"Have you ever seen Gollum, John Clayton and Sam Cassell in the same place before?" - Barkley on the 2005 Clippers

 
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33  -  Aaron Gray - C, 7'0, 270
Free agent - Last played with Sacramento (2014)
       Date of birth: 12/07/1984
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 49th pick, 2007
     Out of: Pittsburgh
  NBA Experience: 7 years
  Hand: Right

When: Where:
2003 - 2007 Pittsburgh (NCAA)
June 2007 - January 2010 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
January 2010 - June 2011 New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
December 2011 - December 2013 Toronto Raptors (NBA)
December 2013 - June 2014 Sacramento Kings (NBA)


Date
League
Transaction
2007 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 49th overall by Chicago.
25th July, 2007 NBA Signed a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Chicago.
22nd September, 2009 NBA Re-signed by Chicago to a one year, $1,000,497 contract.
25th January, 2010 NBA Traded by Chicago to New Orleans in exchange for Devin Brown.
15th July, 2010 NBA Re-signed by New Orleans to a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract. Included player option for 2011/12.
30th June, 2011 NBA Declined to exercised 2011/12 player option.
11th December, 2011 NBA Signed a one year, $2.5 million contract with Toronto.
27th July, 2012 NBA Re-signed by Toronto to a two year, $5,265,875 contract. Included player option for 2013/14.
13th May, 2013 NBA Exercised 2013/14 player option.
9th December, 2013 NBA Traded by Toronto, along with Quincy Acy and Rudy Gay, to Sacramento in exchange for Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, John Salmons and Chuck Hayes.


From blog:


   Creative Financing in the NBA, 2010
2010-08-12

The other type of no-trade clause - the one made famous by Devean George - involves players on one year contracts who will have early or full Bird rights at the season's end are given the right to veto any trades that they may be in, so that they aren't powerless to prevent having their Bird rights taken away from them (which is what happens when such players are traded, for reasons I am not aware of.) The players who qualify for that criteria and thus yield that power are as follows;

1) Jason Collins (Atlanta)
2) Marquis Daniels (Boston)
3) Anthony Carter (Denver)
4) Rasual Butler and Craig Smith (L.A. Clippers)
5) Shannon Brown (L.A. Lakers; this can be avoided if he invokes his player option for next season concurrent to the trade.)
6) Jamaal Magloire and Carlos Arroyo (Miami)
7) Aaron Gray (New Orleans; same as Brown.)
8) Josh Howard (Washington)

Just because they have this power, it doesn't mean they will use it. Devean George did, but that was the exception; players last year who could have done but didn't include Nate Robinson and Royal Ivey. Nor did Aaron Gray, who has achieved the unusual feat of having the right to veto a trade in back to back seasons. It is, however, something to note.

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   2010 Free Agency, Preliminary Round
2010-07-01

The following players were eligible for a qualifying offer, but didn't get one:

- New Orleans = Aaron Gray

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   A Guide To NBA Player's Music
2011-05-20



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