Wizards re-sign Othyus Jeffers, sign Larry OwensPosted by Inside Hoops
Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has re-signed Othyus Jeffers for the remainder of the season and has signed forward Larry Owens of the NBA Development League’s Tulsa 66ers for the remainder of the season. In addition, the Wizards waived guard/forward Cartier Martin.
Jeffers has appeared in 11 games for the Wizards, averaging 4.4 points and 3.4 rebounds. He was originally called up by the Wizards from the NBA Development League’s Iowa Energy on March 17 and was signed to a second 10-day contract on March 27.
Owens (6-7, 210) has averaged 12.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in 43 games for the 66ers this season. He signed consecutive 10-day contracts with the San Antonio Spurs earlier in the year, averaging 1.3 points in seven games. The product of Oral Roberts University (2006) has also played professionally in France and Belgium.
Martin averaged 4.0 points and 1.4 rebounds in 52 games with the Wizards this season. He was recently diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left foot that will keep him sidelined for the remainder of the season.