HoopsHype Garrett Temple rumors

December 25, 2012 Updates

Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed free agent guards Shelvin Mack and Garrett Temple. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released. Mack (6-3, 207) was originally selected by Washington with the 34th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. In 11 games this season with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League, he has averaged 19.7 points (ranked sixth) and a D-League best 7.5 assists in 40.7 minutes per contest. He was named NBA D-League Performer of the Week on December 10. In 64 games during his rookie campaign with the Wizards, Mack averaged 3.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 12.2 minutes per game. The former Butler Bulldog averaged 4.1 points in eight games during the 2012 preseason with Washington before being waived on October 28, 2012. NBA.com

December 23, 2012 Updates
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Ira Winderman: The Heat waived Garrett Temple. Roster now at regular-season maximum of 15. Means Terrel Harris, Josh Harrellson, Pittman, Jones on roster. Twitter @IraHeatBeat

October 26, 2012 Updates
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Substitute Glen Davis, yes "Big Baby," for Michael Oher, the Baltimore Ravens tackle, and you get closer to the essence of the Garrett Temple story. Temple, you see, forged an early bond with Davis, a promising athlete, who, like Oher, had lost his way and his youth amid the mean streets, in this case, not of Oher's Memphis, but rather of Baton Rouge. Enter the Temple family, in this case Collis Temple, Garrett's father and the first-ever black basketball player at LSU, in 1971-72. In Davis, Collis Temple saw hope. So he took him in. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

For Garrett Temple, it meant family, a future renewed for his friend, and a bond he hopes could yet resume in the NBA. The current Heat training-camp hopeful picks up the story from there. "We met each other around nine or 10," Temple says before a recent preseason break. "We started playing rec basketball with each other. Then, when we got to eighth, ninth grade, he was always coming over to our house a lot. And then my dad knew his mom from back when they were younger and he ended up moving in with us my sophomore and junior year. We went to the same high school. So we really grew up as bothers. "He was living with his grandmother. He went to the [high] school on LSU's campus and we were a half mile from campus, and in moving in with us, it gave him a little more stability and just gave him a chance to blossom maybe a little more than he would have, in the situation that he was in. Our family took him in with open arms. And since I knew him, as a bother, growing up with him, it was easier for me. My older brothers had moved out, so it was just us two at the house." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

October 12, 2012 Updates

Q: Ira, who do you think will take the last two spots the Heat have left? -- Paul, Miami. A: It is a constantly evolving decision. None of the lower-end big men have been particularly impressive, although Mickell Gladness had his defensive moments Thursday against the Clippers. Terrel Harris hardly has distanced himself, while Garrett Temple is somewhat intriguing. At the moment, I still think Josh Harrellson might get the benefit of the doubt up front based on his body of work last season with the Knicks. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

September 13, 2012 Updates

Chris Tomasson: Miami signs G Garrett Temple to non-guaranteed deal. Heat have 17 players under contract, 4 non-guaranteed. Twitter

September 11, 2012 Updates
July 10, 2012 Updates

Rick Bonnell: Former #Bobcats guard Garrett Temple playing for Cavs in summer league (play CLT Sunday). Agent says Temple would love a return to Bobcats Twitter

June 19, 2012 Updates
July 27, 2011 Updates

Fastweb Casale announced the signing of Garrett Temple for one season without NBA out. The American guard spent last season in NBA with Bucks, Spurs and Bobcats with whom he has played 12 games averaging 3.2ppg and 2apg. "I have to say thanks to Casale for the opportunity they will give me. I already know Matt Janning. I spoke with him in the last days and he is enthusiastic about this new adventure in the team. I will land in Casale soon. I look forward to start this new adventure" said Temple. Sportando

July 26, 2011 Updates

Garrett Temple will become the first Charlotte Bobcat to commit to playing overseas next season, in the wake of the lockout. Temple's agent, John Hamilton, told the Observer today that Temple is signing with Casale, a team in Northern Italy. It's a one-year deal with no out, should the lockout expire. Temple is taking this option in part due to the lockout, but primarily for the chance at steady playing time. Charlotte Observer

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As expected, the Charlotte Bobcats signed Garrett Temple to a second 10-day contract. When the second 10-day expires, the Bobcats will have to either sign him for the rest of the season or release him. Charlotte Observer

March 15, 2011 Updates

Based on conversations following Charlotte Bobcats practice Tuesday, it sounds like the team will sign Garrett Temple to another 10-day contract and backup center Joel Przybilla isn’t close to being ready to play, due to soreness in his right knee. Temple’s original 10-day expires tomorrow. Coach Paul Silas says he’s been happy with Temple’s performance in practice, so giving him a second 10-day is in the works. After that second 10-day, the Bobcats would have to decide whether to sign him for the rest of the season or drop him. Charlotte Observer

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