Albeck acquired Point Guard Kelvin Ransey to be a backup to Michael Ray Richardson, but then waived Richardson during training camp when he failed to report to the NBA-related Life Extension Institute for drug counseling. There is still some question about Ransey's ability to handle an offense, but he can run and shoot, and with guards Darwin Cook and Otis Birdsong on the wings, those are two things Albeck hopes to do a lot of.
The WASHINGTON BULLETS should get some much-needed scoring punch from the best rookie crop in the league: 6'4" Guard Jeff Malone from Mississippi State and forwards Michael Britt (University of District of Columbia) and Guy Williams ( Washington State). And Coach Gene Shue was pleasantly surprised by the summer-league play of 6'8" Forward Darren Daye of UCLA. " Malone is going to be great, not good," says New York's Brown. With 6'10", 240-pound Jeff Ruland now the starter at very big forward, Rick Mahorn in the middle, Ricky Sobers at off-guard and veteran Tom McMillen coming off the bench, the Bullets will continue to molest teams defensively. They'll be good, not great.