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Samardo Samuels | Center/Forward | #24

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'9" / 246
College: Louisville

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Samardo Samuels will play for Olimpia Milano next season.
He had a solid showing in summer league, averaging 11.2 points, 6.8 boards and 0.4 blocks on 61.3 percent shooting with the Clippers. He played his last game with the Cavs in December and might have a tough time returning to the NBA. Thu, Jul 25, 2013 09:44:00 AM

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Samardo Samuels, who played for the Clippers at Summer League, has reportedly drawn interest from the Italian team Armani Milano.

It's possible that an NBA team will give him a minimum contract to fill out their frontcourt, but at least we know Samuels has options. He appeared in just 18 contests for Cleveland last year, averaging 3.2 points in 11 minutes per game.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 11:03:00 AM

Samardo Samuels will reportedly play in summer league for the Clippers.

Samuels signed a two-month contract to play in Israel back in April after the Cavs waived him in January, and he could never stay out of Byron Scott's dog house long enough to get a stable spot in Cleveland's rotation. The Clippers will reportedly give him a look to see if he has improved his game after a short time overseas.
Source: Sportando
Fri, May 24, 2013 09:11:00 AM

Former Cavaliers big man Samardo Samuels has signed a two-month contract with Hapoel Jerusalem in the Israeli Super League.

Samuels led the D-League in double-doubles this season, earning him a quick payday abroad. The 24-year-old PF could latch onto an NBA roster next season, but he's not likely to surface with fantasy relevance.
Sun, Apr 7, 2013 08:57:00 AM

Samardo Samuels, along with several other free agents, are under consideration to be signed by the Grizzlies.

Other names that have been thrown into the mix: Delonte West, Bill Walker, Sasha Vujacic, Eddie House, Micah Downs and Joe Ingles. The Grizzlies will sort through all of the possibilities before deciding on who will come aboard.
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 08:19:00 AM

The Nets and Thunder "may have interest in" Samardo Samuels, sources tell Fox Sports Ohio.

Samuels was waived by the Cavs Sunday. Wherever the big man lands, he's not going to amass any fantasy value after he couldn't even crack the rotation in Cleveland.
Mon, Jan 7, 2013 08:55:00 AM

The Cavaliers waived Samardo Samuels on Sunday.

Samuels' contract would have become guaranteed on Jan. 10, and the Cavs preferred to have a roster spot available for future moves.
Sun, Jan 6, 2013 02:03:00 PM

Cavs recall F/C Samardo Samuels from the D-League.

Samuels was just assigned on Friday and is back with the team on Monday.
Mon, Dec 31, 2012 12:09:00 PM

Cavs assign F/C Samardo Samuels to the D-League.

Samuels has seen sporadic minutes this season but hasn't been able to be a consistent part of the rotation. He'll get consistent run with the Charge.
Fri, Dec 28, 2012 01:13:00 PM

Byron Scott said that it's all "between the ears" when asked about Samardo Samuels' playing time.

Samuels played 25 seconds on Tuesday and is not currently a consistent part of the rotation. "Once he gets that down pat, he'll be in the rotation on a steady basis," Scott said. Samuels worked out with Antawn Jamison in the summer in order to get in better shape, but he's still got some work to do to crack the Cavs rotation.
Source: News-Herald
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 09:09:00 AM

Samardo Samuels may have played his way out of the Cavaliers' rotation on Sunday, finishing his six minutes with two fouls and one 'death stare' from coach Byron Scott.

Jon Leuer (four points in 24 minutes) assumed Samuels' limited minutes in the second half, which is interesting for Cavs' fanatics but meaningless in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Nov 11, 2012 09:43:00 PM

Samardo Samuels started in place of Anderson Varejao (sore knee) and had 11 points, seven rebounds and a block on 5-of-9 shooting in 38 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.

He played well, but will go back to irrelevance once Varejao is back from his injury.
Thu, Nov 8, 2012 02:15:00 AM

Samardo Samuels has again fallen out of favor with Byron Scott and is struggling to find minutes.

Scott said he spoke to Samuels about going with Luke Walton as the Cavs' backup PF. Despite reportedly being in great shape entering this season, Samuels appears glued to the bench for the time being and has little value to fantasy owners.
Sat, Nov 3, 2012 11:06:00 AM

Samardo Samuels is in "excellent shape," sources tell the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Samuels had said earlier this summer that he was down 17 lbs. from the previous season and cut down his body fat, and after arriving 20 lbs. overweight last season, this is a much better start for Samuels. However, it's going to be tough for him to get consistent playing time and he'll have to prove that he can contribute regularly to earn a spot in the rotation.
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 10:21:00 AM

Samardo Samuels is down 17 lbs. from last season and has cut his body fat from 15 percent to nine percent.

Samuels was criticized last season by Byron Scott for showing up out of shape, and he's clearly making a commitment to ensure that he stays out of the dog house this time around. "I just feel great," he said. "I've been working the whole summer." Scott said that he was pleased and called it an "amazing transformation."
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 09:01:00 AM