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Jake Tsakalidis - C, 7'2, 290
Retired - Retired in 2008
       Date of birth: 06/10/1979
       Country: Georgia/Greece
     Drafted (NBA): 25th pick, 2000
     Out of: AEK Athens (Greece)
  NBA Experience: 7 years
  Hand: Right

2000 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 25th overall by Phoenix.
2nd October, 2000 NBA Signed four year, $4,042,021 rookie scale contract with Phoenix. Included team option for 2003/04.
23rd October, 2002 NBA Phoenix exercised 2003/04 team option.
30th September, 2003 NBA Traded by Phoenix, along with Bo Outlaw, to Memphis in exchange for Brevin Knight, Robert Archibald and Cezary Trybanski.
9th September, 2004 NBA Signed a three year, $8.7 million offer sheet with Cleveland.
10th September, 2004 NBA Memphis matched Cleveland's offer sheet.
13th February, 2007 NBA Traded by Memphis to Houston in exchange for Scott Padgett.
2nd September, 2007 Greece Signed a one year contract with Olympiakos.
When: Where:
1996 - June 2000 AEK Athens (Greece)
June 2000 - September 2003 Phoenix Suns (NBA)
September 2003 - February 2007 Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
February 2007 - June 2007 Houston Rockets (NBA)
September 2007 - June 2008 Olympiakos (Greece)
From blog:

   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 67

- Jake Tsakalidis

Tsakalidis is only three months older than Trybanski, yet he appears to be done. He has not played since the 2007-08 season. The only thing he's done that's been newsworthy since then was buy a big house in Phoenix. So whether he actually came from Greece, Georgia or Russia, we at least know he lived in Phoenix for a bit this time last year. Good to know.

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   Where Are They Now, 2011: Bookkeeping The Retired Guys

Jake Tsakalidis - Since 2008, when he last played professionally, Tsakalidis has completely disappeared from the map. (Whereby "the map" equals "the internet.")

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   Bookkeeping The Retired Guys, 2013 Edition

Jake Tsakalidis - Cannot be traced.

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