Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Former Gael Machado Also Had Summer Loop Tryout

In writing about former MAAC players who participated in the NBA's recently concluded Summer League, it was pointed out that we missed one.

Thanks to Iona's sports information director, Brian Beyrer, who regularly serves as a welcomed extra set of eyes when it comes to Keepin' Track of the MAAC happenings, we can add former Gael Scott Machado to the list of league connections who played for NBA teams this summer.

Machado, who led the nation in assists in the 2011-12 season for Iona while earning MAAC Player of the Year honors, played all seven games (starting six) for the Golden State Warriors' summer league entry.

Like the others from the MAAC (Keydren Clark, Ryan Thompson and O.D. Anosike), Machado didn't have an overwhelming summer. The 6-foot-2 point guard averaged 3.3 points, 2.4 assists and 1.9 rebounds in about 15 minutes of playing time per game.

After summer games ended he was waived by the franchise.

The Warriors had signed Machado out of the Developmental League this past April. He played six regular-season games (3.5 minutes per contest), during which he averaged 1.0 assists per game. He also played in five playoff round games for the Warriors, getting in for just an average of 1.8 minutes per contest.

During his time in the D-League, prior to his call-up to the NBA's Warriors last April, he played 16 games during which he averaged 6.5 points and 3.4 assists per outing.

Machado also played in the 2012 NBA Summer League with the Houston Rockets' entry. Last year he averaged 8.0 points, a team-high 5.6 assists and 2.2 steals per contest.

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