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NuffSaid
03-03-2009, 09:17 PM
Just found this tidbit on NBA.com.

James White has signed a 10-day contract w/the Houston Rockets (http://www.nba.com/dleague/anaheim/white_090303.html).

Anaheim’s James White Called Up To Houston Rockets


NEW YORK, March 3, 2009 – The Houston Rockets today announced they have signed guard/forward James White to a 10-day contract. White becomes the 12th GATORADE Call-Up of the 2008-09 NBA Development League season, and the 130th overall since the league began play in 2001.

A 2009 NBA D-League All-Star and the NBA D-League Slam Dunk Champion in Phoenix, White has appeared in 34 games (33 starts) with the Arsenal, where he averaged a league-leading 25.9 points to go with 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 41.1 minutes while shooting 55 percent (291-of-530) from the field. Named NBA D-League Performer of the Week on Jan. 5, White has scored in double figures 33 times, including 11 games where he scored 30 or more points, while recording an NBA D-League season-high 47 points in a 117-113 loss to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Jan. 20, 2009.

Originally drafted in the second round (31st overall) by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2006 NBA Draft, White appeared in 24 games with the eventual NBA champion San Antonio Spurs during the 2006-07 season, when he averaged 8.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 22.8 minutes.

A three-year contributor at Cincinatti, White averaged 16.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 33 games during his final season with the Bearcats, earning All-Big East Honorable Mention honors for his efforts.

White is expected to join the Rockets today and to be available tonight when the team hosts the Toronto Raptors.

duke dynamite
03-04-2009, 01:07 AM
They sponsor calling up the players??? Lame.

Good for James.

MyFavMartin
03-04-2009, 01:29 AM
He's essentially taking Luther Head's spot whose a UFA this summer and looks to be signing with Miami tomorrow.

Or is that later today? ;)

Head who can play PG and shoot the 3 is a good fit for Miami to play alongside DWade, similar to the Diener/Wade pair ala Marquette.

Kemo
03-04-2009, 04:12 AM
WOW..!!

Has anyone seen his dunks from the D-League dunk contest ??

My Lord .. he straight up dunked from the free-throw line ..

:eek::eek:

peep this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8yHQ15TdHU


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NuffSaid
03-04-2009, 10:23 PM
Kemo,

You think that's something? Wait 'til you see his 3rd dunk from the contest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfEi_DVzvFU&NR=1)! Unreal!!! :eek:

I knew the guy had ups, but dang!! (And notice the little Superman cap he's wearing...:laugh: )

flox
03-04-2009, 11:01 PM
He's essentially taking Luther Head's spot whose a UFA this summer and looks to be signing with Miami tomorrow.

Or is that later today? ;)

Head who can play PG and shoot the 3 is a good fit for Miami to play alongside DWade, similar to the Diener/Wade pair ala Marquette.

They have Chris Quinn who is a better Diener

cgg
03-04-2009, 11:16 PM
They have Chris Quinn who is a better Diener

A "young Jason Kidd" according to someone I sat next to one game. :laugh:

Naptown_Seth
03-05-2009, 08:18 PM
A "young Jason Kidd" according to someone I sat next to one game. :laugh:
"Let me explain officer...."

"You're free to go."
:D


What sucks is obviously White needed the humility lesson, so it's not like the Pacers were wrong to let him go, the Spurs did the same thing. But it's also not like Bird was wrong when he came to picking up an NBA caliber player in the 2nd round.

Mark it up in the "if only..." book. F**********************!

pristinecollector
03-06-2009, 10:59 PM
Interesting. I wonder if he'll last.

ThA HoyA
03-07-2009, 12:31 AM
WOW!!!