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Transfer Report - Round of 16 - part 2

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.

This is it, the final chance for teams to tweak their rosters before the Play-Offs. To play in the Round of 16 and beyond, players needed to be registered with the hard-working people in the FIBA House of Basketball by close of play on Monday (yesterday). It should come as no surprise to see that clubs have been very busy in the transfer market with some big names making some big moves.

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Dino Radoncic, F, 21 years, 6'8" (2.03m) 🛬 Iberostar Tenerife

 


After the injury to Santi Yusta, a roster spot opened up on Tenerife for another young wing. In steps another former Real Madrid youth in Dino Radoncic. UCAM Murcia fans will remember Radoncic from his last stint in the BCL. You hate to see the injury for a player like Santi Yusta that was breaking out, but the opportunity for Radoncic to continue his growth on a team like Tenerife, that is firing on all cylinders, is a potential win for both parties.

Kenneth Kadji, C, 31 years, 6'10" (2.08m) 🛬 Turk Telekom

Fresh from dominating in the Afrobasket Qualifiers for Cameroon, Kenny Kadji comes into Turk Telekom and adds strength to an already dominant frontcourt. With Fall, Wiltjer, Turen, Guven, and now Kadji Turk Telekom are stacked upfront. No other way to describe it. 

Mindaugas Kupsas, C, 28 years, 7'1" (2.15m) 🛬 Filou Oostende

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Kupsas shot an efficient 58% in his limited minutes for Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem. With the threat of Tenerife and Shermadini looming, you would imagine those minutes will be far from limited for Filou Oostende. Dario Gjergja is an excellent coach and will be looking for ways to get the maximum from his new recruits. Kupsas put up some solid numbers in increased minutes with Lietkabelis last season. No doubt coach Gjergja will be hoping for a similar impact.

Sergey Toropov, PF, 31 years, 6'9" (2.06m) 🛬 Nizhny Novgorod

Sergey Toropov has returned home to Nizhny Novgorod and will bring some experience and stability to coach Lukic's rotation. Toropov was with Nizhny when they completed a shock by toppling Venezia in last season's Play-Offs. They are underdogs again with JDA Dijon up next. We get the feeling that the gritty underdog is a role they don't mind.

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Gustav Knudsen, 16 years, 6'7" (2.01m) 🛬 Casademont Zaragoza

Kaan Bozkurt, 16 years 🛬 Teksut Bandirma

Hakan Oge, 18 years 🛬 Teksut Bandirma

Abdullah Ozer, 16 years (2.03m) 🛬 Teksut Bandirma

Anil Karaca, 16 years 🛬 Teksut Bandirma

Diccon Lloyd-Smeath

Diccon Lloyd-Smeath

Diccon is a basketball coach and analyst living in Madrid. Constantly digging in the crates of box scores and clicking through hours of game footage. Diccon is on the hunt for the stories within the stories. If you like to get a closer look at what’s going in the Basketball Champions League, you have found it.