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The Iowa Energy announced today Diante Garrett will be returning to the team and added to their training camp roster. Garrett (6-4, 190, Iowa State) was acquired by the Energy last year as part of a three-team trade. Garrett’s addition follows the call-up of Kalin Lucas to the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Iowa Energy announced today Diante Garrett will be returning to the team and added to their training camp roster. Garrett (6-4, 190, Iowa State) was acquired by the Energy last year as part of a three-team trade.
Likely options include Ish Smith, John Lucas III, Diante Garrett and Michael Jenkins. If the exception is granted by Wednesday as expected, it’s likely that one of those players will be added in time for Friday’s home game against Memphis.
The addition of Sasha Vujacic is not the end of Laboral Kutxa’s hunt in the market. With Orlando Johnson on the exit door, the team needs also a point guard and there seems to be a two horse race for this position between Diante Garrett and Casper Ware.
On Saturday, following their final preseason game, the Portland Trail Blazers waived guards Diante Garrett and Darius Morris to set the roster at 15 players. The 15 players left all have guaranteed contracts and it was going to take something special for Portland to open up a roster spot for them. The Blazers won their final game of the preseason on Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers and neither Morris or Garrett got into the game while everybody else on the roster played, save for LaMarcus Aldridge.
The Blazers also have camp invitees Darius Morris and Diante Garrett, both of whom are point guards and give the team more options in scrimmages. Both players have had stints on NBA rosters, and Morris played the game’s final 4:46 Thursday, when the outcome was decided. “That’s why they were brought in,” Stotts said. “As has been noted, we don’t have a prototypical third point guard right now, and so they were brought in to play that position.” Portland has 15 players with guaranteed contracts, so for either Morris or Garrett to make the opening-day roster, the Blazers would either have to waive a player or execute a trade that would free up a roster spot. “They’re here to try to make the team,” Stotts said.
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed guard Diante Garrett, guard Darius Morris and forward James Southerland to their training camp roster, it was announced today by General Manager Neil Olshey. The training camp roster now stands at 18 players.
Joe Freeman: The #Blazers have signed 6-4 G Diante Garrett to a nonguaranteed training camp roster spot, a league source tells The Oregonian.
Josh Lewenberg: Raptors waive Dwight Buycks and Diante Garrett, as expected. Both non-guaranteed contracts. Roster stands at 13. Nogueira would make it 14
The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has acquired forward Steve Novak and the rights to New York’s 2017 second round draft pick from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for guard Diante Garrett. Novak (6-10, 235, Marquette), the sixth-most accurate three-pointer shooter in NBA history (min. 250 made), is an eight-year veteran who owns averages of 5.0 points and 1.4 rebounds in 13.0 minutes over 414 career games with Houston, L.A. Clippers, Dallas, San Antonio, New York and Toronto. His career .432 (548-1,268) three-point percentage is second only to Golden State’s Stephen Curry (.440) among all active players, while his career .892 free throw percentage would rank fourth if he had enough attempts to qualify.
Along with Novak and the two years and $7.2 million left on his contract, the Raptors will send a future second-round draft pick to Utah, sources said. The deal can’t be completed until the league’s moratorium ends on Thursday.
In a move to create salary cap space, the Toronto Raptors have reached an agreement to send Steve Novak to the Utah Jazz, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Tuesday was the deadline to cut players on nonguaranteed contracts before those deals become fully guaranteed for the season, so the Jazz opted to whittle their maxed-out roster to 14 players. That left Harris looking for a new gig, while point guard Diante Garrett and shooting guard Ian Clark survived the cut. “To his credit, he did everything we asked him to do,” Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said. “Great locker room guy, great teammate for the guys. It’s just unfortunate it’s part of the business that we had to make a decision.”
John Lucas III isn’t about to let getting benched last week in favor of the freshly signed Diante Garrett bother him. “One thing about me: I’m a team player. That game I was pressing,” said Lucas, who was 0 for 7 on the night. “I wasn’t playing good, so why would I stay on the court?”
Not long after telling media about how he learned of his new opportunity while shopping at Wal-Mart late Monday night, Garrett scored seven points, had five assists and played a key role in Utah’s first win of the 2013-14 season. “I was happy all night (Wednesday) night,” Garrett said, smiling before Thursday’s practice. “I won’t forget it.” Neither will his new team and fans. “Everybody in this locker room knew what he was capable of doing,” Jazz small forward Marvin Williams said. “He really stepped up. He was a monster (Wednesday). He was huge.”
Jody Genessy: Seriously, Diante Garrrett was shopping at Walmart when he got the call that he was going to be signed by the Utah Jazz. #NBApeopleofwalmart
The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed guard Diante Garrett of the NBA Development League’s Iowa Energy, marking the NBA’s first D-League Call-Up of the 2013-14 season. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Following the move, the Jazz roster now stands at 15 players.