March 19, 2013
Ime Udoka - Retired this past offseason and immediately went to work with the Spurs as an assistant coach.
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.
January 5, 2011
Ime Udoka - Udoka was cut yesterday by the tax-threatened Spurs, just before the contract guarantee date. He was far less successful in his second stint with the Spurs than in his first, averaging only 3.9 points per 36 minutes and missing all of his threes. Udoka was never a particularly adept or versatile dynamic offensive player, but at least he offered a jumpshot. Over the last two years, he seems to have lost it.
July 30, 2010
Ime Udoka - A late bloomer - or rather, a late arrival to the NBA - Udoka plays decent defense and has the corner three pointer down pat. He has proven to be a contributing role player to winning teams, and even to a losing team last year in Sacramento. However, Udoka has also proven to be declining year on year, and turns 33 next week.