NBA Rumor: Archie Goodwin Free Agency

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The Bucks are hosting a free agent mini-camp on Tuesday and Wednesday this week as they look to fill out their training camp roster and identify candidates to play for their G League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd, according to Matt Velazquez of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The mini-camp, which will give the club a chance to evaluate possible camp invitees, includes a handful of notable names among its 16 participants. Former lottery picks Trey Burke and Hasheem Thabeet are among the first-rounders who will be in attendance at the mini-camp, as Velazquez details. MarShon Brooks, Toney Douglas, Archie Goodwin, R.J. Hunter, John Jenkins, Perry Jones, and James Young are also set to get a look from the Bucks.

Goodwin was particularly intrigued with the situation the Nets find themselves in, one that includes young players looking to make a roster in the future. He told NetsDaily he hopes to make Brooklyn his home. “Being in Phoenix for three years where I never really got an opportunity, then (I was in) New Orleans where I didn’t get an opportunity as well,” he said at shootaround. “Just looking at this opportunity here and being able to come in and work like I’ve been working, I’m just trying to take advantage.” “It’s just one of those things where, in order for you to just be successful in the NBA, you have to work hard, that’s already understood, but you also have to be in the right place at the right time,” Goodwin says of this opportunity in Brooklyn.

Goodwin, a 6-5 guard who orchestrated his release from the Phoenix Suns before the season when he was unhappy with his role, spent one season in Kentucky like John Wall and was a late first-round pick in 2013. The defensive effort has gotten better and with Ian Mahinmi back to help bolster the second unit, team president Ernie Grunfeld doesn’t seem likely to make a decision this early. Giving up on rookies such as Danuel House, Sheldon McClellan and Daniel Ochefu, all three on non-guarantees that are a minimal hit on the salary cap, to clear a roster spot wouldn’t make sense at this stage either.
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