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Larry Hughes
Larry Hughes
Position: None
Born: 01/23/79
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:184 lbs. / 83.5 kg.
During a Philadelphia radio interview with 97.5 The Fanatic on Wednesday, Brown remembered on the Morning Show that the 76ers actually ranked Pierce as the No. 2 prospect in 1998. After the forward fell on draft night, he was still available when the 76ers made their selection. But Brown, Philadelphia’s coach at the time, wanted to keep his word. “We took Larry Hughes because (with the eighth pick) because we thought we had a need,” he said. “But the reason we took Larry is I promised him when we interviewed him — we knew we were getting the eighth pick — I promised him if he was there at (No.) 8 we would take him.”
Former Knicks player Larry Hughes was walked out of the Trump SoHo hotel in handcuffs Friday after a night of partying at the club Greenhouse. Police knocked on Hughes’ door at the luxury building around noon, and he agreed to go with them to be interviewed about an earlier incident, sources said. As Hughes, 35, walked out of the hotel he told a Post reporter, “It wasn’t me.” Hughes – who is six-foot-five and was listed as 184 pounds when he played – was the 8th pick in the 1998 NBA Draft and was traded to the Knicks for the 2009-2010 season before finishing his career with the Orlando Magic in 2011-2012.
Former NBA player and Saint Louis University Billiken player Larry Hughes stops by the KPLR studios. His foundation will present its annual “J Walk`N” event at the Parkway North High School Football Field. April Simpson will serve as the 2014 Grand Marshal. Organ Donor Registry Drive is more than a walk-a-thon- it`s a challenge to the students of America to be mindful of the power of organ donation. J Walk`N is named in honor of the late Justin Hughes, brother of former NBA star Larry Hughes. Justin passed away in 2006 at the age of 20 after living for nearly a decade with a heart transplant.
Veteran Larry Hughes and rookie DeAndre Liggins almost certainly will be on the Orlando Magic’s season-opening roster. Stan Van Gundy said after Thursday’s practice that he doesn’t expect any roster moves to be made before the Magic begin their regular season Christmas night in Oklahoma City. The team already waived point guard Gabe Pruitt, reducing its roster to 15 players.
Hughes has been doing individual workouts in his hometown of St. Louis and is still hoping for another opportunity to wear an NBA jersey again, but already has a taste of life without the game. “If things aren’t right, how I envision coming back, playing a few more years, I’ve got a head start,” he said. Sitting out a year “really just prepared me for what it will be like when I really am done. When I’m done, I know what to expect.”
The Wizards initially offered Hughes a six-year, $54-million contract, but Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld raised the bid to $70 million over the same number of years before Hughes decided to sign with Cleveland. Grunfeld would fill the void the by trading Kwame Brown to the Los Angeles Lakers for Caron Butler. The way Hughes sees it, he managed to earn $70 million over six years, and has made the most of his time away from the game since. “I had time to hang with my family, reconnect with my kids. It wasn’t a lost cause at all and I got healthy,” Hughes said. “I was really enjoying the time. When it’s time to get ready to go somewhere you can go. You don’t have to check with a team, look at the schedule, you can just go, living the free life.”
Larry Hughes wants back in, whenever the NBA lets players back in. Hughes sat out all of last season after he failed to secure the deal that he wanted in free agency two summers ago. “Obviously, I wanted to play,” Hughes said recently. “At the same time I wanted to be stable. I didn’t want to go to a situation where it was a one-year deal, or partial guarantee deal where at any time you could be out of there moving on. I wanted certain things after moving around the past three years, to different teams, I wanted something solid. If I didn’t get that, I wasn’t coming back.”
Free-agent guards Larry Hughes and Ronald “Flip” Murray worked out for the Grizzlies this week as the team considers adding to its 13- man roster. The 31-year-old NBA veterans went through a series of drills but did not compete against each other. Coaches and members of the front office attended the Monday drills. The Griz are only weighing their options and no moves (including potential trades) are imminent, according to general manager Chris Wallace.
Although he remains a long shot, the Celtics are reportedly still in the mix for Matt Barnes after a sign-and-trade with Toronto and Orlando fell through. Boston has also expressed interest in Rasual Butler, Larry Hughes and Antoine Wright, in addition to looking into a number of potential trade options involving Rasheed Wallace who is expected to retire prior to the start of the 2010-2011 season.
Larry Hughes traveled to Las Vegas this summer to work on his game and take in some Summer League action. Hughes remains an unsigned free agent for the 10-11 season. He split time between the Knicks and Bobcats in 09-10 and there have been reports that he’d prefer to return to Charlotte. “We’re talking,” Hughes said of the Bobcats. “You know, we’re talking, but I’m still waiting on the right situation to come up.” When asked whether he made the trip to Vegas to work out for teams, Hughes replied: “I’m just getting my work in and waiting for things to happen.”