Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: MrMichaelLee and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Redskins and Sports  |  RSS

Wizards to sign Cedric Jackson

The Wizards' 10-day carousel continues as they are expected to sign point guard Cedric Jackson to a 10-day contract later today as a replacement for the injured Randy Foye. Jackson averaged 16.4 points and 7.4 assists for the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Developmental League. This would be Jackson's third call-up this season, having already spent time this season with the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs. Jackson, an undrafted 6-foot-3 guard out of Cleveland State, played a total of 35 minutes with those teams, but should probably get a lot more action in Washington.

Cartier Martin was already brought in to replace Alonzo Gee, and the Houston native made his debut on Tuesday against his hometown Rockets. Coach Flip Saunders said the Wizards were actually deciding between Gee and Martin, before settling on Gee earlier this month. Martin played six minutes, picking up two fouls and missing his only shot attempt.

"It felt good, to get a chance to play in front of a lot of friends and family. I didn't get a lot of minutes, but that's understandable since I just got here. I'm just happy to get an opportunity," Martin said.

Martin also explained that his mother did not name him after famed French jeweler and watch maker. "She just wanted to give me a unique name," he said.

Martin has certainly taken a unique path since going undrafted out of Kansas State in 2007. Martin spent one season in Turkey before joining the D-League's Iowa Energy. He finished last season with the Charlotte Bobcats, but was unable to get a deal with an NBA team last summer. Martin signed a two-year deal with Benetton Treviso (Italy) before getting released from that deal and going back to Iowa.

The Golden State Warriors gave him a chance after he played well for their summer league team and signed him to two 10-day contracts in January. He averaged 9.0 points and 4.7 rebounds for the Warriors, but after his second 10-day expired, he went back to Iowa.

"It's tough, when you're trying to get in. especially when you're an undrafted guy. You have to work a lot harder, just to prove yourself at this level. I'm still young. I still got fresh legs. I just got to keep working as hard as I can," he said. "It's a good opportunity for me. I get a chance to come here, contribute and do what I do. The main thing for me is to be relaxed. I've been here before. Just be confident, come in and do what the coach asks me to do."

By Michael Lee  |  March 31, 2010; 12:45 PM ET
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: McGee provides fourth-quarter boost, but Wizards lose 16th in a row
Next: Newcomer Jackson has Maryland ties

Comments

Caron Butler - Mavericks Musk

Not bad, not bad. He doesn't exactly have a career in acting in his future, but still funny.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYY1WJQBxFs

Posted by: ts35 | March 31, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

The wizards are the pretty much a D-league team. See you next season

Posted by: jefferu | March 31, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

".......Just be confident, come in and do what the coach asks me to do........"

The latter part of that statement is obviously meant for FLIP SAUNDERS.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 31, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

The wizards are the pretty much a D-league team. See you next season

Posted by: jefferu | March 31, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

jefferu:

"You can't go all the plants are gonna' die" Bill Murray - STRIPES.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 31, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

seriously, who cares what cartier martin does? Wish him all the best and hope he kicks butt and gets himself a career....but clearly it wont be here, because he isnt going to outperform what Gee was doing, and if he does, someone else will sign him.

Posted by: divi3 | March 31, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

glaw, nice pull.

may need to bust out the extended cut to help me get through the end of the season.

Posted by: ts35 | March 31, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Cedric Jackson's assist/turnover ratio is good, but not outstanding, he rebounds well and is averaging over two steals a game.
http://www.nba.com/dleague/playerfile/index.jsp?player=cedric_jackson

A good opportunity here to get some minutes and show what he can do.

I really don't think anymore that the Wizards are serious about D League players, but somebody's got to be on their summer league team and be invited to training camp, and maybe Cedric can make it happen.

Posted by: PostSubscriber | March 31, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

If this means that we can cut Boykins a loose and not have him as an option, then I am all for it.

Go Cedric!

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | March 31, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

"the Wiz are pretty much a D-league team..."

So, think they'd have won the D-league title this year?

Posted by: Samson151 | March 31, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

I appreciate the continued discussion here on the blog. I mean, somebody has to keep watching the games and complaining about the coaching, right? Otherwise it just wouldn't seem like the NBA.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 31, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Maybe what the Wiz need is a different substitution pattern. Like if we could get Kobe to come off the bench...

Posted by: Samson151 | March 31, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

My first year of HD and DVR. It definitely changes the way I watch, plus the ability to stop, go back and look at something again. Hard to watch that way and not comment about it.

Posted by: ts35 | March 31, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Hard to watch that way and not comment about it.

Posted by: ts35 | March 31, 2010 2:45 PM

sure beats just commenting on the fact that people are commenting.

DVR is the only way to go! I've found Mcgee looks even more clueless when you replay the disasters, while conversely you catch just how skilled AB really is. SOOOOFT in the good way.

Posted by: divi3 | March 31, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

This is why I am not a blow it up and start all over from scratch kind of guy.

When it comes to sports teams, when you blow it up, you might not ever be able to rebuild it.

When they blew up the Big Red Machine, I don't think the Reds has ever won a series since.

The Bulls may never make it the finals again.

They were joking and showing the Wizards on ESPN today, why, for being a terrible team and for not reaching 100 points in 16 straight games.

You folks that are basing everything on John Wall. Good Luck.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | March 31, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

This team wouldnt be blown up so much as put out of its misery. There are maybe 4-5 guys who should be on the roster next season.

Posted by: divi3 | March 31, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

@Larry in Clinton,
Let us not forget that we are on the cusp of change at the very top of the organization.

My prayers are that with the change in ownership, we will see the end of the curse of Les Boulez!

Can you imagine a team where cronyism and nepotism aren't primary deciding factors in hiring or job security?

Posted by: bozomoeman | March 31, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Cedric Jackson is supposed to be "lightning quick" and an excellent defender. Looks like a good pick up considering the Wizards are getting very little from the wings right now, and Boykins isn't going to be dropping 20 on anybody.

Posted by: djnnnou | March 31, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Cedric Jackson is supposed to be "lightning quick" and an excellent defender. Looks like a good pick up considering the Wizards are getting very little from the wings right now, and Boykins isn't going to be dropping 20 on anybody.

42% FG% and 27% from 3 in the D-league, both worse than Boykins' current Wiz numbers. Can't see him dropping 20 on anything but the pker game on the plane ride home. Oh I forgot...

Look, I too hope Cedric's the entertainer, but I won't be holding my breath.

Posted by: ArchieTambo | March 31, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

cedric the entertainer *crickets*

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | March 31, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

dray is texting in the back

Posted by: jefferu | March 31, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

Probably to his agent asking if he can go to Europe to sit out the rest of his bum contract...or maybe even D league, where his teamates would be about the same skill level and his coach would at least have a little respect for him.

Posted by: Blurred | March 31, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

"the Wiz are pretty much a D-league team..."

So, think they'd have won the D-league title this year?

Posted by: Samson151 | March 31, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

NO!

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | March 31, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

by the way - to Boringfan78 -

Thanks for taking me up on my offer to say what you would do. I do think you are nuts offering any real contract to guys that are on the wrong side of 30, but at least you put it out there.

And if anyone thinks Camby is going anywhere for under $6 mil/yr, they are crazy. Could be worth it if you can keep the term short enough.

I am not sure we need to do much investment in the offseason. Use all our draft picks or at least trade them for guys that are young and known quantities (should the right trade arise). I still like Cousins, but this is a solid draft. If we got the first pick, I would rather us trade it for a solid young player and a nother top 5 (maybe 10) pick than take a chance that Wall is a flame out.

Just my 2 cents.

Posted by: Blurred | March 31, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

@Larry in Clinton,
Let us not forget that we are on the cusp of change at the very top of the organization.

Posted by: bozomoeman | March 31, 2010 3:29 PM

Yeah, you are right bozomoeman. I keep forgetting that everythime I see a Flip Saunders coached game.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | March 31, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

possibly the one thing I agree with rphilli about: Evan Turner is the guy we want!

Posted by: divi3 | March 31, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

And I will go back to referring you by your given name...Bulletsfan78

until you go back to making endless comments about cheap abe

Posted by: Blurred | March 31, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

I would be OK with Evan Turner. Do you think anyone would pick him #1 over Wall?

Posted by: Blurred | March 31, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

I would, dude is 6'7" and looks like he could play 3 positions (almost). Gil is going to be our PG next year and our sg's SUCK. Turner would seem to be a great addition.

drafting Wall wouldnt be a downer though.

Posted by: divi3 | March 31, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

I think Turner looks more "Pro ready" then Wall. My quess is they go 1-2 which is first would depend on the team.

But Wall is a true point guard with the quicks to get where ever he wants to go. In the no hand checking era of the NBA, those guys are at an extreme premium.

Put Wall on the floor with a couple of shooters, a lowpot threat like Blatche, a big that can run the floor like McGee and he's going find plenty of seems to get by his man and create.

My quess is given the opportunity, Flip would love to mold a guy like Wall and slide Gil over to concentrate more on scoring.

I still think they need help up front, but if they draw one of the first two picks it'll be Wall or Turner. Third, I'd take Favors...
GM

Posted by: flohrtv | March 31, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

I was looking at the Ced Jackson 'highlights' on the Wiz home page. Two things of note. One, looks like he has some nice hops in addition to anything else he might bring. One of the highlights was Ced finishing a nice alley-oop on the break. The other thing is that he wears a headband, as the Wiz endeavor to corner the market on headband wearers. Our next 10-days will go to Gabe Kaplan from "Fast Break", Michael J Fox from "Teen Wolf", and anyone from "The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh".

Posted by: ts35 | March 31, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

I guess what my question was as far as picking Turner over Wall...if we were to get the #2 pick, do you try to trade up to pick Turner, thinking he might go first?

The numbers may not bear this out, but I feel like drafting a pg is riskier than drafting a sg/sf/pf. Obviously, drafting a 7ft white guy center is riskiest.

Posted by: Blurred | March 31, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Our next 10-days will go to Gabe Kaplan from "Fast Break", Michael J Fox from "Teen Wolf", and anyone from "The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh".

Posted by: ts35 | March 31, 2010 5:18 PM

gold Jerry, gold

Posted by: divi3 | March 31, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Wall has more raw physical talent than Turner and since in a lot of other areas they are close, I think Wall goes over Turner 10 times out of 10. Some team may fall in love with Turner in the pre-draft workouts, but my guess is that again, if they see Wall, his athleticism will trump Turner. Turner's big shot to claim the #1 spot was to show up big time in the tourney. Neither player really showed that well, so that's a wash.

That being said, I don't think the Wiz can go wrong with either, or with Favors, or maybe Johnson or Aminu if it comes to that. The one guy who really makes me nervous is Cousins, and only because of his (perceived) attitude.

Posted by: ts35 | March 31, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Turner has a crazy high skill level, but no doubt the athleticism of Wall makes gm's drool. Looks like he'll be superb on ball defender too, and you can see his feel for the game. Definitely knows where everyone else is while he's in traffic, makes the ez dump off to open man.

let's just win the damn thing this year and have our choice! lords knows we've had enough misfortune

Posted by: divi3 | March 31, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

I think the cousins attitude thing is crap...but what do I know.

The point is, nobody has ever produced any ACTUAL problems with him except for something on a bus when was 14.

Until I see something for real, I like Cousins for what he is. I big, strong, athletic 19 year old with a feel for the game and only one year of college. He willprobably still grow an inch or two and will definitely get stronger. Question is will he get better.

But that is the question with all these guys.

Posted by: Blurred | March 31, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

he looks like he gets more down on himself than NY at times and seemed to sulk himself out of games. It'll be interesting to see how he reacts to not being able to bully everybody else because most of the comp will be his size. he has way more tools,skills and talent than last years NCAA bullyballer Heavy D Blair, but i don't know if he has the same motor and drive.

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | March 31, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

And I will go back to referring you by your given name...Bulletsfan78

until you go back to making endless comments about cheap abe

Posted by: Blurred | March 31, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Don't worry I have thick skin...

I like Camby as a player who could help McGee with his game and if the Wizards don't go out and sign a vet for the front line they need to go out and hire a big man coach who can.

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | March 31, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

McGee still looks pretty awkward in his 'moves' (except for that sweet baseline spin and jam last night), but they have at least coached him up enough to extend on his shots. Next big tidbit of coaching for him and Blatche is to not bring the ball below your shoulders on rebound / putback attempts. Go up strong without the collect-yourself dribble.

Posted by: ts35 | March 31, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

think Turner looks more "Pro ready" then Wall. My quess is they go 1-2 which is first would depend on the team.

But Wall is a true point guard with the quicks to get where ever he wants to go. In the no hand checking era of the NBA, those guys are at an extreme premium.

Put Wall on the floor with a couple of shooters, a lowpot threat like Blatche, a big that can run the floor like McGee and he's going find plenty of seems to get by his man and create.

My quess is given the opportunity, Flip would love to mold a guy like Wall and slide Gil over to concentrate more on scoring.

I still think they need help up front, but if they draw one of the first two picks it'll be Wall or Turner. Third, I'd take Favors...
GM

Posted by: flohrtv | March 31, 2010 5:18 PM

GM,

Do you really have faith that Flip is the man to do the job and mold a team as you indicate here?

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | March 31, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

I see Wall being the next Derrick Rose, which is to say a very very good player, but no franchise changer or great player. Evan Turner is almost a sure fire perennial all-star like I said previously. A 25 pts, 5/6 assists, and 4/5 rebound type of player with all the intangibles.

Posted by: rphilli721 | March 31, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

I see Wall being the next Derrick Rose, which is to say a very very good player, but no franchise changer or great player. Evan Turner is almost a sure fire perennial all-star like I said previously. A 25 pts, 5/6 assists, and 4/5 rebound type of player with all the intangibles.

Posted by: rphilli721 | March 31, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

I mostly agree. So what you are saying is that he is like a younger, cheaper, better, quicker Caron?

Posted by: Blurred | March 31, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

if CB was a 25 pt per night guy he'd still be here in DC

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | March 31, 2010 7:41 PM | Report abuse


Air jordan(1-24)shoes $33

BOOT $50

Nike shox(R4,NZ,OZ,TL1,TL 2,TL3) $35
Handbags(Coach lv fendi d&g) $35
Tshirts (Polo ,ed hardy,lacoste) $16

Jean(True Religion,ed hardy,coogi) $30
Sunglasses(Oakey,c oach,gucci,Armaini) $16
New era cap $15

Bikini (Ed hardy,polo) $25

FREE sHIPPING
h t t p://p l z z s h o p.c o m
...... , . - . - , _ , .........
......... ) ` - . .> ' `( .......
........ / . . . .`\ . . \ ........
........ |. . . . . |. . .| ........
......... \ . . . ./ . ./ ..........
........... `=)\ /.=` ..........
............. `-;`.-' .............
............... `)| ... , .........
................ || _.-'| .........
............. ,_|| \_,/ ..........
....... , ..... \|| .' .............
....... |\ |\ ,. ||/ ..............
.... ,..\` | /|.,|Y\, ............
..... '-...'-._..\||/ .............
......... >_.-`Y| ...............


Posted by: fdsaiofdakl | March 31, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

I'd love to see the Bullets draft Cousins and hire Zo as big man coach/mentor for Cousins, McGee and Blatche.

I keep flipflopping on Cousins.. but I like what I see when I vision Cousins with Blatche and Thornton. I also like a backcourt of Livingston and Arenas, with Miller rotating between SG & SF. In fact all these guys can slide around depending on matchups.

Posted by: Darnell1 | March 31, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Our later picks wouldnt mind seeing Gani Lawal, Trevor Booker, DaSean Butler or Greivis.

Posted by: Darnell1 | March 31, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Free Agent we should pursue Houston PG Kyle Lowry.

Posted by: Darnell1 | March 31, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

John Wall played ball down Carolina way in Raleigh, 1A ball that is.

1A ball is a far cry from the best in the state, but still he was rated top dog.

I've tried to watch him at Kentucky every chance I get. I cannot get a feel for his game. He is either so smooth that everything is easy for him, or I am just missing something.

Even his March Madness play did not strike home for me.

I hope everyone is right about John Wall, especially if the Wizs luck out and get him, but I am missing something with this guy.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | March 31, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone know why Draftexpress.com has the Pacers picking ahead of us ????

Posted by: Darnell1 | March 31, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

I see Wall being the next Derrick Rose, which is to say a very very good player, but no franchise changer or great player. Evan Turner is almost a sure fire perennial all-star like I said previously. A 25 pts, 5/6 assists, and 4/5 rebound type of player with all the intangibles.

Posted by: rphilli721

So even though Rose is averaging 20 / 4 / 6, shooting .483, and is already an all-star, he's not a great player? Oooookay.

What separates Wall from Turner is that Wall is an exceptional athlete with exceptional court vision. Turner is going to be a very good pro, but he's not super-quick, nor is he a great shooter. Time will tell if Wall can translate his athletic gifts into big-time greatness.

Posted by: ts35 | March 31, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company