payitforward wrote:doclinkin wrote:payitforward wrote:The problem with Vince Carter is that we already have 17 players. As it is, we have to jettison 2 of the 4 guys whose contracts aren't guaranteed (McRae, Phillip, Jones & Robinson).
Obviously, Vince wouldn't be part of our on-court future (though of course he'd be a great mentor, not to mention that it would be an honor to have him end his career as a Wizard), so, he'd be taking the place of a player who at least has some chance of being part of that future. We can't afford to do that.
When Justin Robinson was signed Candace Buckner quoted Coach Brooks as saying he would spend most of his time with the GoGo, but would have a chance to play with his team. That suggested to me that he was a 2-way player. Thus not taking up a roster spot.
Nah... he has a conventional, partially-guaranteed salary. To this point, our only 2-way guy is Garrison Matthews.
I don't know who the candidates are for the 2d one of those, but when I looked at Armoni Brooks' numbers I was favorably impressed. I imagine he has a shot at that 2d 2way deal.
(Brooks & Corey Davis Jr. are the two guards out of U of Houston whom we signed unguaranteed post-draft. I don't think they even played in SL!)
From the bulletsforever article tagged above..
"Robinson is likely on a two-way contract based on what Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reported."
Also, as far as Chriss I was not aware of those issues. The searches I did included the Bulls article speculating he could be a good choice for their last spot, and Wikipedia which talked a lot about how much he listened to his mother. Really I don't know anything about him other than his measurable and where he was drafted. I watched and posted some highlights which admittedly I wasn't overly impressed with. I basically focused on him because we are thin at PF and he would fit in our philosophy of picking up other teams young players let go. He just turned 22 in July, but maybe he is a lost cause. It was just an idea, a bad idea obviously.
Tarik Phillip has had multiple academic ineligibilities and suspensions so he should probably be cut ASAP.
The Vince Carter idea is still a good one though IMO. I'm sticking to my guns on that one !