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Travis Leslie - SG/SF, 6'4, 205
Fort Wayne Mad Ants - In the D-League player pool
       Date of birth: 03/29/1990
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 47th pick, 2011
     Out of: Georgia
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
2011 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 47th overall by L.A. Clippers.
9th December, 2011 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed three year, $2,146,488 contract with L.A. Clippers.
2nd March, 2012 D-League Assigned by L.A. Clippers to Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
11th March, 2012 D-League Recalled by L.A. Clippers from Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
29th March, 2012 D-League Assigned by L.A. Clippers to Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
22nd April, 2012 D-League Recalled by L.A. Clippers from Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
2nd November, 2012 D-League Drafted 13th overall in the 2012 D-League Draft by Santa Cruz Warriors.
21st November, 2012 D-League Waived by Santa Cruz Warriors due to injury.
29th November, 2012 D-League Re-acquired by Santa Cruz Warriors.
10th January, 2013 D-League Waived by Santa Cruz Warriors due to injury.
25th January, 2013 D-League Re-acquired by Santa Cruz Warriors.
8th March, 2013 D-League Waived by Santa Cruz Warriors due to injury.
10th March, 2013 NBA Signed a ten day contract with Utah.
21st March, 2013 D-League Re-acquired by Santa Cruz Warriors.
18th August, 2013 France Signed a one year contract with Nanterre.
28th September, 2013 France Released by Nanterre.
30th September, 2013 France Signed a one year contract with ASVEL Villerbanne.
13th January, 2014 France Released by ASVEL Villeurbanne.
22nd January, 2014 Lithuania Signed for the remainder of the season with Siauliai.
23rd July, 2014 Lithuania Signed a two year contract with Lietuvos Rytas. Included team option for 2015/16.
30th June, 2015 Lithuania Lietuvos Rytas declined 2015/16 team option.
14th August, 2015 Germany Signed a one year contract with Bayreuth.
30th October, 2016 D-League Drafted 4th overall in the 2016 D-League Draft by Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
When: Where:
2008 - 2011 Georgia (NCAA)
June 2011 - October 2012 L.A. Clippers (NBA)
November 2012 - March 2013 Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
March 2013 Utah Jazz (NBA)
March 2013 - June 2013 Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
July 2013 Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)
July 2013 Miami Heat (Summer League)
August 2013 - September 2013 Nanterre (France)
September 2013 - January 2014 ASVEL Villeurbanne (France)
January 2014 - June 2014 Siauliai (Lithuania)
July 2014 - June 2015 Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)
August 2015 - June 2016 Bayreuth (Germany)
October 2016 - present Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)
From blog:


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

The Bulldogs made the tournament for the first time in three years, and for only the second time in a decade. They did so with one quality big (Howard/Trey Thompkins), two quality guards (Travis Leslie and Gerald Robinson), and a load of role players.

[...] In the past, Georgia have lacked a dynamic scoring guard, a ball handler who can get to the basket, someone to whom they can turn to break down the defense or get a basket. When they landed Tennessee State transfer Gerald Robinson, they filled that hole. Despite struggling with his jumpshot, Robinson has ranked third on the team in scoring (12.2ppg) and first in assists (4.2), all while using said physical tools to play good defense as well, shutting down many of the SEC's best scoring guards. He has struggled in late game situations, as has the entire team, and has been somewhat turnover prone, but he scratches the team's biggest itch. The team's best guard defender, however, is 6'4 junior Travis Leslie, who is as athletic as any player in the country. Leslie is having to make the transition to the perimeter - with his physical tools, he's obliged to - and it's going fairly well for him. He has developed a mid-range slashing game on offense, passes well to boot, and is as emphatic as expected in transition. He puts up great rebounding numbers, plays as close to lockdown defense as any perimeter player in the SEC, and has legitimate NBA potential. He also has legitimate NBA dunk contest potential.

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

In vaguely related trivia, Cousins was the victim of my favourite dunk from last season, by Georgia wingman Travis Leslie;



Good dunks are all about the dismount. And that was a fine dismount.

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   2011 NBA Draft Diary
2011-06-25

Off camera, the L.A. Clippers pick Travis Leslie from Georgia, a 6'4 freak athlete who could make it as a defender. LAC have now picked both of the prematurely declaring Georgia juniors, from which they may get one decent NBA bench player. Leslie is lauded as another future dunk contest participant, so apparently we're destined to have more dunk contestants than ever next season. This will certainly help with the originality of the never-repetitive event.

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   Sham's unnecessarily great big draft board: Shooting Guards
2011-06-23

Travis Leslie - In terms of his style of play, Leslie is not too similar to DeMar Derozan. He employs a mid-range-and-in slashing game, lacking an outside jumpshot yet being somewhat effective on forays to the basket, deadly in transition, disruptive on defense, and incredibly helpful on the rebounding glass. Even though he's only 6'4, the athleticism and the outrageous 6'10 make that figure rather unimportant, and while Leslie's transition to the perimeter has not been without its hiccups, it's gone rather well. As a rebounder, defender, and sheer athlete, he truly intrigues.

The differentiation from Derozan comes from DD's better height and vastly superior feel for the game. And those are big factors. Leslie isn't going to score in the half court like DeMar. Doesn't have that.

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

Travis Leslie

Leslie was waived by the Clippers in preseason last year, and spent the season with Santa Cruz in the D-League, where he averaged 15.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game. He scores through cuts and transition, rather than any real isolation ability - his strength is the defensive end, where, when tuned in, he can be truly disruptive. If he can truly plug in and take pride on that end, and gets lucky with an opportunity, he could have a career a bit like Tony Allen's. But he needs to want that first.

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