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Cavs waive DeSagana Diop, others

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...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Diop the Bass: DeSagana Diop among four Cavaliers to be waived

 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...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Waive Diop, Kadji, Taylor, Williams

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived center DeSagana Diop, forward Kenny Kadji, guard Jermaine Taylor and guard Elliot Williams. The Cavaliers' roster now stands at 15. Diop averaged 3.7 minutes in three preseason games for the Cavs. 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...
Via RealGM
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Kadji is getting his message across to Cleveland Cavaliers

Rookie power forward Kenny Kadji got more than 50 texts after scoring 15 points in his NBA debut on Tuesday night as the Cavs beat the Milwaukee Bucks 99-87 in the preseason opener at The Q. But his mom Annie was not impressed. "You're still not that good" she teased her son via text. Cavs coach Mike Brown begged to differ. "He's long he's athletic...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

DeSagana Diop hoping to make most of second stint on North Coast

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

DeSagana Diop Signs Training Camp Deal With Cavaliers

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.
Via RealGM
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Former first-round pick DeSagana Diop on Cavs' training camp roster

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA News: Cavaliers bring back Diop; announce training camp roster

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 G Matthew...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Team Preview: Charlotte Bobcats

Team Preview: Charlotte Bobcats The fourth team in the team previews will be the Charlotte Bobcats. A season ago, the Bobcats finished their season with a 21-61 record good enough to earn them the 14th seed in the Eastern Conference. The Bobcats simply haven’t been good enough as they are a team that is rebuilding.  While they are still in the rebuilding phase, there is no doubt...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobcats' Biyombo benefits from team vets

CHARLOTTE -- Seven-footers with 270-pound frames arent used to waiting around for much when it comes to basketball. Playing time, rebounds, blocked shots and multi-year contracts all seem to come to them easily at times. Yet, there Brendan Haywood sat in a suit, waiting for a chance. Not in a warm-up suit, but a navy pinstriped suit, sitting alongside his mother in the Green Room...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Don't expect Boris Diaw 2.0 this March

The NBA trade deadline has come and gone and the San Antonio Spurs didn't make a move for your favorite player on the trade block (one day Derrick Williams, one day).  While a deal wasn't made (sorry DeJuan, I wanted you to go to a team that could give you a consistent role too), that doesn't mean NBA teams are done dealing.  March 1st is the deadline for players...
Via Project Spurs
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Tuesday Evening Links, Featuring Stephen Jackson

Starting 5: Stephen Jackson’s rap career is one of the best things ever, mostly because it constantly places him in front of a microphone.  In his latest radio interview, the ever-amusing Jackson divulges a whole bunch of sensitive information regarding his relationships, his thoughts on other NBA players-turned-rappers, and his offseason workout habits (or lack thereof). The...
Via NBA 24/7 365
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobcats Work Out Josh Howard

The Bobcats worked out Josh Howard this week. Rod Higgins, President of Operations confirmed this yesterday. DeSagana Diop had this to say about Josh via twitter: “Heard my boy Josh Howard is looking like his old self in his workouts in Charlotte. Hopefully we get to sign him.”
Via Menudo Bol
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Draft Day: Excitement, Mystery and Hope

Whether it’s cheers for Kyrie Irving or the collective grown for selecting DeSagana Diop, the NBA Draft is an exciting day. Especially for Cleveland fans, who've seen their team pile up a ton of losses in anticipation of a pick like the one the Cavaliers hold today at number four overall. It’s the time where we can sit back and look forward to the new year, with a new hope...
Via Stepien Rules
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

On Bobcats shopping pick, Barnes & Irving, Beal not being short & DeSagana Diop

There's been a lot of news-ish commentary coming out of Chicago's Pre-Draft camp this week. Heat won last night also, and somebody dumped a beer on LeBron. Plenty of info-tainment to digest across the NBA universe today. I'm waiting to see what happens in Game Seven before I weigh in on the Eastern Conference Finals myself, but I am thinking Rondo might need post a 43...
Via Stepien Rules
June 08, 2012  |  Discuss

NBA Draft News: Bobcats No. 2 Pick for Sale

Having not landed the first-overall selection and the chance to draft the franchise-changing power forward Anthony Davis, the Charlotte Bobcats will in fact look to move the No. 2 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. Bill Ingram from Hoopsworld confirms that Michael Jordan’s Bobcats have put the second-overall selection on the market, but are presently “asking for the world” and...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Thursday’s Winners And Losers, Featuring Anthony Randolph

If you’re wondering what this is all about, it’s basically just an abbreviated version of the usual “Starting Lineup.”  I’m going to be trapped in a vehicle for most of Friday, so I had to find a way to condense things a bit.  By now you’ve become accustomed to all things condensed anyway… haven’t you, NBA fan? WINNERS Anthony Randolph: Is the soon-to-be free agent...
Via NBA 24/7 365
April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Playoffs a wise push for Cavaliers

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- People who say the Cavaliers shouldnt make the playoffs apparently think Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson, over even Alonzo Gee, will never get any better. They think the lottery is the ticket to greatness -- and in some cases, they might be right. But they might be wrong, too. Ever hear of Kwame Brown, Greg Oden, DeSagana Diop, Hasheem Thabeet or Jay Williams...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 12, 2012  |  Discuss

The #NBA Is Tweeting, Featuring Reggie Williams

In this edition of The #NBA Is Tweeting, Wilson Chandler travels the globe, Amir Johnson gives some sound advice, Pops Mensah-Bonsu becomes a Turkish basketball champion, and Reggie Williams… you’ll just have to read on to find out what he did.  Also, DeSagana Diop pays a visit to his financial adviser,  LeBron James watches the Golden State Warriors, and Larry Sanders shows...
Via NBA 24/7 365
February 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Basketball Without Borders Africa Aug 5-8

August 8, 2010 NBA players and African natives Luc Mbah a Moute (Cameroon), DeSagana Diop (Senegal) and Hasheem Thabeet (Tanzania) headlined Basketball without Borders Africa- the African edition of the NBA and FIBA's global basketball development and community outreach program held in Dakar, Senegal for the first time, Aug. 5- 8.
Via NBA.com
February 21, 2012  |  Discuss

While we’re waiting… Reviewing the Tribe’s Offseason, Stinkfest in Columbus, Browns and the New Cap Rules and Eyenga Passes Diop

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. I’m somewhat amused that the Tribe added Derek Lowe because of his durability… and then brought back Grady Sizemore. “[Lowe's] durability is what intrigued Antonetti...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 12, 2012  |  Discuss

The Skyenga Points Tracker Series Is Back, By Way Of A Thunderous Slam

Its back! The Skyenga Point Tracker Series is finally making its return. After almost 10 months of not passing anyone on the Cavaliers All-Time Scoring List, Christian Eyenga moved past someone last night. In the last 10 months, Eyenga has actually moved down from 156th place to 159th place as Alonzo Gee, Kyrie Irving and Samardo Samuels have all passed him up. But last night...
Via Stepien Rules
February 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Worst Free-Throw Miss in History (Video)

When it comes to poor free throw shooting you usually associate it with former NBA bigman Shaquille O'Neal. However, a new face of poor charity stripe tossing may have emerged from the pack on Saturday.Seen here is Charlotte Bobcats forward DeSagana Diop chucking a free throw attempt that some are calling, "the worst free-throw miss in the history of professional basketball...
Via Bush League Chronicle
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: DeSagana Diop Airballs Free Throw

Former Cleveland Cavaliers lottery selection DeSagana Diop airballed a free throw last night. It was fairly epic. The best part may be that his second attempt went glass. Over 10 NBA seasons after being selected eighth overall in 2001, Diop has averaged 2.0 points per contest. The 7-footer is making $6.5 million this year. (h/t to Brian Boesch)
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

DeSagana Diop sucks at shooting foul shots

Is this dude f'in serious? He didn't even come close to hitting the net! Wow!  
Via Beer Mug Sports
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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