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#33 Michael Washington
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  • 6'9" / 210lbs
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  • 10/02/1986
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  • Undrafted, 2010
  • Arkansas
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DateLeagueTransaction
27th September, 2010NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with New Orleans.
28th September, 2010NBASigning with New Orleans rescinded due to failed physical.
1st November, 2010D-LeagueDrafted 34th overall in the 2010 D-League Draft by Springfield Armor.
15th November, 2010D-LeagueWaived by Springfield Armor due to injury.
13th April, 2011D-LeagueAcquired by Austin Toros.
26th August, 2011BelgiumSigned a one year contract with Belgacom Liege.
26th September, 2011BelgiumReleased by Belgacom Liege.
2nd November, 2011D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Austin Toros.
14th November, 2011D-LeagueWaived by Austin Toros.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2006 - 2010Arkansas (NCAA)
September 2010New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
November 2010Springfield Armor (D-League)
April 2011Austin Toros (D-League)
August 2011 - September 2011Belgacom Liege (Belgium)
November 2011Austin Toros (D-League)
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November 15, 2010

37th: - Springfield Armor - Michael Washington, Arkansas

Washington was once a significant NBA draft candidate on account of his combination of size and athleticism. However, he's lost much of that athleticism due to two years of back injuries. He went undrafted this past summer and was due to sign with the New Orleans Hornets for training camp; however, the signing was rescinded when the Hornets's training staff couldn't clear Washington to practice. The citing of these injury concerns before anything else is deliberate, because they had stagnated a once promising career.

When healthy (or if healthy), Washington was an athlete 6'9 240lber who piled up the rebounds, made some shots in the paint, and defended the interior well enough. He turned it over a lot, missed his foul shots, scored more with athleticism than dexterity, and was clumsy and inconsistent, yet he produces. But once he got injured and fat, his strengths got weaker, and his weaknesses got no stronger. He needs to turn around this one year decline, and the D-League should be a good place to do that.

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October 1, 2010

(They [New Orleans] also intended to bring in Arkansas big man Michael Washington, an athletic big man who has lost about 70% of his athleticism. But Washington failed his physical and the move did not go through.)

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