Randy Foye was drafted by the Boston Celtics who had already traded that pick to the Trailblazers. He never played for the Trailblazers, but he has played for the Timberwolves, Wizards and Clippers already in his 6 year career. Foye is now 28 years old and entering free agency for the second time in his career, and it appears that he is on the move again.
There are six teams currently pursuing the combo-guard, according to RotoWorld.com, the Mavericks, Rockets, Knicks, Hawks, Suns and Bucks have all been expressing interest. Foye is currently seeking a full mid-level exemption from a team.
Updated 7/16 - VUhoops' sources now indicate that the Chicago Bulls are also interested in acquiring Randy Foye this offseason. Former Villanova assistant coach and alumnus, Ed Pinckney is currently employed on the Bulls' coaching staff and could have some influence over that decision.
He averaged 11 points per game for the Clippers last season and shot 39% from beyond the arc, though his averages were notably better in the second-half of the season.
The Mavericks might be the most interested team at this point, having missed out on bigger names like Deron Williams, they need to add some pieces to compete next season and don't have the assets to make a blockbuster trade.
The Knicks could be an appealing option for Foye as well. They have added some veteran players, but seem to be on the verge of losing out on star guard Jeremy Lin and have little room to work under the cap. Foye could perhaps fit under the Knicks' cap, but it might require a pay-cut to allow him to play closer to his home in New Jersey. He would replace Landry Fields on the team, but the Knicks interest level may have cooled now that J.R. Smith has re-signed.
Foye could offer Houston a backcourt boost after the Rockets lost Goran Dragic and were forced to trade Kyle Lowry in the offseason, but Atlanta might be Foye's best chance in that group to end up on a team that can make a deep playoff run. The Hawks traded Joe Johnson to the Brooklyn Nets and have become a strong contender in the chase to try and land Orlando Magic über-center, Dwight Howard.
Foye is likely to choose a team that can offer him a chance to compete for a starting job or otherwise prominent role, if all things are equal otherwise. Foye will have a better idea of his options soon, as free-agency moves continue to take shape.
After a successful stint with the Orlando Magic summer league team, Maalik Wayns was hoping to show off his talent in front of the rest of the NBA's scouts and front office personnel by playing for Golden State in Las Vegas. The summer league at UNLV is bigger than the one held in Orlando and provides a greater opportunity to get in front of team officials.
So far, however, Wayns hasn't seen much playing time. In two Warriors games since the league started up, he has recorded 0 minutes and no stats.
Fisher with Minnesota
Another Villanova guard, Corey Fisher, has been working out with the Minnesota Timberwolves this summer after returning from Antalya, Turkey. He was invited to go to their pre-summer league mini-camp and is listed on their roster for the Las Vegas summer league.
The Timberwolves will start playing their 5-game summer league schedule on Monday, July 16 at 9:00pm against the L.A. Clippers.