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Michael Washington - PF, 6'9, 210
Retired - Retired after 2013 season
       Date of birth: 10/02/1986
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2010
     Out of: Arkansas
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
27th September, 2010 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with New Orleans.
28th September, 2010 NBA Signing with New Orleans rescinded due to failed physical.
1st November, 2010 D-League Drafted 34th overall in the 2010 D-League Draft by Springfield Armor.
15th November, 2010 D-League Waived by Springfield Armor due to injury.
13th April, 2011 D-League Acquired by Austin Toros.
26th August, 2011 Belgium Signed a one year contract with Belgacom Liege.
26th September, 2011 Belgium Released by Belgacom Liege.
2nd November, 2011 D-League Designated as a returning player by Austin Toros.
14th November, 2011 D-League Waived by Austin Toros.
When: Where:
2006 - 2010 Arkansas (NCAA)
September 2010 New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
November 2010 Springfield Armor (D-League)
April 2011 Austin Toros (D-League)
August 2011 - September 2011 Belgacom Liege (Belgium)
November 2011 Austin Toros (D-League)
From blog:


   Really Overdue 2010 D-League Draft Review
2010-11-15

37th: - Springfield Armor - Michael Washington, Arkansas

Washington was once a significant NBA draft candidate on account of his combination of size and athleticism. However, he's lost much of that athleticism due to two years of back injuries. He went undrafted this past summer and was due to sign with the New Orleans Hornets for training camp; however, the signing was rescinded when the Hornets's training staff couldn't clear Washington to practice. The citing of these injury concerns before anything else is deliberate, because they had stagnated a once promising career.

When healthy (or if healthy), Washington was an athlete 6'9 240lber who piled up the rebounds, made some shots in the paint, and defended the interior well enough. He turned it over a lot, missed his foul shots, scored more with athleticism than dexterity, and was clumsy and inconsistent, yet he produces. But once he got injured and fat, his strengths got weaker, and his weaknesses got no stronger. He needs to turn around this one year decline, and the D-League should be a good place to do that.

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   Anybody Wanna See Second Prize? Second Prize Is A Set Of Steak Knives.....
2010-10-01

(They [New Orleans] also intended to bring in Arkansas big man Michael Washington, an athletic big man who has lost about 70% of his athleticism. But Washington failed his physical and the move did not go through.)

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