HoopsHype Leon Powe rumors

January 28, 2012 Updates

This could pave the way for the Bulls to add a reserve big man, which general manager Gar Forman has alluded to as far back as training camp. Leon Powe and Joel Przybilla are two players with whom the Bulls have had conversations to bolster a frontcourt which currently has Luol Deng out. Chicago Tribune

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The two Knicks, Anthony and Billups, are among five named plaintiffs, joining Kevin Durant of the Thunder, Kawhi Leonard of the Spurs and Leon Powe of the Grizzlies. Boies said Anthony and Billups were “interested in participating.’’ New York Post

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"Some people are like, 'Man, he needs to calm down sometimes.' But that's how he is," forward Leon Powe said. "He's hyped during the game, before the game, at practice, and he's just getting himself going. He plays with a lot of energy. That's his game. "You need a guy like that on your team -- someone willing to do any and everything for your team. He's getting himself hyped. He's getting the guys hyped. He's getting the fans hyped." Memphis Commercial Appeal

March 24, 2011 Updates

"I’ll be happy wherever I end up, but Boston is always holding a special place in my heart," Powe told CSNNE.com shortly after being waived. "The fans were so good to me, everybody up there was so nice, and it would be a great thing to return back to the Celtics if I could." CSNNE.com

“Once they signed him, it was pretty easy what they were saying -- they wanted Troy Murphy over me,” Powe said. “And they still had a lot of bigs here [on the Celtics], so I was just like, ‘I’ve got to move on and I’ve got to go somewhere else so I can at least get some type of playing time, some type of run.’ I didn’t want to come over here and just sit down on the bench the whole time the rest of the season and be back in the same situation.” He added with a laugh, “Like I said, I love all the fans, love everybody, but when it comes down to it, my little baby needs Pull-Ups.” CSNNE.com

March 4, 2011 Updates

Leon Powe will sign with the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, according to league sources. Powe, 27, chose Memphis over the New York Knicks, New Orleans Hornets and Miami Heat. The Grizzlies are hoping the 6-foot-8 power forward, who is in hi ESPN.com

March 3, 2011 Updates

Free-agent Leon Powe visited Memphis on Wednesday in a move that could put him closer to signing with the Grizzlies for the rest of the season. Powe, a 6-8 power forward, met with Griz general manager Chris Wallace and will soon decide on a destination, according to his agent, Aaron Goodwin. "He liked it," Goodwin said of his client's visit. "He knows that he can come in and play the style they want to play. He looked at the situation. The reason he moved on going there (to visit) before anywhere else was because of Chris. He feels good about it." Memphis Commercial Appeal

March 1, 2011 Updates

David Aldridge: W/Boston signing Murphy, Cs out of Powe discussions. Boston looking for wing with other roster spot. Powe keeps talking w/NYK, NO, MEM, MIA. Twitter

New Orleans is one of several teams veteran forward Leon Powe might consider joining after clearing waivers, according to league sources. Powe, who was waived last week by the Cavaliers, also is considering Memphis, Boston and New York. Hornets General Manager Dell Demps didn’t attend Monday’s practice and couldn’t be reached for comment. New Orleans Times-Picayune

February 28, 2011 Updates

The New Orleans Hornets are one of the teams veteran forward Leon Powe may consider joining once he clears waivers on Tuesday, according to league sources. Powe, who was waived last week by the Cleveland Cavaliers, is also considering the Memphis Grizzlies, Boston Celtics and New York Knicks. Though the trade deadline has passed, teams can sign players that have reached a buyout agreements with their existing teams or have been waived. New Orleans Times-Picayune

February 27, 2011 Updates

Add New Orleans to the list of teams being considered by forward Leon Powe, if he clears waivers on Tuesday morning. Powe's agent, Aaron Goodwin, confirmed in an interview with FanHouse on Sunday the Hornets have entered the mix to land Powe, waived Thursday by Cleveland. In addition to the Hornets, Goodwin said he's also had preliminary conversations with Boston, New York and Memphis, teams previously identified as candidates. "New Orleans is a good young team that has a good chance to go to the playoffs,'' Goodwin said of why the Hornets appeal to Powe. "He would have a chance to play there.'' FanHouse.com

"We'd been trying to get Cleveland to let him go for over two months,'' Goodwin said. "For whatever reason, he just didn't fit in to (coach) Byron Scott's system.'' Asked why it took so long, Goodwin said his belief was the Cavaliers wanted to hold on to Powe through Thursday's trade deadline to use as a possible piece in a trade. After Powe wasn't dealt, he was waived. He will end up collecting his full $915,852 salary for the season. FanHouse.com

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