Hasheem Thabeet RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 7-3 / 2.21
Weight:263 lbs. / 119.6 kg.
Height: 7-3 / 2.21
Weight:263 lbs. / 119.6 kg.
Stephen Curry says he takes no satisfaction in closing out a Grizzlies team that declined to draft him, saying that he never thinks about it. The Grizzlies had the second pick in the 2009 draft and selected center Hasheem Thabeet. After spending time with six teams, Thabeet now plays in the D-league with little hope of returning to the NBA. Asked how the draft would turn out if it were to be redone today, Curry took a long pause and quipped, “They might still think I’m too small.”
Marc Stein: Former No. 2 overall pick Hasheem Thabeet has passed on European interest to commit to new Grand Rapids franchise in @nbadleague
David Mayo: Pistons release four camp invitees, Hasheem Thabeet, Brian Cook, Josh Bostic, Lorenzo Brown. Bostic/Brown may be D-League assignees.
The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has signed Hasheem Thabeet, Brian Cook, Lorenzo Brown and Josh Bostic to their training camp roster. Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not disclosed.
The Sixers waived Hasheem Thabeet on Monday, according to the RealGM transactions log, though the team has yet to formally announce the move. That means the club released him on the final day before his non-guaranteed $1.25MM salary for this coming season was to have become fully guaranteed, even though it initially appeared as though the Sixers missed that deadline.
The move allows the Thunder to get a $1.25 million traded exception, while the Sixers will receive money considerations from OKC. Thabeet’s $1.25 million salary will count against the Sixers’ cap only until they waive him, then it no longer will as the money is not guaranteed. Since no trade can be made for nothing, the Sixers gave up a second-round pick in next year’s draft to OKC. The kick is that it is top 55 protected, meaning that unless the Sixers are one of the top five teams in the league, they’ll hold on to the pick.
Tom Moore: Thabeet’s $1.25M contract doesn’t become guaranteed until early Sept. #Sixers essentially get cash for nothing (won’t give up 2nd-rounder)
The Oklahoma City Thunder acquired a trade exception and a 2015 protected second round draft pick from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for center Hasheem Thabeet and cash considerations, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. The Thunder will have one year from today to utilize the trade exception.
The Thunder has a $1.25 million team option on Thabeet for next season. His contract, as well as his willingness to accept and succeed at his role, makes him a quality yet relatively inexpensive option as a third string center, one who proved this year that he can provide solid minutes when given the opportunity. But this could be a big summer for the Thunder, with roster changes coming and the always complicated salary cap to consider.
Just before ducking under a doorway and into NBA offseason oblivion, Hasheem Thabeet, all smiles as usual, thanked the media and wished writers and broadcasters a good summer. “I don’t get to talk very often,” the Thunder’s jovial 7-foot-3 center joked at the conclusion of his exit interview. Nothing sums up Thabeet’s season better than that scene. He was happy. He was positive. He was professional.
Thabeet wants to return. The Thunder gave him a chance two years ago when it seemed the rest of the league had given up on him. Oklahoma City is where Thabeet has grown confident and regained a passion for playing the game and being a part of a team. “That’s the goal,” Thabeet said of coming back. “I don’t know anything else. I haven’t heard anything else. I’m going to be here over the summer working out. That’s really all I can say about that situation.”
Throughout the game, Russell Westbrook and Hasheem Thabeet had some friendly trash-talk going with some fans near the Thunder bench. Westbrook basically stared them down after any decent (or better than decent) Thunder play, while the group of fans chirped back. And it led to these incredible GIFs (h/t @JDonSports), the first one coming after a gorgeous Kevin Durant eurostep.
Hasheem Thabeet: WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS HOW I FEEL… REST IN PEACE MADIBA. YOUR WORDS AND WISDOM WILL LIVE ON WITHIN US… instagram.com/p/hj3zytrGa8/
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27 Oct 13
The team and its players are also conscious of its role and influence around the world. That is why Serge Ibaka, Thabo Sefolosha and Hasheem Thabeet, all of whom have roots in Africa, will be traveling to the continent from August 29th-September 1st to take part in the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program. The event, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, is a basketball camp for 60 of the top 18-and-under players throughout the African continent. In addition to learning the game of basketball, the young participants will be involved in life skills seminars, while the Thunder trio will be working with NBA Cares to give back to communities in need.
Russell Westbrook is known for his outrageous pre- and post-game fashion choices. In an apparent show of solidarity with their injured teammate, Oklahoma City Thunder players Kevin Durant and Hasheem Thabeet have chosen some, um, memorable shirts to wear before their game Monday night against the Houston Rockets. Durant went with a white button-up shirt with blue flowers, while Thabeet opted for a teal-and-gold snake motif. All they need are glasses without lenses and the Westbrook homage will be truly complete.