HoopsHype Derrick Byars rumors
Former NBA D-League Call-Up recipient Derrick Byars has been acquired as a returning player by the Bakersfield Jam according to a source. Byars received a Call-Up as a member of the Jam from the San Antonio Spurs during the 2011-2012 season. Byars was a member of training camp for the Memphis Grizzlies this season, and was most recently linked to a deal with Russian club Krasny Oktyabr. Byars has played in a total of 103 games for Bakersfield over three seasons. D-League Digest
Free agent forward Derrick Byars has reached agreement on a deal with Krasny Oktyabr of the European League, a source told RealGM. Byars will sign with the Russian club for the remainder of the season. Byars, 30, appeared in training camp with the Memphis Grizzlies this season, and he’s also signed free agent deals with the Philadelphia 76ers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs in a professional career out of four collegiate years at Vanderbilt and Virginia. RealGM
Ronald Tillery: Griz expected to waive Derrick Byars and Josh Akognon today. Roster would be cut down to 16. Twitter @CAGrizBlog
The Spurs announced today they have waived Derrick Byars, a rookie forward who joined the team on April 25 out of the Development League and appeared in the final two games of last season. San Antonio Express-News
The San Antonio Spurs today announced they have signed Derrick Byars from the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League for the remainder of the 2011-12 season. Per club policy details of the contract were not released. A 6-7, 220-pound guard/forward, Byars appeared in 25 games (22 starts) for the Jam this season, averaging 15.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.00 steals in 32.2 minutes. He helped lead Bakersfield to the D-League playoffs where he appeared in four games, averaging 13.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.50 steals in 31.0 minutes NBA.com
The San Antonio Spurs have had an extra spot on their roster for the last couple of weeks and, heading into their final two games of the regular season, they've finally decided to use it. The Spurs, owners of the NBA Development League's Austin Toros, have decided to sign Derrick Byars (on his 28th birthday, no less). Ridiculous Upside
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