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Derrick Byars - SG/SF, 6'7, 220
Delaware 87ers - In the D-League player pool
       Date of birth: 04/25/1984
       Country: USA/Ivory Coast
     Drafted (NBA): 42nd pick, 2007
     Out of: Vanderbilt
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Right

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   15 More Ten Day Contract Candidates (Because Apparently 101 Wasn't Enough After All)
2011-01-10

Derrick Byars - Byars was Brown's team mate at Panellinios, and he too was cut after the team's terrible start. He played better than Brown, putting up 15.2 points and 6.2 rebounds in A1 play, but was released as a part of the makeover and returned to the D-League, where he has joined the Bakersfield Jam. Byars can shoot, Byars can defend, Byars will rebound, and Byars has good size for the wing. But Byars is an average athlete without a whole lot of ability to create his own shot. He could potentially be a solid role player at the NBA level, but adding some Landry Fields to his game would help greatly.

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   The best of what's left after what was the best of what's left has gone and is no longer left
2010-08-21

- Derrick Byars - Byars would have made the Bulls roster last season, were it not for the financial constraints inflicted by the final year of the repercussions of the Ben Wallace disaster. The Bulls need for him is not what it was, now that Keith Bogans is on board; Byars is a comparable shooter and defender, is younger and about the same size, but he doesn't have the reputation and the perceived advantage of age that Bogans does. Byars could still make the Bulls roster, but if he doesn't, Vanoli Cremona are said to be interested.

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 11
2010-01-14

- Derrick Byars

Byars is American, so he's obviously in the German league. He's with ALBA Berlin, yet he's averaging only 6.4 points and 2.0 rebounds in the German league, along with 5.7 points and 2.0 rebounds in the Eurocup, shooting only 26% from three point range in the Budnesliga and 33% in the Eurocup.

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   Looking for an unsigned forward? These guys are available
2013-12-13

Derrick Byars - The sweet shooting Byars recently attended camp with the Grizzlies, but was an early cut. Now 29. Byars has still only 37 minutes of NBA experience under his belt, and his window for getting more might have closed.

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