Scotty Hopson To Join Heat D-League Team

The D-League affiliate of the Heat has picked up former Cavs swingman Scotty Hopson, a source tells David Pick of Eurobasket.com (Twitter link). Presumably, that means Hopson signed with the D-League and the team claimed him off waivers, since Miami’s affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, wouldn’t otherwise have had his rights. The team has yet to publicly acknowledge the move.

Hopson is perhaps most notable for having been traded four times this past offseason. The Cavs used the pro-rated mid-level exception to sign him for the final weeks of last season and tacked a non-guaranteed salary for 2014/15 onto the contract. That helped the salaries match as Cavs sent him to the Hornets, who flipped him to the Pelicans, who sent him to the Rockets in the complex Omer Asik deal before Houston traded him to the Kings. The game of hot potato with his non-guaranteed salary finally ended in Sacramento, which waived him in late September as training camp neared.

The 25-year-old reportedly came close to signing with Turkey’s Galatasaray last month but decided against doing so. Hopson has spent the majority of his pro career overseas after going undrafted out of Tennessee in 2011. He appeared in only two games for the Cavs last season for a total of less than seven minutes of playing time, scoring a single point.

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