The Milwaukee Bucks requested waivers on Darington Hobson today, according to the Bucks Twitter feed. When completed, the move will reduce the number of players on the Bucks’ roster to 14.
While Hobson did not shine in his time with the Bucks, he only played in a handful of games in garbage time minutes. The motivation may be to create roster flexibility, as the Bucks previously had a full roster of 15 players.
When asked earlier in the week about the possibility of a trade, especially in light of Stephen Jackson’s situation, GM John Hammond said, “We’re always looking to improve all situations for our team and within our team if it’s a possibility.”
The Bucks drafted Hobson, a 6’7″ swingman, with the 37th pick of the 2010 draft. After being cut to to injury, he re-signed with the team in December 2011. In 39 minutes of action spread over five games with the Bucks, Hobson had 4 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists. Hobson also played with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League this season, averaging 10.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists in eight games.