Team Waives Forward Kareem Rush
The Los Angeles Clippers today signed guard JamesOn Curry to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced.
A member of the NBA Development League’s Springfield Armor, Curry becomes the eighth Gatorade Call-Up of the 2009-10 season. The Clippers also announced that they have waived forward Kareem Rush.
With the Armor, the 6-foot-3 Curry averaged 16.1 points, 7.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds in 19 games this season. The former Oklahoma State standout was selected after his junior season by the Chicago Bulls in the second round of the 2007 NBA Draft. Curry did not appear in a regular season game for the Bulls, but was assigned to the D-League’s Iowa Energy and averaged 20.3 points, 5.5 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 13 games during the 2007-08 season.
Curry, 24, played in two games for Pau-Orthez of France before returning to Iowa and averaging 12.3 points in 16 games in 2008-09. Curry spent time with Proteas EKA AEL in Cyprus this season and joined the Armor in November, 2009.
A North Carolina native, Curry finished his career at Oklahoma State as the school’s 13th all-time leading scorer with 1,363 points and the third-most three-pointers in school history (197). As a junior, Curry was as Third Team All-Big 12 selection and finished second on the team in scoring.
Rush averaged 1.3 points, 0.9 rebounds and 0.6 assists in seven games with the Clippers in 2009-10. Rush suffered a torn right ACL on Nov. 17, 2009 in New Orleans and underwent season-ending surgery to repair the knee in November.
We’ll have more analysis on JamesOn Curry soon, but for now take a look at what the guys over at the always excellent draftexpress.com wrote a few years ago about Curry.