As far as the roster spot, if Pop elects to keep 15 players, I think it’ll go to Malik Hairston. As I’ve said before on this blog, Hairston has proven himself time and time again and takes advantage of every single minute and opportunity and makes the most of it. He hustles on the floor, is aggressive going to the basket, adds some athleticism to the roster and he can defend. Another positive is Hairston has not exhausted his D-League eligibility and he can still be sent up to Austin unlike Marcus Williams and Ian Mahinmi. I have a feeling both Williams and Curtis Jerrells are on their way out very soon, but knowing the front office’s infatuation with Williams, don’t be surprised if he stays, while the more deserving Hairston and Jerrells are sent packing.
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