For Jeff Adrien, finding a team to stick with has proven difficult. Going the summer unsigned, Adrien was selected in the NBA Developmental League expansion draft by the Westchester Knicks.
At age 28, the University of Connecticut alum has already played on four NBA franchises. He spent the 2013-14 season with the Charlotte Bobcats and Milwaukee Bucks. In his 28 games with the Bucks, Adrien averaged over 25 minutes per game, averaging 11.8 points per game and grabbing 7.8 rebounds per game.
The way the NBA and the D League cooperate is complex. Jeff Adrien, despite being chosen in the expansion draft, is already signed to a guaranteed and current contract with Houston Rockets. However, if he gets cut and signs any contract with a D League team, he is automatically placed on the Westchester Knicks. They will then have the right of first refusal, giving the Knicks his rights for the next two seasons.
Adrien was a four year player at UConn from 2005-06 to 2008-2009. Hopefully, this will lead to Adrien finally finding the right team. He is an efficient and athletic big man, with a keen rebounding instinct. On the right team, he can be a weapon. Whether it be Houston or the Knicks, Jeff Adrien has proven capable of being an NBA rotation big man.