DeSagana Diop C CLE 2 years ago

DeSagana Diop, Kenny Kadji, Jermaine Taylor and Elliot Williams were waived by the Cavs on Friday.

None of these guys had much of a shot with Cleveland adding so much depth this year. They have a couple rookies in Matthew Dellevadova and Sergey Karasev playing well while Henry Sims had a nice month, too. Diop is unlikely to make another team until teams start looking for guys on 10-day deals.

DeSagana Diop C CLE 2 years ago

The Cavs have invited DeSagana Diop to training camp.

"It's hard to find big guys," said Cavs GM Chris Grant. The Cavs frontcourt is somewhat stacked even without a healthy Andrew Bynum, who still has no return date, and there's no reason to give Diop a second thought.

DeSagana Diop C CLE 3 years ago

DeSagana Diop was inactive on Saturday due to right knee soreness.

Diop's absence will go unremarked by most Bobcats fans, let alone fantasy owners, as he hasn't played in a game since March 4th.

DeSagana Diop C CLE 3 years ago

DeSagana Diop moved into the Bobcats' starting lineup on Saturday, but he went scoreless in nine minutes.

The move could be designed to light a spark under Brendan Haywood, who played 10 minutes off the bench, but either way Diop offers negligible fantasy value.

DeSagana Diop C CLE 3 years ago

DeSagana Diop has lost considerable weight and now weighs less than 300 pounds, according to the Charlotte Observer.

Diop was at least 30 pounds heavier last season, when his conditioning was so poor that he simply couldn't contribute. It's nice to hear that he's in better shape but we're not expecting any miracles -- Diop has averaged a mere 23 games played over the past three seasons in Charlotte, and now Brendan Haywood has assumed starting center duties.

DeSagana Diop C CLE 3 years ago

Beat writer Rick Bonnell believes DeSagana Diop "looks lighter" than he was last season.

This is good news for Diop, who looked like he was very much out of shape for the majority of last season. Despite the weight loss, Diop isn't expected to challenge for consistent playing time behind Bismack Biyombo and Brendan Haywood.

DeSagana Diop C CLE 3 years ago

DeSagana Diop played 14 minutes on Monday against the Wizards.

In a blowout loss, the Bobcats found a way to develop their young, budding up-and-comer in Diop.

DeSagana Diop C CLE 3 years ago

DeSagana Diop (Achilles) played 11 minutes off the bench on Sunday, scoring two points and grabbing four rebounds.

It's sort of absurd that Diop would even be active in a lopsided game at the end of a lost season, but it makes sense in the context of the 2011-12 Bobcats.

DeSagana Diop C CLE 3 years ago

DeSagana Diop (Achilles) did not play on Monday against the Hornets.

Paul and Stephen Silas would probably like to develop him for the future, but we doubt 56-year old Diop's ailing body is going to cooperate.

DeSagana Diop C CLE 4 years ago

DeSagana Diop (hamstring) returned to action on Thursday, playing nine minutes with one rebound and one assist to his credit.

Diop really has no business on the floor these days, but Paul Silas is going to give him minutes to spell his young guys, anyway. Still, there's no fantasy value here, obviously.