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Ron Mercer - SG/SF, 6'7, 215
Retired - Retired in 2006
       Date of birth: 05/18/1976
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 6th pick, 1997
     Out of: Kentucky
  NBA Experience: 8 years
  Hand: Right

1997 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 6th overall by Boston.
4th September, 1997 NBA Signed three year, $6,100,680 rookie scale contract with Boston.
3rd August, 1999 NBA Traded by Boston, along with Popeye Jones and Dwayne Schintzius, to Denver in exchange for Danny Fortson, Eric Williams, Eric Washington and a 2001 first round pick (#11, Kedrick Brown).
1st February, 2000 NBA Traded by Denver, along with Chauncey Billups and Johnny Taylor, to Orlando in exchange for Chris Gatling, Tariq Abdul-Wahad, cash, and a future lottery protected first round pick (later amended by mutual consent to be the 32nd pick in 2001, Omar Cook).
2nd August, 2000 NBA Signed a four year, $27 million contract with Chicago.
19th February, 2002 NBA Traded by Chicago, along with Brad Miller, Ron Artest and Kevin Ollie, to Indiana in exchange for Jalen Rose, Travis Best, Norm Richardson and a 2002 second round pick (#43, Lonny Baxter).
24th July, 2003 NBA Traded by Indiana, along with Hidayet Turkoglu, to San Antonio in exchange for Danny Ferry.
27th February, 2004 NBA Waived by San Antonio.
12th August, 2004 NBA Signed a two year, $3.36 million contract with New Jersey. Included player option for 2005/06.
30th June, 2005 NBA Exercised 2005/06 player option.
17th August, 2005 NBA Waived by New Jersey under the amnesty clause.
When: Where:
1995 - 1997 Kentucky (NCAA)
June 1997 - August 1999 Boston Celtics (NBA)
August 1999 - February 2000 Denver Nuggets (NBA)
February 2000 - June 2000 Orlando Magic (NBA)
August 2000 - February 2002 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
February 2002 - July 2003 Indiana Pacers (NBA)
July 2003 - February 2004 San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
August 2004 - August 2005 New Jersey Nets (NBA)
From blog:

   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 44

- Ron Mercer

Ron Mercer, a touchy subject to us Bulls fans, did not play after being the Nets' amnesty clause waivee in August 2005. He was only 29 at the time, yet that was the end of his career. His main contribution to the news after that was being involved in an assault at a strip club in August 2007; after an argument with one of the girls, Mercer's friend stabbed a bouncer that told them to leave, and Mercer then punched him. (Mercer pleaded guilty and received probation.) At the behest of Kentucky head coach John Calipari, Mercer has signed up to join a program at the university that helps former players complete their degrees, along with Derek Anderson.

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   Where Are They Now, 2011: Bookkeeping The Retired Guys

Derek Anderson and Ron Mercer - Last time we checked in on Ron Mercer and Derek Anderson, the pair were returning to Kentucky to complete their degrees. Anderson has also commissioned a documentary about the 1996 National Championship winning Wilcatds, dubbed The Untouchables.

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   Bookkeeping The Retired Guys, 2013 Edition

Ron Mercer - Ran a camp nine months ago. Lives in Nashville, helps out at Kentucky on occasion.

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