Talk about unexpected news. The Mad Ants have released point guard Tra-Deon Hollins. And I don't have an answer why.
General manager Brian Levy declined to comment on the situation today.
What I can tell you is this doesn't seem like the typical February surprise move, where a player maybe has an opportunity to make more money overseas or is trying to just get released so he can safeguard his body for something during the summer, but I really don't know at this point.
I don't want to speculate; there are so many things this could be.
The Mad Ants don't even retain the rights to Hollins, who was second in the G League in assists (8.4) and steals (2.6), and was averaging 7.2 points over 30 games.
Ironically, just a few weeks ago, Hollins was talking about his relationship with coach Steve Gansey and said: “It's a marriage. He'll call (a play) and I'll execute it. We've got a good thing going now. I don't think we've got a divorce in our future.”
Well, I guess they did.