NBA Rumor: Ryan Hollins Free Agency

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BJ&B: What was it like when you first arrived there and thought, ‘This is where my basketball career has taken me’? Hollins: I can say that this experience, and leading up to it, has been like no other. I have felt an array of emotions from joy, anxiety, frustration, to pure bliss. There’s nothing like waiting for a new job; or even bigger, a new place to live! It’s like the first day of school on steroids. Coming from the NBA and knowing that I cannot just still play, and (knowing) I have my health and a wealth of knowledge that I didn’t have in my 20’s, kills me. I know I’m better than half the (NBA) centers with jobs right now. All of that, while sitting out on the beach enjoying a full course meal. I couldn’t help but wonder, “Is this what (my) life is really supposed to be like?”

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BJ&B: What in the international game would you like to see in the NBA? Ryan Hollins: The team aspect, where if a guy is open he gets the ball. Offense over here works like this: whatever coverage the other team is in, the players are supposed to react as a team, rather than one guy working to get his numbers. But, there’s also a fine line because I also believe in the NBA approach where, whenever there’s a favorable matchup, you have to abuse it. I love the passion from the fans here; they are so wild at times it almost looks like a soccer match. They’re blowing horns, screaming and I’ve even heard of fans throwing objects on the court. I also like how hard the players play here, but you have to realize there’s more subbing going on, there are only two games a week and it’s a basketball culture that doesn’t know any better.

The Washington Wizards announced today that the team has waived forward Martell Webster and signed center Ryan Hollins. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Martell, with his contributions on the court and ability to connect with the fans and the community off the court, has been a great example of the type of player we want to represent our organization,” said Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld. “He worked extremely hard to fight through his injuries but unfortunately was not able to make a healthy return. We appreciate everything he contributed to the team and wish him and his family nothing but the best.”
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“I think anyone asked that question who plays basketball, if he said no, he’d be a liar. It’s a team that won multiple championships, a team with one of the greatest players, if not the greatest player to ever play this game. It’s a no-brainer, everybody would love to play for Chicago. Down the line, you never know. You never know how life brings it. Maybe I play for Chicago,” Antetokounmpo said. “But right now, I’m committed to Milwaukee.”

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