HoopsHype Ike Diogu rumors

November 19, 2012 Updates

Guangdong Southern Tigers has waived Derrick Caracter and signed Ike Diogu. NetEase

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The Suns might replace a Wildcat with the Sun Devil who was drafted one pick after him seven years ago. Former Arizona State star power forward Ike Diogu was added to the Suns' training camp roster. Arizona Republic

August 3, 2012 Updates

Troy Murphy says no to Real Madrid. The Spanish club is not interested in Ike Diogu. Encestando

Ikechukwu Somtochukwu Diogu was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and raised in Texas of Nigerian-born parents. Though Diogu had not been to Nigeria since 2001, he relates to the country and its diverse cultures. "Even though I grew up in the United States, I was always around Nigerians," he said. "I grew up in a Nigerian community. When I'm at home, my parents don't speak to me in English. We eat Nigerian food.'' He listed a menu that included jollof rice, fufu and chin chin. "But you probably don't know what I'm talking about,'' he said. SI.com

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Diogu played for six teams in a six-year career. His most-recent stint with Spurs lasted two games and 14 minutes. He ended up in China, playing in obscurity. And that's not where he belongs. "It's been frustrating," he said. "I've been in situations that weren't the best situations, and the one thing I realize is not everyone is going to be a real big fan of your game. I've been with coaches who weren't responsible for drafting me, so they don't have any loyalty to me and don't feel like they have to play me. "I've had some unfortunate injuries, and every situation I've been wasn't beneficial to me. That's life. That happens. But when you start bouncing around, you get labeled as a journeyman, and it follows you everywhere." Arizona Republic

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Ike Diogu, who had signed in Puerto Rico with Caciques de Humacao few days ago, moved to Chinese CBA for the playoffs. Diogu will play with Xinjiang Flying Tigers where he will be replacing Kenyon Martin who returned to the NBA. Sportando

January 11, 2012 Updates

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed forward Malcolm Thomas from the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League. Per club policy details of the contract were not released. In addition, the Spurs placed forward Ike Diogu on waivers. Thomas, 6-9, 225 lbs., saw action in six games with the D-Fenders, averaging 14.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.67 blocks, 1.50 steals and 1.3 assists in 31.5 minutes while shooting .673 (35-52) from the field. Thomas posted a season-high 19 points to go along with 9 rebounds at Erie on Dec. 29. NBA.com

January 4, 2012 Updates

Former lottery pick and five-year NBA veteran Ike Diogu has signed a contract with the Spurs. Several published reports indicate the contract is for one year. Diogu, a 6-foot-9, 250-pound power forward most recently played with the Los Angeles Clippers last season. The former Arizona State product appeared in 36 games averaging 5.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 13.1 minutes while shooting 56.1 percent from the field. After earning second-team All-America honors with the Sun Devils in 2005, Diogu was the ninth overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by Golden State. Among the players he was selected before include Andrew Bynum, Danny Granger and Jarrett Jack. San Antonio Express-News

January 3, 2012 Updates

Former lottery pick and five-year NBA veteran Ike Diogu has signed a contract with the Spurs. Several published reports indicate the contract is for one year. Diogu, a 6-foot-9, 250-pound power forward most recently played with the Los Angeles Clippers last season. The former Arizona State product appeared in 36 games averaging 5.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 13.1 minutes while shooting 56.1 percent from the field. San Antonio Express-News

December 20, 2011 Updates

Scott Howard-Cooper: Clippers looking at Alexis Ajinca at backup center. Possibility of signing today. Gadzuric, Diogu also on the radar. Twitter

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

October 25, 2011 Updates

The We Believe vs. Dub charity basketball game, hosted by Matt Barnes, confirmed the roster of players scheduled to play on November 5th at the Event Center in San Jose. Barnes will be joined by Jason Richardson, Gilbert Arenas, Antwan Jamison, Ike Diogu, Al Harrington and C.J. Watson. On the current team will be Monta Ellis, Stephen Curry, David Lee, Dorell Wright, Charlie Bell, Jeremy Tyler and Lou Amundson. RealGM

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