HoopsHype Joe Alexander rumors

July 26, 2011 Updates

Joe Alexander is headed overseas to resume his professional basketball career. The Linganore High School graduate has signed with Russia's BC Krasnye Krylaya (Red Wings) of the Russian League, according to a Twitter posting by @TheHoopsMarket. Alexander, a 2008 lottery pick (No. 8) by the Milwaukee Bucks out of West Virginia University, played for the Bucks and Chicago Bulls, and also had a stint with the New Orleans Hornets. He most recently played in the NBA Developmental League for the Texas Legends, making the D-League All-Star team by averaging 20.2 points and 8.9 rebounds. Frederick News-Post

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Michael Cunningham: Among FAs expected to attend #Hawks minicamp Mon.-Wed.: Qyntel Woods, Donald Sloan, Joe Alexander, Marcus Landry, Vernon Goodridge Twitter

June 11, 2011 Updates

Alan Hahn: Interesting name to add to Crittenton among #Knicks free agent minicamp invitees is Joe Alexander. Word is he and Javaris impressed. Twitter

June 6, 2011 Updates

The Oklahoma City Thunder have been one of the more proactive NBA teams when it comes to taking advantage of its D-League counterpart in the Tulsa 66ers, but they'll take a look at a host of other free agents Tuesday and Wednesday during a free agent mini-camp according to sources with knowledge of the workout. The Thunder have invited guards Blake Ahearn, Matt Janning, Jerome Dyson and Marquez Haynes; wings Bobby Simmons, James Singleton, DeMarre Carroll and Joe Alexander; and bigs Ryan Reid, Latavious Williams, Arinze Onuaku, Marquis Gilstrap, Tony Gaffney, Rob Kurz and Stephane Lasme. Those names are fluid, however, meaning a few more could be added to the list by the time workouts are actually underway. Ridiculous Upside

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The NBA Development League is built on developing players on the verge of NBA contracts, though three recent additions might be just an injury away from contributing to an NBA roster. The Texas Legends acquired Joe Alexander, the Maine Red Claws acquired DeShawn Sims (right) and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers added Stanley Robinson Tuesday, according to a league source. All three additions are near-perfect fits as far as giving the players an excellent chance at an NBA call-up as well as helping their new teams. FanHouse.com

"We are thrilled to add Joe Alexander to our team," Lieberman said in an e-mail. "His experience and athleticism will provide us with increased depth in the frontcourt. Antonio Daniels has proven his ability to get everyone involved -- and I am confident that we will get Joe up to speed very quickly. As with all of our players, I hope that Joe uses this opportunity as a springboard back to the NBA." FanHouse.com

November 20, 2010 Updates

According to a league source, NBA prospects Joe Alexander, Stanley Robinson (photo right), DeShawn Sims and Charles Garcia have signed contracts to play in the D- League, making all four players eligible to clear waivers Tuesday. The D-League's waiver wire is operated like your typical fantasy draft, meaning that the Idaho Stampede -- the team with the last pick in this year's D-League draft -- will have first choice at the players entering the pool. The complete draft list can be found here. FanHouse.com

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The Hornets waived backup forward Joe Alexander, who signed as a free agent shortly before training camp. Alexander, a one-time lottery pick of the Milwaukee Bucks (2008), had been unable to find a niche with the Hornets and did not win the backup power forward spot in camp because of the play of Jason Smith. Alexander had been on the inactive list in New Orleans’ first seven games. Alexander has a wealth of athleticism but never could find the break he needed to stick with anyone. The Hornets were the third team on which Alexander has tried to find a spot. The Bucks traded him to the Bulls last season. “Joe was in a tough spot,” Williams said. “He didn’t get a chance to play as much, and I just felt like he was going to need to go somewhere else and play so he could further his career. New Orleans Times-Picayune

November 13, 2010 Updates

The New Orleans Hornets waived backup forward Joe Alexander, who had been on the inactive list for all seven games, league sources confirmed Saturday. Alexander competed for the backup power forward spot in training camp, but was beaten out by Jason Smith, who has emerged as one of the team’s top reserves. New Orleans Times-Picayune

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NBA players who don't land roster spots often compete overseas. Many of them aren't as worldly as Alexander, who lived in China as a kid. But Alexander was confident he'd continue to compete for an NBA team. "Next year, I'll definitely be in The League," he said. "Someone's going to show interest." Frederick News-Post

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