Where Are They Now, 2009; Part 10
January 13th, 2009
– Maurice Carter’s last sighting was back in 2005, when he averaged 14.5 points and 5.5 rebounds for the Indiana Pacers’ summer league team. He was only 28 at that time, having played in the NBA only the season before, and yet it seems he hasn’t played anywhere since. I don’t know why this is. If you do, let me know. Carter also apparently owns a piece of the Mississippi Hardhats WBA franchise, a team whose website sorely needs updating, and who might not even exist any more. But, if they do, VIP tickets to a Mississippi Hardhats game are only ten dollars! Nice! Buy early to avoid disappointment.
– Russell Carter is playing for Gravelines in France, a team whose name loses its magic when pronounced in a French accent. Playing alongside former seminal NBA starlet Dan McClintock, Carter has appeared in all of two games for Gravelines, totalling 17 minutes, 0 points and 5 rebounds, which isn’t much in a month.
– Steve Castleberry is in the mighty Czech Republic league, where he averages 11.1 points and 6.3 rebounds for the even mightier Karma Basket Podebrady. Steve Castleberry has only played in weak leagues such as the USBL and the Dominican Republic since turning pro, and hasn’t exactly shined in any of them. Why, therefore, does he garner all this attention on this website, one that is designed with a specific focus for current and fringe NBA players? Well, it’s because the Philadelphia 76ers signed him for training camp in 2005. And because of that, I’m now obligated (and highly willing) to follow the life and times of Officer Steve Castleberry.
– Kelvin Cato is still unsigned, and probably always will be. If any team out there is rueing not signing Dikembe Mutombo, and thinks they might want to sign Kelvin Cato instead…..well, based on last year’s play, don’t. He may well be done.
– Lion-O Chalmers is playing for Surgut in Russia, where he is averaging a highly applaudable 22.1 points (comfortably first in the league) and 4.9 assists (fourth). Fun Lionel Chalmers fact – Lionel Chalmers is the cousin of current Minnesota Timberwolves forward Craig Smith. I’d make a list of players that are cousins of other players, but it would take one hundred million years to complete.
– “Ca$h Money” Brian Chase averages 13.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists for Le Mans, another French team whose name is less fun when pronounced properly. Chase’s teammates include former World Wrestling Entertainment Champion and Gonzaga forward J.P. Batista, as well as former Sacramento King forward David Bluthenthal, who average 9.0 and 10.1 points respectively.
– Calbert Cheaney has been out of the game for ages, and is now something of a Mr Miyagi type.
– Eric Chenowith is unsigned. After joining the Hornets for training camp last season, Chenowith then went to the D-League, where he did little. He then signed with a Korean team this year, but left during preseason, and he has not been signed since. For a few years, his NBA window has been open, albeit only slightly. But now, I think it’s firmly shut.
– Josh Childress is playing for Olympiacos, as well you know. It’s also going rather well for him, as he averages a team-leading 15.6 points, good for fourth in the league, as well as 3.7 rebounds per game. Childress is also shooting 76% on his two-point shots, which is almost Josh Childress-like.
– Doug Christie could be doing roughly anything right now.
– Adam Chubb will literally never leave Germany, unless he does. Thus season, on the first year of a two-year contract with the ALBA Berlin team, Chubb is averaging 8.1 points and 3.6 rebounds.
– Finally, Sam Clancy finally signed a contract for this season, joining CSK VSS Samara in Russia earlier this month. In his first game for the team, Clancy went 0-4. Good times.
I am continuously intrigued by the esoterica and minutiae of all the aspects of building a basketball team. I want to understand how to build the best basketball teams possible. No, I don’t know why, either.
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