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James Lang - C, 6'10, 285
Retired - Retired in 2009
       Date of birth: 10/17/1983
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 48th pick, 2003
     Out of: Central Park Christian HS
  NBA Experience: 4 years
  Hand: Right

2003 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 48th overall by New Orleans.
16th September, 2003 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with New Orleans.
29th December, 2003 NBA Waived by New Orleans.
18th February, 2004 NBDL Acquired by Asheville Attitude.
20th April, 2004 USBL Signed a one season contract with Oklahoma Storm.
4th October, 2004 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Portland.
12th October, 2004 NBA Waived by Portland.
November 2004 ABA Signed a one year contract with Portland Reign.
February 2005 ABA Contract cancelled after team folded.
9th February, 2005 Spain Signed for the remainder of the season with Inca Mallorca.
22nd September, 2005 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Utah.
27th October, 2005 NBA Waived by Utah.
3rd November, 2005 D-League Drafted 12th overall in the 2005 D-League Draft by Arkansas Rimrockers.
2nd March, 2006 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Atlanta.
12th March, 2006 NBA Signed a second 10 day contract with Atlanta.
27th March, 2006 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Toronto.
13th September, 2006 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Washington.
28th February, 2007 NBA Waived by Washington.
3rd March, 2007 D-League Designated as a returning player by Arkansas Rimrockers.
5th September, 2007 D-League Drafted 4th overall in the 2007 D-League Expansion Draft by Utah Flash. Concurrently signed.
23rd October, 2008 Israel Signed a one year contract with Maccabi Rishon.
31st December, 2008 Israel Released by Maccabi Rishon.
6th January, 2009 D-League Designated as a returning player by Utah Flash.
1st November, 2009 D-League Designated as a returning player by Utah Flash.
18th November, 2009 D-League Waived by Utah Flash.
When: Where:
September 2003 - December 2003 New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
February 2004 - April 2004 Asheville Attitude (NBDL)
April 2004 - June 2004 Oklahoma Storm (USBL)
October 2004 Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
November 2004 - February 2005 Portland Reign (USBL)
February 2005 - June 2005 Mallorca (Spain, LEB Gold)
September 2005 - October 2005 Utah Jazz (NBA)
November 2005 - March 2006 Arkansas Rimrockers (D-League)
March 2006 Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
March 2006 - April 2006 Toronto Raptors (NBA)
July 2006 Utah Jazz (Summer League)
September 2006 - February 2007 Washington Wizards (NBA)
March 2007 - June 2007 Arkansas Rimrockers (D-League)
July 2007 Miami Heat (Summer League)
September 2007 - June 2008 Utah Flash (D-League)
October 2008 - December 2008 Maccabi Rishon (Israel)
January 2009 - June 2009 Utah Flash (D-League)
July 2009 Washington Wizards (Summer League)
November 2009 Utah Flash (D-League)
From blog:

   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 38

- James Lang

Lang never lived up to his draft spot. Drafted in the second round 7 years ago, Lang has spent his time since then in America, bouncing between the D-League and occasional NBA stints. He played briefly in Spain and very briefly in Israel, but has spent most of his time in the D-League, not really doing much developing.

However, his career took a tragic turn back in November, when he suffered a life-threatening stroke just after being released by the Utah Flash for health reasons. Lang was suffering from fatigue before the stroke, which is why he was waived; what no one knew at the time was that it was a precursor to this. All strokes are serious business, but Lang's was particularly bad, leaving him partially paralysed (although hopefully only temporarily) and unable to speak. The internet carries no news of his condition after December. I hope he's all right.

His final tweets just before the stroke are ominous precursors.

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   Bookkeeping The Retired Guys, 2013 Edition

James Lang - Cannot be traced since his 2009 stroke. Hope he's all right.

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   James Lang suffers severe stroke

From a tweet from Utah Flash owner Brandt Andersen, former Hornets, Wizards and Hawks big man James Lang has just had a "severe" stroke.

Flash Fans please keep 3 year center James Lang in your thoughts and prayers. James suffered a severe stroke just after Thanksgiving.

James has always been a fan and player favorite. He is fighting to pull through.


Lang spent last season with the Flash, averaging 6.4ppg and 4.1rpg, and was named as one of their returning players this season last month. However, he was waived out of training camp on November 18th due to "injury."

Little did we know.

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