March 19, 2013
Sean Marks - Marks now works for the Spurs, as both a director of basketball operations and as the general manager for their self-owned D-League affiliate, the Austin Toros.
January 10, 2011
In some additional related bookkeeping, the reason for many of the players listed in the previous list was due to the NBA's contract guarantee date. All players on NBA rosters on or after January 10th have their contracts guaranteed for the remainder of the season (future seasons are unaffected); this also includes waivers. In-season waivers are 48 hours long and do not include weekends; therefore, with the 10th of January being a Monday, players had to be waived by close of business on Wednesday 5th in order to have cleared waivers before the deadline date.
Eleven players with not fully guaranteed contracts were waived in the hours before that deadline: Steve Novak, Damien Wilkins, Jarron Collins, John Lucas III, Ime Udoka, Lester Hudson, Ronald Dupree, Brian Skinner, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Sundiata Gaines and Rodney Carney. Twenty seven unguaranteed players survived; Delonte West, Von Wafer, Brian Scalabrine, Samardo Samuels, Manny Harris, Alonzo Gee, Brian Cardinal, Melvin Ely, Gary Forbes, Jeremy Lin, Ish Smith, A.J. Price, Ike Diogu, Luc Richard Mbah A Moute, Ben Uzoh, Didier Ilunga-Mbenga, Shawne Williams, Malik Allen, Garret Siler, Patty Mills, Sean Marks, Darnell Jackson, Chris Quinn, Sonny Weems, Jeremy Evans, Cartier Martin and Hamady Ndiaye. Players with contracts who had already become guaranteed due to specific guarantee stipulations in their contracts were Sherron Collins, Derrick Brown, Josh McRoberts, Willie Warren, Derrick Caracter, Luther Head and Joey Dorsey.
October 6, 2010
Marks has been in the NBA for over a hundred million years, by which I mean ten years. He has barely played in that time, but has continued to make it back because of his talent level. That talent level has never translated into much production, yet Marks can shoot from mid-range, runs well enough, and gives forth the kind of effort that gets a marginal NBA talent such a lengthy NBA career. Unfortunately, he's also a slightly thin 6'10, does not like physical play, and just turned 35. So this is probably his last chance. If it doesn't work out, and it probably won't, then he might go home.
August 21, 2010
- Sean Marks * - It was expected - and slong since rumoured - that Marks was going to return to his homeland to play for the New Zealand Breakers (who, despite the name, play in Australia's NBL.) However, the Breakers rounded out their roster yesterday by signing former Utah State forward Gary Wilkinson instead, and Marks is therefore left in the lurch.
July 30, 2010
Sean Marks - Quite incredibly, Sean Marks has just completed his tenth NBA season. It's incredible because I'd be willing to bet there's a good many NBA fans out there who have managed to not see a single minute of hot Sean Marks action in those ten seasons. Marks's career totals in those ten years are only 201 games and 2,067 minutes, including only 14 games and 75 minutes last year. This is partly because he's often injured, partly because he's often fighting for a contract, yet also because he's a marginal talent. Marks is a soft 7 footer who doesn't like physical play and who doesn't rebound well, and while he's a good shot maker, he has shot only 45% for his career. It's very much to his credit that this limited CV has turned into more years of NBA experience than you've had hot dinners, yet eleven seems like a definite stretch.