Royal Ivey G OKC 11 Months
Royal Ivey has signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Ivey has only played five NBA games since 2008-9, so it's likely that he's solely being brought in on a 10-day as a fresh body for the Thunder. Fantasy owners can feel free to spend their waiver wire time elsewhere.
Royal Ivey G OKC 11 Months
Free agent G Royal Ivey is reportedly set to sign a 10-day contract with the Thunder.
Ivey averaged 3.2 points with the Sixers last season and wasn't able to latch on with a team this year despite trying out for the Spurs and Rockets, among others. He's not a fantasy option even while Russell Westbrook (knee) is on the shelf.
Royal Ivey G OKC Aug 05 '79
Hawks waive G/F Royal Ivey.
He only played in 55 minutes over his three games with the team. Ivey might catch on with another team, but he might have to play overseas for a bit.
Royal Ivey G OKC Jun 30 '79
Point guard Royal Ivey has been invited to Hawks training camp.
It's a non-guaranteed deal and he'll simply be trying to make the team as a third point guard, although he appears to be long shot at this point. However, he could end up making the team if Lou Williams' knee injury is expected to keep him out for an extended chunk of the season.
Royal Ivey G OKC Jun 04 '79
Royal Ivey has workouts scheduled with the Rockets and Spurs.
Ivey was limited to 3.2 points in 13 minutes per game with the Sixers last season, and he'll serve a minimal backup role wherever he lands. The Spurs don't seem to be a likely destination considering they already have Tony Parker, Cory Joseph, Patty Mills and Nando De Colo.
Royal Ivey G OKC Dec 15 '78
Royal Ivey started at shooting guard again on Tuesday and had 10 points, two rebounds, three assists, three steals and two 3-pointers on 4-of-9 shooting in 37 minutes.
He's starting in place of injured Nick Young, and could be worth a temporary pickup with Young's ankle injury possibly keeping him out all week. He had 17 points in another start on Saturday.
Royal Ivey G OKC Dec 12 '78
Royal Ivey scored a season-high 17 points in a start at SG on Saturday, making all six of his FG attempts, including 4-of-4 from downtown.
Ivey was promoted due to Nick Young's sprained left ankle. Young is day-to-day, which diminishes Ivey's appeal in standard leagues, though Doug Collins has been transparently unhappy with his starters lately anyway, and Young was averaging just 19.7 minutes in his previous three games. Deep league owners should at least keep a close eye on him.
Royal Ivey G OKC Nov 03 '78
Royal Ivey will start at shooting guard against the Bucks on Tuesday.
The move to the starting lineup is more of a negative statement on Dorell Wright than anything else. In 23 games this year, Ivey played just 11 minutes per game and shot 41.7 percent from the field. We'd leave Ivey on the wire in almost all leagues and Wright's value also takes a hit. Nick Young may have missed an opportunity here and we'll see how he performs in his usual bench role.
Royal Ivey G OKC Oct 11 '78
Royal Ivey will become a consistent part of the rotation, according to Doug Collins.
Collins like Ivey's toughness on the defensive end. It's not clear who will lose minutes as a result, but the Philadelphia Inquirer speculates that one of Jason Richardson, Dorell Wright and Nick Young will lose some time on the floor.
Royal Ivey G OKC Oct 07 '78
Royal Ivey returned to action on Wednesday December 26.