HoopsHype Von Wafer rumors

October 29, 2010 Updates

A league source has confirmed an earlier report that Boston Celtics guards Von Wafer and Delonte West got into a fight following a three-on-three game earlier today. The Celtics are still gathering all the facts in regards to the incident and will look at all options, including the possibility of waiving West, who apparently was the one who threw the first punch. The incident was first reported by Hoopsworld's Alex Kennedy. It wasn't the first time Wafer and West have had issues, with the same league source confirming that they "have had beef for a while now." CSNNE.com

October 20, 2010 Updates

Von Wafer is also rumored to have a similar deal in place with the other team from Zhejiang, the Guangsha Lions. With a lot of cuts being made today in the League, expect a lot of rumors and definitely a few signings of some pretty good American ball players. NiuBBall.com

October 19, 2010 Updates

Von Wafer, currently playing with the Boston Celtics during the pre-season with a partially guaranteed contract, but could be waived before the start of the regular season. The 25-year-old guard could have agreed to play for the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions if he's finally cut from the Celtics roster, and would join the Chinese team on October 26th. thehoopsmarket.com

October 18, 2010 Updates

Von Wafer, currently playing with the Boston Celtics during the pre-season with a partially guaranteed contract, but could be waived before the start of the regular season. The 25-year-old guard could have agreed to play for the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions if he's finally cut from the Celtics roster, and would join the Chinese team on October 26th. thehoopsmarket.com

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With Flip Murray expected to stay in the NBA this season, Zhejiang Guangsha has set their focus on signing one of either Von Wafer or Rafer Alston, according to Hoopchina.com. Wafer is currently signed with the Celtics, but it’s not certain he will be on their opening night roster. The Celtics brought 17 players under contract into camp, a number which now stands at 16 after Oliver Lafayette was cut over the weekend. With Delonte West brought on board earlier this month to solidify Boston’s backcourt rotation, Wafer is no longer a lock to make the team. He is seen to be competing with former UMASS standout, Tony Gaffney. NiuBBall.com

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Wafer left the NBA to sign a two-year, $10 million contract with Olympiakos, a premier Greek professional team, before last season. Wafer struggled to produce and clashed with his coach, leading the team to waive him in December. The Rockets tried to sign Wafer last season, but he failed a physical. The Mavericks did sign Wafer to a 10-day contract, but he never saw action. “It was very difficult,” Wafer said. “I had a lot of ups-and-downs, mostly downs, but it made me a stronger person. I’m glad I went through it because I’m stronger mentally. I actually became a better basketball player last year. Most guys might not believe it, but mentally, I’m definitely better.” Boston Herald

The Celtics hope so, as they signed Wafer to a one-year contract in July. After such a disastrous season, Wafer knows he lucky was to get signed by any NBA team, let alone a championship contender. “I didn’t want to go out on that note,” Wafer said. “A lot of bad things were said about me. That’s why I’m here early trying to get ready. This is a big year for me. This is a rebound year for me. I can’t go out like that because I have too much pride. My mom and dad didn’t raise me like that so that’s not the last image I want people to see.” Wafer’s background is checkered with attitude questions. He was kicked out of a 2009 playoff game by Rockets coach Rick Adelman after an argument over playing time. “I just acted out at the wrong time,” Wafer said. “But I love coach Adelman. He’s the first coach that ever gave me an opportunity to play. I love him. I never, ever talked back to him. Every time he’s told me something I’ve tried to listen. I just acted out at the wrong moment. It cost me a lot.” Boston Herald

August 10, 2010 Updates

Wafer said that he’s fine physically and that mentally he’s a much stronger player. He knows he has a lot to prove this season. “I didn’t want to go out that way,” he said. “A lot of bad things were said about me. That’s why I’m here early trying to get ready. This is a big year for me. I can’t go out like that. I’ve got too much pride. I’m more mature now. I know how this business works. You work hard, keep your mouth shut and stay out of trouble and you’re going to be blessed and fortunate.” The biggest knock on Wafer is his defense, which he also acknowledged. “Not good,” he said. “I’ve heard bad things about my defense. I think I’m an okay defender. The name of the game is putting more points up on the board than the other team.” WEEI.com

July 31, 2010 Updates

Hours after Eddie House decided to spurn offers from numerous teams to join the Miami Heat, reports surfaced that the Boston Celtics had countered by signing guard Von Wafer. And though the Celtics have yet to confirm the deal, an hour ago Von Wafer told SLAM that he has an agreement in place to play for Boston this coming season. Coming off of a turbulent 2009-2010 campaign that began with him in Greece and ended with him returning to the States well before the end of Euro League play, the 6-5 Wafer is glad to be playing ball on this side of the Atlantic again. “I wasn’t always sure I’d be back,” says Wafer. “it’s unbelievable. I’m just so happy to be back. I’m just so happy.” SLAM

“I just hope to help the team,” says the 25-year-old over the phone. “I’m all about the team first. I want to do anything I can to help make this a better team. Coach Rivers said, ‘If you’re not going to be a team player I don’t want you here.’ So I’m just gonna do my best to help make us a stronger group.” SLAM

July 30, 2010 Updates

The Celtics signed free agent guard Von Wafer yesterday for the veteran minimum, adding a 3-point shooter Celtics president Danny Ainge was eying. Boston Globe

July 29, 2010 Updates

The Boston Celtics have signed Von Wafer to a one-year contract, according to sources close to the situation. The deal will be fully guaranteed and worth the veteran's minimum. The Celtics had spent the past week looking for a guard to replace Tony Allen. Eddie House, Roger Mason, and Jarvis Hayes were mentioned as options, but the team ultimately went with Wafer because of his ability to score off of the bench. HoopsWorld

July 28, 2010 Updates

Damien Wilkins' father played for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He might not mind doing so himself. Wilkins, a free-agent swingman, said he worked out Tuesday with the Cavaliers. He said others in the workout included free-agent guards Von Wafer and Alan Anderson. Wilkins, 30, is the son of Gerald Wilkins and nephew of Hall of Famer Dominque Wilkins. His father played in the NBA from 1985-99, including 1992-94 with the Cavaliers. During that time, Damien averaged 25 points-per-game as an eighth-grader for Revere Middle School in Akron, Ohio. "It went well,'' Wilkins said by phone about Tuesday's workout. "They're a very good organization. They've got a great team even though they lost LeBron (James, an Akron native). I still think they can compete. They've got a really good coaching staff.'' FanHouse.com

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