Darington Hobson Rumors

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Though the Warriors essentially let the 87ers take Hobson away, they could have, nevertheless, still invited him to NBA training camp had they wanted to. Instead, RidiculousUpside.com has learned exclusively that two of his Santa Cruz teammates (Cameron Jones and Scott Machado) are expected to be in camp instead. What’s more, Stephen Curry’s little brother, Seth, is expected to be in town for that as well. Needless to say, Hobson wasn’t at all too pleased about that.
By signing with a team in China, Hobson is likely to forgo any “NBA out” clause he would normally be accustomed to when signing an international deal with another team overseas. That said, the CBA concludes its season a little bit earlier than other international leagues, making it possible for Hobson to come home to the states and cash in on his success by catching on with an NBA team if so desired.
Teams have until April 17 to sign players who will be eligible for the first round of the postseason. Here are some of the top D-League players at each position, who could be called up at some point in the next month. GUARDS: Delonte West, Dominique Jones, Lester Hudson, Kris Joseph, Josh Selby, Courtney Fortson, Jerel McNeal, Andrew Goudelock, Christian Eyenga, Lazar Hayward, Justin Dentmon, Chris Roberts, Ben Uzoh, Sean Singletary, Ron Howard, Darington Hobson. FORWARDS: D.J. Kennedy, Samardo Samuels, Demetris Nichols, Willie Reed, Rick Jackson, Arinze Onuaku, Rasual Butler, Damion James, Luke Harangody, Micah Downs, JaMychal Green, James Mays. CENTERS: Jerome Jordan, Hassan Whiteside, Vernon Macklin, Hilton Armstrong, Keith Benson, Brian Butch, Mickell Gladness, Solomon Alabi, Jarrid Famous, Augustus Gilchrist.
The former New Mexico star would later re-sign with the team before this season, but he became a victim of numbers game and was released after making only five brief appearances. Long story short, Hobson went back home to Las Vegas to rehab, and now—with his hip back at 100%–he feels ready to contribute to an NBA team. “The hip is fine,” Hobson told HOOPSWORLD. “Fully recovered. I say like March this year is when I started to notice a big difference. I was supposed to be fully healed probably in April. So I was ahead of the game as far as how I was feeling.”
The Bucks released guard Darington Hobson on Friday morning, bringing their roster to 14 players, one shy of the league maximum. But coach Scott Skiles said no move was imminent to fill the empty roster spot. “We’re always looking but it’s not, right at this moment, leading to anything,” Skiles said after the morning shoot-around at the Palace of Auburn Hills. “It’s just a decision we made and it does free up a roster spot. “But as of today it doesn’t have any relevance on any other move.”
The Bucks announced Thursday they have assigned rookie guard Darington Hobson to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. Fort Wayne is coached by former DePaul coach Joey Meyer. The 24-year-old Hobson has yet to appear in a regular-season game with the Bucks. He was the 37th overall pick in the 2010 draft but underwent surgery on both hips and missed all of last season.
Rookies Tobias Harris and Jon Leuer and free agent Darington Hobson also sat out while waiting to get deals signed. Later Friday the Bucks completed the trade with Boston sending veteran guard Keyon Dooling and a protected second-round 2012 pick to the Celtics. The Bucks received the rights to Spanish forward-center Albert Miralles, but he was merely a piece in the trade and not a candidate to join the team.
Now, Hobson is an unrestricted free agent, but hopes to re-sign with the Bucks once the lockout comes to an end. “They’ve shown me a lot of loyalty and have a lot of faith in me and my abilities,” Hobson said. “That’s the place I want to be. If it all turns out right, hopefully I’ll be here. At the end of the day, I don’t think Milwaukee would have drafted someone that they didn’t want. My job right now is to get completely healthy so that when training camp does start, I’ll be ready to come in and compete for a job.”
After undergoing two hip surgeries last year, Darington Hobson is nearly finished with his rehab and ready to return to the court. While he hasn’t been able to resume basketball activities just yet, he has been able to put up shots and strengthen his hips. “Right now, I’m just getting shots up,” Hobson told HOOPSWORLD. “It feels better, but there’s still a little bit of soreness. The doctor said that’s expected and that I should be close to 100 percent by the end of August. By October, I should be able to play full speed.”
Darington Hobson, whom the Bucks drafted in the second round last season before being released because of hip issues, may rejoin the team. Stu Lash, Hobson’s agent, said his client will seriously consider re-signing with the Bucks this summer, depending on a lockout. “We have no malice or animosity toward the Bucks,” Lash said. “They have been very good to Darington. And Daring likes it there. “We got to do our due diligence and find out if it’s the right fit for the Bucks and for us.”