HoopsHype Scotty Hopson rumors

April 5, 2014 Updates

When Scotty Hopson learned the Cavaliers were offering him about $1.4 million for 17 days of work, he reacted as anyone in his position would. “I was ecstatic,” he said. “I rushed immediately to get here.” It’s easy to see why. He never made $1 million in any of his years playing overseas. Hopson’s deal has left agents and opposing executives scratching their heads. The logic behind the Cavs’ move is understandable. By structuring his contract this way, they were able to tack on a nonguaranteed year for next season at about $1.4 million, creating extra flexibility during the summer trading season. Only they spent about $1.3 million more than necessary. Akron Beacon Journal

As NBA writer and cap guru Mark Deeks wrote this week, the Cavs could have accomplished the same outcome by signing a 10-year veteran to the pro-rated league minimum, which only would’ve cost them $131,681. Then they could’ve tacked on a nonguaranteed option year for the 10-year veteran minimum next season, which is $1,448,490. Akron Beacon Journal

Instead, they gave Hopson $1.3 million. The Cavs had no interest in a 10-year veteran, however, because they wanted someone with a future who they believe can play a role if they don’t trade the contract this summer. They believe Hopson can fit with this team next season, particularly if C.J. Miles departs via free agency. Hopson, 24, played well with the Miami Heat in summer league last year before an injury cut short his time there, but he never played in an NBA game until Wednesday night at Orlando. He has spent the past three seasons playing overseas. Akron Beacon Journal

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Scotty Hopson will play in the Summer League with the Heat, according to One.. The Forward will try to earn a spot in the NBA for next season. Sportando

April 29, 2013 Updates

Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Utah and Cleveland are interested in Scotty Hopson, currently playing for Israeli team Hapoel Eilat. Hopson could play the Summer League with one of these teams. Walla Sport

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HOOPSWORLD has learned that undrafted rookie Scotty Hopson has received interest from a few different NBA teams, but is going to remain in Greece for the 2011-2012 season. He’ll re-evaluate his NBA options at the end of the season and look to make his debut in 2012-2013. HoopsWorld

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Tennessee junior Scotty Hopson said Saturday he's leaving his name in the NBA draft pool. Hopson worked out at the New Jersey Nets training facility on Saturday, and sent a text message to the News Sentinel confirming that he will not return to the Vols for his senior season. "He decided he's staying in the draft," said Larry Marshall, who's serving as Hopson's advisor and trainer. "He had a pretty decent workout. He had conversations with general managers of a few teams and they expressed interest in him. He got a good vibe." GoVolsXtra.com

New Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin, who played briefly in the NBA before pursuing his coaching career, said he enjoyed getting to know Harris as he went through individual workouts at Tennessee in April. "First of all, Tobias is a wonderful young man. He had a great freshman season, but more importantly he also conducts himself in all the right ways off the court. There's no doubt he'll be successful," Harris said. "He'll always be a Tennessee Volunteer, and just like every other former player, we're always here for him. He's part of the family." His teammate, junior guard Scotty Hopson, is also expected to remain in the NBA draft. The deadline for players to decide whether to remain in the draft or return to school is Sunday. ESPN.com

May 6, 2011 Updates

Tennessee All-SEC shooting guard Scotty Hopson is heading into his NBA workout this weekend believing he's a first-round draft pick, according to his advisor, Larry Marshall. "I said, 'Scotty, what do you think?' " Marshall said Wednesday night. "He believes he's a solid first-round guy. If he thought he was a second-rounder, he should go back to school.'' The Tennessean

April 26, 2011 Updates

Tennessee men's basketball players Tobias Harris and Scotty Hopson have submitted paperwork to make themselves eligible for the NBA draft, UT associate sports information director Tom Satkowiak confirmed Monday. New Vols Coach Cuonzo Martin said Monday he wasn't surprised by the players' decisions. Both had indicated since the end of the season that they planned to test the NBA draft waters. The deadline for underclassmen to enter the draft was 11:59 p.m. Sunday. The Tennessean

April 1, 2011 Updates

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