Saturday, October 23, 2010

The latest NBA cuts

It's bargain season again!

This is the time of the year where the pre-season show the exit door to a plethora of basketball players that didn't make it into an NBA roster for one reason or another. Obviously the season is not over for these players who will be back on the market searching for a contract overseas. Some of them prefer the half empty courts of the NBDL and the measly salaries with the hope of being reactivated again sometime during the regular season or the playoffs.

Other players prefer the less glamorous courts of Europe or the latest trend, the big spenders of China. Contracts in China are quite lucrative compared to the average European contract. However there is one drawback. Basketball in China is still in its infantile stages and their stats there are not really a testament to a player's skill or capacity to play in the NBA or even Europe. Nevertheless this is the list of players that very soon could be signing their new contract for the season. It's also a good time for some teams to grab a bargain if their initial choices didn't live up to the challenge.

We'll focus mainly on October as it was reported by the official NBA page. You'll find that some of these players are already playing for teams in Europe.

October 2010

Friday, Oct. 22
New Jersey waived center Brian Zoubek.

Thursday, Oct. 21
Boston waived forward Stephane Lasme, forward Keith Gallon and guard Mario West.
Charlotte waived forward Darius Miles and center Matt Rogers.
Chicago waived guard John Lucas III, guard Kyle Weaver and forward Roger Powell.
Dallas released guard Dee Brown, guard Rashad McCants, forward/center Sean Williams and guard Adam Haluska.
Philadelphia waived forward/center Trent Plaisted and guard Chris Quinn.
Washington waived forward Adam Morrison and center Sean Marks.

Wednesday, Oct. 20
Atlanta released forward Evan Brock, guard Richard Delk and forward Ricardo Marsh.
Detroit requested waivers on guard Vernon Hamilton and forward Ike Diogu.
Golden State waived guard Aaron Miles.
Minnesota requested waivers on guard Jason Hart and forward John Thomas.

Tuesday, Oct. 19
San Antonio waived forward James Gist.
Cleveland waived guard Danny Green.

Monday, Oct. 18
Houston waived guard Antonio Anderson, forward Mike Harris, forward Alexander Johnson and guard Jerel McNeal.

Friday, Oct. 15
Charlotte waived guard Javaris Crittenton.
Sacramento waived forward/center Connor Atchley, guard Joe Crawford and forward Marcus Landry.

Thursday, Oct. 14
Denver named Pete D'Alessandro advisor to the executive vice president of basketball operations.
Washington waived guard Kevin Palmer.

Wednesday, Oct. 13
Cleveland waived guard Cedric Jackson and forward Tasmin Mitchell.

Monday, Oct. 11
Golden State waived forward Vernon Goodridge.
Memphis waived forward Luke Jackson, guard Tre Kelley and guard Kenny Thomas.
Phoenix waived guard Chucky Atkins.
Portland signed center Steven Hill.
San Antonio waived guard Kirk Penney.

Friday, Oct. 8
Philadelphia waived guard James Florence.

Thursday, Oct. 7
Golden State waived guard Cheyne Gadson.

Wednesday, Oct. 6
Chicago waived forward Chris Richard.
Milwaukee waived forward Keith Gallon.
New Jersey waived guard Eddie Gill.

Monday, Oct. 4
Sacramento waived guard J.R. Giddens and guard Donald Sloan.

Saturday, Oct. 2
Cleveland waived center Greg Stiemsma.

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