#FreeAgentFriday 5.8.15

 

 

We continue our weekly series: #FreeAgentFriday. Each Friday, TBT examines people who appear in the Free Agent Pool and we try to figure out why they’re interesting, whether they’re likely to get picked up, and we give them a Curt Flood Rating, on a scale of 0-100, with 100 meaning they’re a totally unattached free agent. (Read more about Curt Flood here). 

 

NAME:  Brian Hamor

AGE:  24

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Overseas Professional

POSITION: PG

STUFF YOU WON’T SEE ON HIS PROFILE: “I ended up in Spain because I was in Ireland the previous year and put up good numbers. A guy in Ireland saw me have a 60 point game and hooked me up with an agency in Spain that really liked my game and got me on a team. Right now, its looks like I will be heading back to Spain and hopefully moving up a league but I still need to go through that process with my agent.”

VERIFICATION VIDEO RATING: Solid. Camera was vertical, but points for the tights.

DATE HE JOINED: April 18

HOW MANY OFFERS HE HAS RECEIVED: 1

LAST TIME HE LOGGED IN: May 6

CHANCES OF BEING PICKED UP: Excellent

CURT FLOOD RATING: 100  Hamor is a bona fide FREE AGENT and looking for a team. Anyone who can score 60 in a game (anywhere) is a valued commodity.

 

 

NAME: Sam Coleman

AGE: 27

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: NBA D-League

POSITION: PF

STUFF YOU WON’T SEE ON HIS PROFILE: Played 2 years at Coppin State, averaging 7.8p/5.3r.

 

VERIFICATION VIDEO RATING: Meh. The trash can thing. He can clearly play, as seen in his highlight video from 2013’s season in Japan.

DATE HE JOINED: April 7

HOW MANY OFFERS HE HAS RECEIVED: 3

LAST TIME HE LOGGED IN: May 2

CHANCES OF BEING PICKED UP: Lock. He’s 6’10”. He’s athletic. And fewer than 3300 men in America are 6’10” or taller. He’s a hot commodity!

CURT FLOOD RATING: 50. He’s been in the system for a while. But rumors abound that he could soon join Las Vegas-based 7Outz.

 

 

NAME: Chase Skinkis

AGE: 30

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Overseas Professional

POSITION: PG

STUFF YOU WON’T SEE ON HIS PROFILE: He kind of looks like the guy who wouldn’t get picked first in a pickup game.and then he gets the ball on a fast break and just dunks like the hoop’s 9 feet high. Watch this:

 

VERIFICATION VIDEO RATING: Solid. Says his name. Says the year. Makes the shot. Done.

DATE HE JOINED: April 28

HOW MANY OFFERS HE HAS RECEIVED: 0

LAST TIME HE LOGGED IN: April 28

CHANCES OF BEING PICKED UP: Possible.

CURT FLOOD RATING: 100. “I am a true free agent.”

 

 

NAME: Andrew Salop

AGE:  31

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Eurocup

POSITION: Small Forward

STUFF YOU WON’T SEE ON HIS PROFILE: Played in TBT last year with the International All-Stars and went for 9p/7r/4a against PeacePlayers, who ended up in the semifinals.

 

VERIFICATION VIDEO RATING: Professional. Name. Year. TBT.

DATE HE JOINED: April 30

HOW MANY OFFERS HE HAS RECEIVED: 0

LAST TIME HE LOGGED IN: May 6

CHANCES OF BEING PICKED UP: Good. A TBT veteran with overseas experience. Salop, based in NYC, is well connected. He originally entered TBT as a GM in 2015 and decided last week to test the Free Agent Pool.

CURT FLOOD RATING: 100. Salop is absolutely a free agent.

 

 

NAME: Dave Oster, Sr.

AGE: 53

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: N/A

POSITION: Coach

STUFF YOU WON’T SEE ON HIS PROFILE: Drove his 2 sons (Craigen and Joey) and their neighbor, Jacob Hirschmann, 11 hours in a minivan from Fraser, MI to Philadelphia for TBT 2014.

 

VERIFICATION VIDEO RATING:  A thousand plus a billion plus infinity. You could not script a better verification video than this. Says his name. The year. Even the team name. Then he nails the jumper and stares into the camera with a “Get off my lawn” look on his face as he STEPS BACK LIKE WHAT.

DATE HE JOINED: April 10

HOW MANY OFFERS HE HAS RECEIVED: 0

LAST TIME HE LOGGED IN: April 11

CHANCES OF BEING PICKED UP: Lock (At least we hope so for the sake of harmony on the cul-de-sac)

CURT FLOOD RATING: 9 You’ve got to wonder what Hirschmann’s master plan is here at this point. Too many of his neighbors/teammates/partners are in the Free Agent Pool for this to be accidental. Eberlein’s definitely not inattentive. They lead the Midwest in votes. Hmmm