Tag:T.J. Ford
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:52 pm

T.J. Ford out 4-6 weeks with hamstring injury

Posted by Royce Young

The Spurs announced Wednesday that backup point guard T.J. Ford has suffered a longitudinal tear of his left hamstring and will miss 4-6 weeks.

The injury happened Tuesday in the first quarter against Milwaukee.

Not coincidentally, the Spurs recalled rookie Cory Joseph from their D-League affiliated, the Austin Toros. The Spurs are thin at point guard behind starter Tony Parker. Ford was off to a good start this season backing up Parker too. It's not a devastating blow, but another for the Spurs to deal with as Manu Ginobili is still out for a while with a broken hand.
Posted on: November 21, 2011 4:41 pm

T.J. Ford signs in Croatia

By Matt Moore 

T.J. Ford has had a downright bizarre career. Slow start in Milwaukee, then exploded in Toronto, including a very efficient 20+ PER in 2007-2008. But he has never managed to be the starting point guard teams look to, never has been able to put it all together. Regardless, the former Longhorn has enough cache to land himself an overseas deal, as ESPN reports: 
Indiana Pacers free-agent guard T.J. Ford is headed to Croatia to join KK Zagreb while the NBA lockout drags on.

After playing in a charity game Sunday night in his native Houston organized by John Lucas and son John Lucas III from the Chicago Bulls, Ford told ESPN.com that he's headed to Croatia to join a team that also employs former Charlotte Bobcats lottery pick Sean May.

The deal includes an out to return to the NBA if the lockout ends.
via T.J. Ford of Indiana Pacers will play in Croatia for KK Zagreb during lockout - ESPN.

Ford was squeezed about by the Pacers' backcourt renovation last year in bringing in Darren Collison and averaged career lows in every category, with his shooting percentage plummeting to 39 percent. He'll be a free agent when/if the season resumes, and his future's very much in doubt. But getting a gig now is better than waiting when many NBA players will likely start snatching up gigs.

Ford is just 28.  
Posted on: July 29, 2010 8:35 am
Edited on: July 29, 2010 9:57 am

Shootaround 7.29.10

Posted by Matt Moore
  • Those same Knicks fans need to be patient with Anthony Randolph. Randolph's major problems involve when he's defended or challenged. But the only way he's going to improve on those things is to play, which he seldom really got to in Golden State. Don Nelson's doghouse is the death of talent, and Randolph was in and out of it for two years. Not to the extent that Brandan Wright has been, but still fairly held back. D'Antoni doesn't sound like he'll be doing the same.
  • Mikael Pietrus was a huge part of the Magic's championship run a year ago. But when the Magic brought in Matt Barnes, he was put on the backburner due to defensive concerns. With Barnes on his way to La La Land, the Magic will need more from Pietrus, and SVG is cashing in on that need. He headed to Paris to "hang out" with Pietrus for a few days. No word if they had a romantic walk through Paris or not.
  • The Pacers are shopping point guard T.J. Ford and forward Mike Dunleavy. Dunleavy has always been protected on account of head coach Jim O'Brien's love of his work ethic. But after multiple injuries, and with the team finally taking steps towards a youth movement, Dunleavy has become expendable. In a point-guard needy league, Ford still has value, so the Pacers might be able to get good value out of a contending team looking for depth, or a rebuilding team looking for stopgaps.
  • In a Pro-Am in NC this week, projected #1 pick in the 2010-2011 draft Harrison Barnes didn't look dominant . Who knows if it was simply the atmosphere that gave Barnes pause, but expectations are certainly higher for the Iowa product.
  • The Wolves inked Serbian big man Nikola Pekovic, a move many say is the best one the Wolves made this season. Not that that bar is incredibly high.
  • Bloggers try and outbid one another to acquire Chris Paul from a Hornets blogger. The winning bid? The Detroit Pistons. Which just goes to show you how much talent the Pistons have and how perplexing it is that Joe Dumars continues to wait for the mood to be right or whatever.
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