Where Are They Now, 2009; Part 34
February 18th, 2009
– Chris McCray is playing in Italy for a second-tier team called Rimini Crabs, which sounds like the most painful affliction that a man can have. McCray averages 13.8 points and 4.1 rebounds for them.
– Taj McCullough is in the D-League, and started the year with the Erie BayHawks. He barely played there, averaging 6.5 points and 1.9 rebounds in eight games before being waived in late December, T-Mac was later picked up by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, for whom he averages a far better 15.6 points and 4.6 rebounds, while hacking up five and a half three-pointers per game. That’s a new idea.
– Cornelius “Scooter” McFadgon recently left his team in Chile to sign with Barako Bull (they’re missing a real trick if they don’t start marketing thundersticks as “Barmers”) in the Philippines.
– Ivan McFarlin is exactly where you’d expect him to be; Switzerland. Playing for whoever BBC Nyon are, McFarlin averages 15.1 points and 9.0 rebounds alongside such luminaries as Baptiste Cransac and Stephen Sir. Remember those names.
– It is hard to find Jeff McInnis news, considering that there is a reality TV chef of the same name who seems to be far more newsworthy. (I’ve never heard of him, but you can understand why headlines like this one get my attention.) I can assure you, though, that Jeff McInnis is not signed anywhere. And he may never be again.
– Nor will Aaron McKie, whose retirement seems for certain this time, as no one can randomly sign and trade him any more. McKie was inevitably waived by the Grizzlies, and later reprised the role as an informal Sixers assistant coach that he was stolen away from at about this time last year.
– Keith McLeod is with the Albuquerque Thunders in the D-League, and averages 14.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game, shooting 27% from three-point range.
– Gerry McNamara went unsigned for a while after failing to make the Jazz roster, and then popped up in the D-League with the Reno Bighorns. McNamara averages 6.8 points and 3.3 assists on slightly disconcerting 38% shooting, backing up starting point guard Majic Dorsey.
– Antonio Meeking is also on that same team, and he leads the team with an 18.3 points per game average. He’s also second in boards with an 8.2 rpg average, yet he’s started taking more three-pointers. It’s not entirely working out, as he is 22-72 on the year, for a sub-par 31% average.
– Stanislav Medvedenko hasn’t played in a non-NBA professional game since the year 2000. Considering that he’s not in the NBA any more, hasn’t technically been in it for two years, and hasn’t really been for about four years, you can conclude that his career has reached a slight incline.
– Finally, Sammy Mejia is still with his Greek team AEK 1964. He averages 14.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, with the points per game being enough for eighth-best in the Greek league. It’s only good for second on his team, though, as former Notre Dame big man Torin Francis leads the team (and is second in the league) with a 17.4 ppg average, far in advance of anything that he has ever done before. But AEK are currently in last place in the Greek league anyway.
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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