off as Rodney Buford averaged 17 PPG so far this season.
But now the club decided to part ways with the former NBA player, because Buford did not return from the States to Germany. The team had allowed Buford to fly home because a close relative had died. As he did not come back to Germany the management tried to contact him, but he did not answer any calls or messages. Now Bremerhaven decided to cancel his contract and looks for a replacement.

Tomé
01-30-2010, 01:35 AM
It was a risky move by Eisbären Bremerhaven and it really seemed to be paying off as Rodney Buford averaged 17 PPG so far this season.
But now the club decided to part ways with the former NBA player, because Buford did not return from the States to Germany. The team had allowed Buford to fly home because a close relative had died. As he did not come back to Germany the management tried to contact him, but he did not answer any calls or messages. Now Bremerhaven decided to cancel his contract and looks for a replacement.

Andrew Drevo is back to Germany, and will play for Bremerhaven ;)

http://thehoopsmarket.blogspot.com/2010/01/bremerhaven-inks-andrew-drevo.html

I could watch him in Sant Josep Girona, and I think he's a good player. In preseason Girona played against Barcelona, and he was the best player in the first half of the match. I don't know why they waived him.

hawk
02-02-2010, 11:05 AM
Ludwigbsurg signed Marcus Hall, ex-Casale.
I guess they arent happy with Kyle Bailey.

l'emigrante
02-02-2010, 11:20 AM
Ludwigbsurg signed Marcus Hall, ex-Casale.
I guess they arent happy with Kyle Bailey.

If I am not wrong it is not official yet. Do you have additional links where checking?

uhg80
02-02-2010, 06:37 PM
If I am not wrong it is not official yet. Do you have additional links where checking?

Link (http://www.asjunior.com/asjunior/public/news_detail.jsp?ct=1265135763575&cat_id=27&news_id=985)

That's Casale's official homepage, isn't it? Have you seen him play?

l'emigrante
02-02-2010, 09:38 PM
Link (http://www.asjunior.com/asjunior/public/news_detail.jsp?ct=1265135763575&cat_id=27&news_id=985)

That's Casale's official homepage, isn't it? Have you seen him play?

Unfortunately, I did not watched him playing in Italy.

robbe
02-12-2010, 04:42 PM
Bamberg and Eric Taylor parted ways. Woma will lure him to Poland soon.

There are unconfirmed rumours now about bringing in Spencer Nelson.

Transfer window in Germany will close on the last day of February.

robbe
02-16-2010, 11:36 AM
Bamberg in talks with a PF/SF who played in Cologne during his career.

Could be Brian Greene, Edin Bavcic or Marko Keselj, but signing one of Bavcic/Keselj isn't probable imo. Glen McGowan is more of a 4/5.

Edit: Ludwigsburg released Kyle Bailey.