HoopsHype Renardo Sidney rumors


March 15, 2015 Updates

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

March 11, 2015 Updates
January 29, 2015 Updates

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
June 19, 2012 Updates

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

July 22, 2011 Updates

Renardo Sidney will not travel with Mississippi State's basketball team on its five-game European exhibition trip, opting to return to Houston and work out with former NBA player John Lucas. Sidney, a 6-foot-10 forward, is expected to return to campus by mid-August to rejoin the Bulldogs for preseason workouts, according to a statement released by coach Rick Stansbury. FOXSports.com

March 16, 2011 Updates

Several hours before its chances of making the National Invitational Tournament ended, sophomore forward Renardo Sidney announced on his Facebook page he would return for his junior season at MSU. A MSU spokesman said Sunday Bulldogs coach Rick Stansbury hadn't talked to Sidney and wouldn't comment on his future with the team. Said Sidney, "YES for all you BULLDOG fans I will attend MSU another yr and I promise to work even harder than I have ever work b4 getting in shape is my main focus... watch out for them DOGS next season!!!" The Dispatch

December 25, 2010 Updates

Mississippi State has suspended forwards Renardo Sidney and Elgin Bailey indefinitely for their altercation in the stands at the Diamond Head Classic on Thursday night. The school said both players were sent home from Hawaii and would miss Saturday's game versus Hawaii and Wednesday's game versus Saint Mary's in Las Vegas. "I'm very sorry for this incident," Sidney said in a statement. "I had no intention of this ever happening. I apologize for embarrassing my family, all the Mississippi State fans, my teammates and coaches. "I will learn from this and move on." Sportando

December 24, 2010 Updates

Renardo Sidney was involved in a fight with Mississippi State teammate Elgin Bailey in the stands of a game they were watching tonight during the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii. The 6-foot-10, 270 pound Sidney was supposed to be a top-flight NBA talent at one point, but that has more than likely been derailed due to his actions over the past couple of years. The seventh best NBA prospect coming out of the 2009 high school class (behind Derrick Favors, John Wall, Demarcus Cousins, Avery Bradley, John Henson and Xavier Henry), the big man has had problems throughout his entire college "career." Ridiculous Upside

December 22, 2010 Updates

Renardo Sidney, the Mississippi State center who made his long-awaited college debut Saturday in a loss to Virginia Tech (he scored 12 points), has been suspended again. This time, by the Bulldogs for one game after an “outburst” at practice. Kansas State has suspended its two best players, guard Jacob Pullen and forward Curtis Kelly, for taking more clothing than they paid for at a Manhattan, Kansas clothing store. (Peter Warrick and Laveranues Coles aren’t impressed.) The Big Lead

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