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Jamal Sampson - PF/C, 6'11, 257
Retired - Retired after 2012 season
       Date of birth: 05/15/1983
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 47th pick, 2002
     Out of: California
  NBA Experience: 5 years
  Hand: Right

2002 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 47th overall by Utah.
2002 NBA Draft NBA Draft rights traded by Utah, along with the draft rights to Ryan Humphrey (#19), to Orlando in exchange for the draft rights to Curtis Borchardt (#17).
2002 NBA Draft NBA Draft rights traded by Orlando to Milwaukee in exchange for the draft rights to Rashard Griffith (#38, 1995).
17th September, 2002 CBA Drafted 24th overall in the 2002 CBA Draft by Dakota Wizards.
30th September, 2002 NBA Signed an unguaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Milwaukee.
10th July, 2003 NBA Waived by Milwaukee.
24th July, 2003 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with L.A. Lakers.
22nd June, 2004 NBA Selected by Charlotte in the 2004 NBA Expansion Draft.
8th February, 2005 NBA Waived by Charlotte.
8th August, 2005 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Sacramento,
28th July, 2006 NBA Signed a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Denver.
1st October, 2007 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Dallas.
22nd October, 2007 NBA Waived by Dallas.
24th November, 2007 Germany Signed a five day tryout with Frankfurt Skyliners.
26th December, 2007 China Signed for the remainder of the season with Liaoning.
15th April, 2008 Jordan Signed for the remainder of the season with Zain.
29th September, 2008 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Toronto.
22nd October, 2008 NBA Waived by Toronto.
24th October, 2008 China Signed a one year contract with DongGuan.
6th February, 2009 China Left DongGuan.
9th December, 2009 Philippines Signed a one year contract with Smart Gilas.
26th January, 2010 Philippines Left Smart Gilas.
28th November, 2010 China Signed a one year contract with Shanxi.
18th December, 2010 China Left Shanxi.
3rd November, 2011 D-League Drafted 5th overall in the 2011 D-League Draft by Texas Legends.
12th December, 2011 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Boston.
22nd December, 2011 NBA Waived by Boston.
22nd December, 2011 D-League Designated as a returning player by Texas Legends.
9th January, 2012 D-League Waived by Texas Legends.
When: Where:
2001 - 2002 California (NCAA)
September 2002 - July 2003 Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
July 2003 Milwaukee Bucks (Summer League)
July 2003 - June 2004 L.A. Lakers (NBA)
June 2004 - February 2005 Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
July 2005 San Antonio Spurs (Summer League)
July 2005 Washington Wizards (Summer League)
August 2005 - June 2006 Sacramento Kings (NBA)
July 2006 - June 2007 Denver Nuggets (NBA)
October 2007 Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
November 2007 Frankfurt Skyliners (Germany)
December 2007 - April 2008 Liaoning (China)
April 2008 - June 2008 Zain (Jordan)
September 2008 - October 2008 Toronto Raptors (NBA)
October 2008 - June 2009 DongGuan (China)
July 2009 Golden State Warriors (Summer League)
December 2009 - January 2010 Smart Gilas (Philippines)
November 2010 - December 2010 Shanxi (China)
November 2011 - December 2011 Texas Legends (D-League)
December 2011 Boston Celtics (NBA)
December 2011 - January 2012 Texas Legends (D-League)
From blog:

   The best of what's left after what was the best of what's left has gone and is no longer left

- Jamal Sampson - Sampson is 27, has five years of NBA experience, and yet hasn't played in the NBA for the last three years. He was an early starter, athletic and an incredibly good rebounder, with many questions about his offensive game. Those questions still remain. But so does the very good rebounding.

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   Chinese Basketball Association Imports, 2010/11, Again

Jamal Sampson - 2 games, 20.0 mpg, 3.5 ppg, 9/5 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.0 spg, 1.0 bpg, 1.0 TOpg, 40% FG, 0% 3PT, 50% FT

More than anyone above, Shanxi have struggled to find import consistency. Last year, they famously had Stephon Marbury playing for them, yet they released him a couple of weeks before this season began. [More on him later.] In his place, Shanxi began the season with Sampson and Rodgers, both CBA veterans. Sampson played in the first two games only before leaving the team over a contract dispute; it was initially announced that his replacement would be ex-NBA forward Donnell Harvey, but the reason for said announcement was not clear. Harvey was playing for Igokea in Bosnia at the time, and still is.

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 69

[...] Despite retiring from regular playing in 2007, Vinson still dusts off the cobwebs every summer to play in the IBL. The IBL is a very minor league with no coverage here, other than the exploits of one team; the Los Angeles Lightning. Last summer [the IBL plays in the summer], the Lightning churned out a veritably stacked roster of people you've heard of; Lamond Murray Jamal Sampson, Bryon Russell, Toby Bailey, Juaquin Hawkins, Adam Parada, California State senator Tony Strickland, and Darrick Martin. Some of those, such as Vinson, were retired players (or politicians) just looking to scratch their playing itch; some (Parada, Sampson, Murray) were still playing professional careers and just wanted a little summer gig. Either way, the team was stacked, and the Lightning breezed to the IBL title.

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 58

- Jamal Sampson

Sampson played in China last year, and was said to join up with the stacked L.A. Lightning IBL team last summer, but never played a game for the team. This season, he joined up with Philippines team Smart Gilas to act as C.J. Giles's replacement (and not his predecessor as I mistakenly wrote earlier). Statistics are unavailable, but it's not gone well.

Also, in a summer league round-up for the Golden State Warriors back in July, I called him "a pretty terrible offensive player," citing it as a reason for his offensive struggles in China. Sampson wants it known that the reason he averaged only 10.7 points per game in China was because he was playing injured all year. Correction noted.

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