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Scotty Hopson: It's Just Business

Scotty Hopson had a wild weekend in getting traded three times in three days and ending up in Houston, which is at least better than Detroit.

Kevin C. Cox

The 411

After bidding adieu to the University of Tennessee in May 2011, Scotty Hopson and his sweet sweet high top fade landed in Greece for a year and then in Israel for a second, and then in Turkey for a third.  He then got paid 1.35 million by the Cleveland Cavaliers for just a few minutes worth of on-court work.  But then the Cavaliers signed this guy named Lebron James, which changed things.  He then got traded three times in three days in the wildest weekend we can imagine not involving Ginger Lynn.

A Timeline Of Events

May 5, 2011: Will writes post on Scotty Hopson, and whether he'll go pro, and what it means for the program if he does. Good work as always, Will!

May 8, 2011: Scotty Hopson announces he will forego his senior season at Tennessee and enter into the NBA draft.

June 23, 2011: Hopson goes undrafted.

August 30, 2011: Hopson signs with Kolossos Rodou of the Greek Basket League.

July 12, 2012: Hopson signs with Hapoel Eilat of the Israeli Basketball Super League.

July 11, 2013: Hopson plays Summer League with the Miami Heat.

"That first year in Athens, I got to see the monuments and everything.  That was beautiful.  Then this past season when I was in Israel, I went and saw the Temple, where Jesus and everything was at.  That was pretty monumental."

I see what you did there, Scotty.

July 25, 2013: Hopson signs with Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball League.

March 31, 2014:  Hopson signs with Cleveland Cavaliers for 2 years, $3.8 million, is guaranteed $1.35 million for final seven games of season.

Friday July 11, 2014: Lebron James announces he is going home to Cleveland.  Rumor has it he just wants to hang out with JFF.  Who can blame him?

Friday July 11, 2014:  Hopson scores 7 points in 14 minutes in first half of play with Cleveland Cavaliers Summer League team in Vegas.  Hopson is traded at halftime to the Charlotte Hornets.

Sunday July 13, 2014:  The Hornets trade Hopson to the New Orleans Pelicans.

Sunday July 13, 2014:  The New Orleans Pelicans trade Hopson to the Houston Rockets.

Scotty's Thoughts

I hear ya, buddy.  I hear ya.