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Brady Heslip - SG, 6'2, 180
Northern Arizona Suns - In the D-League player pool
       Date of birth: 06/19/1990
       Country: Canada
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2014
     Out of: Baylor
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
29th August, 2014 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Minnesota.
25th October, 2014 NBA Waived by Minnesota.
1st November, 2014 D-League Drafted 11th overall in the 2014 D-League Draft by Reno Bighorns.
23rd January, 2015 D-League Left Reno Bighorns.
23rd January, 2015 Bosnia Signed for the remainder of the season with Igokea.
31st July, 2015 Italy Signed a one year contract with Cantu.
15th September, 2016 D-League Returning player rights traded by Reno Bighorns, along with a 2016 second round pick, to Raptors 905 in exchange for the returning player rights to Ronald Roberts.
20th September, 2016 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Toronto.
22nd October, 2016 NBA Waived by Toronto.
30th October, 2016 D-League Designated as a returning player by Raptors 905.
When: Where:
2009 - 2010 Boston College (NCAA)
2010 - 2014 Baylor (NCAA)
May 2014 - June 2014 Blessed Sacrament (Canada, NBBL)
July 2014 Minnesota Timberwolves (Summer League)
August 2014 - October 2014 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
November 2014 - January 2015 Reno Bighorns (D-League)
January 2015 - June 2015 BC Igokea (Bosnia)
July 2015 - June 2016 Cantu (Italy)
September 2016 - October 2016 Toronto Raptors (NBA)
October 2016 - present Raptors 905 (NBA)
From blog:


   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2014 NBA Draft Board, Part 2: NCAA Shooting Guards
2014-06-17

Brady Heslip, six point shooter.

Brady Heslip, Baylor, Senior, 6'2 180lbs

2013/14 stats: 27.4 mpg, 11.7 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.5 spg, 0.0 bpg, 1.2 fpg, 0.4 TOpg, 45.1% FG, 46.5% 3PT, 80.3% FT

Like a few on this list, Heslip is a shooting specialist. This is self-evident from the stat line, and the 46.5% three point percentage is lovely. He gets open off the ball and shoots off of curls with ease. He spots up, throws subtle head fakes, and has been one of the best shooters in the nation. He succeeds in these things even when he is entirely gameplanned for. There's always a look in the halfcourt when Heslip is around, be it a back screen and baseline cut, or a pull-up in transition. The release is quick, and most importantly, the release is accurate.

However, there really is nothing else to report. Heslip never turns it over because he never handles the ball inside the arc, and barely outside of it. He is very small for a shooting guard, is weak, is not tough, is not fast, and is not athletic. He is not even pesky. He is extremely one dimensional offensively, too small to do much inside the arc and having no intent to get there, not even handling the ball in any screen action. He's an option or a decoy, depending on how well he is defended. And speaking of defense, Heslip's is poor. He is better than he was, but he was always going to be overmatched with those physical attributes, driven past and shot over as if he is not there. He also does not always compete, misses spots, keeps his hands down, has no knack for deflecting the ball, and generally provides no obstacle whatsoever. Heslip, then, is a shooter and only a shooter.

Mind you, it worked to the tune of 46.5% last year, so it works at the right level.

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