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Derrick Byars - SG/SF, 6'7, 220
Free agent - Last played with Delaware 87ers (D-League, 2017)
       Date of birth: 04/25/1984
       Country: USA/Ivory Coast
     Drafted (NBA): 42nd pick, 2007
     Out of: Vanderbilt
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
2007 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 42nd overall by Portland.
2007 NBA Draft NBA Draft rights traded by Portland, along with cash, to Philadelphia in exchange for the draft rights to Petteri Koponen (#30).
11th September, 2007 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Philadelphia.
22nd October, 2007 NBA Waived by Philadelphia.
25th October, 2007 Germany Signed for the remainder of the season with Koeln 99ers.
21st December, 2007 Germany Released by Koeln 99ers.
24th January, 2008 France Signed for the remainder of the season with Chorale Roanne.
26th September, 2008 NBA Signed an unguaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Oklahoma City.
21st October, 2008 NBA Waived by Oklahoma City.
7th November, 2008 D-League Drafted 5th overall in the 2008 D-League Draft by Bakersfield Jam.
25th September, 2009 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Chicago.
28th October, 2009 NBA Waived by Chicago.
2nd November, 2009 Germany Signed for the remainder of the season with ALBA Berlin.
26th September, 2010 Greece Signed a one year contract with Panellinios.
6th January, 2011 Greece Left Panellinios.
8th January, 2011 D-League Acquired by Bakersfield Jam.
4th May, 2011 Venezuela Signed a one season contract with Guaiqueries.
31st July, 2011 France Signed a one year contract with Cholet.
11th November, 2011 France Left Cholet.
9th December, 2011 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Miami.
23rd December, 2011 NBA Waived by Miami.
2nd February, 2012 D-League Designated as a returning player by Bakersfield Jam.
25th April, 2012 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2013 with San Antonio.
21st August, 2012 NBA Waived by San Antonio.
20th November, 2012 Germany Signed for the remainder of the season with ALBA Berlin.
2nd June, 2013 Puerto Rico Signed for the remainder of the season with Caciques de Humacao.
26th June, 2013 Puerto Rico Released by Caciques de Humacao.
29th September, 2013 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Memphis.
6th October, 2013 NBA Waived by Memphis.
4th March, 2014 D-League Designated as a returning player by Bakersfield Jam.
12th April, 2014 Belgium Signed for the remainder of the season with Mons-Hainaut.
14th August, 2014 Spain Signed a two year contract with Sevilla. Included team option for 2015/16.
30th June, 2015 Spain Sevilla declined 2015/16 team option.
15th September, 2015 Israel Signed a one year contract with Maccabi Rishon.
20th October, 2015 Israel Left Maccabi Rishon.
6th January, 2016 Puerto Rico Signed a one season contract with Aguada.
11th March, 2016 Puerto Rico Released by Aguada.
20th July, 2016 France Signed a one year contract with Vichy-Clermont.
2nd February, 2017 France Released by Vichy-Clermont.
25th February, 2017 D-League Acquired by Delaware 87ers.
When: Where:
2002 - 2004 Virginia (NCAA)
2004 - 2007 Vanderbilt (NCAA)
July 2007 Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)
September 2007 - October 2007 Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
October 2007 - December 2007 Koeln 99ers (Germany)
January 2008 - June 2008 Chorale Roanne (France)
July 2008 New Orleans Hornets (Summer League)
September 2008 - October 2008 Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
November 2008 - June 2009 Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
July 2009 Denver Nuggets (Summer League)
July 2009 Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
September 2009 - October 2009 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
November 2009 - June 2010 ALBA Berlin (Germany)
July 2010 Chicago Bulls (Summer League)
September 2010 - January 2011 Panellinios (Greece)
January 2011 - May 2011 Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
May 2011 - June 2011 Guaiqueries (Venezuela)
July 2011 - November 2011 Cholet (France)
December 2011 Miami Heat (NBA)
February 2012 - April 2012 Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
April 2012 - August 2012 San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
November 2012 - June 2013 ALBA Berlin (Germany)
June 2013 Humacao (Puerto Rico)
September 2013 - October 2013 Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
March 2014 - April 2014 Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
April 2014 - June 2014 Mons-Hainaut (Belgium)
August 2014 - June 2015 Sevilla (Spain)
September 2015 - October 2015 Maccabi Rishon (Israel)
January 2016 - March 2016 Aguada (Puerto Rico)
July 2016 - February 2017 VichyClermont (France, ProB)
February 2017 - June 2017 Delaware 87ers (D-League)
From blog:


   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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