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Will Cherry Playing in Greece Now

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:43 pm
by PlayerRep
Heard he was making big bucks, like over a half million.

Re: Will Cherry Playing in Greece Now

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:20 am
by alabamagrizzly
PlayerRep wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:43 pm
Heard he was making big bucks, like over a half million.
Should be getting a lot of playing time too and has a familiar coach. Looks like a good fit for Will.

Re: Will Cherry Playing in Greece Now

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:29 am
by Dillon
Congrats to Mr. Cherry, always loved his passion for the game!

Re: Will Cherry Playing in Greece Now

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:54 am
by AZGrizFan
That's awesome. Probably making a tad bit more than Johnny Nguyen is in Egypt.

Re: Will Cherry Playing in Greece Now

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:42 am
by Zirg
PlayerRep wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:43 pm
Heard he was making big bucks, like over a half million.
you heard? Another unsubstantiated claim. The current site for his Greek team Olympiacos lists Will as a 3rd string PG, so i am calling BS. Please click on the site below to see for yourself. Scroll down to depth chart.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympiacos_B.C.

Re: Will Cherry Playing in Greece Now

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:22 am
by AZGrizFan
Zirg wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:42 am
PlayerRep wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:43 pm
Heard he was making big bucks, like over a half million.
you heard? Another unsubstantiated claim. The current site for his Greek team Olympiacos lists Will as a 3rd string PG, so i am calling BS. Please click on the site below to see for yourself. Scroll down to depth chart.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympiacos_B.C.
And yet STILL probably making more than Nguyen is in Egypt. :lol:

Re: Will Cherry Playing in Greece Now

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:37 am
by PlayerRep
Zirg wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:42 am
PlayerRep wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:43 pm
Heard he was making big bucks, like over a half million.
you heard? Another unsubstantiated claim. The current site for his Greek team Olympiacos lists Will as a 3rd string PG, so i am calling BS. Please click on the site below to see for yourself. Scroll down to depth chart.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympiacos_B.C.
Cherry was recruited to this team by the coach, who coached Will when he was with the Cavs. His signing and arrival received good press. While he has only played a few games due to his late arrival from the US, he is 3d on the team in minutes, is shooting 57%, and has 6 rebounds per game. Pretty good for a third teamer.

"Olympiacos beats AEK on the road in Cherry's debut game". Pretty nice headline for a 3d teamer. Ha.

https://basketball.eurobasket.com/team/ ... /93?Page=3

https://olympiacosbc.gr/en/news/games/5 ... -game.html

https://olympiacosbc.gr/en/news/news/55 ... s-vid.html

https://www.eurohoops.net/en/heba/86115 ... /93?Page=3

My source was the UM Roundball Club, which, as everyone but apparently Zirg knows, is run by Travis.

Re: Will Cherry Playing in Greece Now

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:24 pm
by citay
Ah, yes. David Blatt. Coach of the Cavs when both the Cavs and his career got run over by the Warriors. His first year as head coach, 2014-15, the Cavs were up 2-1 on the Warriors, with the next game in Cleveland. The Cavs front line was killing the Warriors; the series seemed over, frankly. That's when the Warriors, acting on the suggestion of their video coordinator, went to the now-famous "death lineup"--no player taller than 6'7", Draymond Green playing the center position. The rest is history. The Cavs bigs could not adjust, got run off the court. Nor did David Blatt.

But my takeaway is this. I'd heard that David Blatt loved Will Cherry, especially his defensive tenacity, but that LeBron did not, knowing he needed more help than Cherry could provide, especially on offense. Just goes to show who was running that team. But it sounds like that cup of coffee with the Cavs has paid off for Will. Good for him.

Re: Will Cherry Playing in Greece Now

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:56 pm
by AZGrizFan
citay wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:24 pm
Ah, yes. David Blatt. Coach of the Cavs when both the Cavs and his career got run over by the Warriors. His first year as head coach, 2014-15, the Cavs were up 2-1 on the Warriors, with the next game in Cleveland. The Cavs front line was killing the Warriors; the series seemed over, frankly. That's when the Warriors, acting on the suggestion of their video coordinator, went to the now-famous "death lineup"--no player taller than 6'7", Draymond Green playing the center position. The rest is history. The Cavs bigs could not adjust, got run off the court. Nor did David Blatt.

But my takeaway is this. I'd heard that David Blatt loved Will Cherry, especially his defensive tenacity, but that LeBron did not, knowing he needed more help than Cherry could provide, especially on offense. Just goes to show who was running that team. But it sounds like that cup of coffee with the Cavs has paid off for Will. Good for him.
Wait. I thought it was well established that the "death lineup" was Steve Kerr's genius.... :twisted: :twisted:

Re: Will Cherry Playing in Greece Now

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:38 am
by citay
AZGrizFan wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:56 pm
citay wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:24 pm
Ah, yes. David Blatt. Coach of the Cavs when both the Cavs and his career got run over by the Warriors. His first year as head coach, 2014-15, the Cavs were up 2-1 on the Warriors, with the next game in Cleveland. The Cavs front line was killing the Warriors; the series seemed over, frankly. That's when the Warriors, acting on the suggestion of their video coordinator, went to the now-famous "death lineup"--no player taller than 6'7", Draymond Green playing the center position. The rest is history. The Cavs bigs could not adjust, got run off the court. Nor did David Blatt.

But my takeaway is this. I'd heard that David Blatt loved Will Cherry, especially his defensive tenacity, but that LeBron did not, knowing he needed more help than Cherry could provide, especially on offense. Just goes to show who was running that team. But it sounds like that cup of coffee with the Cavs has paid off for Will. Good for him.
Wait. I thought it was well established that the "death lineup" was Steve Kerr's genius.... :twisted: :twisted:
I'll never forget that game because I was watching the score on the ESPN Gamecast in the middle of the night in Manchester, England. The Warriors started their small lineup, fell about about eight or ten points behind, called a timeout. But Kerr stuck with it, and the momentum turned quickly after that. So Kerr definitely gets credit for gutting it out when at first it looked like it wouldn't work.

But it was the video coordinator who suggested it--more "strength in numbers" from the Warriors.

Re: Will Cherry Playing in Greece Now

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:33 pm
by GrizWhiz
Will is now on the Detroit Pistons Summer League team.

Re: Will Cherry Playing in Greece Now

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:32 am
by Mousegriz
GrizWhiz wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:33 pm
Will is now on the Detroit Pistons Summer League team.
The bucks in Greece must not have been as big as PR heard!!

Re: Will Cherry Playing in Greece Now

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:08 pm
by GrizWhiz
Mousegriz wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:32 am
GrizWhiz wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:33 pm
Will is now on the Detroit Pistons Summer League team.
The bucks in Greece must not have been as big as PR heard!!
I believe his team's season is over. :thumb: