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The 27-year-old guard was invited to the Phoenix Suns training camp but given the roster depth, never really had much of a shot at making the team. He's now able to pursue other opportunities elsewhere and we wish Othyus safe travels in his journey through fringe NBA life.
Aside from having a totally awesome name, Othyus Jeffers is what you might call in baseball a "Four-A" player. He's better at basketball than the vast majority of the known universe, but not good enough to stick on an NBA roster (so far).
Jeffers will likely continue to seek out opportunities in the NBA if there's a team with depth needs at the wing due to injury, or perhaps will go back to Europe for the money. Or, he could return to the D-league to bide his time for an NBA job. Jeffers has three years with the Iowa Energy under his belt.
Jeffers Released: With that being said, the Suns decided that they were deep enough on the wing, deciding to release Shooting guard Othyus Jeffers after practice Monday. Jeffers scored a bucket and dished out an assist in five minutes of preseason action.
By all accounts, Jeffers is a solid dude and real pro. Unfortunately, at 6'5, he plays the most replaceable position in the game and hasn't managed to stand out at any particular skill.