Maurice Ager Rumors

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Maurice Ager
Maurice Ager
Position: None
Born: 02/09/84
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:201 lbs. / 91.6 kg.
Behold The Champions League, a non-NBA affiliated venture where the league’s chairman and CEO, Carl George, is hoping to provide family-friendly and affordable entertainment during the NBA’s downtime. The vision, expected to be announced formally today, looks like this. Sixteen teams to begin competing in the summer of 2016, with a strong preference for players who have competed in the NBA during the last three years. According to George, the New York team is already fully formed and includes former NBA players Al Harrington, Rasheed Wallace and Maurice Ager. Teams in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Miami, Orlando, Atlanta and Cleveland are up next, with the goal to employ approximately 250 players in all (170 on teams, others as player-coaches or in other roles). Each team would have two former NBA All-stars on the roster and a Hall of Famer in the front office. George said that 60 players have committed to this point, with many more “in the pipeline” while the subsequent teams are rolled out.
Storyline: Champions League
Maurice Ager, Grammy Award winner. The former Michigan State and NBA guard likes the sound of that but never imagined it possible until this week. The Grammy board announced that his single “Far From Home” is officially on the ballot for nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. “It’s a pleasant surprise, a blessing,” Ager told the Detroit Free Press on Thursday. “The best things happen when you don’t expect them. It’s something I’ve worked at for a long time, I’ve put a lot of passion and energy into music. Hopefully this is paving the way for other athletes who want to get into the business.”
Ager, who took up residence in Los Angeles last spring, found this place through Westside Rentals and it’s become ground zero for the pursuit of his next career: hip-hop music producer. At 27, the former 2006 first round pick of the Dallas Mavericks played just four games for Minnesota last season and is currently an unrestricted free agent. With basketball seemingly in his rearview mirror he envisions himself as the next Dr. Dre. “With everything that’s going on in basketball I felt that it was the right time to come out here and try to do this full time,” says Ager. “Making music is something that’s always been in me. I feel like I have a talent for it and I’m going to try to make it work.”
The question of basketball is a tough one for Ager. Given the opportunity he isn’t certain he would attend a camp if an offer was extended. But he wouldn’t rule out the possibility of training camp with the Lakers or Clippers. He says his days in the D-League are pretty much done. After 82 career NBA games in four seasons with an average of 2.1 points the writing may very well be on the wall. But there are those who think Ager, who earned a rep as a likeable teammate and still possesses quality athleticism, could find a home. An L.A.-based trainer who hasn’t worked with Ager but is familiar with his game believes so. “He’s still got some basketball left in him,” says the trainer. “He’d have to find the right fit but there’s certainly a possibility.”