HoopsHype Scott Machado rumors

June 6, 2013 Updates

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Queens native told SNY.tv on Monday evening that he is unlikely to play for Brazil this summer at the FIBA Americas Championship, which runs from August 30-September 11 in Venezuela. The top four finishers there qualify for next summer’s FIBA World Cup, which is the new name for what used to be the FIBA World Championship. “His first priority is to make the Warriors,” a source close to the situation told SNY.tv on Monday evening. “Have to sacrifice National Team.” ZagsBlog.com

Machado signed a 10-day contract with the Warriors on April 7, was promptly sent down to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League and was ultimately signed by the Warriors for the rest of the season on April 17. He saw action in five playoff games for the Warriors, who were eliminated in the Western Conference semifinals by the San Antonio Spurs in six games. “That was a very valuable experience,” Machado said. “I’ve never played in in such a wonderfdul atmosphere, being part of the NBA playoffs at that. The NCAA Tournament was wonderful, but the NBA playoffs was a whole different notch. It’s everyone’s dream and I was front and center being able to help my team.” ZagsBlog.com

April 15, 2013 Updates
April 10, 2013 Updates

The fact that Machado is back in Santa Cruz means that Golden State wasn't looking for immediate point guard help upon signing him. Because they had the roster spot available, however, perhaps the organization didn't mind allowing Machado to occupy it for a bit if that meant ultimately keeping him in the fold for however much longer. If nothing else, Machado will stay aboard for Santa Cruz's first round playoff series this week, and if he is awarded another ten-day contract (or just subsequently returns to the D-League if not signed by another NBA team), he could stay in town should the team advance as well. Despite this suggested logic and deductive reasoning, sources close to the situation tell RidiculousUpside.com that Machado could go on to ultimately sign a non-guaranteed multi-year contract with Golden State, much like the one he signed with Houston last offseason. Such a deal would keep him a Warrior for the remainder of the season, and give the organization the flexibility to keep him aboard for future season(s), if so desired. Machado shares similar roots with GSW head coach Mark Jackson, as both are born and bred Queens, New York point guard products. At least that appears to be in the young gun's favor. Ridiculous Upside

April 8, 2013 Updates

The Golden State Warriors have assigned guard Scott Machado to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today. Machado was signed by the Warriors as a GATORADE Call-Up from Santa Cruz on April 7. He appeared in 10 games for the Warriors’ D-League affiliate prior to his call-up, averaging 6.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 15.0 minutes. In 28 D-League games combined this year with Santa Cruz and Rio Grande Valley, Machado has averaged 8.9 points 2.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 24.0 minutes per contest. NBA.com

Machado is thrilled to be back in the league and to be playing on a 10-day contract for a team headed for the playoffs, but a recent devastation in his personal life won’t allow many positive emotions to show right now. “My emotions are crazy, really on a rollercoaster,” the rookie point guard said. “It’s been a rough year, so I know that being back here before the playoff starts is really a blessing.” Machado just got back from New York, where he had to bury his 61-year-old father. Luiz Machado, a livery cab driver, suffered a fatal heart attack while being arrested by for taking illegal fares by Taxi and Limousine Commission officers at Kennedy Airport on March 28. San Francisco Chronicle

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December 14, 2012 Updates

Q: How does the progress of Scott Machado compare to his fellow rookies? A: Machado is a different case than the other two players. He was undrafted, and being a point guard, he's at the toughest position to make the transition from college to the NBA. We're investing a lot of time and effort in allowing him to run the team. We want him to do a good job of running the offense, making good plays, and putting teammates in the right spots to be successful. Improving on the other side of the ball as a defender is important too. In the D-League, Scott is put in the position to become a better defender as well. It comes down to learning how to better defend pick and rolls, be a consistent defensive rebounder, and just understand the game from both ends. It's about developing into a guy who can make an impact as a backup point guard. Ridiculous Upside

November 30, 2012 Updates
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November 15, 2012 Updates

Sources say the Rockets are contemplating sending White to the D-League along with rookies Scott Machado and Donatas Motiejunas. But White has been absent from team's past two practices and Monday night's game against Miami. The Rockets reportedly are fining him every day he is absent from team functions or fails to attend sessions with the therapist the Rockets have arranged for him. CBSSports.com

November 13, 2012 Updates

In a rather unexpected move the Houston Rockets have decided to send Donatas Motiejunas to their NBDL team, alongside two other teammates. Motiejunas will now have to spend an undetermined period of time playing for Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Houston's own D-League team. The other two players who were also sent there are Royce White and Scott Machado. It is worth mentioning that Motiejunas had declined an invitation from the Lithuanian National Team last summer, in order to put extra work with the Rockets. Hence missing the chance to participate in the Olympic Basketball Tournament. TalkBasket

October 30, 2012 Updates

Jeremy Lin thought he was doing the right, veteran thing. He called Scott Machado to say goodbye and good luck. The only problem was that he called the wrong rookie. Machado had been nervously awaiting word on whether he had made the Rockets’ roster. As Lin wished him well, his heart skipped a few beats until he realized he did not need to worry. Lin had thought he called Jeremy Lamb, who had just been traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. By Monday, Machado knew made the team when no one called. “I was like, ‘Hey, it’s Scott, it’s not Jeremy,’ ” Machado said of his conversation with Lin. “’Did you hear something about me?’ I was all nervous. He was like, “Oh, I apologize, I apologize.’ It all worked out.” Houston Chronicle

October 29, 2012 Updates
September 18, 2012 Updates

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has signed guard Scott Machado. The rookie free agent was a member of the Rockets 2012 NBA Summer League team, where he averaged 8.0 points, a team-high 5.6 assists and 2.20 steals. NBA.com

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