Archive for September 18th, 2012

Memphis Grizzlies waive D.J. Kennedy

The Memphis Grizzlies waived guard/forward D.J. Kennedy, Grizzlies General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Wallace announced today.

Kennedy (6-6, 215) averaged 6.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in 29.5 minutes in two games last season as a rookie for the Cleveland Cavaliers.  The 22-year-old Pittsburgh native also posted 15.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 37.3 minutes in 44 appearances with the Erie Bayhawks of the NBA Development League.

Memphis originally acquired the St. John’s product from Cleveland for Jeremy Pargo, a 2013 second round draft pick and cash considerations on July 25, 2012.

The Grizzlies’ roster now stands at 13 players.

The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday they have re-signed veteran center Jamaal Magloire.

Magloire averaged 1.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 11.0 minutes in 34 appearances with the Raptors last season. He posted season bests of seven points at Orlando on January 1 and 10 rebounds at New York on January 2.

Magloire is a veteran of 12 NBA seasons and owns career averages of 7.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 21.9 minutes in 680 regular season outings. He has appeared in 46 postseason contests, averaging 7.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 19.8 minutes.

Magloire, 6-foot-11, 265 pounds came to the Raptors after spending three seasons with the Miami Heat. His best statistical campaign came in 2003-04 when he was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team. Magloire averaged 13.6 points, 10.3 rebounds and 33.9 minutes in 82 games with the New Orleans Hornets in 2003-04. He was one of only 11 players that season to average a double-double. Magloire set single-season career highs in minutes, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, free throw percentage, offensive, defensive and total rebounds, rebound average, points and scoring average.

Magloire was born in Toronto and attended high school at Eastern School of Commerce. He is the first Canadian-born player to play for the Raptors in the club’s history.

The Indiana Pacers announced Tuesday the signing of free agents Luke Nevill and Ben Hansbrough to contracts. We presume these are training camp deals.

Nevill is a 7-2 center out of the University of Utah (2009). He was the Mountain West Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in 2009. Since then, he has played in the NBA D-League with the Utah Flash and overseas in Australia and Russia.

Hansbrough is the younger brother of Pacers’ forward Tyler Hansbrough. The 6-3 guard played at Notre Dame (2011) where he was the Big East Player of the Year in 2010-11. He spent last season playing in Europe and was a member of the Pacers’ Summer League team in Orlando this past July.

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