HoopsHype Solomon Alabi rumors

October 5, 2013 Updates

Newly acquired Sixer Gani Lawal did not attend the team’s practice here at the Bizkala Arena at the Biblao Exhibition Center. But the post player was a hot topic. “Gani is another young athletic player who we hope to put in our pipeline,” general manager Sam Hinkie said, “and a guy that has a chance to develop and sees opportunity here, which is why he did what he did and is willing to come here and compete for a spot.” The 6-foot-9, 234-pounder signed a partially guaranteed deal with the Sixers on Friday. The team was forced to waive Solomon Alabi to make room on the 20-man preseason roster. Philadelphia Inquirer

October 4, 2013 Updates

The 76ers have signed post player Gani Lawal on Friday, according to a league source. The team waived Solomon Alabi to make room for him on their 20-man preseason roster. Lawal will join the team in Spain Saturday. The 6-foot-9, 234-pounder was a second-round pick by the Phoenix Suns in 2010. The Georgia Tech product played in one game for the Suns during the 2010-11 season before suffering a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament tear. The Nigeria spent the next two seasons playing overseas. Philadelphia Inquirer

September 28, 2013 Updates
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March 17, 2013 Updates

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

March 7, 2013 Updates

Former Toronto Raptors center Solomon Alabi signed with Greek A1 side Ikaros. 24 year-old big man spent the season in NBA Development league. TrendBasket

December 10, 2012 Updates

Big man Chris Daniels, not Solomon Alabi, will be the one replacing Didier Ilunga-Mbenga on Qingdao Eagles, one source told HoopsHype. Chinese website 361 Sport had reported the former Raptor would be the one joining Tracy McGrady's club, but that will not be the case. Daniels, a 6-foot-11 center, had been playing with the Santa Cruz Warrriors of the NBADL, where he was averaging 7.0 ppg and 5.7 rpg. Sulia

December 9, 2012 Updates
October 29, 2012 Updates

The New Orleans Hornets have waived center Solomon Alabi and guard Chris Wright, General Manager Dell Demps announced today. Alabi (7’1”, 252) played in three of the Hornets eight preseason outings averaging 0.7 points and 1.7 rebound in six minutes per game. Wright (6’1”, 209) played in two preseason games with Hornets, averaging 1.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in six minutes per game. NBA.com

October 27, 2012 Updates

With NBA teams required to pare down their rosters to the league's minimum 15 by Monday, the New Orleans Hornets released guard Chris Wright and center Solomon Alabi on Saturday, according to league sources. The Hornets' roster now stands at 14. Both Alabi and Wright were signed as free agents before training camp and were long shots to make the regular-season roster. Alabi, 7 feet 1, 252 pounds, played in three games and averaged 0.7 points in 17 minutes. New Orleans Times-Picayune

October 1, 2012 Updates

The New Orleans Hornets announced today that they have signed three free agents (Solomon Alabi, Dominique Morrison and Chris Wright). Per team policy, terms of the contracts were not released. With the additions, the Hornets current training camp roster stands at 17 players. NBA.com

June 29, 2012 Updates

Eric Smith: Colangelo said Alabi will not be given a qualifying offer. Thus he'll be a UFA. Said Alabi may still join the #Raptors summer league squad Twitter

January 5, 2012 Updates

The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday they have assigned centre Solomon Alabi to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League. Alabi will continue to be included on the Raptors’ roster and will be placed on the team’s inactive list. He appeared in 22 games during three stints with the NBA D-League’s Erie BayHawks last season, averaging 7.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 18.5 minutes. Alabi’s lone appearance with the Raptors this season came January 1 at Orlando. He played in 12 games with Toronto last season, totaling six points and 14 rebounds in 59 minutes. The club acquired the draft rights to Alabi from the Dallas Mavericks on June 24, 2010. He was the 50th overall selection in the 2010 NBA Draft. NBA.com

July 28, 2011 Updates

They already targeted their center... Solomon Alabi... he killed it in their min-camp in June and he really started to come around. I talked with some people at the Raptors camp, and they said hands down Solomon was the best player there. Dwyane Casey really likes him and he will get a real chance. Not saying they won't look to bring in bigs, but they think they have a possible starter in Solo and with Bargs and Ed Davis able to play the 5 spot, they may not have the gap you think they do. HoopsWorld

December 12, 2010 Updates

In short, the 7-footer has had enough of the D-League. "I never want to go back to the D-League," said Alabi in an article Friday by Slam! Sports, an Canadian sports website. "I want to be in the NBA." All of that sounds like a serious case of whining to Erie power forward Ivan Johnson. "I'm not really worried about it," Johnson said. "I just play. Just get on the court and play. I'm not trying to hear all that whining." GoErie.com

December 10, 2010 Updates

All in all, a trip to the basketball boonies was an entirely underwhelming experience for Solomon Alabi. The raw Raptors rookie returned to the big leagues Thursday after a three-week stint with the D League Erie Bayhawks and, like teammate Ed Davis, all he really learned is that he doesn’t want to go back. “I want to stay in the NBA,” Alabi said matter-of-factly. “The NBA’s better than the D League so I never want to go back to the D League.” Alabi’s trip almost lasted longer than it should have because, like all kids starting out in their professions, the 22-year-old was budget-conscious. “They tried to call my phone (to recall him) but I turned off my phone when I was there,” Alabi said. “I’ve got a Canadian phone so the roaming was killing me so they couldn’t get a hold of me. They called my agent, my agent called someone there and they told me I was coming back.” Toronto Star

December 9, 2010 Updates

The Toronto Raptors recalled rookie centre Solomon Alabi from the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League on Thursday. cbc.ca

November 15, 2010 Updates

The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have assigned rookie centre Solomon Alabi to the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League. Alabi will continue to be included on the Raptors’ roster and will be placed on the team’s inactive list. NBA.com

November 12, 2010 Updates

Solomon Alabi and Ed Davis are with the team today but not for long, I’m told. I think you’ll see Alabi assigned to Erie of the D League the first of the week so he can go down there and get some practice and game work with the Bayhawks. And I’m told Davis may get some time down in the minors in the next little while (maybe a week or so away) to get some game work in as he comes back from knee surgery. I guess both moves make sense, although I do think each of the young bigs would benefit almost as much from practicing against NBA guys than playing in a guard-oriented minor league, but as long as they’re not gone long, there’s no big problem. Toronto Star

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