HoopsHype Patrick O'Bryant rumors
Greek team Kavala made a big signing today: Patrick O'Bryant. The big man will replace another former NBA player who left the team for Spain, Cedric Simmons. Sportando
Patrick O'Bryant, the ninth overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, has signed an NBA D-League contract after being released in China earlier this season. Due to the D-League's player-acquisition process, O'Bryant won't know which team he will play for until he clears waivers on Tuesday. O'Bryant, a 7-foot center, starred for two seasons at Bradley before being selected by the Golden State Warriors in the 2006 NBA Draft. O'Bryant played just 40 games over the course of two seasons with the Warriors, however, before Golden State declined its team option for a third season. FanHouse.com
An anonymous source speaking exclusively to NiuBBall.com said that center Patrick O’Bryant, who played four years in the NBA with Golden State, Boston and Toronto, will be released by Fujian SBS imminently and will return to the United States by the end of the week. The move comes just two days before Fujian’s season opener on Friday against Zhejiang Guangsha. NiuBBall.com
Originally signed to bring the team some size and athleticism up front, coaches became fed up with O’Byrant’s poor performances in pre-season, as well as with his overall indifference and lack of effort in practice. Several published stories in China have reported that much to the coaching staff’s frustration, the seven footer had become almost completely unwilling to play under the basket against more physical opponents in both intrasquad and pre-season contests, preferring instead to stand out on the perimeter as a catch-and-shoot player. Said the source, “He just doesn’t really want to be there.” NiuBBall.com
The Wolves have added former lottery pick and Blaine's own Patrick O'Bryant to their Las Vegas Summer League roster. They've also invited former Gophers Damian Johnson and Lawrence Westbrook and Southern Indiana guard Jamar Smith, who also played at Illinois, to try out for one or two Vegas spots when they begin three days of workouts at Target Center on July 8. Minneapolis Star-Tribune
The Wolves have added former lottery pick and Blaine's own Patrick O'Bryant to their Las Vegas Summer League rostre. They've also invited former Gophers Damian Johnson and Lawrence Westbrook to try out for one or two Vegas spots when they begin three days of workouts at Target Center on July 8. There's also a chance second-round pick Nemanja Bjelica will be added to the roster before the team leaves for Vegas and its first game on July 12. O'Bryant, a 7-foot center who just turned 24, has played for three teams in his four NBA seasons. Here's the roster as it's set now. Minneapolis Star-Tribune
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