HoopsHype Rashad McCants rumors

November 29, 2010 Updates

One of McCants' advisers, E. Lindsey Maxwell II, sees McCants' decision to play in the D-League as a solid opportunity to return to the NBA. "We are happy that he has continued to work to improve both on and off the court. He has taken great steps to surround himself with people who enhance his work ethic," Maxwell said. "He has a good team in place around him. He is clearly the most NBA ready player in the D-League, and we see this as a solid first step in getting him back to the league." FanHouse.com

Former NBA lottery pick Rashad McCants arrived in Dallas right around midnight Sunday and will officially join the Mavericks’ D-League affiliate for his first practice Monday, according to team sources. Barring any snags, McCants is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday when the Nancy Lieberman-coached Texas Legends play their home opener against the Austin Toros. ESPN.com

November 27, 2010 Updates

Marc Stein: And finally some D-League news before tonight's sked unfurls: Texas Legends (Mavs' affiliate) expect Rashad McCants to finally report Sunday Twitter

November 17, 2010 Updates
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McCants’ camp may be a bit peeved by his lack of a proper tryout with the Mavs, but at this stage, that only makes sense. McCants and his agent — Lindsey Maxwell — are pursuing NBA leads, the coveted endgame of almost everyone in the D-League. That’s exactly what every NBA hopeful should be doing, and no one can blame McCants for trying to find a way into the L. Not even his would-be coach with the Legends, Nancy Lieberman. “I have to tell you: how can you argue with the fact that [McCants'] agent is exploring all potential possibilities for him?” Lieberman said. “That’s the mark of a good agent. I don’t think anybody should read into it. I think he has the ability to take a look. He has the time to take a look.” “I would do the same thing Rashad McCants is doing. He’s got an agent, he’s got to look at all of his options, and then he’ll make a choice on where he needs to be.” The Two Man Game

November 4, 2010 Updates

McCants has to play for the Legends if he wants to play in the D-League this season after they acquired his rights through the NBA's new D-League allocation rules. Yet one of his advisers told ESPNDallas.com on Wednesday night that the 26-year-old continues to hold out hope of landing an NBA job. According to Percy Miller -- widely known as Master P from his days as a rap artist -- McCants has received interest from "a couple NBA teams." Miller declined to name the teams but left the distinct impression that McCants intends to play out every NBA possibility, however remote, before reporting to the Legends. ESPN.com

Yet there have been doubts ever since McCants' lawyer, Lindsey Maxwell, told AOLFanHouse.com last week that the 26-year-old was discouraged not to receive more of a look from the Mavericks in training camp. The Mavericks signed McCants and fellow recent former first-round pick Sean Williams on Oct. 20 largely to ensure that the Legends could secure their D-League rights before Monday's D-League draft. Both were waived by the Mavs within 48 hours of signing, but a new NBA rule enables D-League teams to claim the rights to three players from the training camp roster of their NBA parent teams who are released before Opening Night. ESPN.com

As for McCants, Nelson said: "I think this is an ideal situation for Rashad to prove to everyone in the NBA that he's got what it takes to be a star two-guard in this league. If there's any work that needs to be done in terms of the perception he has around the league, this is the perfect place for him to do that." ESPN.com

October 26, 2010 Updates
October 25, 2010 Updates

Did Rashad McCants’ agent not understand the REAL reason his client spent a day with the Mavs before being waived? Did he not get the hint when the folks Rashad dealt with during his quick visit to training camp was much more of a GM Donnie Nelson project than it was a coach Rick Carlisle project? Check out this remark from his agent, who doesn’t sound very excited about his client likely landing with the D-League Texas Legends: “We are disappointed that it didn't work out with them and we look forward to Rashad getting a REAL shot at making it back into the NBA,'' agent Lindsey Maxwell says. "If he decides to go to the D-League, he will have to play for that team. I can't speak as to Dallas' motives, but (McCants) did not get much of a chance to 'compete for a roster spot' as Dallas had announced a couple of days ago. … It seems a travesty that he isn't on a team yet.’’ dallasbasketball.com

October 23, 2010 Updates

According to McCants' agent Lindsey Maxwell, though, McCants has not yet decided if he wants to be a (Texas) Legend after not receiving a solid opportunity to compete for a roster spot with the Mavericks. "We are disappointed that it didn't work out with them and we look forward to Rashad getting a REAL shot at making it back into the NBA," Maxwell wrote in a e-mail to FanHouse. "He is the best free agent in basketball that is available right now. He is in the best shape of his life and his shot making ability is better than ever." FanHouse.com

"If he decides to go to the D-League, he will have to play for that team," Maxwell continued. "I can't speak as to Dallas' motives, but (McCants) did not get much of a chance to 'compete for a roster spot' as Dallas had announced a couple of days ago. Right now, all of his options are open and he and his family have not yet arrived at any decisions." FanHouse.com

"It seems a travesty that he isn't on a team yet," Maxwell said. "We are headed back to the gym to keep working and grinding to get better in hopes that he will soon be in the NBA." FanHouse.com

October 20, 2010 Updates
September 23, 2010 Updates

Free-agent guard Rashad McCants' agent says the Grizzlies, Raptors, Celtics and Clippers interested in his client, according to a tweet from A. Sherrod Blakely of Comcast New England. However, a marriage with the Griz is highly unlikely after conversations with team insiders. Griz coach Lionel Hollins already is trying to figure out how to divide guard minutes between O.J. Mayo, Xavier Henry, Tony Allen and Sam Young. Memphis Commercial Appeal

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