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Damion James - SF/PF, 6'7, 225
Signed in Latin America - Signed with Guaros in Venezuela
       Date of birth: 10/07/1987
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 24th pick, 2010
     Out of: Texas
  NBA Experience: 4 years
  Hand: Right

When: Where:
2006 - 2010 Texas (NCAA)
June 2010 - June 2012 New Jersey Nets (NBA)
September 2012 - October 2012 Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
November 2012 - January 2013 Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
January 2013 Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
January 2013 - June 2013 Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
July 2013 Brooklyn Nets (Summer League)
July 2013 Orlando Magic (Summer League)
September 2013 - October 2013 Denver Nuggets (NBA)
November 2013 - February 2014 Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
February 2014 - April 2014 Texas Legends (D-League)
April 2014 - June 2014 San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
July 2014 Detroit Pistons (Summer League)
September 2014 - October 2014 Washington Wizards (NBA)
October 2014 - February 2015 Texas Legends (D-League)
February 2015 - June 2015 Alaska Aces (Philippines)
July 2015 Wasington Wizards (Summer League)
August 2015 - November 2015 Le Mans (France)
December 2015 Sydney Kings (Australia)
January 2016 - June 2016 Santurce (Puerto Rico)
August 2016 - present Guaros (Venezuela)


Date
League
Transaction
2010 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 24th overall by Atlanta.
2010 NBA Draft NBA Draft rights traded by Atlanta to New Jersey in exchange for the draft rights to Jordan Crawford (#27) and Tibor Pleiss (#31).
15th July, 2010 NBA Signed four year, $6,054,800 rookie scale contract with New Jersey. Included team options for 2012/13 and 2013/14.
25th January, 2012 NBA New Jersey declined 2012/13 team option.
11th September, 2012 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Atlanta.
27th October, 2012 NBA Waived by Atlanta.
1st November, 2012 D-League Designated as an allocated player by Bakersfield Jam.
13th January, 2013 NBA Signed a ten day contract with Brooklyn.
23rd January, 2013 D-League Re-acquired by Bakersfield Jam.
9th September, 2013 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Denver.
26th October, 2013 NBA Waived by Denver.
1st November, 2013 D-League Designated as a returning player by Bakersfield Jam.
20th February, 2014 D-League As a part of a three team deal, traded by Bakersfield Jam, along with James Nunnally, to Texas Legends in exchange for Terrel Harris from Texas Legends and Dennis Horner from Springfield Armor.
3rd April, 2014 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with San Antonio.
13th April, 2014 NBA Signed a minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with San Antonio.
18th September, 2014 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Washington.
25th October, 2014 NBA Waived by Washington.
30th October, 2014 D-League Designated as a returning player by Texas Legends.
17th February, 2015 D-League Left Texas Legends.
18th February, 2015 Philippines Signed for the remainder of the season with Alaska Aces.
5th August, 2015 France Signed a one year contract with Le Mans.
20th November, 2015 France Left Le Mans.
8th December, 2015 Australia Signed a one month contract with Sydney Kings.
26th January, 2016 Puerto Rico Signed a one season contract with Santurce.
17th August, 2016 Venezuela Signed a one season contract with Guaros de Lara.


From blog:


   2010 Summer League Rosters: New Jersey Nets
2010-07-02

Damion James

Damion James can post, run, rebound, play help defense, play man to man defense, grow beards, and shoot better than he used to. His ball handling ability is limited to the three steps it takes to the basket, but that's enough, and while he's only 6'7, that's enough too. James is athletic enough to be productive in the NBA at the small forward position, and a lack of ballhandling doesn't change that.

It's just a shame that he'll do so on the team already with Terrence Williams. The two are not identical by any means, but in an ideal world, they'll fit much the same role. And it might be a struggle to play them together.

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   New Jersey......Toronto.......London.
2011-03-10

Other than the rebounding, defense and lack of passing, Bargnani played well. So did his future replacement, Ed Davis, who was active, under control, and productive. For the Nets, Deron Williams controlled the game, while Damion James worked hard on either end and was rewarded. Lopez put forward about 25 times more effort on offense than he did on defense, and Kris Humphries continued his year-long impression of a poor man's Blake Griffin with the kind of effort, strength, shot selection and athleticism that will see him inevitably corral a full MLE deal in the offseason.

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   Sham's 2010 NBA Draft Night Recap, Part 1
2010-06-27

Pick 24: Although Barry wants a post-up player, Atlanta take Damion James, an athletic combo forward who will resemble Josh Smith in six years. By which I mean, when Josh Smith is 31 years old, he will resemble the Damion James of now. James is not a small forward, even at 6'7, but he produces. And he's athletic enough to keep doing so in the NBA. He free roams on defense, which is both a blessing and a curse, but he runs the court, rebounds prolifically, can drive the ball, and his jumpshot doesn't have terrible form. Doesn't go in much, but it might do one day.

He also has a beard like a Mii character. And what I mean by that is that, for no obvious reason, there's a gap between his hair and his beard adjacent to his ear. Whether he shaves it in or whether it just does not grow there, I do not know. But I do know that it does not work.

[...]

Pick 27: Alongside a caption that optimistically calls Josh Boone a "key reserve," and fresh off of Keith Van Horn's second shoutout of the night, the Nets draft Jordan Crawford out of Xavier. This gives David Stern yet another way to pronounce Xavier, apparently under the belief that there's a silent E at the front. Big night for the word Xavier.

However, Andy Katz is immediately brought in to announce that Jordan is not staying. He is being traded to Atlanta, along with the 31st pick, for the rights to Damion James. This unites Jordan and Jamal Crawford, on a team still reeling from from the Josh Smith/Joe Smith dichotomy of last season, but it's good value for Atlanta, who get a young and cheap replication of Jamal with a highly useful #31 pick to book. It's a bit strange for the Nets, however, who need as much outside shooting, halfcourt creating and backcourt scoring as they can get. And while they are also in dire need of halfway decent forward play, James isn't entirely dissimilar to Terrence Williams, not in playing style nor overall talent. I rate James, but this isn't the best place for him.

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   2013 Summer League rosters, Orlando Summer Pro League - Brooklyn
2013-07-08

Damion James

James returns to the franchise that drafted him, let him go merely half way through his rookie contract, then brought him back very briefly once more last season. It's odd, in a way - by this time, they must surely know what they have in him, and also what they don't. Clearly, something intrigues. James's NBA career thus far has underwhelmed, and his D-League numbers last season still show big holes; he averaged 8.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocks in 30 minutes per game, but his 15.8 points came on percentages of 41%/26%/76%, and an unhealthily large 2.7 turnovers for a man who doesn't dribble much. James is perhaps best used in the NBA in the role that Brooklyn very briefly used him for last season, that of a situational, one-play defensive wing specialist. But is such a role worth its own roster spot?

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   Looking for an unsigned forward? These guys are available
2013-12-13

Damion James - James is in danger of becoming a perennial D-Leaguer. He went to camp with the Nuggets and had a couple of decent showings, but was never likely to make the roster with all their guaranteed contracts, and returned to the Bakersfield Jam. James's NBA potential is hindered by his offensive game - while not talentless, he is not really a post-up or dribble drive player, nor much of a shooter, thus rendering him somewhat role-less on that end. And while he is a good defensive player at either forward position, he needs to be fundamentally better to overcome the offensive weaknesses.

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Signed in Latin America


 
 
 


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