[Wafer] said he paid roughly $1.2 million to get out of that contract. He said his buyout is a lot of money, but it's worth it.
"This is great," Wafer said. "Oh my goodness, I'm so happy, I'm about to start crying. I want to play in the NBA."
I realize this has nothing to do with the D-League, but after lobbying for Mike Harris or Antonio Anderson to get a call-up in place of Chase Budinger, I figure this is news you need to know.
I can't blame (new twitter friend) Daryl Morey for picking up Von Wafer again over a D-Leaguer, because as you should remember from this post, Von Wafer was a D-League call-up (2x) before becoming a Rocket last season. Obviously, comfortability probably came into play here, as Von was a relative stud at times for the Rockets last season, and, while I'd assume that the Rockets would have to be just as comfortable with their D-League prospects, that may not be the case.
This also leads to the inevitable question "WHAT THE HELL DOES MIKE HARRIS HAVE TO DO TO GET A CALL-UP?!?"