HoopsHype Matt Janning rumors


June 1, 2011 Updates

Among the free agents the Wolves will work out Thursday and Friday are former NBA players Quincy Douby, Orien Greene, J.R. Giddens, Steven Hunter, Cedric Jackson, Matt Janning, Alexander Johnson, Jerel McNeal, James Singleton and John Thomas; second-year players who played in the D-League last season including Matt Bouldin and DeShawn Sims; former Memphis guard Darius Washington Jr. who is most famous for missing clutch free-throws; former D-League standout James Mays who spent the last two seasons in China and Turkey; and a fellow by the name of Chris Daniels who either attended college in Georgia or at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (I'm guessing it's the latter). Ridiculous Upside

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The Phoenix Suns completed a flurry of roster moves today in the wake of starting center Robin Lopez's injury. The team's interest in signing former Knicks big man Earl Barron was noted yesterday and he cleared his physical today. To consummate the signing, the team waived guard Matt Janning, who escaped the preseason's roster cuts but had not been active through the Suns' first 10 games. Janning had been a favorite throughout the Summer League and preseason, but back-up point guard Goran Dragic's stellar early season play made Janning expendable, given the situation. SB Nation

August 6, 2010 Updates

Suns.com: First off, congratulations on signing with the Suns. Matt Janning: It’s a thrill. I don’t even really know how to explain it. I’ve talked to my family, and everybody around me is very excited. It is an awesome feeling. With my time in Las Vegas, I felt comfortable with the system, the coaching staff and the players. They seem to really know what they’re doing, so it could prove to be a really good fit. Right now, I’m thinking about training camp and making the roster. That’s what’s on my mind. I like the team. The Suns have had great chemistry over the years. They’ve played well together. Learning behind guys like Steve Nash, Grant Hill and Goran Dragic will be an amazing experience. As a young guy, you couldn’t ask for a better crew to step into and watch and learn from both on and off the court. I’m really excited about it all. NBA.com

Janning: They liked me as an overall player. My versatility playing at the one and the two with both guard positions are very beneficial to learning the NBA game and the overall transition. They liked my basketball IQ. It’s always good hearing it from those guys. That always gives me a little extra boost. I can do a lot of things. Put me at the one, and I can be someone who can distribute the ball, find other guys and score at the same time. I’m very comfortable playing off the ball, as well. As for rebounding, I don’t know if I just have a knack for it or what. I try to emphasize it. Somebody has to do some of the little things. It can really get your game going if you can get in the flow, mix it up a bit and get a few rebounds. That can only help you. NBA.com

August 5, 2010 Updates

The Suns signed Northeastern guard Matt Janning to a two-year, minimum-salary contract with a small guarantee today. Janning will be in the Suns training camp to compete for a roster spot. Rather than one of the remaining additions being simply a third point guard, Janning would give the Suns a fifth guard with combo guard skills in a 6-foot-5 frame. Arizona Republic

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There always is the possibility of picking up a veteran free agent point guard too. The Suns recently showed some interest in Chris Quinn. And don't count out Matt Janning. Arizona Republic

July 24, 2010 Updates

Former Northeastern standout Matt Janning has received an invitation to Celtics training camp. The Watertown native turned in a solid performance as the Orlando Summer League and Las Vegas Summer League, where he played for the Phoenix Suns' entry. Boston Globe

July 11, 2010 Updates

After a brief but impressive stint with the Celtics at Orlando Summer League, Matt Janning has received an invite to be part of their training camp roster this fall, he told WEEI.com. “They’ve invited me,” he said. “I’ve got to sit down and kind of think about what’s the best opportunity for me.” WEEI.com

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