HoopsHype Pape Sy rumors


June 27, 2012 Updates

Le Mans Sarthe Basket has announced the signing of Pape Sy to a two-year contract in case Sy doesn't get a guaranteed NBA contract by the end of July. basketnews.net

June 16, 2012 Updates
January 3, 2012 Updates

Pape Sy is back to France where he will play for the season with Gravelines-Dunkerque. The French player was waived by Atlanta Hawks and didn't get another contract in the NBA. Sy will practice with Gravelines from Thursday. Sportando

December 28, 2011 Updates
December 23, 2011 Updates

The Hawks waived forward Magnum Rolle and guards Pape Sy and Brad Wanamaker today. More cuts are coming later today: The roster now stands at 16, one more than the maximum, and it’s possible Atlanta will carry the minimum 13 players for the regular season. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The decisions on Rolle and Wanamaker were not unexpected but the Hawks gave up on Sy after investing in him as a long-term prospect. Coach Larry Drew said Sy’s inability to develop as a point guard played a part in the decision. “We, the coaches and the management, came to an agreement that he’s been a little bit more effective off the ball than at the point,” Drew said. “With that and the acquisition of Willie Green and [having] a number of other guys that are veterans that can play two, he became expendable. We were hoping he would mature and develop but he just seemed more comfortable at that two-guard spot. With that, we made the decision to go in a different direction.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

David Aldridge: Hawks waive Sy, Rolle, Wanamaker. Sy was having a good camp but became expendable when ATL signed Jannero Pargo earlier in the week. Twitter

August 26, 2011 Updates
August 24, 2011 Updates

Pape Sy might sign with Gravelines-Dunkerque in the next few hours. It's the club's wish, and, again, it's the insurance issues that could slow down or block the operation. Basket USA

January 15, 2011 Updates

22-year old resume-less players like Sy can be found by the dozen all over the French league, and the Hawks likely should have had the talent-evaluation skills to distinguish that, rather than just allow themselves to be fooled so badly by a single private workout. Based on what we saw in South Padre, its unlikely that the Sy experiment will last very much longer. DraftExpress.com

December 28, 2010 Updates

Pape Sy is off to Utah to play in the D-League. It’s possible Jordan Crawford will join him at some point. “There has been some talk about it,” L.D. said. “We are certainly going to keep our options open with our young guys, putting them in situations where they can get some playing time instead of practicing every day and just being with the team. I would rather them be somewhere playing, where they are learning, where they can get some experience.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

December 27, 2010 Updates

The Hawks plan to send guard Pape Sy to the Utah Flash of the NBA Development League. Sy, the team's second-round pick in the last summer's draft, was slowed by injuries and has been inactive since being cleared to play. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

December 22, 2010 Updates

Hawks guard Pape Sy has looked good in practice lately but with no playing time available he soon could be sent to the NBA Development League, coach Larry Drew said. "I think it would suit him better to play than to sit around and practice all the time," Drew said on Monday. "He needs some playing experience." Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 16, 2010 Updates

That plane ticket Pape Sy bought to pursue his NBA dream turned out to be a solid investment. Sy, the Hawks' second-round draft pick in June, signed a three-year contract with the team Wednesday. The first year of the deal is fully guaranteed for the rookie minimum of $473,604. "I am very proud," said Sy, a native of Loudeac, France. "It means a lot for me. I really want to play with them and win with them." Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 15, 2010 Updates

Atlanta Hawks Executive Vice President and General Manager Rick Sund has announced this afternoon that the team has signed guard/forward Pape Sy to a contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Sy (pronounced SEE), the Hawks’ second round pick from France in the 2010 NBA Draft, was selected 53 rd overall after spending time with team STB Le Havre of the French Pro A League. He appeared in 38 games over three seasons, with the majority of those contests coming a year ago, as he averaged 5.2 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists (.505 FG%, .414 3FG% and .710 FT%). Sy tallied a season-high 17 against Poitiers this past February. “Our European scout (Loize Milosavljevic) did a great job in recommending Pape to us and once he participated in our pre-draft workouts, our scouts and coaches were very impressed with his abilities,” said Sund. “Although he was hampered by an Achilles injury during summer league workouts, we were encouraged with his ability, athleticism and competitiveness.” NBA.com

September 7, 2010 Updates

French club Le Havre announced on its Web site that it has completed a buyout of Pape Sy’s contract. The Hawks haven’t received the paperwork and so don’t consider the deal to be official but they are optimistic there will be no snags. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 2, 2010 Updates

It’s now official, Pape Sy will play next season for the Atlanta Hawks. While one year remained on his contract, the French point guard, drafted by the Hawks in the 53rd position last June, has finally found an agreement with his French club, according to L’Equipe. hoopsnotes.com

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