Ben Uzoh thought he'd be drafted in June. He had 16 workouts including two each with the Kings and Spurs and had showed off his wares at a mass workout in New Jersey. On Draft Night, the Nets considered buying a late second rounder to grab him, but decided to take a chance that he'd drop. He did and they caught him, giving him a $35,000 partial guarantee.
Now that he's made the final cut, the team's third rookie is thrilled. He told reporters "I got to my room and I was real happy. That’s when it hit me, when I got a chance to share it with my people." It began with his parents, Nigerian immigrants, and went "down the line". Uzoh still isn't fully guaranteed. Conor Orr tweets he's day-to-day until the January deadline for partially guaranteed deals.