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October 4, 2011 Updates

Emiliano Carchia: Oliver Lafayette reached an agreement with Polish champs Asseco Prokom Gdynia. The guard will join the team on Thursday. Deal official soon Twitter

September 22, 2011 Updates

As reported by Lrytas.lt, Asseco Prokom reached a two-year agreement with Donatas Motiejunas. The Lithuanian big man spent the last two years in Italy with Benetton Treviso and was selected by Minnesota Timberwolves in the last NBA draft (20th overall pick) and then traded to Houston Rockets. Asseco Prokom will also pay a buyout to Benetton Treviso because Motiejunas has still one year left on the contract with the team. With the new deal with Prokom, Motiejunas has an NBA out and he can leave as soon as he gets a call from Rockets. Now Treviso will likely sign Brian Scalabrine who is practicing with the team since weeks. Sportando

September 11, 2011 Updates

Asseco Prokom Gdynia signed for the upcoming season former NBA champion Devin Brown. The guard-forward comes from one year of inactivity. His last season in NBA was in 2009-10 when he wore the jerseys of New Orleans Hornets and Chicago Bulls. Brown won the NBA title in 2005 with San Antonio Spurs averaging in that year 7.4ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.4apg in 67 games. The product of Texas San Antonio has played 465 games in NBA averaging 7.2ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.5apg. Sportando

September 8, 2011 Updates

Lawal leaves Tuesday to join his new club after signing a contract that includes an out allowing him to return to the NBA when and if there is a lockout settlement. He is the first Suns player to sign an overseas deal during the lockout. "It's a good opportunity for me to get good minutes," said Lawal, who has been training at Georgia Tech and started playing pickup games two weeks ago. "That's the biggest thing -- to get in playing form. I haven't competed in so long. I'm hungry. I'm young in this game and thankful to have a situation to get in game rhythm. "The NBA is where I want to be but I'm very thankful for Poland and this organization to give me the opportunity. I'm waiting on the NBA, just like the rest of the 450 players." Arizona Republic

Lawal said he has Suns teammate Marcin Gortat, Poland's only NBA player, on speed dial to find out information about where he is headed. Lawal said he had other offers but his agent, Andy Miller, said this one was a good match based on the playing opportunity he will get and a "respectable" salary. "They were looking for a forward to go next to (former Cornell center) Jeff Foote," Miller said. "It's a good opportunity to gain some experience and stay in shape. He's been training and rehabbing for seven and a half months. It's time for him to compete at a high level. "It's replacing what would usually be under the auspices of the Phoenix Suns right now. In essence, it's a professional simulation of what he'd get in Phoenix." Arizona Republic

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IamaGM: The Brian Cardinal to Poland rumor is fake. It was taken from a fake facebook account that is not really his. Twitter

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Phoenix Suns center and hero of Polish people everywhere, Marcin Gortat said tonight that he's unsure if he'll be able to play of this national team this summer. Gortat said the likely NBA lockout this summer would create complexities with his medical insurance that could prohibit him from playing for Poland in the offseason. "If they announce lock out there's big possibility that I will not play," Gortat said. SB Nation

It's clearly not something that's been decided in his mind and there's other factors beyond the lockout as well. "We'll see. Now is a different situation. I used to play five or six minutes a game but now I'm playing 35 (minutes)," he said. " I'm going to need some rest. We'll see. I'm definitely going to work on my game. I've got to improve playing with the back to the basket, definitely try to improve my shooting from outside and still I have to get stronger, physically get stronger." SB Nation

January 17, 2011 Updates

Asecco Prokom is showing serious interest in Adam Morrison and Ime Udoka. The Polish team would like to add at least one of the two players trying to win for another year the national title. Sportando

October 14, 2010 Updates

Asseco Prokom has landed another American guard with NBA experience. The Polish team has officially announced the signing of J.R. Giddens. The 25-year-old guard arrives to the current PLK champion after two seasons in the NBA. Giddens, who finished last season in the New York Knicks, averaging 4.1 points and 2.8 rebounds per game, was recently waived by the Sacramento Kings pre-season roster. hoopsleader.com

September 22, 2010 Updates
August 9, 2010 Updates

Marcin Gortat should be in good playing shape when he reports to Orlando Magic training camp in late September. The 6-foot-11 center is spending this month playing for Poland’s national team as it attempts to qualify for the 2011 EuroBasket tournament. Poland lost to Bulgaria 74-70 on Sunday in Sofia, which is Bulgaria’s capital city. Gortat scored 10 points, collected 12 rebounds and blocked two shots in the defeat. Orlando Sentinel

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