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Rashard Griffith - C, 7'0, 280
Retired - Retired in 2010
       Date of birth: 10/08/1974
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 38th pick, 1995
     Out of: Wisconsin
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

From blog:


   An Unnecessarily Exhaustive Guide To The NBA Prospects Of The Unsigned NBA Draft Picks
2011-04-02

Rashard Griffith (38th pick, 1995)

- After a 15 year professional career that never quite incorporated the NBA, Griffith retired this summer at the age of 35. The last three years of his career had been spent in the relatively obscure (but slowly improving) climbs of the Romanian league, playing for Ploiesti, for whom he averaged 8.6 points and 4.9 rebounds last season.

Unusually, Orlando traded for Griffith's rights on draft night 2002, seven years after he was first picked by Milwaukee. They didn't obtain these rights as a fill-in part of a deal; Griffith was the only returning piece in a trade that sent Jamal Sampson's draft rights to Milwaukee. Orlando traded away Sampson - who had a few good minutes in the NBA - because they figured Griffith would go on to make their roster and be a part of the team. Never happened, though. Milwaukee had similarly given up trying to make it happen. And now it never will.

Chances of making the NBA expressed as an arbitrary percentage: 0%

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 26
2010-03-13

- Rashard Griffith

1995 Bucks second round draft pick Rashard Griffith never joined the NBA, even though his draft rights were traded to the Magic for those of Jamal Sampson seven years after he was drafted. Did Orlando think Griffith was going to join them in the summer of 2002 or something? If not, why did they do this trade, since it seemes to have had no other component parts? Don't know what happened here.

Griffith's rights are still owned by the Magic, although that doesn't mean anything any more. He is into his third season with Ploiesti in Romania, averaging 8.2 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. Ploiesti are a EuroChallenge team, which is why they're the only Romanian team that you've ever heard of. Kevin Burleson also plays there.

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   Bookkeeping The Retired Guys, 2013 Edition
2013-03-19

Rashard Griffith - A stay-at-home dad who occasionally volunteers as a coach.

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