James Southerland Rumors

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The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has signed forward James Southerland for the remainder of the season. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not released. Southerland (6-8, 221) joins the Pelicans after playing for the NBA D-League’s Los Angeles D-Fenders in 2013-14. The Syracuse product appeared in 42 games (14 starts) with the D-Fenders this season and averaged 14.7 points and 6.5 rebounds in 28.6 minutes per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans will use an injury exemption to create roster space to sign James Southerland out of the NBA Development League, a league source told RealGM. Southerland’s deal for the remainder of the season won’t carry into 2014-15. The Pelicans had received an exemption that allows the team to exceed 15 players on the roster, which has sustained significant injuries to Jrue Holiday and Ryan Anderson.
The Bobcats waiving rookie James Southerland to sign Douglas-Roberts doesn’t mean they’ve given up on the Syracuse shooter’s potential. Clifford said he never expected Southerland to play meaningful minutes this season; rather they wanted to check his progress in practice, then include him on the summer-league roster. Clifford said the team will definitely monitor Southerland wherever he plays this winter.
Charlotte Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins announced today that the team has signed free agent guard/forward Chris Douglas-Roberts and waived forward James Southerland. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Douglas-Roberts, who was playing with the NBA D-League Texas Legends, becomes the fifth D-League Gatorade Call-Up of the 2013-14 season.
Former Syracuse forward James Southerland, a long-range shooter who wasn’t drafted in June, has accepted an invitation to Charlotte Bobcats training camp, president of basketball operations Rod Higgins confirmed Saturday. Southerland, a 6-8 forward, made 40 percent from the college 3-point line as a senior for the Orangemen. Long-range shooting has been a concern for the Bobcats, as new coach Steve Clifford tries to create better spacing offensively.
James Southerland, the former Syracuse University basketball player, will go to training camp with the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats, according to his agent. Southerland, a 6-foot-8 forward, was not selected in the NBA’s June draft. After the draft, Southerland played for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA’s Orlando Summer League and then with the Golden State Warriors in the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League. Southerland scored 11 points in Golden State’s win over the Charlotte Bobcats in the semifinals of the Las Vegas Summer League. That performance might have garnered Southerland some attention from the Bobcats. Andy Shiffman, Southerland’s agent with Chicago-based Priority Sports, confirmed Southerland’s decision to sign with the Bobcats. The contract is non-guaranteed.
James Southerland received consideration from the San Antonio Spurs to be drafted with the No. 58 pick in last week’s NBA draft, but the Syracuse alum never had a guarantee out of the organization that simply asked whether he would spend next season overseas, a league source told RealGM. While Southerland didn’t know if the Spurs would ultimately select him, he understood going undrafted provided an opportunity to showcase himself around the NBA. Late in the second round, Southerland never received an offer from the Spurs, much less one to formally reject, a source said.