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Beaver Basketball Alums, Where Are They Now?

Where will former Beaver players start the year?

Gary Payton II will look to make an impact on the Rockets roster
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The NBA season is still a little while away, and teams are shaping up their training camp rosters. We want to show you where former Beaver players will be starting their season off this season.

Gary Payton II

After having to miss some of summer league because of a sports hernia, GP2 is on the Rockets roster and ready to compete for a spot on the team and possibly in the rotation for them next season. He will be competing with fellow undrafted free agent Isaiah Taylor and should he make the opening night roster, he will compete for back up point guard minutes with Pablo Prigioni and possibly back up shooting guard minutes as well.

Jared Cunningham

Jared Cunningham has had a whirlwind of a career since being drafted 24th overall to the Mavericks in 2012. He has spent time with the team that drafted him, the Hawks, Clippers, Kings, Cavaliers, and Bucks. He was unable to land a spot for an NBA team this offseason so he will be starting next season playing in the Chinese Basketball Association for the Jiangsu Monkey King. Cunningham showed potential on the Cavaliers last season and will look to make an impact in China and possibly get picked up later in the season by an NBA squad.

Olaf Schaftenaar

Schaftenaar recently signed with the Spanish professional team CB Peñas Huesca. This is the same team that Oregon State head basketball coach Wayne Tinkle played for during his professional career. Schaftenaar is one of 5 forwards on the roster and will fight for playing time as he looks to get his career started.

Eric Moreland

After spending the last two seasons with the Kings, Moreland is currently a free agent looking for a training camp invite. The Kings expressed their belief in Moreland at times last season but then proceeded to draft two big men and sign another last offseason. The Kings roster is a disaster right now and Moreland may be better off with another team if he gets an opportunity. If he is not picked up it is more than likely he will play in the D-League or head overseas.

Omari Johnson

Johnson spent the summer on the Trail Blazers summer league squad. He did not log a lot of minutes and it was apparent that the Blazers had no intentions of bringing him to training camp. After summer league the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League picked him up. The Red Claws are the D-League affiliate of the Boston Celtics. Johnson has never been able to make an opening night roster in the NBA and will hope he can make a big enough impact in Maine to get a call-up.

Lamar Hurd

Hurd is not still playing basketball but you will still be able to see him on TV next season. He was just hired to be one of the new analysts for the Portland Trail Blazers. Watch Blazers games on CSNNW this year to see the former Beaver.