HoopsHype Vander Blue rumors

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Said Stevens of throwing Blue into the fire in Washington after the team initially signed him last month: "It’s not really fair to somebody to call them up and have them drive 2 ½ hours day of game and play in an NBA game. That’s just not really fair to a young guy, to put him in the spot like that. But he did a pretty good job. He just got better as his 10 days went on." Later Stevens added: "I think he’s got a good future and a potential future in the league. I hope that everything works out well for him." ESPN.com

The team was still deciding whether to sign Vander Blue to a second 10-day contract, but sent him and Vitor Faverani to Portland to join the Maine Red Claws for their game last night. Boston Herald

January 31, 2014 Updates
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With such a thin backcourt, the Celtics brought in a reinforcement by signing guard Vander Blue to a 10-day contract. Blue drove from Delaware, where he was playing with the NBA Development League’s Delaware 87ers, and joined the team here Wednesday morning. “I was really excited about the opportunity to come here and be able to play for such a great organization and to make my dream come true,” Blue said. “I just thank God for everything he’s done for me. I’m ready to get to work now. “ Blue, a 6-foot-5-inch former Marquette standout who went undrafted in 2013, played in four games with the 87ers this season, averaging 19.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 30.5 minutes per game. “Vander is a tough kid,” Stevens said. “He’s a guy that’s a competitor.” “It’s a great opportunity for me," said Blue. "A lot of guys can’t say they get called up from the D-League and, better yet, say they had a chance to play. They have a lot of guys down right now and they need me to come in and produce.” Boston Globe

Never mind. The Celtics won. Jeff Green put the team on his shoulders and scored a season-high 39 points, while the Wizards wilted with a display of selfish basketball. Boston blew a 19-point first-half lead, but Gerald Wallace made a driving layup with 2.5 seconds remaining in overtime Wednesday night for the 113-111 victory that snapped a 10-game road losing streak. ‘‘Lot of reasons to give up,’’ Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. ‘‘And they didn’t do that.’’ Green shot early and often, finishing with career-highs in 3-pointers attempted (16) and made (8). Rookie Phil Pressey added a career-high 20 points. The Celtics played without Rajon Rando, Avery Bradley and Jerryd Bayless and at one point had Chris Johnson and Vander Blue, both on 10-day contracts, on the floor together in the second quarter. ‘‘I just put myself in the position where I had to be the man to carry the team and shoot the ball,’’ Green said. ‘‘So that’s what I did.’’ Boston Globe

January 22, 2014 Updates

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed guard Vander Blue to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Blue, a 6’5” guard, has appeared in four games for the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League this season where he has averaged 19.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 30.5 minutes per game. Blue is the 15th Gatorade Call-Up from the NBA Development League during the 2013-14 season. In his last game with the 87ers on January 20 he recorded 35 points in 39 minutes on 11-of-23 shooting from the floor and 11-of-16 shooting from the free throw line. Prior to joining the 87ers this season Blue played in seven games for Maccabi Rishon Le Zion in Israel averaging 11.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.6 steals in 24.9 minutes per game. NBA.com

January 21, 2014 Updates

With the losses of guards Avery Bradley and Jerryd Bayless to injuries, the Boston Celtics will sign guard Vander Blue to a 10-day contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Blue, 21, scored 35 points for the Delaware 87ers in the NBA Development League on Monday. Yahoo! Sports

October 30, 2013 Updates

Vander Blue will start his pro career in Israel with Maccabi Rishon LeZion. The product of Marquette averaged 14.8ppg and 3.2rpg in his last NCAA season. Sportando

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Tony Wroten, the 76ers sixth man, introduces team WHOP (We Handle Our Problems). The group includes Wroten and Sixers rookie guards Michael Carter-Williams, Khalif Wyatt and Vander Blue (video). Philadelphia Inquirer

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Miami has recently expressed interest in a number of free agents including Von Wafer, Julyan Stone, Vander Blue, Yakhouba Diawara, Larry Drew II, Je’Kel Foster and Justin Holiday among others, according to sources close to the situation. All of these players recently worked out for the HEAT. Miami may bring in several other free agents for additional workouts in the coming days. HoopsWorld

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