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Damian Saunders - SF/PF, 6'7, 210
Free agent - Last played with Delaware 87ers (D-League, 2016)
       Date of birth: 11/01/1988
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2011
     Out of: Duquesne
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

When: Where:
2007 - 2011 Duquesne (NCAA)
July 2011 - November 2011 Goettingen (Germany)
November 2011 - December 2011 FS Debrecen (Hungary)
December 2011 Houston Rockets (NBA)
December 2011 - June 2012 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
July 2012 Miami Heat (Summer League)
November 2012 - January 2013 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
January 2013 - March 2013 Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
April 2013 - November 2013 Springfield Armor (D-League)
November 2013 - June 2014 Delaware 87ers (D-League)
August 2014 - January 2015 Aomori Watts (Japan, BJ League)
November 2015 Delaware 87ers (D-League)


Date
League
Transaction
24th July, 2011 Germany Signed a one year contract with Goettingen.
18th November, 2011 Germany Released by Goettingen.
24th November, 2011 Hungary Signed for the remainder of the season with FS Debrecen.
9th December, 2011 Hungary Left FS Debrecen.
9th December, 2011 NBA Signed an unguaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Houston. Included team option for 2012/13.
15th December, 2011 NBA Waived by Houston.
28th December, 2011 D-League Acquired by Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
21st February, 2012 D-League Waived by Rio Grande Valley Vipers due to injury.
8th March, 2012 D-League Re-acquired by Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
1st November, 2012 D-League Designated as a returning player by Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
3rd January, 2013 D-League Traded by Rio Grande Valley Vipers to Sioux Falls Skyforce in exchange for Hassan Whiteside.
25th March, 2013 D-League Waived by Sioux Falls Skyforce.
5th April, 2013 D-League Acquired by Springfield Armor.
31st October, 2013 D-League Designated as a returning player by Springfield Armor.
1st November, 2013 D-League Traded by Springfield Armor, along with a 2014 first round pick and a 2014 third round pick, to Delaware 87ers in exchange for the returning player rights to Jerome Dyson, a 2014 first round pick and a 2014 third round pick.
16th August, 2014 Japan Signed a one year contract with Aomori Wats.
30th January, 2015 Japan Released by Aomori Watts.
2nd November, 2015 D-League Designated as a returning player by Delaware 87ers.
17th November, 2015 D-League Waived by Delaware 87ers.


From blog:


   Sham's unnecessarily great big draft board: Small Forwards
2011-06-23

Damian Saunders - Damian Saunders plays like Shawn Marion, if anyone can ever be said to play like the very unique Marion. He drew some attention on some underwhelming Duquesne teams, but as Duquesne merely trundled averagely through the weakened Atlantic 10, Saunders drew less attention than his peers. He also seemed to suffer from stagnated growth - his points dropped from 15.0 to 12.6, and his rebounds made an alarming tumble from 11.3 to 7.9. That's still a big number of course, and the 2.3 steals and 2.7 blocks numbers are huge. But they, too, were down on the previous season, despite the minutes going up.

Saunders is a good sized 6'7 with a long wingspan and athleticism, and projects well as a defender, able to cover both wing positions and the occasional face-up four. He has all the physical tools, save for perhaps a bit more strength, and plays hard on that end of the floor, making himself a very disruptive defender whose location on the play must always be noted. He plays hard on offense, too, but far less well - he is not a ball handler, nor a shooter, nor a post-up threat. Saunders will run the court, get put backs, and occasionally lunge wildly at the basket - even more occasionally, he'll hit the jumpshot. He is certainly trending upwards in that latter regard. But there's a long way still to go, even with just the catch-and-shoot, let alone the shot off the dribble.

If that also sounded like a description of Shawn Marion, it was supposed to. Marion was, of course, better at everything. And still is. By a long way. But the style of play is highly similar.

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