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Kelenna Azubuike reportedly looking good in Cleveland

Aug 22, 2012, 7:53 AM EDT

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There was a time, a few years and a few knee surgeries ago, that Kelenna Azubuike was a player on the rise. His last year in Golden State he averaged 13.9 points her game on 54 percent shooting, he was incredibly athletic and had the kind of game fans love to watch. He played well for Don Nelson in Golden State then was traded to the Knicks where he would have fit well with then-coach Mike D’Antoni’s system.

But he suffered a torn patellar tendon in 2009. Last year he needed a second surgery to repair a poorly handled first surgery. Last season he was with Dallas and played 6 minutes all season, and on draft night was traded to the Cavaliers.

But if you want a ray of hope, there is this note from Cavs GM Chris Grant via Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio.

One thing mentioned in Cavs notes: Watch out for Kelenna Azubuike. Chris Grant says he’s moving well, knee improving. Could be contributor.

We’ll believe it when we see it at this point.

But I really hope to see it.

  1. clevelandschronic2 - Aug 22, 2012 at 8:24 AM

    Good to hear. We gonna need to find out if he can contribute on a regular basis. Anything he can contribute is a plus considering he was a throw in piece in the draft day trade. Hopefully he can be a decent off the bench guy.

  2. jolink653 - Aug 22, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    It’s a shame he couldn’t get healthy enough to play for the Knicks when he came over in the David Lee sign-and-trade…I was really looking forward to seeing him tear it up for the Knicks but I guess it just wasn’t meant to be…This kid has a lot of talent and I hope he can contribute to the Cavs or whatever team he winds up on

  3. sellahh - Aug 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    i remember him having 70sth rating in nba 2k9 or 10… i guess those days are long gone

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