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Dijon Thompson - SG/SF, 6'7, 195
Signed in Russia - Signed with Nizhny Novgorod
       Date of birth: 02/23/1983
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 54th pick, 2005
     Out of: UCLA
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Right

When: Where:
2001 - 2005 UCLA (NCAA)
June 2005 - June 2006 Phoenix Suns (NBA)
October 2006 Golden State Warriors (NBA)
November 2006 - January 2007 Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League)
January 2007 Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
January 2007 - June 2007 Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League)
July 2007 Cleveland Cavaliers (Summer League)
July 2007 - May 2008 ALBA Berlin (Germany)
July 2008 Houston Rockets (Summer League)
June 2008 - June 2009 Azovmash (Ukraine)
September 2009 - June 2010 Hapoel Jerusalem (Israel)
July 2010 - June 2011 Spartak St. Petersburg (Russia)
July 2011 - June 2012 ASVEL Villeurbanne (France)
September 2012 - June 2014 Nizhny Novgorod (Russia)
October 2014 - November 2014 Saigon Heat (Vietnam)
February 2015 - June 2015 Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Israel)
June 2016 - October 2016 AEK Larnaca (Cyprus)
November 2016 - January 2017 Hapoel Jerusalem (Israel)
January 2017 - present Nizhny Novgorod (Russia)


Date
League
Transaction
2005 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 54th overall by New York.
2005 NBA Draft NBA Draft rights traded by New York, along with Kurt Thomas, to Phoenix in exchange for Quentin Richardson and the draft rights to Nate Robinson (#21).
11th July, 2005 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Phoenix. Included team option for 2006/07.
4th November, 2005 D-League Assigned by Phoenix to Albuquerque Thunderbirds of the D-League.
8th December, 2005 D-League Recalled by Phoenix from Albuquerque Thunderbirds of the D-League.
30th June, 2006 NBA Phoenix declined 2006/07 team option.
2nd October, 2006 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Golden State.
11th October, 2006 NBA Waived by Golden State.
27th November, 2006 D-League Acquired by Albuquerque Thunderbirds.
6th January, 2007 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Atlanta.
16th January, 2007 NBA Signed a second 10 day contract with Atlanta.
30th January, 2007 D-League Re-acquired by Albuquerque Thunderbirds.
10th March, 2007 D-League Left Albuquerque Thunderbirds.
20th March, 2007 D-League Re-acquired by Albuquerque Thunderbirds.
27th July, 2007 Germany Signed a one year contract with ALBA Berlin.
8th May, 2008 Germany Left ALBA Berlin.
10th June, 2008 Ukraine Signed a one year contract with Azovmash.
4th September, 2009 Israel Signed a one year contract with Hapoel Jerusalem.
9th July, 2010 Russia Signed a one year contract with Spartak St. Petersburg.
25th July, 2011 France Signed a one year contract with ASVEL Villerbanne.
4th September, 2012 Russia Signed a one year contract with Nizhny Novgorod.
10th October, 2013 Russia Re-signed by Nizhny Novgorod to a one year contract.
27th October, 2014 Vietnam Signed for the remainder of the season with Saigon Heat.
17th February, 2015 Israel Signed for the remainder of the season with Hapoel Tel-Aviv.
22nd June, 2016 Cyprus Signed a one year contract with AEK Larnaca.
28th October, 2016 Cyprus Left AEK Larnaca.
22nd November, 2016 Israel Signed a six week contract with Hapoel Jerusalem.
17th January, 2017 Russia Signed for the remainder of the season with Nizhny Novgorod.


From blog:


   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 66
2010-05-12

- Dijon Thompson

Thompson has been starting at small forward for Hapoel Jerusalem all season. He is averaging 12.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.9 steals per game in the Israeli league, and averaged an almost identical 12.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.4 steals per game in the Eurocup. He has shot a combined 53% from the field and 38% from three point range. Very very solid all around numbers.

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