HoopsHype Lester Hudson rumors


April 9, 2012 Updates

As expected, the the short-handed Cavaliers signed guard Lester Hudson to a second 10-day contract, Cavs general manager Chris Grant announced Monday. Although they could have signed him for the rest of the season _ and eventually may do that _ the Cavs opted for a second 10-day to remain flexible in case any of their injured players are able to return. Cleveland Plain Dealer

Jason Lloyd: To the surprise of no one, Byron Scott said he expects #Cavs to re-sign Lester Hudson tomorrow. His 10-day deal expires tonight. Twitter

Boyer Reed: No decision on whether to sign Lester Hudson to another 10-day deal has been made, but BScott told GM he though Lester "was doing great." Twitter

April 8, 2012 Updates

Guard Lester Hudson has made such an impact on the Cavs he deserves to get signed for the rest of the season, with perhaps an option for next year. He had a career-high 23 points on Friday in Toronto. He's a stat-sheet stuffer, too, with a lot of rebounds and assists. He's worth a longer look. News-Herald

April 7, 2012 Updates
April 6, 2012 Updates

Hudson qualified academically for his junior year and played well, but he had already failed a grade once before. He was 19 and no longer eligible to play high school basketball. When that was taken away, so was the desire to excel academically. Hudson eventually dropped out of school, believing his basketball career was over. He fell in with the wrong crowds, although he insists he never joined a gang and never took or sold drugs. “If I wanted to, I could,” he said. “But I never thought about selling drugs.” Akron Beacon Journal

He is an undersized shooting guard by NBA standards, but he has totaled 21 points in the Cavs’ past two games. He’s not a natural point guard, although Scott has tried him there in each of the past three games. He isn’t as polished at the point as fellow recent signee Donald Sloan, but Scott has seen enough out of Hudson to know he wants to see more. “He hasn’t been here that long,” Scott said. “Everything he’s learning is on the fly. He makes a couple of mistakes out there when we run certain plays. He’ll run the wrong way, and then all of a sudden he’ll get it and go back the other way.” That’s only natural. Hudson has been running the wrong way, only to later correct himself, all his life. Akron Beacon Journal

March 31, 2012 Updates

It took awhile for the biggest night in Lester Hudson's basketball career to make news. On Nov. 13, 2007, Hudson became the only player in NCAA history to record a quadruple double. He had 25 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals in Tennessee-Martin's 116-74 victory over Central Baptist. "It was a great accomplishment for me," said Hudson, who signed a 10-day contract with the Cavaliers on Friday after averaging 33.6 points a game in China this season. "I don't know how I got it. I was just out there playing hard. I knew I had to get one steal. My coach and the media were telling me, and the guy who did stats said I needed one more steal and one more assist. I got the steal and assist on the same possession." The phone started ringing the next day. "Everybody was calling me -- ESPN and all the magazines," Hudson said. "It was good for me." Cleveland Plain Dealer

March 30, 2012 Updates

The Cavs signed guard Lester Hudson to a 10-day contract on Friday. Hudson was averaging 17.6 points, 6 rebounds and 4.2 assists in five games (two starts) for the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. Akron Beacon Journal

November 23, 2011 Updates
November 13, 2011 Updates

In a surprise move, the Eagles announced the signing of guard Lester Hudson, according to Sohu Sports. Hudson, who was drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 60th pick of the 2008 NBA Draft, came over to Guangdong Hongyuan mid-season last year after the team parted ways with Fred Jones. The move paid off — with the help of Hudson, Guangdong won its fourth straight championship. In the same stroke, Qingdao also has cut ties with center Jarron Collins, who they had signed in the end of October. As for a reason, head coach Jiang Zhengxiu said simply that he “wasn’t the type of player we needed.” According to Sohu, the team is in discussions with five-year NBA pro and former lottery pick, Ike Diogu. Diogu played for the Los Angeles Clippers last season averaging 5.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in just over 13 minutes a game. NiuBBall.com

February 11, 2011 Updates
January 26, 2011 Updates

Lester Hudson: a team is tryin to buy my contract out hint its a midwest team but they gotta out do what im makin now bcuz im kind of spoil here Twitter

January 5, 2011 Updates

Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has waived guard Lester Hudson. Hudson appeared in 11 games in two separate stints with Washington this season, totaling 18 points and 17 assists in 73 minutes of play. Hudson was previously signed this season on September 24, waived on November 22, and signed again on December 20. Washington’s roster (attached) currently stands at 14. NBA.com

December 20, 2010 Updates
November 23, 2010 Updates

He realized that his time with the Wizards was about to come to an abrupt end when he got a phone call on Monday morning asking him to come in and meet with Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld and vice president of basketball administration Tommy Sheppard. So when he sat down and they told him that he was getting waived, Hudson wasn't shocked. "I knew it was going to be something," Hudson said before leaving the arena for the last time. "The last couple of days, I had a feeling about something. I don't know if it was a good thing or a bad thing. And it was this." Washington Post

Grunfeld and Sheppard gave Hudson some words of encouragement, telling him that he belongs in the NBA and should find his way back in due time. Placed in this position last season, Hudson had to earn his keep in the NBA Developmental League, but Hudson said he hadn't considered that option just yet. "I don't know about the D-League. I don't think it's on my mind right now. Might be D-League, but it depends," Hudson said. Washington Post

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