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Cliff Alexander - PF, 6'8, 240
Free agent - Last played with Brooklyn (2017)
       Date of birth: 11/16/1995
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2015
     Out of: Kansas
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
24th July, 2015 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Portland.
10th March, 2016 D-League Assigned by Portland to Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
20th March, 2016 D-League Recalled by Portland from Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
7th July, 2016 NBA Waived by Portland.
8th September, 2016 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Orlando.
17th October, 2016 NBA Waived by Orlando.
30th October, 2016 D-League Designated as an allocated player by Erie BayHawks.
31st January, 2017 D-League Traded by Erie BayHawks to Long Island Nets in exchange for a 2017 third round pick.
2nd April, 2017 NBA Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Brooklyn.
3rd April, 2017 NBA Waived by Brooklyn.
When: Where:
2014 - 2015 Kansas (NCAA)
July 2015 Brooklyn Nets (Summer League)
July 2015 - July 2016 Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
July 2016 Portland Trail Blazers (Summer League)
September 2016 - October 2016 Orlando Magic (NBA)
October 2016 - January 2017 Erie BayHawks (D-League)
January 2017 - April 2017 Long Island Nets (D-League)
April 2017 Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
From blog:


   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2015 NBA Draft Board, Part 5: NCAA Power Forwards
2015-06-19

Cliff Alexander


An out and out post player, Alexander was something of a disappointment as a freshman, which is a little unfair given that no one ultimately can control the expectation of others but which nonetheless speaks to his underwhelming season, in which he showed distinct limitations.

Alexander has a strong frame with a good amount of muscle on it for one so young, and although he is not much of a run and jump athlete, he is not a stiff. His very long arms make up for being a couple of inches short of ideal in height, and he can outmuscle pretty much all the competition, particularly on the glass. The physical profile is quite established.

The skill set isn't. Alexander looks a bit bewildered in the post, has no handle and very little jump shot away from it, misses a lot of shots (his only consistent offensive tool is the dunk), shows little skill with his off-hand, and has little offensive poise or awareness. He also shows little defensive poise or awareness, being little help on the perimeter and either getting lost or jumping needlessly on the perimeter. At this point he's a rebounder and opportunity scorer, and given that he is not especially explosive (Alexander dunks a lot, but has to gather himself to do it), the skills are going to have to develop quite a lot to overcome the current problems.

As a general rule, early declarations should not be frowned upon, given the backwardness of the NCAA model. In Alexander's case, however, it might have been in his best interests. Some continuity and intense skill development is needed. Alexander will make money anyway, but the big money will elude unless things change.

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