HoopsHype Von Wafer rumors


February 17, 2015 Updates

Wafer was forced into this very public statement after Shanxi’s 106-98 road loss to Qingdao in the CBA playoff quarter-finals. The result ensured that the Dragons were eliminated from the postseason without winning a game. However, it was Wafer’s actions during the third and final game of the series that have captured the headlines. With Shanxi staring at elimination, the guard was ejected for hard fouling Qingdao point guard Luo Xudong. Then, as he was sent from the court, Wafer picked up a chair and threw it against a wall before exiting through the player’s tunnel. SheridanHoops

In the aftermath of the series, several players were fined for their actions but Wafer has taken the brunt of the punishment following his foul on Luo and then the throwing of the chair afterwards. Not only was he fined 50,000 RMB (roughly $8,000), he has also been given a six-game ban from all CBA games. It is the ban that presents the biggest problem for the American. Given that the CBA regular season is so short, the absence of a star overseas player like Wafer for that many games is a huge disadvantage. SheridanHoops

May 17, 2014 Updates

There's only China in the future of Von Wafer. The former Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics moved away from Puerto Rico and signed a contract with Shanxi Zhongyu. Wafer changed many teams this year and with the last one, Indios de Mayaguez in Puerto Rico, averaged 24.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. Sportando

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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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HoopsHype: Agent Terrance Doyle confirms Orlando Sentinel report that Von Wafer will join the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese League. "Von will play the full season in CBA and then examine the opportunities," Doyle told HoopsHype. "Von believes he has the potential of being a very valuable asset for a team in late February or early March looking for a shooter and scorer off the bench to make a run in the playoffs." Sulia

July 5, 2012 Updates

Josh Robbins: Former #Magic swingman Von Wafer has agreed to join China's Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers. He can return to NBA in Feb or March Twitter

May 29, 2012 Updates

By cutting Wafer, the Magic take $1.15 million and $1.27 million off their books over the next two seasons. Wafer can help a team that needs a pure scorer off the bench, although he doesn’t bring much more than individual scoring. Originally drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round (2005), he’s managed to carve out six NBA seasons. HoopsWorld

Josh Robbins: The #Magic have waived Von Wafer. Not a surprise. The final 2 years of his contract were unguaranteed. Twitter

March 22, 2012 Updates

Wafer was recently deactivated and rumors began to surface that the Magic may waive him. However, Wafer’s camp hasn’t asked to be bought out and they expect the shooting guard to finish the season in Orlando. On Thursday, there was a report saying that the Italian team Milano would express interest in Wafer should he be waived. However, sources close to the Wafer say that he wants to remain in the NBA. If the Magic do decide to waive Wafer, expect him to sign with another NBA team. HoopsWorld

Emiliano Carchia: Tuttosport reports that Milano could be interested in Von Wafer if he's waived by Orlando. I am not sure if he can sign in Serie A Twitter

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