HoopsHype Xavier Silas rumors

August 18, 2014 Updates

Upea Capo d'Orlando seems to have turned on former Sixers Xavier Silas, source told Sportando. The Italian team considered Rodney Green as first choice for swingman/forward position, but reaching an agreement with him is quite difficult due to economical reasons. Silas was the second name on the list but now he has risen to the first position. Sportando

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After parting with the Israeli club Maccabi Ashdod, Xavier Silas is returning to the States and surveying the free agent market in hopes of signing with an NBA team, a league source told RealGM. Silas went to training camp with the Washington Wizards in October, averaging four points in three preseason games. He was released on Oct. 24 and signed a deal in Israel, where he averaged 16.4 points and three rebounds in nine games. RealGM

It was reported by David Pick on Twitter that 2013 Washington Wizards training camp invitee and preseason participant Xavier Silas, has parted ways with his overseas team Maccabi Ashdod in a rather surprising fashion. DleagueDigest.com reached out to Silas’ agent, and learned that a return back to the NBA D-League is “maybe a possibility at a later time, but not at the moment.” D-League Digest

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The Maine Red Claws, presented by Unum, today announced the team has acquired rookie Romero Osby from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in exchange for the rights to Terrance Henry, 10th overall pick in this year’s D-League Draft, and the rights to Xavier Silas. Osby, who was selected by the Orlando Magic in the 2nd round (51st overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft, is coming off his senior season at the University of Oklahoma, where the 6-8 forward averaged 16.0 points (shooting .525 from the field and .529 from three-point range), 7.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists, while being named the University of Oklahoma’s Men’s Basketball team MVP and earning All-Big 12 1st Team honors. NBA.com

October 25, 2013 Updates
October 24, 2013 Updates

"The wizards just released me. But I'm not worried about anything. I made some wonderful friends on this team. Got to experience Brazil to the fullest.. And scored 13 points in 10 minutes. I have my God, my family and my journey... But most importantly I have 0 regrets. Like Al Harrington just told me.. I'll be back, SOON. A journey isn't a journey without a journey." Instagram

Childress, the sixth overall pick of the 2004 NBA draft, received almost four times more minutes than Silas and Mensah-Bonsu with Martell Webster sidelined because of a sprained left ankle. He scored five points, grabbed four rebounds and added a steal but was appreciative of the opportunity that he got to revitalize his career in Washington. “I’ve been around the league for a minute and I know that, you’re not always going to get playing time, you’re not always going to get a ton of touches,” he said. “You have to try and work through that and bring a bunch of other things to the table. I’m glad I came and we’ll see what happens in the future. I don’t have any expectations. Just kind of wait and continue to keep working and keep pushing.” Washington Post

After the Wizards’ regulars turned what was about to be a blowout loss into a lopsided victory, Wittman gave the tenuous trio one last opportunity to play as a way of recognizing the contributions that they had made since training camp. “You always like to play guys like that more than you’re able to,” Wittman said. “That’s the tough part about, having a bunch of those guys in the preseason, especially with us. We needed to get guys on the floor playing together. But they were great. Practiced hard, played like they did. X has a lot of confidence. Josh knows how to play. He’s been around the block. Pop. It was good to get them in.” Washington Post

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November 1, 2012 Updates

Celtics camp cut Micah Downs was among eight players invited to attend training camp with the Maine Red Claws of the D-League. Downs is one of two affiliated players -- the other being Harvard 7-footer Brian Cusworth -- after attending camp with Boston. The Claws also invited familiar faces in forward Chris Wright, guard Xavier Silas, and guard Chamberlain “Champ” Oguchi, while guard Farnold Degand, guard DaQuan Brooks and guard Raheem Singleton all earned a spot at tryouts. ESPN.com

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