HoopsHype Von Wafer rumors

December 9, 2011 Updates

There’s a new addition to the sign-and-trade between the Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics. Not only will the Magic swap Brandon Bass for Glen Davis, they’ll also receive Von Wafer in the deal. Wafer was an unrestricted free agent, but Orlando had him added to the deal in exchange for their a traded- player exception. Wafer will sign a three-year deal with the Magic. Last year, the 26-year-old played 58 games with the Celtics. He received interest from a number of other teams before landing with Orlando. HoopsWorld

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Michele Talamazzi: #Wafer update: apparently, two NBA teams show interest. If he has an offer at Dec. 9, Vanoli Cremona can keep him only for a week Twitter

August 26, 2011 Updates

Former NBA player Von Wafer finally landed in Cremona ready for his new adventure with the Italian team. "I am happy I can practice again even if I did not stop during the entire summer with tournaments and individual workout. I liked the city at the first sight and it reminds me the place where I grew up. I met a lot of people who have been very nice with me. The first contact with the supporters was very positive. Even if in the gym is hot, they are always a lot. Now I have to work hard and make my best for Vanoli Braga" said former Boston Celtics player. Sportando

August 4, 2011 Updates

Von Wafer has agreed to a deal to play for Italian team Venoli Cremona, according to his agent. Wafer, an unrestricted free agent who spent the 2010-11 season with the Celtics, secured a coveted opt-out clause and will be able to return stateside should the lockout end during the international season. Wafer averaged 3.2 points, 0.8 rebounds, and 0.6 assists over 9.5 minutes per game last season. He appeared in 58 games for Boston and seemed to be asserting himself before a late-season calf injury limited his playing time into the playoffs. ESPN.com

Alex Kennedy: Von Wafer has signed a one-year deal with the Italian club Vanoli Cremona, according to sources. Wafer's deal includes a NBA out. Twitter

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Last season, Wafer played 58 games for the Celtics, but received limited minutes and sometimes fell out of the rotation altogether. Going forward, he wants to find a situation where he can receive consistent playing time. He would love for that to be in Boston, but he's keeping his options open. "My first option is going somewhere I can play," Wafer said. "I've worked hard and been in the league for five seasons. I know I belong here and I can be a productive NBA player if given the opportunity. I'm 25 years old and starting to enter my prime so I want to find the right situation. I would love to go back to Boston. I loved it there and it would be perfect if I have the opportunity to be a part of the rotation." HoopsWorld

"Even before the lockout, it's definitely something that I thought about," Wafer said. "Now that we are in a lockout, it's definitely an option because I can go overseas and have a larger role. It's a way to make money and I could really be a contributor for a team." Wafer didn't stay in Greece for the duration of his previous contract, and he regrets how the situation played out. "If I could do it all over again, I would have never left Greece," Wafer said. "It was really hard, but I gave up on it too early. The mistake that I made was going over there all by myself. I should have brought my family or friends so that it would have been easier. Other than that, the experience was great. I definitely think going back over there is an option. It's a good situation, a competitive league and it's a chance for me to play during this lockout." HoopsWorld

July 6, 2011 Updates

In six NBA seasons, Von Wafer has never had the opportunity to return to the team he ended the previous campaign with and build upon that experience. While committed to exploring all options this offseason -- including potentially heading back overseas if the NBA lockout lingers -- Wafer wouldn't be opposed to a return engagement with the Boston Celtics, according to his agent Terrance Doyle of the Veritas Venture Group. Wafer appeared in 58 games for Boston last season, averaging 3.2 points over 9.5 minutes per game. A calf injury in early March detoured him at maybe the worst possible time, but Wafer did get healthy enough to appear in three playoff games. "Von would love to be back [with Boston]," Doyle said of the 6-foot-5 swingman who has played for seven teams since being drafted by the Lakers in the second round (35th overall) of the 2005 draft. "He's never gotten that opportunity to go back with a team." ESPN.com

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Von Wafer played with five teams prior to becoming a Boston Celtic this season. But Houston will always stand out from the others. And that, maybe more than anything else, makes tonight's game against the Rockets so difficult for Wafer who is out with a right calf injury. "I can't lie, I had (this) day circled on my calendar," Wafer told CSNNE.com. CSNNE.com

March 14, 2011 Updates

Celtics swingman Von Wafer was watching players workout before Sunday's matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks, Kinesio tape wrapped around his right calf. He has not begun basketball activities but said he should be able to return to action in two weeks, giving his club much- needed depth. Wafer strained his right calf during the Celtics' 107-103 win over the Golden State Warriors on March 4 and tonight will be the fourth consecutive games missed. Wafer said the injury is just a strain and he is starting to feel less discomfort. "It's the best I've felt in a long time, so I'm thinking like two weeks," he said. "The sooner the better, I just want to get back. (The doctors) already knew what it was when they saw it." Boston Globe

January 6, 2011 Updates

The Celtics had until tonight to waive Von Wafer and Delonte West, and instead let the deadline pass, guaranteeing the minimum contracts of both players for the rest of the year. Wafer, unaware that he had just dodged a major bullet, was understandably thrilled. “That’s definitely a relief,” said Wafer, a skilled shooter who has won a job on this team thanks to his defense as well as his scoring. “I’m really happy, man, just blessed.” Boston Herald

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