Byron Mullens Rumors
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: NBA free-agent Byron Mullens is now rep’d by Todd Ramasar. He last averaged 30.8 points and 14.5 boards per in China.
It took only two pre-season games for Byron Mullens and the Shanxi Brave Dragons to part ways. Reports coming out of China confirm team via an official statement from team officials states that Shanxi is looking for another foreign player to replace Mullens. “We really want to replace him. We are actively looking for another player,” says Shanxi head coach Yang Xuezeng.
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While Shumpert’s injury did not deter the Thunder, it did kill the Knicks’ hopes of sending him to Los Angeles. Clippers coach Doc Rivers really wanted Shumpert, sources say, and Rivers was willing to do a deal that would have sent Darren Collison, Matt Barnes, Byron Mullens and two second-round picks to New York for Shumpert, Felton and Beno Udrih. But Clippers owner Donald Sterling and others within the organization were hesitant to bet on Shumpert after seeing him go down in Wednesday’s game at New Orleans, according to sources.
Antawn Jamison had been traded to the Atlanta Hawks and Byron Mullens had been traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. “I saw that the trade was official and then saw that it wasn’t,” Barnes said. “And then saw that Antawn got traded and then saw that Byron got traded. We had to stop the plane to let them off.”
The Los Angeles Clippers today announced two trades prior to the NBA trade deadline. The Clippers traded center Byron Mullens and a conditional second round draft selection to the Philadelphia 76ers for a future second round choice. In addition, the Clippers sent forward Antawn Jamison to the Atlanta Hawks for the draft rights to Cenk Akyol, a 2005 second round selection by the Hawks.
GB National Teams Director, Warwick Cann, added that Portland Trailblazers’ Joel Freeland “is already on the public record of saying that he’s here (playing for GB in the summer)”, and “anyone with a British passport is on the radar”; confirming that Byron Mullens and Ben Gordon continue to be pursued. “Byron’s agent has indicated that Byron has a keen desire to play with GB, and I believe that to be so from dialogue,” Cann said.
NBA star Luol Deng has told British Basketball to do more to persuade the country’s best players to commit to Great Britain in order for the team to reach its potential. Deng believes the likes of Ben Gordon and Byron Mullens – NBA players who are eligible for Britain but yet to appear – would take the national team to the next level and is certain both could be persuaded to play if British Basketball (BB) made the effort. ‘I’ve always said, we could be a great team, and could make a lot of noise in Europe,’ he said.
Byron Mullens has maintained he still wants to represent Great Britain despite snubbing the national team in successive years. “Yeah there are definitely plans,” he confirmed. “I was planning on playing over the summer at Eurobasket, but my boy was born. I really wanted to play but I felt I had to be there for his first birthday. Everything just didn’t pan out, I was still a free agent, and hadn’t signed with the Clippers yet, so it didn’t quite work out. However, I really am looking forward to playing in the near future.“
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“There are still a lot of doubters and a lot of people kind of saying, ‘Why did the Clippers do this?’ but I hope to prove people wrong. I’m not going to let anybody down on the team,” Mullens said. “I have a lot of stuff to do this year and I’m going to have a lot better shot selection this year, playing a better role on a better team.”
Rick Bonnell: Biyombo, Mullins, Carroll and Higgins in gym. Dunlap coaching #Bobcats like it’s mid-training camp already.
British Basketball has today confirmed that NBA player, Byron Mullens will no longer be joining the Standard Life GB Men for the Olympic Games this summer