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Walter Sharpe - SF/PF, 6'9, 245
Free agent - Last played with Reales (Dominican Republic, 2016)
       Date of birth: 07/18/1986
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 32nd pick, 2008
     Out of: UAB
  NBA Experience: 1 years
  Hand: Right

From blog:


   Really Overdue 2010 D-League Draft Review
2010-11-15

17th: - Idaho Stampede - Walter Sharpe, UAB

Sharpe, once Vaden's teammate, has had scant little career so far:

After being drafted by Detroit 32nd overall in the 2008 draft - ahead of players like Baha Mootay, Mario Chalmers, Sonny Weems and Goran Dragic - Sharpe played only 15 minutes for the team that drafted him. He was then traded twice, cut by Milwaukee last October, and has not played since. Sharpe was drafted as a weak but hugely athletic 6'9 power forward, with lots of work still to be done. Two years in, and no work has been done.


After a year out of the game, the comeback is finally on. However, Sharpe suffers from narcolepsy, a disease that can never be properly treated. And as far I understand it - and I did look - narcolepsy gets harder to treat the longer you have it; once the body becomes use to the medications, they stop working. Sharpe, therefore, does not have time on his side. He's already had two nothing years in the NBA, and while those two year's salaries were both fully guaranteed (thereby earning him over a million dollars for those 15 minutes), he has yet to produce anything. This pick nonetheless represents a comeback for him, and a good gamble for Idaho.

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

Walter Sharpe - Sharpe's comeback after a year out of the game has involved stints with two D-League teams, and combined averages of 10.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 turnovers in 25 minutes per game on 41% shooting. The man who was a 31st overall pick two short years is back playing, but not playing especially well. Sharpe's struggles may be in part attributable to the Dakota Wizards' spacing problems, briefly described in the previous post. Then again, by not hitting a single 3 for the team, Sharpe isn't helping to alleviate those problems either. He remains a project.

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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

- Walter Sharpe - After being drafted by Detroit 32nd overall in the 2008 draft - ahead of players like Baha Mootay, Mario Chalmers, Sonny Weems and Goran Dragic - Sharpe played only 15 minutes for the team that drafted him. He was then traded twice, cut by Milwaukee last October, and has not played since. Sharpe was drafted as a weak but hugely athletic 6'9 power forward, with lots of work still to be done. Two years in, and no work has been done.

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 59
2010-04-21

- Walter Sharpe

The Pistons traded Sharpe to the Denver Nuggets to start the past offseason, along with Arron Afflalo, in order to open up cap space to unnecessarily overpay Ben Gordon. (I love Ben Gordon, but $11.6 million a year isn't getting it done. Especially off the bench. And with no other bidders.) Denver then forwarded Sharpe on to the Milwaukee Bucks, along with Sonny Weems, in exchange for some not very good big man depth in Malik Allen. (I love Malik Allen, too, but he only does one thing. And that one thing is to take the most inefficient shot in the sport. A lot.) The team trading away Sharpe lost both of those trades; perhaps keen to avoid falling into the same trap, the Bucks waived Sharpe in preseason in spite of his guaranteed money. Sharpe has not played anywhere this year. Despite signing a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract, one which the Bucks paid all year, his NBA career has totalled only 20 minutes.

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