July 4, 2015
Hobson is back for summer league visit, five years after first being drafted. He spent the first half of last year in Brazil, averaging 17.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists with Brasilia, then came back to the D-League with the Santa Cruz Warriors and added further averages of 12.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 29.2 minutes per game. Hobson also upped his three point volume, taking four a game and hitting them at 36.7%, and had a very strong final stretch of the season. In the final game of the D-League season, Hobson led the Warriors with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants; a team that was 15-10 after Hobson's debut ended up 35-15 and the league champions, and Hobson was a big part of that. Hobson does much the same sort of thing as what Joe Ingles does, and Joe Ingles just played a full season in the NBA. At this point, so could Hobson.
December 13, 2013
Darington Hobson - Something of a forgotten man, Hobson has missed big chunks of his three year pro career due to injury, but last year played a good sixth man role for Santa Cruz of the D-League. Averaging 9.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists for the Warriors, Hobson subsequently tried to go to China this season, but did not, and is unsigned. His quirky but effective game is enticing, but he needs some extended run to prove himself first.
January 5, 2011
Players who would otherwise be listed, but who are not due to long term injury, include Mike Taylor, Jeff Pendergraph, Darington Hobson, Da'Sean Butler, Stephane Lasme, Brian Butch, Chris Hunter and Magnum Rolle.
July 13, 2010
Adrian Griffin will not returned to the Bucks coaching staff next season, which is a shame. As role models go, Griffin would be a good one for Hobson.
June 27, 2010
Pick 37: With the less threatening Adam Silver chant back in effect, Sexy announces that the Bucks pick Darington Hobson at 37, an interesting choice for the team already with Baha Mootay, Carlos Delfino and Turk Nowitzki. Hobson is a good player, in many ways the entry level version of Evan Turner. He's not the halfcourt creator that Turner is, and he is similarly lacking in elite athleticism and jumpshot; that said, Hobson is a stat stuffer and a talent passer that will rebound, drive and willingly move the ball. Europe might be better suited to Hobson's talents, as might the Lakers, but the Bucks have something to work with here nonetheless.
Additionally, Stu Scott informs us that Hobson's nickname is "Butta." (The bad typing makes it cooler!) This partially assuages any doubts I may have had earlier about the player with two surnames, and it also makes Hobson the first NBA since his current team mate John "Johnny Fish" Salmons to have a foodstuff in his nickname. Can't be bad.
("Big Snacks" Jerome James doesn't count as a food. That's a mealtime. Or a lifestyle choice.)