HoopsHype Rashad McCants rumors

May 29, 2012 Updates

McCants, an NBA veteran, failed to live up to the team’s expectations as the Tigers lost their first two games and fell to the bottom of the standings. His last game wasn’t that bad as he finished with 23 points, including five triples, but his team lost to the Barako Bull Energy, 106-101. He scored 27 points in his debut against Petron Blaze. Interaksyon.com

May 26, 2012 Updates

The Powerade Tigers, after a 0-2 start in the PBA Governor's Cup, are looking for a spark to jump-start their campaign, and replacing former NBA player Rashad McCants as their import for the conference might be just the thing. Powerade assistant head coach Charles Tiu confirmed to GMA News Online via text message that the team was "looking for a replacement" but declined to share details about whom the team was pursuing. McCants, the 2005 NBA Draft's 14th overall pick, started for the Tigers when they lost 97-83 to the Petron Blaze Boosters last week, and 106-101 to the Barako Bull Energy on Friday. GMANetwork.com

May 4, 2012 Updates

Powerade, Petron and Meralco already named their respective reinforcements for their campaigns in the season-ending conference late this month. The Tigers are tapping a proven scorer and playmaker in former NBA player and North Carolina standout Rashad McCants. Manila Standard-Today

March 23, 2012 Updates

After less than one day and four minutes on the court, Rashad McCants was released by Puerto Rican team Piratas de Quebradillas. McCants was waived yesterday by Caciques de Humacao and signed a one-week contract with Piratas de Quebradillas. Sportando

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Former lottery pick Rashad McCants showed up at the Lakers facility to work out before training camp officially began, seeking an invite. McCants told the Globe in an August interview that he would return to the NBA only if he could play with the Lakers and Kobe Bryant. Boston Globe

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Jorge Sierra: Rashad McCants has declined an offer from Jiangsu of the Chinese League, agent Bernie Lee told HoopsHype. "He's going to wait out the lockout and see what happens," Lee said. Twitter

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Now McCants is a forgotten man, considered an afterthought because of his lack of development and an unsavory reputation. He turns 27 next Sunday and is unquestionably talented enough to make a roster, but the question is whether the desire remains and teams will overlook his past miscues. “Basketball was an opportunity, a means to an end after college, and I planned not to solely depend on basketball, so the lockout doesn’t affect me - I have been locked out two years,’’ said McCants, who said he owns successful businesses. “I have been blackballed for two years, so these guys are making a big thing out of the lockout. They don’t know what locked out is.’’ Boston Globe

McCants said he is not eagerly pursuing a second chance, and that his previous struggles were a byproduct of playing for two downtrodden teams with unstable coaching situations. McCants believes neither Minnesota nor Sacramento offered him an atmosphere in which to succeed. “I never got a chance to show my true ability, period,’’ said McCants, who started just 39 games in four NBA seasons. “But it’s understandable when it looks like ‘he’s OK and he’s playing for two of the worst teams in the league.’ Boston Globe

The reason for this seeming contradiction is related to the enhanced revenue-sharing system the league will implement. The big-market owners will bear the brunt of the new system and, according to sources, some of them are adamant about having a hard cap so that if they must share revenues, they’ll have more money from which to pull. “The big markets want to revenue share but not with their current profits,’’ one of the sources said. “Instead, they want to share from the profit they would get from a harder cap.’’ ESPN.com

August 15, 2011 Updates

Sources say Maccabi, meanwhile, has been taking a long look at former NBA lottery pick Rashad McCants, since Casspi and Farmar could be called back to the States at any team if/when the lockout ends and since Pargo's departure robs Blatt's team of its most dynamic scorer. Speaking on an ESPN.com podcast, Stern stated that there is some interest in contraction from both the league and players sides and that the subject will be picked up after the current Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations are completed. "[Contraction] is not a subect that we're against," Stern said. "In fact, when you talk about revenue sharing, a number of teams have said that if you have a team that is perpetually going to be a recipient, aren't you better off with the ability to buy them in? Because between the revenue sharing and the split of international and the TV money, we could almost buy them in with their own money. "The players actually have been heard to suggest that as well, which was interesting because that means they are suggesting that we eliminate 30 jobs, or the potential for 30 jobs. So we've said to the players, you know, 'Give us the right to contract, let's agree upon what the basis will be. Let's make this deal and then let's continue to look at that subject.'" CBSSports.com

August 13, 2011 Updates

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