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  • Mike Moore | The Journal Gazette Mad Ants guard Tra-Deon Hollins looks to pass the ball against Rio Grande Valley at Memorial Coliseum. 

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 4:30 pm

Shocker: Mad Ants release Hollins

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

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.

jcohn@jg.net