Jared Dudley RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Ken Berger: As @Marc Stein says, Bucks trading Jared Dudley to Wizards. Source says Bucks get “extremely protected” second-round pick.
Jared Dudley: Shout out to my teammate @Khris Middleton on his new contract!!! Much deserved brotha!! I know who’s paying for the dinners this yr lol
Veteran forward Jared Dudley faces a Tuesday deadline to opt in on the final year of his contract and remain with the Milwaukee Bucks or become an unrestricted free agent. There was no word Monday from Dudley’s camp on his decision, but he said after the season he would like to stay in Milwaukee.
Veteran swingman Jared Dudley has until the end of the month to decide if he wants to invoke the final season of his current contract at $4.25 million or opt for free agency. It’s believed that Dudley, either way, wants to stay in Milwaukee.
Jared Dudley: RT @SteelzKitchen: @JaredDudley619 I’ve seen melo cook you bro .. ( he def has.. No one said melo not good.. )
Later on Wednesday, Dudley appeared on ESPN New York 98.7 FM’s “Hahn & Humpty Show” and apologized for calling Anthony the most overrated player in the league. “I shouldn’t have said that that was my fault for saying that because it’s not the truth,” Dudley told hosts Alan Hahn and Rick DiPietro. “… I apologize for saying that about Carmelo. “You get kind of frustrated at times seeing because of him having to make his other guys better and defensively certain things, but for me to say he’s the most overrated that was wrong for me to say. He’s arguably a top 3 or 4 scorer, between him (Kevin Durant) and (Russell Westbrook). But if you see, that’s not enough in this league. If your a No. 1 guy and you’re a max guy, this is a superstar league, you have to be able to do certain things.”
Jared Dudley: Ok Kobe fans listen to the interview. I said Kobe one of the greats! I’m laughing about his shot attempts . Most people not taking less $
Most overrated? Jared Dudley: “I would say Carmelo. The reason? He’s viewed as a top five player. He has the talent to be able to facilitate. He has the talent to make guys better and the triangle should fit him — he’s just got to make other guys better. Defensively he has to take it the next level up. He’s got to get out of the first, second round. He’s got to get that the team to the playoffs. With that roster, LeBron would’ve been an eight seed. He’s not LeBron.”
Jared Dudley on Kobe Bryant and the Lakers: “Most guys don’t want to play with Kobe. He gets in this thing where he doesn’t pass and then overpasses and then tries to get triple doubles every night…that’s why I think it will be a while for the Lakers to get good because they’ve got no stars. I would be surprised if Love goes there.”
Veteran Jared Dudley enjoyed his first season in Milwaukee and said he would like to return. Dudley has a $4.25 million player option for the 2015-’16 season. “All signs you would think are for me to come back here,” Dudley said, “even if I did opt out. I think my value is at my biggest high here. Even though as a vet I could play for a contending team, I think this has been my most gratifying season. “Taking a team that was 15 wins to 41 wins, I was here for the beginning of it. I was here to help it. I think it’s hard for Milwaukee to find vets that want to come here, that want to be a role guy.
The play worked just as it had been drawn up, which head coach Jason Kidd credits to Dudley as much as he does to Bayless. “Everybody talks about the shot, but it is the guy who throws the ball in that has to have the nerve to throw that pass,” Kidd said. “Duds made a heck of a pass. Bayless did the important thing by putting it in, but I think he sold the cut very well on Rose.”
Charles F. Gardner: Jared Dudley (left foot soreness) was listed as probable on Bucks injury report but Kidd said in pregame the veteran would play in Game 2. Kidd on Dudley: “He can play, so we’ll see.” Dudley was 1 for 4 and scored 2 points in 12 minutes in Game 1 of series on Saturday.
Charles F. Gardner: Bucks F Jared Dudley is not with team on Atlanta trip. Decision made to give him some extra rest for back. Dudley played 25 min. vs GS.
Charles F. Gardner: Jason Kidd said there is “no timetable” for return of O.J. Mayo and Jared Dudley.
Take the response Dudley had two summers ago, when he was a part of a three-team trade that involved Phoenix, the Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee. Dudley went from Phoenix to L.A., which he was extremely delighted about considering the alternative. “I don’t want to —— on a team … I didn’t want to go to Milwaukee,’’ Dudley said at the time. “You want to go to a team that has history and prestige and L.A. was a perfect fit.’’
“I’ve been giving it thought,’’ Dudley said. “For me, it’s about adding more years. You obviously want to play longer. I want to come back here. Definitely. I mean, this team is building each year and will get better. People think that just because I was out in Phoenix and L.A. — and those are great cities and have great teams — I wouldn’t want to be here. But it’s all about winning and being in the right situation. I’m in a great situation. Great training staff. Great head coach. Young guys who want to learn. They need a veteran who can help them out and, with that being said, I’m playing well. So I can’t ask for anything more.’’