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#11 Larry Drew
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  • Miami Heat
  • Signed as a free agent in September 2017
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  • 6'1" / 180lbs
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  • 03/05/1990
  • USA
  • Undrafted, 2013
  • UCLA
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23rd September, 2013NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Miami.
21st October, 2013NBAWaived by Miami.
1st November, 2013D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Sioux Falls Skyforce.
29th November, 2013D-LeagueWaived by Sioux Falls Skyforce due to injury.
2nd December, 2013D-LeagueRe-acquired by Sioux Falls Skyforce.
20th October, 2014NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Miami.
25th October, 2014NBAWaived by Miami.
30th October, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Sioux Falls Skyforce.
16th January, 2015NBASigned a 10 day contract with Philadelphia.
26th January, 2015NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Philadelphia.
6th February, 2015D-LeagueRe-acquired by Sioux Falls Skyforce.
26th July, 2015FranceSigned a one year contract with Monaco.
15th March, 2016FranceReleased by Monaco.
15th March, 2016FranceReleased by Monaco.
27th March, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Sioux Falls Skyforce.
2nd August, 2016LithuaniaSigned a one year contract with Neptunas.
10th February, 2017LithuaniaLeft Neptunas.
1st March, 2017D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Sioux Falls Skyforce.
29th May, 2017Puerto RicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Quebradillas.
12th June, 2017Puerto RicoReleased by Quebradillas.
5th September, 2017NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Miami.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2008 - 2011North Carolina (NCAA)
2011 - 2013UCLA (NCAA)
July 2013Miami Heat (Summer League)
September 2013 - October 2013Miami Heat (NBA)
November 2013 - June 2014Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
July 2014Miami Heat (Summer League)
October 2014Miami Heat (NBA)
October 2014 - January 2015Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
January 2015 - February 2015Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
February 2015 - June 2015Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
July 2015New Orleans Pelicans (Summer League)
July 2015 - March 2016Monaco (France)
March 2016 - June 2016Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
July 2016New Orleans Pelicans (Summer League)
August 2016 - February 2017Neptunas (Lithuania)
March 2017 - May 2017Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
May 2017 - June 2017Quebradillas (Puerto Rico)
July 2017Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)
September 2017 - presentMiami Heat (NBA)

July 7, 2014

Larry Drew II - The Heat continue their interest in Drew, who joined them for both summer league and training camp last season. He spent his first professional season in the D-League, where he was given the keys to the Sioux Falls Skyforce offense (or at least was when DeAndre Liggins let him) and returned averages of 11.0 points and 6.7 assists in 34 minutes a game, alongside only 2.5 turnovers. Drew is certainly willing to pass, and can pass, and wants to pass. But he's small, no threat in the paint, and his defense is fairly unthreatening. What Drew has does is consolidate the uptick in his three point stroke he demonstrated at UCLA, hitting 38.8% of them on a reasonable number of attempts with the Skyforce. This has to continue to be the case, as he cannot collapse a defense well if he's obviously not going to score.


July 8, 2013

Larry Drew II

Drew can handle the ball and is a very willing passer. But he is small, very small, too slender to get into the lane without being knocked about (thereby making it very difficult to penetrate and kick/drop off), and certainly too slender to prevent anyone doing the same to him. Moreover, he can neither consistently create nor make any kind of shot. He is not an NBA calibre player. And yes this was all once said about Ish Smith once.


March 16, 2011

Rare does a team improve so much within the course of one season. Underrated at the beginning of the year, North Carolina proved to be a pretty good team, and then exploded when Roy Williams finally saw fit to bench the underwhelming Larry Drew in favour of greatly superior freshman, Kendall Marsall. Drew wasn't helping the team; he couldn't create his own shot, shoot, impede anybody defensively due to his lack of size, and made a huge number of mistakes with the ball for an upperclassman point guard. It's a shame that he decided to get his dad to tell Williams that he was transferring, rather than sticking around to backup Marshall. But it doesn't really hurt the team.

Despite being young, and after missing the tournament last season (breaking a jillion panellist hearts in the process), UNC quickly proved their talent. They are deep, athletic and talent, with perimeter play, guard play and wing play. Once they made the long overdue swap of Marshall and Drew, they joined the nation's elite teams. This is not so much a character assassination of Larry Drew as much as it is a love letter to Kendall Marshall.