HoopsHype Samardo Samuels rumors

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Samardo Samuels will play in the Summer League with the Clippers. The center wants to return to the NBA next season. Samuels scored 12.9 points and took 5.7 rebounds per game this season. His goal is to play in the NBA next season or to play with big Europe team next season. Sportando

April 7, 2013 Updates

Reno Bighorns 6-foot-9 power forward Samardo Samuels officially penned a two-month agreement with Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Super League, league sources told Eurobasket yesterday. According to people with knowledge of the parties' partnership, Samuels' contract, his first outside American soil, is valued at $25,000 monthly for two-months, excluding playoff bonuses. Eurobasket.com

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Teams have until April 17 to sign players who will be eligible for the first round of the postseason. Here are some of the top D-League players at each position, who could be called up at some point in the next month. GUARDS: Delonte West, Dominique Jones, Lester Hudson, Kris Joseph, Josh Selby, Courtney Fortson, Jerel McNeal, Andrew Goudelock, Christian Eyenga, Lazar Hayward, Justin Dentmon, Chris Roberts, Ben Uzoh, Sean Singletary, Ron Howard, Darington Hobson. FORWARDS: D.J. Kennedy, Samardo Samuels, Demetris Nichols, Willie Reed, Rick Jackson, Arinze Onuaku, Rasual Butler, Damion James, Luke Harangody, Micah Downs, JaMychal Green, James Mays. CENTERS: Jerome Jordan, Hassan Whiteside, Vernon Macklin, Hilton Armstrong, Keith Benson, Brian Butch, Mickell Gladness, Solomon Alabi, Jarrid Famous, Augustus Gilchrist. Sulia

January 7, 2013 Updates

The Cavaliers waived Samardo Samuels on Sunday, and the hustling big man is already drawing interest from around the league. Both the Brooklyn Nets and Oklahoma City Thunder are among the teams that may be interested, league sources said. FOXSports Ohio

January 6, 2013 Updates

The Cavaliers waived Samardo Samuels on Sunday, and the hustling big man is already drawing interest from around the league. Both the Brooklyn Nets and Oklahoma City Thunder are among the teams that may be interested, league sources said. FOXSports Ohio

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived forward Samardo Samuels, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. The Cavaliers roster now stands at 14. NBA.com

December 30, 2012 Updates

A league source told NetsDaily that the Nets have no immediate plans to fill the spot, but did note the January 10 deadline. Nate Robinson and Samardo Samuels, among others, could be available. The Nets would have had to extend Childress' contract by January 10 as well. The Nets are expected to extend Andray Blatche's contract, also non-guaranteed, prior to the deadline. NetsDaily

December 28, 2012 Updates
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Before he left Cleveland for sunny Los Angeles, veteran Antawn Jamison left the Cavaliers one final going away present: He taught Samardo Samuels what it means to be a professional. At Samuels’ request, they spent two months together last summer near Jamison’s home in Charlotte, N.C. They worked out together every day, either in the weight room or on the basketball court — and sometimes both. Although he was the old man on the team last season, no one on the Cavs’ roster was in better shape than Jamison — and perhaps no one was in worse shape than Samuels. He wanted to make sure that never happens again. “I’ve got a work ethic now,” Samuels said. “That’s what I truly picked up from him was to work hard and do what I need to do to keep my body in shape.” Akron Beacon Journal

Samuels is doing his best to stay positive despite the inactivity, but conceded the limited playing time makes him more anxious when he actually does get an opportunity. “I want it to happen now,” Samuels said. “Sometimes it’s like you want it so bad and you’re waiting and waiting, then when it does come, your mind starts racing. You’re overthinking everything. I miss a shot and it’s like, ‘Oh [shoot], I can’t miss a shot.’ “It’s like a broken record, waiting for your opportunity. I wake up like, ‘When is this opportunity going to come?’ That’s the tough part.” Akron Beacon Journal

Jamison felt like he was talking to a different Samuels. It certainly wasn’t the same teammate he had the past two years. Jamison said it was “definitely” the most committed he’d seen Samuels to basketball. “He surprised me this summer,” Jamison said. “He was outdoing me. He was there before me lifting in the mornings, working on ball-handling techniques. Then we’d get shots up in the afternoon. He was kicking my [butt]. He was dedicated.” Akron Beacon Journal

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Coach Byron Scott said the second-year pro is not supplying the requisite energy or effort to merit playing time. On Monday, he met with Samuels and made it clear the reserve center is running out of chances. "What I told him the other day is opportunity is not going to keep coming," Scott said. "Pretty soon that well is going to dry up." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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