HoopsHype Darington Hobson rumors

December 7, 2011 Updates

Unrestricted free agent Darington Hobson has been working out at the Milwaukee Bucks’ facility in recent days as he weighs his training camp options. The Bucks selected Hobson with the 37th overall pick in last year’s draft, but waived him due to a hip injury. Now, Hobson is healthy and the Bucks still like him so don’t be surprised if he ends up on their training camp roster. HoopsWorld

July 30, 2011 Updates

After undergoing two hip surgeries last year, Darington Hobson is nearly finished with his rehab and ready to return to the court. While he hasn't been able to resume basketball activities just yet, he has been able to put up shots and strengthen his hips. "Right now, I'm just getting shots up," Hobson told HOOPSWORLD. "It feels better, but there's still a little bit of soreness. The doctor said that's expected and that I should be close to 100 percent by the end of August. By October, I should be able to play full speed." HoopsWorld

Now, Hobson is an unrestricted free agent, but hopes to re-sign with the Bucks once the lockout comes to an end. "They've shown me a lot of loyalty and have a lot of faith in me and my abilities," Hobson said. "That's the place I want to be. If it all turns out right, hopefully I'll be here. At the end of the day, I don't think Milwaukee would have drafted someone that they didn't want. My job right now is to get completely healthy so that when training camp does start, I'll be ready to come in and compete for a job." HoopsWorld

April 23, 2011 Updates

Darington Hobson, whom the Bucks drafted in the second round last season before being released because of hip issues, may rejoin the team. Stu Lash, Hobson's agent, said his client will seriously consider re-signing with the Bucks this summer, depending on a lockout. "We have no malice or animosity toward the Bucks,'' Lash said. "They have been very good to Darington. And Daring likes it there. "We got to do our due diligence and find out if it's the right fit for the Bucks and for us.'' Racine Journal-Times

March 8, 2011 Updates

Alex Kennedy: Darington Hobson will undergo right hip surgery today. He had left hip surgery in October, and is on schedule to resume playing this summer. Twitter

December 2, 2010 Updates

The Milwaukee Bucks have decided to waive rookie shooting guard Darington Hobson, according to sources close to the situation. With Hobson out for the season after undergoing hip surgery, Milwaukee will cut him to open a roster spot and an announcement is expected today. HoopsWorld

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October 14, 2010 Updates

Darington Hobson: Please stop with the sympathy @comments ! I am a NBA player period I will not be on any other level ! Hope to see me in the NBA someday Twitter

October 13, 2010 Updates

Hobson arrived in Milwaukee for Summer League training camp and was unable to participate because of soreness that he described a groin pain, but it was believed there was something more serious going on. It turns out that Hobson had alignment issues with his hips and that misalignment was the cause of his groin related pain. It was deemed that the only way to correct this was through surgery and the process would take almost a year to complete. HoopsWorld

To say Bucks' ownership was not pleased with the situation surrounding Hobson is an understatement, mainly because Milwaukee has a track record of paying guys not to play due to injury and in Milwaukee with their revenue situation that's an issue for ownership. The Bucks have guaranteed some of Hobson's $473,000 contract, and are handling his medical expenses. His deal has trigger points in which more dollars are guaranteed the longer he remains on the roster, but there is a very real chance that Hobson is going to be cut as the season progresses, mainly to recover the roster spot. HoopsWorld

The Milwaukee Bucks say rookie guard Darington Hobson has undergone successful surgery on his left hip. The Bucks say Hobson had the surgery Tuesday in Milwaukee. The team says the second-round draft pick will undergo a similar procedure on his right hip later this year and is expected to miss the entire season. ESPN.com

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September 10, 2010 Updates

Like most of his Milwaukee Bucks teammates, Darington Hobson has arrived in Milwaukee in preparation for the upcoming NBA season. Unlike most of his teammates, though, Hobson might not be playing right away, if at all, this season. Hobson, whom the Bucks selected in the second round of last June's draft with the 37th overall pick, hasn't played in any games for nearly three months. That included Bucks' summer league games in Las Vegas, where he was sidelined, according to team officials, with a groin injury. Hobson's injury hasn't improved since then and now he, along with Bucks officials, believe Hobson's ailments could be more severe and related to his hips. Racine Journal-Times

September 4, 2010 Updates

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed second-round draft pick Darington Hobson. Terms were not disclosed in Friday's announcement.. The 6-foot-7, 210-pound Hobson was the 37th overall selection in the 2010 NBA Draft. USA Today

September 3, 2010 Updates

Darington Hobson, one of two second-round picks selected by the Bucks in the June draft, has signed with Milwaukee and an official announcement is expected later Friday. Hobson, a 6-foot-7 guard from New Mexico, was the 37th overall pick in the draft. Hobson's signing completes the Bucks roster, bringing the total to 15 players. Hobson averaged 15.9 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists with the Lobos last season and was named a third-team All-American by the Associated Press. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

June 28, 2010 Updates

We always hear players say that this is a business and that management has to look out for themselves but that's not always as evident as it was Thursday, when multiple teams who had made promises to Hobson went in a different direction when they were on the clock. While he ultimately landed with a team that showed significant interest in him throughout the draft process, not many expected Hobson to slip all the way to thirty-seven and the Milwaukee Bucks. Going into the draft, Hobson was confident that at least two teams were interested in moving up to select him. But when those deals fell apart, Hobson remained on the board into the late first round. That's when the Orlando Magic passed on him. After watching Quincy Pondexter, Jordan Crawford, and Greivis Vazquez go off the board, Hobson was one of the only players from Orlando's June 21 workout left on the board. A source close to the situation said that Pondexter and Hobson were atop Orlando's draft board on Thursday morning and it seemed like he was the obvious pick. So when the Magic drafted Daniel Orton, who they hadn't worked out or expressed much interest in at all, everyone was surprised. HoopsWorld

In the second round, Hobson watched as teams like the Sacramento Kings and New Jersey Nets passed on him after showing significant interest and making it clear that he would be their guy if he somehow dropped out of the first. Instead, both teams went with the best players available in Hassan Whiteside and Tibor Pleiss. If one team was able to move up or others had kept their word, Hobson would have been a first round pick. But instead, he slipped on draft night and will now play with a chip on his shoulder as he looks to show those teams what they missed out on. HoopsWorld

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