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Larry Drew - PG, 6'1, 180
Salt Lake City Stars - In the D-League player pool
       Date of birth: 03/05/1990
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2013
     Out of: UCLA
  NBA Experience: 1 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
23rd September, 2013 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Miami.
21st October, 2013 NBA Waived by Miami.
1st November, 2013 D-League Designated as an allocated player by Sioux Falls Skyforce.
29th November, 2013 D-League Waived by Sioux Falls Skyforce due to injury.
2nd December, 2013 D-League Re-acquired by Sioux Falls Skyforce.
20th October, 2014 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Miami.
25th October, 2014 NBA Waived by Miami.
30th October, 2014 D-League Designated as a returning player by Sioux Falls Skyforce.
16th January, 2015 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Philadelphia.
26th January, 2015 NBA Signed a second 10 day contract with Philadelphia.
6th February, 2015 D-League Re-acquired by Sioux Falls Skyforce.
26th July, 2015 France Signed a one year contract with Monaco.
15th March, 2016 France Released by Monaco.
15th March, 2016 France Released by Monaco.
27th March, 2016 D-League Designated as a returning player by Sioux Falls Skyforce.
2nd August, 2016 Lithuania Signed a one year contract with Neptunas.
10th February, 2017 Lithuania Left Neptunas.
1st March, 2017 D-League Designated as a returning player by Sioux Falls Skyforce.
When: Where:
2008 - 2011 North Carolina (NCAA)
2011 - 2013 UCLA (NCAA)
July 2013 Miami Heat (Summer League)
September 2013 - October 2013 Miami Heat (NBA)
November 2013 - June 2014 Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
July 2014 Miami Heat (Summer League)
October 2014 Miami Heat (NBA)
October 2014 - January 2015 Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
January 2015 - February 2015 Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
February 2015 - June 2015 Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
July 2015 New Orleans Pelicans (Summer League)
July 2015 - March 2016 Monaco (France)
March 2016 - June 2016 Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
July 2016 New Orleans Pelicans (Summer League)
August 2016 - February 2017 Neptunas (Lithuania)
March 2017 - present Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
From blog:


   An Unnecessarily Exhaustive Guide To The 2010/11 NCAA Tournament, Part 2: Eastern Region
2011-03-16

Rare does a team improve so much within the course of one season. Underrated at the beginning of the year, North Carolina proved to be a pretty good team, and then exploded when Roy Williams finally saw fit to bench the underwhelming Larry Drew in favour of greatly superior freshman, Kendall Marsall. Drew wasn't helping the team; he couldn't create his own shot, shoot, impede anybody defensively due to his lack of size, and made a huge number of mistakes with the ball for an upperclassman point guard. It's a shame that he decided to get his dad to tell Williams that he was transferring, rather than sticking around to backup Marshall. But it doesn't really hurt the team.

Despite being young, and after missing the tournament last season (breaking a jillion panellist hearts in the process), UNC quickly proved their talent. They are deep, athletic and talent, with perimeter play, guard play and wing play. Once they made the long overdue swap of Marshall and Drew, they joined the nation's elite teams. This is not so much a character assassination of Larry Drew as much as it is a love letter to Kendall Marshall.

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   2014 Summer League rosters - Miami
2014-07-07

Larry Drew II - The Heat continue their interest in Drew, who joined them for both summer league and training camp last season. He spent his first professional season in the D-League, where he was given the keys to the Sioux Falls Skyforce offense (or at least was when DeAndre Liggins let him) and returned averages of 11.0 points and 6.7 assists in 34 minutes a game, alongside only 2.5 turnovers. Drew is certainly willing to pass, and can pass, and wants to pass. But he's small, no threat in the paint, and his defense is fairly unthreatening. What Drew has does is consolidate the uptick in his three point stroke he demonstrated at UCLA, hitting 38.8% of them on a reasonable number of attempts with the Skyforce. This has to continue to be the case, as he cannot collapse a defense well if he's obviously not going to score.

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

Larry Drew II

Drew can handle the ball and is a very willing passer. But he is small, very small, too slender to get into the lane without being knocked about (thereby making it very difficult to penetrate and kick/drop off), and certainly too slender to prevent anyone doing the same to him. Moreover, he can neither consistently create nor make any kind of shot. He is not an NBA calibre player. And yes this was all once said about Ish Smith once.

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