HoopsHype James Southerland rumors

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Former Syracuse forward James Southerland, a long-range shooter who wasn’t drafted in June, has accepted an invitation to Charlotte Bobcats training camp, president of basketball operations Rod Higgins confirmed Saturday. Southerland, a 6-8 forward, made 40 percent from the college 3-point line as a senior for the Orangemen. Long-range shooting has been a concern for the Bobcats, as new coach Steve Clifford tries to create better spacing offensively. Charlotte Observer

James Southerland, the former Syracuse University basketball player, will go to training camp with the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats, according to his agent. Southerland, a 6-foot-8 forward, was not selected in the NBA's June draft. After the draft, Southerland played for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA's Orlando Summer League and then with the Golden State Warriors in the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League. Southerland scored 11 points in Golden State's win over the Charlotte Bobcats in the semifinals of the Las Vegas Summer League. That performance might have garnered Southerland some attention from the Bobcats. Andy Shiffman, Southerland's agent with Chicago-based Priority Sports, confirmed Southerland's decision to sign with the Bobcats. The contract is non-guaranteed. The Post-Standard

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James Southerland received consideration from the San Antonio Spurs to be drafted with the No. 58 pick in last week’s NBA draft, but the Syracuse alum never had a guarantee out of the organization that simply asked whether he would spend next season overseas, a league source told RealGM. While Southerland didn’t know if the Spurs would ultimately select him, he understood going undrafted provided an opportunity to showcase himself around the NBA. Late in the second round, Southerland never received an offer from the Spurs, much less one to formally reject, a source said. RealGM

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C.J. McCollum on wrapping up his pre-draft workout schedule and what he feels like heading into Thursday: "Jubilation. I've never been this happy in my life I don't think. Graduation on May 20th was a happy moment. This is like graduating again. Guys are just excited about being done. James (Southerland) was just talking about it. This is it for us. It was a long road. I only had 9 workouts, he had 15. I'm not complaining at all, I'm just glad it's over." Sulia

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On Thursday, Southerland's agent, Mark Bartelstein of Chicago-based Priority Sports, said James Southerland already had eight more visits with NBA teams scheduled. According to Bartelstein, Southerland will work out for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards and Utah Jazz over the next few weeks. "He's visiting a bunch of teams,'' Bartelstein said. "He's going to be very, very busy.'' The Post-Standard

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