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Vernon Macklin | Forward | #35

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10" / 227
College: Florida
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (22) / DET

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The Pelicans waived Vernon Macklin on Thursday.
Macklin was the 52nd overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons and was invited to the New Orleans training camp on a non-guaranteed deal. Macklin has been playing in Europe over the past few season and will likely head back overseas if he can not latch on to another NBA team. Thu, Oct 9, 2014 06:38:00 PM

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Vernon Macklin agreed on a non-guaranteed deal with the Pelicans over the weekend.

The former Piston played in Turkey last year and will try to join the Pelicans. New Orleans doesn't have too much frontcourt depth, but it's still going to be a tall order for Macklin to make the team.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 10:20:00 AM

Vernon Macklin will sign with Gaziantep of Turkey, according to his agent Greg Nunn.

Macklin played just 5.9 minutes per night and it took him until late April to see double-digit minutes in a game last year. The Florida Gator will obviously get more playing time in Turkey and perhaps he can work his way back into the NBA.
Source: Hoopshype
Sun, Aug 19, 2012 04:42:00 PM

Unrestricted FA Vernon Macklin is reportedly drawing interest from the Nets, Suns, Bucks, Blazers and Lakers.

Macklin also has two offers from Greece and Turkey as well, but it sounds like he'll try to stay in the NBA. Macklin is an unrestricted free agent after the Pistons chose not to extend a qualifying contract offer, but the 2011 second-round draft pick torched the D-League last season with averages of 16.6 points and 17.2 rebounds. He should be able to find work as frontline depth somewhere, but he may find a more lucrative contract overseas.
Tue, Aug 7, 2012 10:14:00 AM

The Pistons did not extend a qualifying contract offer to Vernon Macklin, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Macklin will reportedly still play for the Pistons' summer league team, but teams in need of a big man will likely be willing to roll the dice on Macklin. The No. 52 overall pick of the 2011 draft averaged 14.5 points and 14.3 rebounds in the D-League this season.
Fri, Jun 29, 2012 09:07:00 AM

Vernon Macklin will likely start at power forward or center for the Pistons during Summer League.

Macklin tore up the D-League in 10 games, averaging 14.5 points, 14.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.0 steal and 0.9 blocks before being recalled by Detroit. He has a long way to go before garnering interest in standard fantasy leagues.
Wed, May 9, 2012 03:30:00 PM

Vernon Macklin went scoreless in 15 minutes on Thursday.

Macklin had eight points, nine boards, and a block on Wednesday and failed to build on the performance tonight. He has no value in fantasy leagues at this time.
Fri, Apr 20, 2012 12:25:00 AM

Vernon Macklin will be active on Wednesday against the Hawks.

Macklin torched the D-League this season, but he hasn't played for the Pistons since March 3 and hasn't topped 10 minutes in a game this season. He could see some run down the stretch, but it's highly unlikely he'll work himself onto the fantasy radar.
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 08:04:00 AM

Vernon Macklin will see some playing time before the season ends.

Macklin spent the majority of the season in the D-League where he tore it up with averages of 16.6 points and 17.2 rebounds, so Lawrence Frank wants to get a look at what he can do before the season ends. He's not a fantasy option.
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 06:42:00 AM

Vernon Macklin will return from the D-League when the season ends in the beginning of April.

Macklin is averaging 16.6 points and 17.2 rebounds with the Ft. Wayne Mad Ants, but he's unlikely to see any major minutes upon his return to the Pistons.
Tue, Mar 27, 2012 06:35:00 AM

The Pistons assigned forward Vernon Macklin to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League on Sunday.

With Charlie Villanueva back, Macklin was no longer needed to provide depth at the end of the bench. He is averaging 1.4 points and 0.9 rebounds in 19 games this season.
Sun, Mar 11, 2012 02:24:00 PM

The Pistons signed rookie PF Vernon Macklin to a rookie contract on Friday.

He shouldn't have fantasy value and was drafted in June by the Nuggets before signing with Detroit.
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 05:58:00 PM

The Nuggets took PF Vernon Macklin out of Florida with the No. 52 pick of the draft.

He's not yet developed, but has the size and skill to compete for a roster spot in Denver.
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 11:36:00 PM

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