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Derrick Byars believes Porzingis will get the last laugh. “Hearing the boos made me feel like they have no idea that they’re getting a hell of a player,” said Byars, who used to play for the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. “He has potential to be the best talent from this draft when all is said and done. I knew there would be some boos because of fears of European busts. It’s near New York City. I’m sure they wanted Emmanuel Mudiay or Justise Winslow or a name that they were familiar with.
Former NBA D-League Call-Up recipient Derrick Byars has been acquired as a returning player by the Bakersfield Jam according to a source. Byars received a Call-Up as a member of the Jam from the San Antonio Spurs during the 2011-2012 season. Byars was a member of training camp for the Memphis Grizzlies this season, and was most recently linked to a deal with Russian club Krasny Oktyabr. Byars has played in a total of 103 games for Bakersfield over three seasons.
Free agent forward Derrick Byars has reached agreement on a deal with Krasny Oktyabr of the European League, a source told RealGM. Byars will sign with the Russian club for the remainder of the season. Byars, 30, appeared in training camp with the Memphis Grizzlies this season, and he’s also signed free agent deals with the Philadelphia 76ers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs in a professional career out of four collegiate years at Vanderbilt and Virginia.