Fan House reports that the Washington Wizards have called up Rio Grande Valley Vipers' point guard, Mustafa Shakur. Shakur has played with the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Sacramento Kings, too. He is also known to play with the Tulsa 66ers and the Arizona Wildcats in college.
Shakur said in the interview with Fan House that he may be able to play tonight for Washington as they take on the Boston Celtics. Shakur was signed to a reportedly ten-day contract.
The Wizards currently do not have depth at the point guard position with only John Wall and Kirk Hinrich there after the team released Lester Hudson and traded away Gilbert Arenas to the Orlando Magic.
I think Shakur is a pretty good pick-up. He's done well as a back-up for many teams. If he performs well enough, he could get more than just a ten-day contract. And many people have asked if this dude is related to a certain somone, Tupac. Okay, no. Just because they have the same last name, doesn't mean they're related. It's been asked a lot, but let's just make that clear.
Do good out there, Shakur.