The Cavaliers waived center DeSagana Diop and three others to trim their roster to the NBA's 15-player limit.
Diop, who was drafted by Cleveland in 2001, was released along with guards Jermaine Taylor and Elliot Williams and forward Kenny Kadji. Diop averaged just four minutes in three preseason games.
The Cavs weren't required to trim their roster until Sunday, but the...
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October 25, 2013
The Cleveland Cavaliers announced that they have waived center DeSagana Diop, forward Kenny Kadji, guard Jermaine Taylor and guard Elliot Williams.
Kadji played in seven preseason games with averages of 5.0 points and 1.7 rebounds in 9.4 minutes per game. Taylor averaged 5.7 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists in seven preseason games. Williams played in six Cavs preseason contests...
The Cavaliers’ news conference to introduce center DeSagana Diop to the Cleveland media in June 2001 was one for the ages.
Then-coach John Lucas went around the room giving people high-fives for their steal in the draft at No. 8 overall.
Lucas boldly predicted the 7-foot 300-pounder would be an All-Star in two years.
Once the microphone made its way to the Oak Hill Academy product...
DeSagana Diop will play with the Cleveland Cavaliers in training camp.
Diop was a first round lottery pick by the Cavaliers in 2001 and spent four seasons with the organization.
Diop earned a long-term deal in the NBA after being an active rebounding and defensive presence for the Dallas Mavericks.
September 30, 2013
DeSagana Diop whom the Cavaliers selected eighth overall in 2001 is on the team's official training camp roster this month.
Diop was a draft bust who started just five games in four years with the Cavs but he has managed to stick around the NBA for 12 seasons. He spent the last five seasons with the Charlotte Bobcats and averaged 0.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in 22 games (one...
At media day, the Cleveland Cavaliers released the training camp roster, and a familiar name was a bit of a surprise.
Center DeSagana Diop will be practicing with the Cavaliers for at least the next few weeks. Diop was the eighth overall pick in the NBA Draft by the Cavaliers in 2001.
The training camp roster is as follows:
F Anthony Bennett
C Andrew Bynum
F Earl Clark
We won’t say DeSagana Diop is the worst player in NBA history, but the dude is totally a waste of space.
The Cleveland Cavaliers made him the eighth overall selection in the 2001 NBA draft. He somehow stuck around with them for four years and he’s now wasting space for the Charlotte Bobcats, where he brings his gaudy career averages of 2.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
Charlotte Bobcats center DeSagana Diop scored only 1 point in Saturday night's 102-99 loss to the Washington Wizards. Diop had some trouble at the free throw line as he was 1-4 with his free throws, including one which was so bad that it came up a few feet short of the rim.
It's plays like this that explain why the Bobcats have only won three games so far this season.
JUST A BIT SHORT
The Charlotte Bobcats are not having a good season. Neither are the Washington Wizards for that matter. Given the records of the two teams entering tonight’s game it would be completely understandable if not many tuned in to watch. Those who did saw a fairly entertaining game. Bobcats center Byron Mullens had a career-high [...]
If the season started today, 29-year old DeSagana Diop would be the Charlotte Bobcats’ starting center. Diop played in only 16 games (0 starts) for the Bobcats last year and he averaged 11.3 minutes, 1.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game. He has now played in 552 games (83 starts) in his NBA career so far and he is averaging 14.2 minutes, 2.1 points, 3.8 rebounds...