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Wayne Simien - PF, 6'9, 250
Retired - Retired after 2009 season
       Date of birth: 03/09/1983
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 29th pick, 2005
     Out of: Kansas
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Right

2005 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 29th overall by Miami.
12th August, 2005 NBA Signed four year, $4,599,309 rookie scale contract with Miami. Included team option for 2007/08 and 2008/09.
15th September, 2006 NBA Miami exercised 2007/08 team option.
24th October, 2007 NBA Traded by Miami, along with Antoine Walker, Michael Doleac, a 2008 first round pick (#18, Ty Lawson) and cash to Minnesota in exchange for Ricky Davis and Mark Blount.
29th October, 2007 NBA Waived by Minnesota. Concurrently, Minnesota declined 2007/08 team option.
9th October, 2008 Spain Signed a one year contract with Caceres.
2nd April, 2009 Spain Left Caceres.
When: Where:
2001 - 2005 Kansas (NCAA)
June 2005 - October 2007 Miami Heat (NBA)
October 2007 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
July 2008 Cleveland Cavaliers (Summer League)
October 2008 - April 2009 Caceres (Spain, LEB Gold)
From blog:

   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 60

- Wayne Simien

Wayne Simien played in Spain's LEB Gold last year. Playing for Caceres, he averaged 16.8 points and 8.2 rebounds on 62% shooting. Then he retired, aged only 26, to become a minister. He also does a lot of keynote speaking now, mainly to impressionable kids.

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   Where Are They Now, 2011: Bookkeeping The Retired Guys

Wayne Simien - Simien now runs a ministry, "Called to Greatness", which combines basketball and Jesus in a way not involving Larry Bird.

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   Bookkeeping The Retired Guys, 2013 Edition

Wayne Simien - Works as the director of youth sports and a campus minister at Kansas.

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