Vernon Macklin F NOP 1 year ago

Macklin was waived by the Pelicans on Thursday.

Macklin played with the Magic's Summer League team recently and hoped to make the Pelicans' roster during training camp, but now he'll hit the open market and explore alternative options for this fall.

Vernon Macklin F NOP 1 year ago

Macklin has agreed to a non-guaranteed contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, RealGM reports.

Macklin played last season in Turkey instead of accepting training camp invites, but this season Macklin will try to secure a spot with the Pelicans. The former Florida Gator played Summer League ball with the Orlando Magic, averaging 5.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in 15.6 minutes per game. In his lone NBA season�back in 2011-12 with the Detroit Pistons�Macklin played sparingly, appearing in just 23 games and playing shy of six minutes per contest. He'll face an uphill battle to secure a roster spot in New Orleans.

Vernon Macklin F NOP 3 years ago

Vernon Macklin will sign with Gaziantep of Turkey, according to his agent Greg Nunn.

Macklin played just 5.9 minutes per night and it took him until late April to see double-digit minutes in a game last year. The Florida Gator will obviously get more playing time in Turkey and perhaps he can work his way back into the NBA.

Vernon Macklin F NOP 4 years ago

Unrestricted FA Vernon Macklin is reportedly drawing interest from the Nets, Suns, Bucks, Blazers and Lakers.

Macklin also has two offers from Greece and Turkey as well, but it sounds like he'll try to stay in the NBA. Macklin is an unrestricted free agent after the Pistons chose not to extend a qualifying contract offer, but the 2011 second-round draft pick torched the D-League last season with averages of 16.6 points and 17.2 rebounds. He should be able to find work as frontline depth somewhere, but he may find a more lucrative contract overseas.

Vernon Macklin F NOP 4 years ago

Vernon Macklin will likely start at power forward or center for the Pistons during Summer League.

Macklin tore up the D-League in 10 games, averaging 14.5 points, 14.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.0 steal and 0.9 blocks before being recalled by Detroit. He has a long way to go before garnering interest in standard fantasy leagues.

Vernon Macklin F NOP 4 years ago

Vernon Macklin will be active on Wednesday against the Hawks.

Macklin torched the D-League this season, but he hasn't played for the Pistons since March 3 and hasn't topped 10 minutes in a game this season. He could see some run down the stretch, but it's highly unlikely he'll work himself onto the fantasy radar.

Vernon Macklin F NOP 4 years ago

Vernon Macklin will see some playing time before the season ends.

Macklin spent the majority of the season in the D-League where he tore it up with averages of 16.6 points and 17.2 rebounds, so Lawrence Frank wants to get a look at what he can do before the season ends. He's not a fantasy option.

Vernon Macklin F NOP 4 years ago

Vernon Macklin will return from the D-League when the season ends in the beginning of April.

Macklin is averaging 16.6 points and 17.2 rebounds with the Ft. Wayne Mad Ants, but he's unlikely to see any major minutes upon his return to the Pistons.

Vernon Macklin F NOP 4 years ago

The Pistons assigned forward Vernon Macklin to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League on Sunday.

With Charlie Villanueva back, Macklin was no longer needed to provide depth at the end of the bench. He is averaging 1.4 points and 0.9 rebounds in 19 games this season.