HoopsHype Brian Skinner rumors


January 23, 2012 Updates
January 19, 2012 Updates
January 9, 2012 Updates

Virtus Roma asked info on Brian Skinner. The Italian team is on the market looking for a big man to add in the frontline. Brian Skinner has finished last season in Italy with Benetton Treviso averaging 6.5ppg and 6.8rpg in 22 games. Sportando

December 30, 2011 Updates

Releasing Skinner is likely a precursor to the Griz bringing back reserve center Hamed Haddadi. A source with knowledge of the situation told The Commercial Appeal that Haddadi is scheduled to arrive in Memphis with a tourism visa today or tomorrow. The 7-foot Iranian has been in Dubai trying to obtain a work visa. But that already tedious effort stalled when the Griz withdrew their $2 million qualifying offer from Haddadi. Memphis Commercial Appeal

So here's the strategy: Haddadi returns to Memphis and signs a one-year deal that will pay him between $1 and $1.5 million this season. Once employed, the hope is that Haddadi will be granted a work visa by traveling to Canada for an interview with the U.S. Embassy a la the Marc Gasol experience. Memphis Commercial Appeal

December 8, 2011 Updates
January 14, 2011 Updates
January 5, 2011 Updates
December 2, 2010 Updates

Sources believe that the team will sign center Brian Skinner shortly after releasing Hobson. Skinner was released in Milwaukee's final round of training camp cuts, but will be re-signed to give the team frontcourt depth. HoopsWorld

October 25, 2010 Updates

The Bucks roster remains at 16 players, but they must get down to the league limit of 15 on Monday. It's expected that center Brian Skinner, who has a non-guaranteed contract, will be released to reach the roster limit. Of the 15 players with guaranteed contracts, rookie Darington Hobson (hip surgery) and Michael Redd (left knee surgery) are unavailable. That leaves the Bucks with 13 players to open the season. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

October 5, 2010 Updates

Brian Skinner said he's not ready to retire after 12 seasons in the NBA. The Texas native, 34, will try to persuade the Bucks to keep him after signing a non-guaranteed contract. Skinner, who owns a house in Milwaukee after playing two previous stints with the Bucks, thinks the current team can be a winner and wants to be part of it. "Back in Milwaukee, so we'll see what happens," Skinner said. "The bottom line is I'm going to keep working hard. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

August 6, 2010 Updates

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.