Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 89

Thread: BBL (Baltic Basketball League) 2009-2010

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Riga
    Posts
    25

    Default BBL (Baltic Basketball League) 2009-2010

    New BBL 2009./10. season is coming. 9 of 10 teams in Elite Division are Žalgiris, Lietuvos Rytas, Šiauliai, Nevežis, Rock, Kalev, VEF, Ventspils, Valmiera. 10th team will be Barons or ASK. What are rosters of Šiauliai, Nevežis and estonian clubs?

    Ventspils:

    C: Blaus / Plivda
    PF: Zaķis / A.Bērziņš
    SF: Jurevičus / Berķis
    SG: Bertāns / Kanbergs
    PG: Strēlnieks / Sokolovs

    2 foreign players are missing. Aaron Pettway on tryout.

    VEF

    C: Nelyubov / Šeļakovs
    PF: Aleksejevs / Freimanis
    SF: Jahovičs / Labuckas
    SG: ???
    PG: Renfroe / Gailītis

    2 shooting guards are missing. Bankevics, Vairogs and S.Valters are candidates to fill this spot.

    Valmiera

    C: Iļjins /
    PF: Mednis /
    SF: Andžejevskis /
    SG: Amoliņš /
    PG: Sirsniņš / Kaufmanis

  2. #2
    Moderator Mindozas's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    6,399
    Country: Lithuania

    Default

    BC Šiauliai

    C: M.Kingsley, V. Šarakauskas
    PF: B.Brown, V.Volkus, G.Orelikas
    SF: M.Kuzminskas, D.Gailius
    SG: A Šikšnius, Ž.Petraitis, V.Pauliukenas
    PG: xxx, L.Samėnas

    Main PG is still missing, it should be fpreigner

    BC Nevėžis

    C: R.Trakimas
    PF: E.Dimša, R.Ūzas
    SF: M.Simonavičius
    SG: D.Gvezdauskas
    PG: P.Beliavičius, V.Valiulis

    M.Bareika, M.Balčiūnas and G.Butkus also has contracts with the team, but it's still not clear will they join it

    G.Maciulevičius, H.Vorotnikovas and R.Grinius are with the team, but still without contracts.

    Nevėžis will rely mostly on youngsters this season, I doubt they'll be able to climb from bottom of BBL.


    P.S. maybe some mod could create new thread for BBL 2009/10 and move those posts [Done. rikhardur]
    Last edited by rikhardur; 09-01-2009 at 09:09 PM.


  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Riga
    Posts
    25

    Default

    Valmiera added Jānis Graudiņš (PF/C)

  4. #4
    Senior Member adebisi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Baltupiai
    Posts
    914
    Country: Lithuania

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mindozas View Post
    BC Šiauliai
    PG: xxx, L.Samėnas
    Main PG is still missing, it should be fpreigner
    According to variuos sources the main candidate for a PG spot is lithuanian Arvydas Eitutavičius (26 y/o, 188 cm). Last season he played in Klaipėdos "Neptūnas" where he had ~13pts, ~4reb, ~3ass and 1stl per game. He played very good in the second part of the season after Dainys left to Lietuvos Rytas and he became their main PG.
    One day the tides will turn
    One day the fields will burn
    One day the seas will churn
    The fury of our maker’s hand

  5. #5
    Senior Member Get Rich Or Die Playin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Riga, Latvia
    Posts
    826

    Default

    It's still undecided which team will take 10th spot in BBL's Elite divison. Latvian basketball federation had to decide, but their board couldn't choose team (ASK Riga or Barons Riga). So they will pass the decision to BBL's board which will ultimately decide in upcoming days.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Get Rich Or Die Playin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Riga, Latvia
    Posts
    826

    Default

    It's official: Liepajas Lauvas will play in BBL Elite divison. They outbided two other candidates from Latvia - ASK Riga and Barons.

    Current Liepaja's roster:
    C ?/?
    PF Klavs Ansons/Edmunds Tukiss
    SF Juris Patmalnieks/Kalvis Sprude
    SG Martins Kravcenk/Einars Tukiss
    PG Vairis Pusaudzis/Renars Zeltins/Sandis Silavs

    Currenty they're having negotations with forward Janis Porzingis, who played in Italy (06/07 season in Lega A, 07/08 and beginning of 08/09 in LegaDue) recent seasons. Also they probably will re-sign PF Jevgenijs Kosuskins, who played in Liepaja last season.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    846

    Default

    This is pretty unfair, that Liepaja got 10th place in BBL elite division, with Zalgiris voice they edged out TTY from Tallinn. Reason probably was that Zalgiris is too lazy to come to Tallinn and play with the stronger club as Heino Enden said.

    http://sport.delfi.ee/news/korvpall/....d?id=25559481

    There should've at least been qualifying games between TTY from Tallinn and Liepaja, as Rytas representative said.

    Last year Estonian clubs did much better than Latvian ones in BBL, so 4 places to Latvia and 2 places Estonia is BS. Even 5 Lithuanian, 3 Latvian and 2 Estonian clubs would be fairer than current absurdity.

  8. #8

    Default

    And you are complaining all the time Nothing is changing

  9. #9
    Senior Member Demarr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Tallinn
    Posts
    193
    Country: Estonia

    Default

    Tartu Rock

    C: S.Morrison, V.Allingu, K.Kitsing
    PF: J.Talts, A.Paade, M.Viiask
    SF: M.Doronin, T.Eichfuss
    SG: T.Tein, S.Leppik
    PG: T.Abernethy, S.T Sokk

    Headcoach: Indrek Visnapuu

    BC Kalev/Cramo

    C: ???, V.Veski
    PF: ???, R.Keerles, R.Raadik
    SF: T.Kurbas, E.Dorbek, I.Kajupank
    SG: G.Arbet, G.Dorbek
    PG: T.Sokk, M.Riis, M.Dorbek

    Headcoach: Nenad Vucinic

    BC Kalev haven't closed the roster yet. They are still looking to add two foreigners - a center & a power forward.
    Live long Baltic States!

  10. #10
    Senior Member Demarr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Tallinn
    Posts
    193
    Country: Estonia

    Default

    BC Kalev added Serbian center Aleksandar Bojic, last year at Le Havre (ProA).
    Live long Baltic States!

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Vilnius
    Posts
    1,959
    Country: Lithuania

    Default

    The opening of BBL is close, but latvian clubs final rosters are not known yet?

  12. #12
    Senior Member Get Rich Or Die Playin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Riga, Latvia
    Posts
    826

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher View Post
    The opening of BBL is close, but latvian clubs final rosters are not known yet?
    Here they are:

    BK Ventspils

    C Aaron Pettway, Lauris Blaus, Martins Meiers
    PF Ronalds Zakis, Arturs Berzins
    SF Mareks Jurevicus, Martins Berkis
    SG Dairis Bertans, Kristaps Kanbergs
    PG Janis Strelnieks, Mikus Sokolovs

    Ventspils head coach said that they've completed roster for 95%. They will start season with this roster, but they may add some players (most likely PG and/or SF).

    VEF Rīga
    C Ivan Nelyubov, Andrejs Selakovs
    PF Jurijs Aleksejevs, Arnas Labuckas
    SF Gatis Jahovics, Zanis Peiners
    SG Ingus Bankevics, Martynas Mazeika
    PG Alex Renfroe, Janis Gailitis

    VEF currently has open spot in PF as Rolands Freimanis went to Spain. I put there Labuckas, but I think in upcoming weeks or months they will sign one big man.

    Liepajas Lauvas
    C Klavs Ansons, Kalvis Sprude
    PF Jevgenijs Kosuskins,
    SF Laimonas Kisielius, Martins Kravcenko
    SG Juris Patmalnieks, Sandis Silavs
    PG Vairis Pusaudzis, Renars Zeltins

    Liepaja are searching center. One possibility is Raitis Grafs.

    Valmiera
    C Blaz Cresnar, Roberts Mednis
    PF Arturas Valeika, Janis Graudins
    SF Juris Andzejevskis, Sandis Amolins
    SG Reinis Strupovics
    PG Janis Kaufmanis, Oskars Virsis

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Vilnius
    Posts
    1,959
    Country: Lithuania

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Get Rich Or Die Playin View Post
    Here they are:

    BK Ventspils

    C Aaron Pettway, Lauris Blaus, Martins Meiers
    PF Ronalds Zakis, Arturs Berzins
    SF Mareks Jurevicus, Martins Berkis
    SG Dairis Bertans, Kristaps Kanbergs
    PG Janis Strelnieks, Mikus Sokolovs

    Ventspils head coach said that they've completed roster for 95%. They will start season with this roster, but they may add some players (most likely PG and/or SF).

    VEF Rīga
    C Ivan Nelyubov, Andrejs Selakovs
    PF Jurijs Aleksejevs, Arnas Labuckas
    SF Gatis Jahovics, Zanis Peiners
    SG Ingus Bankevics, Martynas Mazeika
    PG Alex Renfroe, Janis Gailitis

    VEF currently has open spot in PF as Rolands Freimanis went to Spain. I put there Labuckas, but I think in upcoming weeks or months they will sign one big man.

    Liepajas Lauvas
    C Klavs Ansons, Kalvis Sprude
    PF Jevgenijs Kosuskins,
    SF Laimonas Kisielius, Martins Kravcenko
    SG Juris Patmalnieks, Sandis Silavs
    PG Vairis Pusaudzis, Renars Zeltins

    Liepaja are searching center. One possibility is Raitis Grafs.

    Valmiera
    C Blaz Cresnar, Roberts Mednis
    PF Arturas Valeika, Janis Graudins
    SF Juris Andzejevskis, Sandis Amolins
    SG Reinis Strupovics
    PG Janis Kaufmanis, Oskars Virsis

    Thanks. Labuckas is surely sf. Only 9 players in Valmiera and Lauvas. Will Iljis and Malahovskis play for Valmiera, as they are in the roster on BBL page?

  14. #14

    Default

    A small preview of the BBL Cup right here. It starts today with Rytas - Kalev and Žalgiris - Ventspils.
    You can follow me on twitter @LithuaniaBasket

  15. #15
    Senior Member LuDux's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    2,809

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mindozas View Post
    BC Nevėžis

    C: R.Trakimas
    PF: E.Dimša, R.Ūzas
    SF: M.Simonavičius
    SG: D.Gvezdauskas
    PG: P.Beliavičius, V.Valiulis

    M.Bareika, M.Balčiūnas and G.Butkus also has contracts with the team, but it's still not clear will they join it

    G.Maciulevičius, H.Vorotnikovas and R.Grinius are with the team, but still without contracts.

    Nevėžis will rely mostly on youngsters this season, I doubt they'll be able to climb from bottom of BBL.
    C: R.Trakimas R.Grinius
    PF: E.Dimša, H. Vorotnikovas
    SF: R.Uzas, M.Simonavičius
    SG: D.Gvezdauskas, G.Maciulevicius
    PG: P.Beliavičius, V.Valiulis

  16. #16
    Senior Member Demarr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Tallinn
    Posts
    193
    Country: Estonia

    Default

    Kalev's frontline is a huge disaster today.

    Hopefully things will get better in that department when Keerles & Bojic are ready to play and the unknown foreign PF comes.
    Live long Baltic States!

  17. #17
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    22

    Default

    Kalev cant afford any good players so they will be a disaster the entire season sadly. Don't even want to think about what CSKA is gonna do to this team when they meet but at least some young estonians will get to play and hopefully get better.

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Vilnius
    Posts
    1,959
    Country: Lithuania

    Default

    First BBL Cup semifinal. Letuvos Rytas - Kalev: 117 - 69

    I hope, Kalev will have 2 good foreigners, because we could see, that estonians without players from abroad can do simply nothing.

  19. #19
    Senior Member Basket_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    937
    Country: Lithuania

    Default

    BBL Cup

    Game for the 1st place
    83:78 Zalgiris - Lietuvos Rytas

    Game for the 3rd place
    91:67 Ventspils - Kalev/Cramo

  20. #20
    Administrator rikhardur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    21,175
    Country: Portugal

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Basket_ View Post
    BBL Cup

    Game for the 1st place
    83:78 Zalgiris - Lietuvos Rytas
    Nice Pocius display, hopefully he'll become a key player in the team and earn a spot in the national team.
    Die Liebe wird eine Krankheit, wenn man sie als eine Heilung sieht
    Artificial Nature

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •