One Team’s Trash Is Another Team’s Treasure


Rasheed Wesley Sulaimon (born March 9, 1994) is an American college basketball player. He was the primary reserve off the bench for the Duke Blue Devils men’s basketball team during the 2014–15 season before being dismissed from the team on January 29, 2015. He transferred to Maryland to play his final season for Ralph Turgeon.

Sulaimon is a welcome addition. To Maryland. He came north from down south and has upped his game and put aside the shame and is now one of the top guards on one of the top teams in the land. Sulaimon was dismissed from being a Blue Devil but now he’s been acquired and is inspired and is admired by his friends and fans alike.

He’s a great player who can congregate his teammates and calibrate his classmates as he captivates the fans on the court game after game.  Never mind what happened at Duke. After what we’ve seen so far this season, who cares what Coach K says? There are two sides to every story, and the side we’re seeing isn’t half bad. In fact, it’s all good as Sulaimon and his Terps are 13-1 and No. 4 in the Country. He’s a big reason why Maryland is so good. So good that many are picking Maryland to be in Final Four this year. Because Mr. Sulaimon is as good as it gets. Not welcome at Duke? No problem. Now, he’s more than welcome in College Park.

So let’s learn another lesson: one team’s trash is another team’s treasure. What won’t work in one setting may well be the answer and the antidote and the remedy and the resolution in another. So don’t give up on a guy when he’s put down. It’s so spiritual. Just ask Peter and Paul and Ruth and Rizpah. All of these and some were given a second chance. And the guy or gal that gets a second chance and makes good on it can go from chump to champ in a heartbeat.

The so called “trash” of a guy may become a treasure trove overnight. And he just may be the same guy that sets you up and puts you up and gets you up and over the top, when given another chance.

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