Dec 9, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT
Sherron Collins is about to find out what cold really is.
The Charlotte Bobcats have decided that their first-round pick out of Kansas — the All-American — needs some more seasoning and minutes so he is off the well-named Maine Red Claws of the D-League, as reported by Scott Schroeder of FanHouse. I love Maine, fantastic state, great lobster pounds. I only go in the summer. For good reason.
The move seems a wise one, to get Collins some burn and let him improve rather than languish on the bench of a team where the coach trusts rookies about as much as guys wearing trench coats at parks.
What is interesting is Collins becomes the 16th guy under NBA contract to be assigned to the D-League this season by Schroeder’s count. Some of it for injury rehab, some young players who need some burn. It is a growing trend as teams seem to be figuring out how to really make having a real minor league work for them.
- Kobe Bryant says he will not be same player as before, says he’s evolved into something equally good 0
- Report: Agent for Greg Monroe pursued sign-and-trade deals with five teams, including Thunder and Blazers 19
- Derrick Rose sits out another Team USA practice, not likely to start Wednesday 20
- DeMarcus Cousins practices with team USA Tuesday, says he’s 50-50 for Wednesday game 2
- Jim Boeheim says of Carmelo Anthony, “it would have been better to go to Chicago” 31
- Steve Ballmer screams like a maniac at Clippers rally 26
- Thibodeau calls Team USA “perfect setting” for Derrick Rose to make return 6
- What four players left likely to get cut from Team USA roster? Things don’t look good for Andre Drummond. 19