THE FLATS – Michael Devoe signs non-guaranteed training camp deal with LA Clippers… Derrick favored‘Future in OKC remains uncertain…Veteran presence and versatility are hallmarks for Squidward Young in Toronto… more in this week’s #ProJackets Report.
DEVOE SIGNS TRAINING CAMP DEAL WITH CLIPPERS
Michael Devoe signed a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday and will attend the team’s preseason training camp, multiple outlets have reported.
Devoe was signed by the Clippers as an undrafted free agent back in June and will remain with the team for training camp ahead of the 2022-23 season. In his final season at Georgia Tech, Devoe averaged 17.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.4 steals in 34.5 minutes per game, earning him third-team honors in the All-Atlantic Coast Conference.
Under the terms of Schedule 10, Devoe is eligible for a bonus of up to $50,000 if he waives and then spends at least 60 days with the Ontario Clippers, LA’s G League affiliate. He played in four games with the Clippers’ Summer League team.
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The LA Clippers have officially signed non-guaranteed training camp contracts with Michael Devoe, Keaton Wallace and Lucas Williamson.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) September 19, 2022
THE FUTURE OF FAVORS AT OKC REMAINS UNCERTAIN
Derrick Favors is still on the roster, and it looks like the 31-year-old center will break with the Thunder later this month.
The Thunder has until the end of training camp to sort out his roster. As of now, the Thunder is three standard contracts over the limit.
Favors’ place is certainly not secured, but the Thunder could have vacated him now if it had been an easy decision. Sure, he’s a viable center and a good locker room guy, but it’s his expiring $10.2 million contract that could prove most valuable to the Thunder. This money could come in handy in the upcoming trading season.
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SEASON PREVIEW FOR THADDEUS YOUNG
Everything from its trusty post-game, jump hook, and sling-shot jumper screams old-school veteran, though Squidward Youngs Value for the Raptors goes well beyond his game on the court. Every great team needs this battle-hardened old-timer, especially when the key players on that team are in their early 20s.
Despite being only 34 years old, Young has played in the NBA for a whopping 15 years. Having an adult in the locker room and an adult basketball player on the court is vital for any team hoping to make the playoffs.
Without a consistent backup point guard, the Raptors were still able to put together a playing presence off the bench, thanks in no small part to the fifteen seasons of expertise under Young’s belt. While their impact on the game doesn’t show up in the box score, a player who doesn’t make mistakes on the floor does show up in the win column.
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“I have my fifth contract. Well, that should tell you all something. You don’t have to be a 20 PPG scorer to have a 16-year career.”
NBA Vet Thaddeus Young with a message for young hoopers 💯
– Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 15, 2022