Wednesday, November 10, 2010
New NBDL Team Roster to Include... Rashad McCants?
According to sources, former first round pick guard Rashard McCants will be playing for the Texas Legends of the NBDL this season. The team will also feature former NBA first rounders Sean Williams and Antonio Daniels (remember when Allen Iverson did this to Daniels?). Matt Rogers (who?) who was recently the 4th pick in the NBDL Draft, will also be on the team.
The Legends are owned by Dallas Mavericks GM Donnie Nelson and will be coached by Nancy Lieberman, who will be the first female to coach an NBDL team. Another former NBA player Spub Webb is the GM of the Legends. That's a lot of professional basketball pedigree for a NBDL franchise.
McCants last played for the Sacramento Kings in the NBA. He was drafted 14th overall back in 2005 by Minnesota before being dealt to the Kings. Mccants sat out all of last season while attempting to land a real crack at an NBA rotation spot. The 6'4 guard comes with a reputation of being a "knucklehead", although he has never gotten into any legal trouble. Oh, and he used to date Khloe Kardashian before she got hitched to Lamar Odom.
In October, the Mavericks brought in McCants to be considered for a roster spot but released him a couple days later. McCants had been reluctant to commit to the NBDL franchise as his advisor Percy Miller (yes, "Master P") has said that McCants had other potential NBA teams interested in the 26 year old shooting guard. I guess that didn't pan out too well for Mccants.
Maybe playing well for the Legends will prove to be beneficial for McCants as the team should definitely garner a lot of media attention. He could possibly use this opportunity to improve his NBA options and eventually make a return to the big leagues. That's if he can somehow shake the perception of a bad attitude.
The Legends opened camp last weekend and their first game is November 18th and will be televised on Versus. Tune in if your interested. Best of luck to them.