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John Edwards - C, 7'0, 275
Retired - Retired in December 2012
       Date of birth: 07/31/1981
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2004
     Out of: Kent State
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Right

14th September, 2004 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Indiana.
21st September, 2004 CBA Drafted 46th overall in the 2004 CBA Draft by Gary Steelheads.
24th August, 2005 NBA Signed a two year, $2.08 million contract with Atlanta.
22nd August, 2006 NBA Traded by Atlanta, along with a signed-and-traded Al Harrington, to Indiana in exchange for a 2007 first round pick (#11, Acie Law) and cash.
30th October, 2006 NBA Waived by Indiana.
9th December, 2006 D-League Acquired by Albuquerque Thunderbirds.
30th January, 2007 D-League Waived by Albuquerque Thunderbirds.
31st January, 2007 D-League Acquired by Tulsa 66ers.
1st March, 2007 D-League Waived by Tulsa 66ers due to injury.
26th September, 2007 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Minnesota.
25th October, 2007 NBA Waived by Minnesota.
15th November, 2007 Ukraine Signed a one year contract with Cherkasy Monkeys.
8th January, 2009 D-League Acquired by Sioux Falls Skyforce.
6th March, 2009 D-League Waived by Sioux Falls Skyforce due to injury.
26th March, 2009 D-League Acquired by Iowa Energy.
13th August, 2009 Greece Signed a one year contract with Kolossos Rhodes.
2nd December, 2009 Greece Released by Kolossos Rhodes.
19th January, 2010 D-League Re-acquired by Iowa Energy and traded to Bakersfield Jam in exchange for Justin Hawkins.
21st March, 2011 Puerto Rico Signed for the remainder of the season with Mayaguez.
8th April, 2011 Puerto Rico Released by Mayagyez.
9th August, 2011 Poland Signed a one month contract with PGE Turow.
9th September, 2011 Poland Signed for the remainder of the season with PGE Turow.
12th September, 2012 Belarus Signed a one year contract with BK Minsk-2006.
22nd December, 2012 Belarus Released by Tsmoki-Minsk.
When: Where:
2000 - 2004 Kent State (NCAA)
July 2004 Sacramento Kings (Summer League)
September 2004 - July 2005 Indiana Pacers (NBA)
August 2005 - August 2006 Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
August 2006 - October 2006 Indiana Pacers (NBA)
December 2006 - January 2007 Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League)
January 2007 - March 2007 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
July 2007 Miami Heat (Summer League)
September 2007 - October 2007 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
November 2007 - June 2008 Cherkasy Monkeys (Ukraine)
January 2009 - March 2009 Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
March 2009 - May 2009 Iowa Energy (D-League)
July 2009 Washington Wizards (Summer League)
August 2009 - December 2009 Kolossos Rhodes (Greece)
January 2010 - May 2010 Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
March 2011 - April 2011 Mayaguez (Puerto Rico)
August 2011 - June 2012 PGE Turow (Poland)
September 2012 - December 2012 BK Minsk-2006 (Belarus)
From blog:

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

- John Edwards - Former Hawks and Pacers centre Edwards is still playing, and just turned 29. He is the same as he ever was; blocks the occasional shot, and hits one footers, but is no scorer, not much of a rebounder, and fouls a ton. His career PER of 6.0 is more than slightly influenced by his career totals of 76 fouls and 48 rebounds. An NBA return is basically impossible. But if Edwards spends another year in the D-League, he'll be spending another year on the American scene. Which may count for something.

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 19

- John Edwards

John Edwards spent two years in the NBA. He signed as an undrafted free agent out of Kent State with the Pacers in 2004, played spot minutes in 25 games, and then the Hawks signed him to an inexplicable two year, $2.08 million contract in the summer of 2005. After one year with Atlanta - in which he totalled 70 points, 48 rebounds and 76 fouls - the Hawks traded him back to the Pacers as filler in the Al Harrington deal. The Pacers then waived him, and after a training camp contract with the Timberwolves in 2007, that was it for John Edwards in the NBA.

Edwards has spent two of the last three years in the D-League, seemingly aware that the knock on him is his "rawness." Last year for the Sioux Falls Skyforce, Edwards averaged 9.3 and 6.9 rebounds in 21 minutes per game, solid if sedate numbers for a centre-starved league. Those numbers are particularly sedate when you consider that Edwards is now 28 years old. You can't be raw forever.

He did not initially return to the D-League this year, instead signing with Kolossos Rhodes in Greek's AI League. In theory, he was going to provide an NBA calibre frontcourt along with recent Heat draft pick, Robert Ntoziep. In practice, though, he was not very successful. Edwards played only 36 minutes on the entire season, totalling 12 points, 5 rebounds and 8 fouls. Kolossos then waived him and signed David Monds as his replacement.

This was only the second time in his career that John Edwards has signed outside of America, and after his release he returned to what he knows best, joining the Bakersfield Jam of the D-League. In 5 games Edwards is averaging 7.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.0 fouls and 1.8 turnovers per game. He's the same player that he ever was. And therein lies the problem.

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