Training camp Rumors
Dez Wells, after resisting going overseas when he went undrafted out of Maryland in 2015, will play in Germany, league sources tell CSNmidatlantic.com on Wednesday. Wells will play for Tigers Tubingen in the Bundesliga. He played for the Chicago Bulls at Las Vegas summer league this year where he averaged just 4.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 18 minutes in seven starts. He was injured (thumb) after agreeing to play with the Wizards at summer league last year and again after training camp with the Oklahoma City Thunder (hamstring) and never found his footing.
The Wizards guaranteed $175,000 of Jarell Eddie’s contract to get him to push back the guarantee date on his contract, league sources tell CSNmidatlantic.com, and undrafted rookie Danuel House will pocket $100,000 to attend training camp that begins Sept. 27. Eddie was due to make $980,000 if the Wizards fully guaranteed his deal by July 15 deadline or they had to release him. As CSN reported two weeks ago, both sides agreed to the partial guarantee to get him in training camp and reset the deadline at the start of the regular season. The exact amount agreed upon, however, had been in question.
In the meantime, Kenny Gabriel’s focus has been channeled towards the NBA as well. Actually, he has already received an invitation to take part in the Cleveland Cavaliers training camp, according to Eurohoops’ sources. The NBA champs liked what they saw from the 27-year old player in the Las Vegas Summer League, where he averaged 7.4 points and 3.7 rebounds per game with their jersey. Of course, the Cavs didn’t wait for this tournament in order to find out Gabriel’s positive attributes, which he has been steadily developing over the years.
The Wizards will be headed back to the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University for training camp, league sources tell CSNmidatlantic.com, after plans to stage it at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., fell through.
Collinsworth has secured a training camp invite with the Mavericks as a part of the deal. He gets a sum of guaranteed money and a shot at making the roster. “I’m excited about the opportunity,” Collinsworth said. “All you can ask for is an opportunity, and the Mavericks are a great team and organization.”
Danuel House’s stellar play at summer league has earned him a partial guarantee to attend training camp for the Wizards, league sources tell CSNmidatlantic.com. House will join other undrafted rookies with partial guarantees, Sheldon McClellan and Daniel Ochefu, at camp that begins in late September as they battle for the final roster spots going into the 2016-17 season. A partial guarantee basically means money to come to training camp and doesn’t come with the promise of a roster spot which should make for a fierce competition.