Transfer Report - Gameday 13
MIES (Switzerland) - Finding it hard to keep up with the ever-changing rosters of the Basketball Champions League? Well, worry you not, the Transfer Report is a one-stop-shop for all of the BCL's confirmed signings, and even the odd rumor or soon-to-be-announced arrival. To play on Gameday 13, players needed to be registered with the hard-working people in the FIBA House of Basketball by close of play on Monday (yesterday).
The following are registered and confirmed incomings and outgoings ahead of Gameday 13.
C.J. Harris, PG, 28 years, 6'3" (1.91m) 🛬 Turk Telekom
Yeni transferimiz C.J. Harris Ankara Spor Salonu'nda ilk maçına çıktı! pic.twitter.com/wTavInTDb4— Türk Telekom SK (@TurkTelekom_SK) January 26, 2020
Having secured qualification for the Play-Offs, Turk Telekom have made a move to sure up their backcourt. With R.J. Hunter looking like he has played his last game in Ankara, Turk Telekom needed to replace his scoring and add some grit on the defensive end. C.J. Harris should certainly bring both to Coach Goren's backcourt rotation. Anytime you see an American guard start their European adventure at MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg, you already know that they are likely to be a ferocious on-ball defender. When you also consider that Harris averaged 16.6 points, 3.2 assists and shot over 45% from behind the arc for EB Pau-Lacq-Orthez last season, and scored 25 points vs the Washington Wizards in a pre-season game for the Guangzhou Loong Lions, you certainly get the picture of a player that can tick both boxes for Turk Telekom.
M.J Rhett, PF, 27 years, 6'9" (2.06m) 🛬 PAOK
M.J. Rhett said: "I've talked to the coach and he wants to see an improvement in defense and rebounds. I'm happy to be here."
Well, there you have it, from the proverbial horse's mouth. PAOK haven't been great defensively for sure. They gave up 93 points in Brindisi, and over 100 to Panathinaikos in Greece. M.J. Rhett has no misgivings about the reason PAOK have employed him and seems to be relishing the chance to get started with his work. You can read the rest of his quotes about joining the club here.
Jacorey Williams, F, 25 years, 6'8" (2.03m) 🛬 PAOK
Jacorey Williams said: "I had several choices, but I felt this team was the best for me. Everyone respects the Greek championship. I thought it was an opportunity to come to this stage of my career here. I've heard a lot about the team and the world, about the passion everyone around the team has."
PAOK seems to be shuffling the deck every week. They have made another intriguing signing here. Jacorey Williams hasn't fully settled in either of his stints outside the US of A;14 games with Hapoel Gilboa in Israel and 18 games in Korea with Mobis Phoebus are both seasons cut short. When he has played full seasons for the Canton Charge of the NBA G League, we are talking about a player that has averaged over 15 points and 7 rebounds for over two years. For both the player and the club, this looks like a move with low risk and the potential for higher reward. PAOK have games against Casademont Zaragoza and Telekom Baskets Bonn remaining this season, both games are an opportunity for Williams to bed in and get some rhythm.
Antwaine Wiggins 🛫 PAOK
Zane Knowles 🛫 PAOK
Oliver Stevic 🛫 San Pablo Burgos
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Isaiah Whitehead 🛬 Mornar Bar
Isaiah Whitehead has signed with Mornar Bar according to his agent’s tricky tweet https://t.co/cSB6eqzVvd— Emiliano Carchia (@Carchia) January 25, 2020
Drew Crawford 🛫 Gaziantep
Olimpia Milano signs Drew Crawford https://t.co/OVHQv4WxoH— Sportando (@Sportando) January 27, 2020
Hardly a rumor this one as Milano have confirmed the transfer but until we receive confirmation we can only inform you of Drew Crawford's departure in the rumor section. The one thing that is certain is that Crawford will be a huge miss for Gaziantep.
J.P. Tokoto 🛫 San Pablo Burgos
Minutes had been getting increasingly less regular for Tokoto in Burgos and it seems Coach Penarroya has allowed the highlight machine J.P Tokoto to move on in search of court time.
R.J. Hunter 🛫 Turk Telekom
Turk Telekom Ankara to part ways with former NBA guard RJ Hunterhttps://t.co/zV3mSIZfnI— Sportando (@Sportando) January 26, 2020