Regardless of whether Rajon Rondo is out for two weeks or more than a month, Brad Stevens will be forced to improvise. That means more ball-handling duties for two newcomers -- Marcus Smart and Evan Turner. Read More. Written by Andrew Perna on Sep 29, 2014
After the Brooklyn Nets voided his free-agent deal due to a failed physical, Hamady Ndiaye will most likely sign in the Chinese Basketball Association when his injury recovers to full strength, a source told RealGM.
Several Chinese teams have been in discussions with Ndiaye before and after his decision to join the Nets for training camp.
A seven-footer out of Senegal, Ndiaye was a second-round draft acquisition in 2010 to the Washington Wizards, with whom he spent two seasons. The 27-year-old earned a spot on the Sacramento Kings out of camp last season and appeared in 14 games.
Ndiaye has played 33 NBA games in parts of three seasons — including stints in the Development League. He spent the 2012-13 season in China with Tianjin.
Ndiaye played his college basketball at the Univerity of Rutgers.
In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) focuses on the Atlantic Division with Devin Kharpertian of The Brooklyn Game (@uuords) and Jared Weiss of CLSN Radio and CelticsBlog (@CLNS_JaredWeiss).
The three work through an eventful off-season in terms of players and coaches alike from the Jason Kidd fiasco to the major New York / Dallas trade that brought Jose Calderon to the Knicks.
In addition, they also preview the upcoming season including ranking the teams in the division 1-5 and predicting how many of them will make the playoffs.
The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent center Jerome Jordan.
Jordan spent last season with Virtus Bologna in the Italian League, after the 7’0” center split the 2012-13 season playing in the NBA Development League for the Reno Bighorns (24 games) and the Los Angeles D-Fenders (18 games). Jordan was named to the 2013 All-NBA D-League Third Team after averaging 12.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 42 games (36 starts).
Deron Williams has lived in the New York area since 2011 when he was traded to the then-New Jersey Nets by the Utah Jazz, but he recently expressed being displeased with his life in the area.
"I’m not going to lie. I don’t really feel so much like a New Yorker," said Williams to Resident Magazine. "I grew up in an apartment in Texas where you could send your kids outside like ‘yeah, go play in the sun.’ Here it’s more challenging. The process of getting them into school is a nightmare. Even private schools where you pay are an ordeal. In Utah, you just send your kids to the first public school in the area because they’re all great. Truth is, we enjoy getting away from the hustle and bustle and going back to Utah every summer. It’s a relief to take that timeout. No traffic. No crowds. My daughters still have their friends there. There’s a big backyard. They go to the pool; the playground and they jump on the trampoline. Kids running wild and free here (in New York)…? I don’t think so."