He’s listed as being on theNBA Development League Summer League Roster (last team listed).
He’s no longer on there, but Curtis is
Interesting. I wonder if Leemire turned it down or got bumped off…
Glad to see Curt on there. There has to be a spot in the league somewhere for him.
Darn it, I can’t go to Vegas at the last minute.
Withers and the D-League team will be on NBAtv Tuesday @ 3pm against Cleveland.
Now I’m not super NBA-educated, so this is probably not relevant but might Miami get some guys from the D-league since they’d probably go for minimum salary deals just to play in the big league?
Withers with 16 pts 7 rebs 2 blocks in a losing effort for the D-League’s first summer league game against Pheonix.
Curt was 8 for 8 at the FT line.
They’ll probably current NBA players flocking there to play at the minimum.
CW is on Chanelsurfing.net right now.
Curt needs to bust out. Last night he got 9 pts and 9 boards in 26 minutes.
clips (no curt) summary and box: http://www.nba.com/summerleague/games/20100713/CLEDLS/gameinfo.html
Withers can play no doubt, he starts and leads his team in minutes, so he can play. He was great here, for sure, if you could have a withers on the team every year… I remember he had that all star aau team, like mccants, grier, etc…, and they put him on another aau team for a tourney to see how his offense was and the team went to like the finals and he was scoring 30+ a game, and people were saying he was a top 20 type of recruit.
the problem in the modern nba he really does not have a position; pf are jumpshooters, centers are 7 ft. so not sure where he plays, kinda of like a"big baby" for the celtics.
But as you can see, people still love his game, playin on allstar team for D league is a big deal, and getting the most mins. So like when he played on National team, coaches love his game.
Curt just needs a shot in the league, hope he gets rewarded for his play.
CW was 7-8 for 19 pts and 6 boards in 28 minutes in a loss to the Hawks last night.
Is the “Select” team really an all-star team? They’re 0-4 and not listed in the standings. http://www.nba.com/summerleague2010/standings/
I would guess the team was made up of the best D-League players that weren’t selected to play for other teams. I’d imagine most of the other “stars” were given a trial run with one of the NBA teams.
Looks like Curtis is taking advantage of being on this roster. It would probably be more encouraging if he were on a specific roster of an affiliated NBA team.
He does have something going for him though. His D League team is affiliated with both the Grizzlies and the Wizards. Both teams are in desperate need of help. The Wizards got Trevor Booker in the draft, who is essentially the same player as Curtis. So it may be harder to make that roster. But Curt appears to be out playing him so far.
[quote=“Normmm, post:16, topic:23498”]Looks like Curtis is taking advantage of being on this roster. It would probably be more encouraging if he were on a specific roster of an affiliated NBA team.
He does have something going for him though. His D League team is affiliated with both the Grizzlies and the Wizards. Both teams are in desperate need of help. The Wizards got Trevor Booker in the draft, who is essentially the same player as Curtis. So it may be harder to make that roster. But Curt appears to be out playing him so far.[/quote]
Summer league stats: Curtis Withers Trevor Booker
If Curt was a bit taller, he’d have 0 problems getting in the NBA.
I tend to agree with that to a certain extent. But I think pedigree plays a factor too. He’s taller than Booker.
Just reading a post on the A-10 board about the D-League Select team beating the LA Clippers 79-78 yesterday on Mark Tyndale’s buzzer beater in Summer League action. Former A-10ers led the way for the DLS squad as Tyndale (Temple) had a team-high 19 points, Withers (Charlotte) added 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Mike Gansey (St. Bona/WVU) chipped in 15 and 10.
Youtube.com: Mark Tyndale Buzzer Beating Game Winner Vs. Clippers!