HoopsHype Morris Peterson rumors

September 9, 2013 Updates
March 18, 2013 Updates

Sure was nice to see Mo Pete for a bit, he’s living down in Florida, looks like he’s quite enjoying life and catching up was cool. Good kid, Mo. We got to talking, of course, about his time in Toronto and one thing he said hit home. He was remembering his rookie year and the start of his career and how much having a solid veteran crew helped him along. Not only because of what he learned on the court but what he learned about being a pro. Toronto Star

You cannot discount the value of advice from elders and if you look around that HOTH locker room, what’s the one thing that’s missing? An old head or two. Just to help keep kids in line, like Mo told us: “I was scared to miss practice, I thought that I’d get beat up or something.” Toronto Star

October 13, 2012 Updates
October 3, 2011 Updates

Morris Peterson : R.I.P. Bill Tosheff. The NBAs first ROY(rookie of the year). 85 years of age. #Homage Twitter

July 14, 2011 Updates
April 10, 2011 Updates

Shinn: One of those questions was the team’s financial condition. Shortly after the NBA takeover, reports indicated the team was burdened with a great deal of long-term debt (about $111 million). How did the team get into that long-term debt that seemed to be prevalent? I think our long-term debt situation came when we started to try to build a team. When we first signed Peja (Stojakovic) and we signed him to a big (five years, $64 million) contract, and for the next year we wanted to take another step forward and the way to do that was to sign another free agent. And Morris Peterson was there (four years, $23 million). I talked to our GM at the time, Jeff Bower. We wanted to sign him, and it was going to cost money. We had to get rid of some other players to get our payroll down. During that time, we didn’t get rid of those players. New Orleans Times-Picayune

March 14, 2011 Updates
February 28, 2011 Updates

Art Garcia: Bobcats waive Morris Peterson, according to league sources. Twitter

Art Garcia: Bobcats waive Morris Peterson, according to league sources. Twitter

I'm told the Bobcats filed the paperwork to waive Mo Peterson, so that should become official today. They'll hold off on waiving Sean Marks, since he'd somewhat serve as insurance should center Joel Przybilla's knee act up. Charlotte Observer

February 26, 2011 Updates

Charlotte Bobcats general manager Rod Higgins said he plans to release veterans Morris Peterson and Sean Marks, players who were picked up to make trades work Thursday. That opens the possibility the Bobcats will bring back one or more of the players they waived -- Derrick Brown, Dominic McGuire or Sherron Collins -- or possibly someone else, since they'll have room under the 15-man roster maximum. Charlotte Observer

February 24, 2011 Updates
February 21, 2011 Updates

Jared Jeffries in Houston supposedly is a name mentioned about returning to the Knicks. Perhaps T.J. Ford is he can find a place where someone would want him for short term. You’d say Michael Redd, though it’s questionable whether he can play. He is expected to return to try with the Bucks this week. Maybe Morris Peterson and always Marcus Banks, wherever he is now. It’s not a big field to choose from, but sometimes one guy can make a difference, like P.J. Brown for the Celtics a few years back. And in the Bulls case they may finally have become one of those teams with their surge of late that players in that situation would want to come. NBA.com

October 14, 2010 Updates
July 26, 2010 Updates

The signing of Royal Ivey last week put the Thunder at 16 contract players, one more than NBA rules permit teams to carry into the regular season. That means someone must go. Mo Peterson will be 33 next month but can still contribute on the court and has earned a reputation in his 10 seasons of carrying a first-class attitude away from it. Don't expect Peterson to be waived. Daequan Cook, 10 years younger than Peterson, provides much of the same assets and essentially is on a one-year trial run as a 3-point specialist in OKC. Cook figures to be on the opening-night roster as well. Since the Thunder's coaching staff and front office is pleased with the returning nine-man rotation, and No. 11 overall pick Cole Aldrich is entrenched in the long-term plans, that leaves Byron Mullens, D.J. White and Kyle Weaver as the most likely candidates to be on the outside looking in. Oklahoman

July 8, 2010 Updates
June 25, 2010 Updates

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