HoopsHype Earl Boykins rumors

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He remains optimistic and views Leandro Barbosa‘s late signing with the Boston Celtics and Eddy Curry signing with Dallas just days before the start of the season as hope that he’ll, too, soon find a new home. “Ultimately, I have to stay ready, which I am, as far as in the gym, and stay positive,” Howard said. “I don’t think my career’s over.” Other notable players still looking for a team: Guards: Derek Fisher, Gilbert Arenas (in talks with Chinese team), Baron Davis, Earl Boykins, Mickael Pietrus, Michael Redd, Maurice Evans, Jason Kapono. Forwards/Centers: Kenyon Martin, Shawne Williams, Quentin Richardson, Bobby Simmons, Bill Walker, Jamario Moon, Renaldo Balkman, Ryan Gomes, Troy Murphy, Josh Powell, Derrick Caracter, Ben Wallace, Greg Oden, Sean Williams, Tony Battie, Mehmet Okur. NBA.com

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Then-Wizards center JaVale McGee had beaten Crittenton out of $1,100 in a card game. Wizards guard Earl Boykins loaned McGee $200. McGee didn't immediately pay back Boykins as he won the money and an argument blossomed. Arenas says he wasn't involved in the actual bet. "'Pay the man his (expletive) money. You've got all my money,'" Arenas says Crittenton shouted at McGee. "So I jumped in, 'Why you talking to your teammates like this? We family.' "That's when (Crittenton) started coming at me, '(Expletive, racial slur), just because you got all money, this and this and this.' That's when we started going back and forth. I didn't owe him anything. It was over a $1,100 pot he just lost." USA Today

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With Earl Boykins’ 10-day contract up, the Rockets will re-sign him Thursday, a person with knowledge of their plans said. Boykins said he was unconcerned about whether it would be for another 10 days or for the rest of the season. “I have no idea,” Boykins said. “I haven’t talked to anyone, and honestly, I don’t worry about it. My job while I’m here is to play as hard as I can.” Houston Chronicle

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The 12-year veteran, who averaged 7.2 ppg and 2.5 apg with the Bucks last season, was invited to training camp by several franchises, but with no guarantee that he'd make the final roster he decided to wait at home for a good fit. Boykins confirmed reports that he came close to signing with the Orlando Magic last week and says he's now in conversations with other clubs. "We're talking with a couple of teams and hopefully something will get done. I don't want to say the names because I don't want to jinx it." HoopsHype

February 5, 2012 Updates

The Magic discussed signing former Cav Earl Boykins before opting to go with rookie Ish Smith from the D-League to fill in for the injured Jameer Nelson. Boykins, a former Cleveland Central Catholic star, is currently considered the No. 2 unsigned free-agent point guard, behind Gilbert Arenas, after he averaged 7.2 points and 2.5 assists in 57 games as a backup with the Milwaukee Bucks last season. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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According to sentragoal.gr, Olympiacos are examining the case of NBA-veteran Earl Boykins. With the cases of Zabian Dowdell and Akin Akingbala dead in the water Olympiacos are looking for other options, especially that of 35-year old Earl Boykins. TalkBasket

December 27, 2011 Updates

Other free-agent point guards include Marcus Banks, whom D’Antoni coached in Phoenix for two seasons, Earl Boykins or a player from the Development League. D’Antoni talked of signing a point guard as a temporary fill-in, because the Knicks may want that last roster spot eventually open for a forward — possibly Kenyon Martin when he’s available in March. “You have three point guards, [one] of them is questionable, one is out and one is hurt,” D’Antoni said. “You think maybe we have to do something. We’ll try to rectify the situation.’’ New York Post

October 23, 2011 Updates

Milwaukee Bucks guard Earl Boykins has been riding out the four-month-old NBA lockout as an assistant coach for the Colorado Miners. He could be with other NBA players who've found work in Europe. Instead, he's helping out an inner-city boys team based out of a revitalized rec center in a neglected Denver neighborhood that smells like dog food because of a nearby Purina plant. Wall Street Journal

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The lockout canceled the NBA summer league in 1998, just as it did this season. Once the season started, there was little time for practices or extended teaching sessions. "I think it's harder for the young guys because they don't know," Boykins said. "You can work out all you want. You can even work out against NBA guys. But until you get into an NBA training camp situation, it's totally different. That's the hardest part of the lockout. You can't prepare for an NBA training camp ... especially with the shortened camp." Cleveland Plain Dealer

January 23, 2011 Updates

Boykins has not made any decisions about how long he wants to play. Because he played little in his early seasons and has avoided injuries, he thinks he can continue to play for quite some time and then maybe he'll be able to accomplish the one thing that has eluded him so far. "The only thing left for me to do is win," said Boykins, who has lost three times in the first round of the playoffs, with each series going five games. "I want to win bad." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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