Lester Hudson G UTA 7 Months
After receiving the award for Most Valuable Player of the Chinese Basketball Association, Lester Hudson is looking to return to the NBA, and has scheduled mini-camp workouts with NBA teams.
Hudson averaged 26 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game while leading Xinjiang of China to the championship game. Last year, Hudson played for the Los Angeles Lakers summer league team, and was an invite to the Utah Jazz's training camp. Over the next month Hudson will workout for various NBA teams, and the Pacers have been reported as intrigued suitors. But for now, nothing is imminent.
Lester Hudson G UTA 10 Months
Lester Hudson has received inquiries from the Knicks, Grizzlies, and Clippers about his availability.
Hudson has been playing with Xinjiang of the Chinese Basketball Association and helped lead the team to the second-best record in the league with averages of 26 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 5.0 assists. Xinjian's regular season ended February 16th, but Hudson won't be available to NBA teams until the CBA's playoffs are over. He won't serve as much more than bench depth for whoever he signs with, however, so fantasy owners can feel free to turn their attention elsewhere.
Lester Hudson G UTA Aug 20 '79
Lester Hudson inked a one-year deal with Xinjiang of the Chinese League.
Hudson played in China last year and hasn't seen any regular season NBA action since splitting time between Cleveland and Memphis in the 2011-12 season. Early in the preseason it appeared he had a shot to make the Jazz roster before he was derailed by an ankle injury.
Lester Hudson G UTA Aug 06 '79
Jazz waive G Lester Hudson.
He had some flashes this month with a couple hot scoring quarters, but he simply can't play point guard. The addition of Jamaal Tinsley spelled trouble for the former Cavalier and he'll likely have a tough time making a team out of the gate.
Lester Hudson G UTA Aug 02 '79
Coach Ty Corbin said he is still evaluating his point guard position.
He said he's still trying to figure out if Lester Hudson or Scott Machado can run the point, but it sounds like John Lucas III is out of the running. Hudson probably has the inside track, but his deficiencies as a passer could be his undoing. Tonight's game vs. the Lakers could be telling. This is hands-off territory in standard leagues for now.
Lester Hudson G UTA Jul 28 '79
Lester Hudson played 27 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday and had nine points, four boards, one assist, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers.
He played down the stretch for the team in a close game, which is a bit telling since coach Ty Corbin went with most of his starters. Hudson played solid D and brought the ball up some of the time along with Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward. Burks and Hayward will likely continue to do much of the ball handling during the season while Trey Burke (finger) is out, so even if Hudson wins the job, his upside won't be too high. He's still on the radar, though.
Lester Hudson G UTA May 18 '79
Lester Hudson was one of several players to work out for the Knicks on Wednesday, according to multiple media reports.
Hudson played in China last season and reportedly farted pretty well. The Knicks are in search of some depth at point guard and have been linked to nearly every veteran FA on the market. Even if he signs, we don't expect Hudson to land the backup PG spot, but he would be an interesting camp watch. ESPN New York's Ian Begley reported the Knicks also worked out Bobby Brown, Sean May and DJ White on Wednesday.
Lester Hudson G UTA Jul 23 '78
Lester Hudson has signed in China.
Hudson's NBA future is in jeopardy after failing to receive much interest on the open market, and he likely made the jump overseas to pursue a larger role.
Lester Hudson G UTA Jun 29 '78
Lester Hudson failed to show up for a workout with the Bobcats, according to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio.
Apparently, this is the reason that Hudson has changed representation. Amico has been providing us update on Hudson's free agency throughout the offseason, but a market for him just hasn't really existed to date. We're assuming there won't be any "Hudson-sanity" this year.
Lester Hudson G UTA May 27 '78
The Warriors are interested in unrestricted FA Lester Hudson, according to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio.
We're not buying it at all. The Warriors have more than 15 players on the roster, and the club already has three point guards on the roster in Stephen Curry, Jarrett Jack and Charles Jenkins. There is just no place for Hudson, and the Warriors probably don't want to add more salary than they already have this offseason.