HoopsHype Samardo Samuels rumors

September 24, 2011 Updates

If you made the trek to Las Vegas to watch Impact Basketball’s Competitive Training Series, there’s a good chance that Samardo Samuels was on the court when you stepped foot in the gym. That’s because Samuels has suited up for nearly all of the eight teams at one point or another. The 22-year-old has been quick to volunteer when teams need an extra player, and he’s been one of the top performers in the two-week series. “I love it,” Samuels told HOOPSWORLD. “I’ve been able to come in the gym and play with guys like Mo Williams and Chauncey Billups. I’m just learning from them. Some of the veterans are guys that I grew up watching on television. I was watching when Chauncey won his championship with the Pistons. Being able to play with him and learn from him has been unbelievable. I’ve been able to add new things to my game and take notes around these guys. It’s like a dream come true.” HoopsWorld

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The Cavs continue to actively work the phones in trying to make a deal toward rebuilding, but nothing is imminent. In perhaps an effort to clear space for the inevitable moves, the team released local product Jawad Williams on Monday and assigned Samardo Samuels to the NBA Development League. Akron Beacon Journal

December 27, 2010 Updates

Samardo Samuels has played in just four games this season for the Cleveland Cavaliers, a total that he will double in the next five nights if all goes according to plan -- albeit in the NBA D-League. Samuels, a 6-foot-9 rookie power forward out of the University of Louisville, has been assigned to the D-League's Erie BayHawks. The BayHawks, a team that already features Cleveland teammate Christian Eyenga on their roster, have five games on their schedule this week beginning with a back-to-back with the Dakota Wizards beginning Monday night. FanHouse.com

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He accepted an offer to play for the Bulls' summer league team in Las Vegas. He played well against the Cavs with a team-high 19 points. He must have made a good impression on the Cavs' brass, as they outbid the Bulls for his services. Samuels was given a three-year contract. Only $200,000 of his $500,000 contract is guaranteed this season. "Me and my agent (David Bauman) went over situation," Samuels said. "I went with my instinct. Cleveland made an offer before Chicago. We were waiting to see if (the Bulls) would make a better offer." News-Herald

September 18, 2010 Updates

Throughout the draft process, the Jamaica native had worked out for plenty of teams and received excellent feedback. Fellow prospects who worked out with Samuels were impressed and felt like he was one of the most underrated players in the class. "It's weird, man. I dominated all of my workouts so I was satisfied with myself. I felt like I had proven that I was good enough. When it didn't happen for me, I was disappointed but not too disappointed because I know that I'm good enough and it was just stuff that was out of my control. It's a long journey and now I just have to go the extra mile. It was nothing. I was disappointed but I believed in myself and my family believed in me so I just kept pushing," Samuels told HOOPSWORLD. HoopsWorld

"It was a great for me," said Samuels. "Right after the draft, I was really disappointed knowing that I did well in my workouts and stuff like that and then having it not work out for me on draft night. But when I had the opportunity to play with the Chicago Bulls in Summer League, I was really excited. I was finally getting my opportunity to prove that I belonged in the league and that I'm good enough to play at this level." HoopsWorld

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