Mickael Pietrus RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Mets de Guaynabo cut Johan Petro to make room for Mickael Pietrus. Petro averaged 7.7 points and 9.4 rebounds per game in BSN with Mets de Guaynabo.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Mickael Pietrus hasn’t been eligible to compete in Puerto Rico over passport issues, source said.
24 Dec 14
According to one league executive, who requested anonymity and has observed a Pietrus workout in the past few weeks, says the 32-year-old swingman can help a NBA team right now. “You can tell right away that he can still be a productive player,” the executive said. “His movements are crisp and the athleticism is there. It’s all about finding the right fit for him but he definitely belongs in the NBA.”
After a one-year hiatus, free agent forward Mickael Pietrus says he is 100 percent healthy and ready to make his return to the NBA. “I feel great,” Pietrus told Northeast Ohio Media Group. “I took a year off to make sure my body was fresh. I feel great and my workouts have been great. I’m ready to show that I have five-six more years of playing.”
Shams Charania: The Kings worked out free agent forward Mickael Pietrus this week in Sacramento, league sources tell RealGM. Pietrus is on workout trail.
Contacted by Basket USA, his agent confirmed interest from several franchises. “Four teams want to see him for a workout,” explained Bill McCandless. “The first workout will begin on September 16 and we hope that it will draw interest from a team to play in the NBA this season.”
Free agent guard/forward Mickael Pietrus has opted to sit out the remainder of the 2013-14-basketball season to focus on returning to the NBA next year, his agent Bill McCandless informed CSNNW.com. Pietrus, 32, had multiple overseas offers on the table; however, the swingman declined those preludes in hopes that a NBA team would pick him up.
For Pietrus, there’s no desire to play outside the NBA, and his representatives have repeatedly gauged interest within the league. Two NBA teams are maintaining steady inquiries on Pietrus, a source said, and the 31-year-old has been working out in Orlando.
Without a contract into the start of training camp, free agent forward Mickael Pietrus will scour the market over the next few weeks in hopes – and expectation – of a full salary guarantee to sign with an NBA team, a league source told RealGM. Pietrus has worked out with several teams, including the San Antonio Spurs two weeks ago, and the 31-year-old recently rejected a training camp invitation from a team, a source said.
Jared Zwerling: Mickael Pietrus is also working out for the Spurs this week. He could have a few more workouts. As for Bibby & the Spurs, only team so far.
McCandless says Pietrus is in France working out and is 100 percent healthy. “There are no issues with him and teams will see that when he comes in,” McCandless said. “He [Pietrus] told me he’s feeling great and he’ll be ready when September comes around.”
Free agent swingman Mickael Pietrus has a workout scheduled with an undisclosed NBA team in September with two other NBA teams showing interest in working the French forward out, his agent Bill McCandless told CSNNW.com.
Jared Zwerling: League source: The #Knicks and Mickael Pietrus have talked further. He’s back in the states in two weeks and will work out for teams then.
Matt Barnes, according to a league source, is in the market for a full mini mid-level deal, and he’ll likely sign with the Lakers or Clippers. Stephen Jackson is an intriguing candidate, but his salary has gone up every year he’s been in the NBA. While Jackson might sacrifice some money this time around, $1.7 million sounds like a stretch. Another player to watch is Mickael Pietrus, whose name will be discussed among Knicks brass. Contrary to reports, the 31-year-old veteran was mostly healthy last season and has been impressive in recent pickup games.
Pietrus played his first game Wednesday since Jan. 9 despite being fully healthy for a while now, and he’s adamant both his knees are strong and should help him last four to five more seasons in the NBA. “My body has stayed healthy so whenever the Raptors call my name, I’ll be ready to go,” Pietrus told RealGM in a recent phone conversation. “I have many years left playing in the NBA and I want to get better every day. I think 10 years went too quick. … I haven’t won a championship yet. I want to win two, three [championships] before I retire because I think I had a great run throughout those 10 years and my body is healthy now. “I’m feeling really healthy. The doctors really took care of me and my knees, so I’m feeling better than ever.”
28 Feb 13
The term “videobombing” doesn’t really do Raptors swingman Mickael Pietrus justice in this clip. This is more like a video carpet bombing. As the Raptors prepared to play the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Wednesday — a game that they went on to lose 103-92 — Pietrus sneaked up behind the NBA TV Canada broadcast crew during a live shot and began dancing. That’s not a totally unusual sight, but things got interesting when Pietrus stuck with the gag. And stuck with it. And stuck with it. For nearly a half-minute, Pietrus bounced, laughed, boogied, shimmy-shaked, spun in circle, pumped his fist and even pulled out a few Uma Thurman moves from Pulp Fiction as Paul Jones and Sherman Hamilton tried to keep their composure. Could Pietrus be any more committed to his cameo here? Impossible. He hasn’t played since Jan. 9, though, so it’s no surprise that he has this much excess energy.
Mickael Pietrus wanted to return to the Celtics, hoping that offseason right knee surgery that improved his flexibility and athleticism would convince the club to bring him back. It didn’t.
11 Dec 12
Mickael Pietrus sat out Sunday afternoon’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers with knee tendinitis, but the condition is not serious, agent Bill McCandless told RealGM. The tendinitis is in Pietrus’ left knee – not the right knee on which he had surgery over the offseason – McCandless said. Pietrus is day-to-day. Pietrus signed with the Toronto Raptors on Nov. 30 and has swiftly climbed the team’s depth chart, starting in three of his four games. He has averaged 10.8 points and three rebounds in 31.6 minutes per game as a Raptor.
Dominic McGuire will be waived by the Raptors to make room on the roster, agent Mark Bartelstein told RealGM. Pietrus, 30, has averaged 8.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in his nine-year NBA career with four different teams. Pietrus, who has been training in France for months, has established himself as a solid outside shooter and a top-tier wing defender when healthy.
After a prolonged offseason, free agent guard/forward Mickael Pietrus and the Toronto Raptors have agreed upon a one year deal worth the veteran’s minimum, CSNNW.com has learned. The deal will be finalized Friday morning and Pietrus is expected to suit up Friday night when the Raptors host the Phoenix Suns. Bill McCandless, the agent who represents Pietrus, confirmed this agreement to CSNNW.com via text message. “It has been a long journey and a long summer,” McCandless told CSNNW.com. “We started this process first off with high expectations in July and had a bunch of phone calls. We spoke with Chicago and Houston early on. As we got deeper in the year, we had conversations with Atlanta, Minnesota, and Toronto.