HoopsHype Aaron Gray rumors
Gray, New Orleans' backup center, had to be helped off and couldn't put any weight on his sprained right ankle, making it look more like a week-to-week issue than day- to-day. Incredibly, he was back in the lineup for Game 2 on Wednesday night against the Lakers and got in the game quickly when starter Emeka Okafor got into early foul trouble. Even before that, there was this question: Is Gray a quick healer or do the Hornets have a medical miracle staff? The latter, said Gray. It turned out Gray's anatomy is faring better than the TV series. "Definitely a medical miracle staff here," Gray said, smiling. "It's been a lot of hard work. To be honest, when I was walking back to the X-ray, I wanted to make sure we won. Los Angeles Times
Gray said Monday his ankle feels much better, but he doesn't know if he'll play in Game 2 on Wednesday night. His foot was in a bulky black boot. Coach Monty Williams says Gray played a big role in negating the Lakers' size advantage in Game 1. Fox8Live.com
John Reid: #Hornets' center Aaron Gray hurts right ankle has to be carried off. Twitter
Sources said Paul is confident Demps will be able to make the necessary moves on a roster that has remained stagnant during free agency. Backup center Aaron Gray remains the Hornets' only signee this offseason. "Anything can happen. We're right at the beginning of August, and training camp doesn't start until the beginning of October, '' a source close to Paul said. "They made the right choice hiring Dell. We knew the Spurs talked very highly of him, so that's all we could go off. But (Paul) said it was a great meeting.'' New Orleans Times-Picayune
Despite Paul’s plea to the Hornets to be an active player this summer in free agency, their only signee is returning backup center Aaron Gray. “I’m not going to start with the premise that we have to go out and sign more guys,’’ Weber said. “That’s not the case. You look at teams that are way below the cap and are going through a transition right now, they may have a lot of flexibility, but they don’t have the talent that we have. “We do have some assets that we do feel good about, especially if you look at teams that missed out on the free agency with LeBron (James) and looking maybe to reload the following summer, we do have some things that we think are very attractive for other teams. But let’s not forget that this team, even with a ton of injuries, competed pretty well. And even with this current team, we can be competitive.’’ New Orleans Times-Picayune
The New Orleans Hornets announced today that they have re-signed center Aaron Gray. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released. Gray (7’0”,270) is a three-year NBA veteran with career averages of 3.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 11.0 minutes over 149 career games (19 starts) with the Chicago Bulls and Hornets. NewOrleans.com
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