Category Archives: Mookie Watkins

The wandering Canadian (Pro Update January 2013)

As I sat around last night watching Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks go up against the Kris Joseph-free Celtics, I realized it’s time for another Pro Update. Here’s what’s been going on:
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As mentioned above, Kris Joseph was cut by the Celtics earlier this month. In fact, he was cut just a few hours before his [...]

All your development are belong to SU (Pro Update Dec 2012)

It’s back! Your one-stop to learn all there is to know about former SU basketball players who are currently playing professionally somewhere or other. It’s been a long time since I’ve had the flexibility to put one of these together, so it’s a bit longer than usual. Plenty of content to peruse while you wait [...]

Pro Update - Kiwi Edition (Feb 2012)

Josh Pace is back in the land of sheep and hobbits!
Pace has signed on with the Manawatu Jets for the 2012 New Zealand basketball season. After leading the Hawkes Bay Hawks (seriously) to a runner-up finish in last season’s championship, Josh will join former Duke center Nick Horvath on the Jets this year. They brought [...]

Pro Update December 2011

With the NBA season about to (finally) tip off, it’s time to revive our long-running-but-recently-deficient series of posts covering the professional basketball lives of former Orangemen. You probaby have heard the recent news about Andy Rautins being cut by the Mavs or Paul Harris wrecking the D-League on the stellar TNIAAM, but here we are [...]

Whither Matt Gorman?? (Pro Update 1-7-11)

Sad but true. Matt “Matty-boy” Gorman is no longer playing professional basketball, at least not at the moment. He was not re-signed by the Sheffield Sharks for 2010-11, and there is no record of him playing for, or even signing with, another team. Yet.
But, who from Syracuse is still playing pro hoops, whether in this [...]

A dream deferred… again

Its official: the New Orleans Hornets have released Darryl Watkins. They signed some other dude to be their scrub reserve center. Mook could go back to the D-League, or to China, or to who knows where. Once we know, you will too.
The good news is that Demetris Nichols is still hanging tough in Jazz camp, [...]

NBA Hopefuls Update

Don’t look so excited, Demetris.

Yes, it’s that time of year again. NBA training camp. Where guys who are used to being the best player on their own team are suddenly scrapping against each other for the honor of riding an NBA bench night after night. Not a few of these guys hail from the beacon [...]

The Johnsoning Begins (and other bits of Orange)

We are less than a month away from Syracuse basketball’s first exhibition game, and the energy in these parts is, if not palpable, then at least noticeable as a sort of background hum. Kutztown will face Orange wrath soon enough. But there are some other things that you need to know. We’ll run them down [...]

We know you’re wondering (Pro Wrapup 2010)

Derelict. Derelict in our duties. That is the only phrase that can describe what has happened here at Cuse Country. There has been a ridiculous span of time that has passed since we last checked in with former Orangemen around the globe. Entire seasons were played during that time. While we did recently give you [...]

NBA Summer League Update

The three-week-long festival of essentially pickup basketball that is the NBA Summer League experience is winding to a close. The two sessions (first Orlando, then Vegas) have been dotted with Orange this summer. No fewer than seven former Syracuse stars have appeared on at least one Summer League roster. I bet you won’t guess which [...]