July 30, 2010
Nate Jawai - After three teams in two years, Jawai couldn't get so much as a qualifying offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves. They traded for him to fill out their roster in last year's training camp, and even gave him a couple of starts, but Jawai responded with bad foul and rebounding rates, and a PER of only 11.0. He then injured his ankle and played very sparingly after January; the team then saw fit to bring in Greg Stiemsma for the remainder of the season and did not extend Nate a qualifying offer. Those things do not bode well.
July 17, 2010
Nathan Jawai has just completed a two year minimum salary contract, and might have just completed his NBA career. In those two years, Jawai was a member of four teams, however briefly, and played only 431 minutes. The guy with supposed Shaq-like qualities demonstrated only propensities for fouls and turnovers, and while he is big and powerful, he struggled to finish that which wasn't a dunk. Jawai has a chance of getting another contract - after all, Randolph Morris and Patrick O'Bryant did, and they'd showed even less by this time. Cleveland might be a good spot for Jawai to get one, too, with the departures of both Shaq and Z. But he has a ways to go yet.
July 8, 2010
[...] If Jawai proves to be healthy and in shape, that's one thing. Yet even if he does, Charlotte might not be the best place for him. Due to their insanely bad salary management, the Bobcats already have two backup centres earning over $6 million, one of whom (Lasagna Diop) is tied in for three more years. With Alexis Ajinca hanging around as the permanent project, Jawai doesn't seem to have a shot here.