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Report: NBA team signed player its own front office member had never heard of

Liverpool Biennial 2006

BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: An 18m high question mark, built on the construction hall of the historic Cammell Laird shipyard, by German artist Hans Peter Kuhn, is illuminated at dusk, as part of the Liverpool Biennial on October 29, 2006 in Birkenhead, England. The fourth Liverpool Biennial runs from September 16 to November 26. The festival showcases artwork by over 150 North West, UK and International artists across 62 venues. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

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Allowed to add replacement players amid coronavirus issues, NBA teams have signed 84 players in the previous 11 days.

Some of the names have been familiar. Others…

John Hollinger of The Athletic on the “Hollinger & Duncan NBA Show":

I had somebody in a front office say that his team signed a player he had never heard of. And I guarantee you that dude wasn’t the only guy.

It’s one thing when a hastily signed player doesn’t know all his new teammates.

But when an executive whose job is knowing available talent had never heard of a player his team signed? That really shows how frenetic the league is right now.