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Meanwhile, Sidney, 25, is seeking one more NBA team to take a chance on his potential, which is decreasing as time passes. Sidney realizes his time is now, after a two-year sojourn spent recovering from the still-born death of his daughter and lamenting mistakes made in a star-crossed career. He is working out feverishly in Canada and will soon head to Chicago, where in May he will conduct a personal workout session for any interested NBA team preceding the NBA draft combine. The big man, known as much for his size as his skills, is working to approach NBA playing condition as he seeks a summer league or training camp invite. Boston Globe

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And right now, time is all Sidney has. He’s still living on Prince Edward Island in Canada, training with a former teammate as he prepares for workouts that he hopes will lead to a spot in an NBA Summer League which, in turn, will land him a contract with a team in the NBA D-League. At least that’s the plan. Sidney says he is down to 290 pounds. His goal, according to his agent, Zachary Charles of 3pt Sports Management, is to get down to 275 pounds. Charles, who is at least the fourth agent that Sidney has had since leaving school, believes that this time it will be different. He believes that this is a new Renardo Sidney, that all he needs is an opportunity to prove it. NBC Sports

June 29, 2012 Updates
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Scott Howard-Cooper: No prospect getting trashed by teams like Renardo Sidney. A ton of baggage and out of shape. Good chance he goes undrafted despite talent. Twitter

Scott Howard-Cooper: One GM, asked if Sidney is that much of a train wreck: “Yes.” Even worse than public/press knows about? “I think so.” Twitter

May 2, 2012 Updates

But apparently, Sidney is turning his life and hopefully his basketball career around. NBPA Certified Agent Johnny Foster has informed me that he has signed Sidney to a representation agreement. Furthermore, Foster states that Sidney has made great progress with his game, has lost 15 lbs, and is looking great. As of right now, it appears that Sidney will not be drafted, but if he can turn things around, he may still have the talent to make an NBA team (or D-League affiliate) as a project worth working on. Sports Agent Blog

March 26, 2012 Updates

Mississippi State forward Renardo Sidney has signed with an agent and will declare for the NBA draft. The 6-foot-10 junior from Jackson, Miss., averaged 11.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game over two seasons with the Bulldogs. He battled eligibility problems early in his career, and occasionally had discipline issues, including a highly-publicized fight with a teammate in the stands during a tournament in Hawaii. ESPN.com

January 30, 2012 Updates

Mississippi State forward Renardo Sidney likely won’t be brought back to the team for his senior season, a source close to the program told SNY.tv Sunday. Sidney, a 6-foot-10 junior who has battled weight and attitude issues for most of his career, will likely seek a professional paycheck although it’s possible he could transfer. ZagsBlog.com

September 14, 2011 Updates
August 26, 2011 Updates

Renardo Sidney‘s trip to Houston for training and counseling was not the junior’s decision, Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury revealed today. “Let’s make sure to get this clear: it was not his decision to go to Houston,” Stansbury said. “Everybody understand that. I made that decision, nobody else made that decision. I made the decision, OK? That’s where that is and, again, would I have liked for him to have been on the trip? I would have and it would have been good, but there are some things he had to handle that he hadn’t handled. Since then, he has.” Sidney attended a training camp and received counseling from former NBA star John Lucas this summer. Sidney returned to campus in early July but left the team later in the month to return to Houston, bypassing the Bulldogs’ five exhibition games in Europe. “He fulfilled some obligations he had to have for the team,” Stansbury said today. “And he did that. So, we’ll see if he keeps progressing. We all want to hope and believe he can.” The Clarion-Ledger

July 26, 2011 Updates

Renardo Sidney says he’ll be back. Fair or not, there’s always hesitation from fans when hearing about the Mississippi State center’s future plans. Sidney’s past dictates his future, it appears, and not even those at MSU are sure he’ll be back. Two sources close to the team told me this weekend they wouldn’t be surprised if Sidney never returns to MSU’s campus after leaving Starkville — again — July 15 to train with former NBA star John Lucas in Houston. Their words are a testament to Sidney’s past, which has included an NCAA investigation, several suspensions and the well-documented fistfight with Elgin Bailey in Hawaii. The Clarion-Ledger

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