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#15 Donald Sloan
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  • 6'3" / 205lbs
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  • 01/15/1988
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  • Undrafted, 2010
  • Texas A&M
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6th July, 2010NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Sacramento.
4th October, 2010NBAWaived by Sacramento.
30th October, 2010D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Reno Bighorns.
9th July, 2011PhilippinesSigned for the remainder of the Governor's Cup with Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings.
2nd November, 2011D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Reno Bighorns.
4th November, 2011D-LeagueTraded by Reno Bighorns, along with Joe Kennerley, to Erie BayHawks in exchange for Blake Ahearn and Taj McCullough.
9th December, 2011NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Atlanta.
26th January, 2012NBAWaived by Atlanta.
7th February, 2012D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Erie BayHawks.
8th February, 2012NBASigned a 10 day contract with New Orleans.
20th February, 2012NBASigned a second 10 day contract with New Orleans.
5th March, 2012D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Erie BayHawks.
16th March, 2012NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2013 with Cleveland.
25th December, 2012NBAWaived by Cleveland.
3rd January, 2013D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Erie BayHawks.
3rd January, 2013D-LeagueAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Erie BayHawks to Sioux Falls Skyforce, along with Mychel Thompson, in exchange for Mike Singletary from Rio Grande Valley Vipers and a third round pick from Sioux Falls Skyforce.
7th January, 2013NBASigned a 10 day contract with New Orleans.
19th January, 2013D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Sioux Falls Skyforce.
14th February, 2013D-LeagueLeft Sioux Falls Skyforce.
14th February, 2013ChinaSigned for the remainder of the season with Guangdong.
3rd July, 2013NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Indiana.
8th August, 2015NBASigned a partially guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Brooklyn.
20th July, 2016ChinaSigned a one year contract with Guangdong.
25th August,, 2017NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Washington.
14th October, 2017NBAWaived by Washington.
3rd November, 2017D-LeagueAcquired by Texas Legends.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2006 - 2010Texas A&M (NCAA)
July 2010Sacramento Kings (Summer League)
July 2010 - October 2010Sacramento Kings (NBA)
October 2010 - June 2011Reno Bighorns (D-League)
July 2011 - August 2011Barangay Ginebra (Philippines)
November 2011Reno Bighorns (D-League)
November 2011 - December 2011Erie BayHawks (D-League)
December 2011 - January 2012Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
February 2012Erie BayHawks (D-League)
February 2012 - March 2012New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
March 2012Erie BayHawks (D-League)
March 2012 - December 2012Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
January 2013Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
January 2013New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
January 2013 - February 2013Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
February 2013 - June 2013Guangdong (China)
July 2013Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
July 2013 - June 2015Indiana Pacers (NBA)
August 2015 - June 2016Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
July 2016 - June 2017Guangdong (China)
August 2017 - October 2017Washington Wizards (NBA)
November 2017 - presentTexas Legends (D-League)

July 6, 2014

Donald Sloan - Sloan spent the whole of last season with the Pacers, having had $350,000 of his contract guaranteed for the season, but in his first full NBA season, he struggled considerably. Sloan played 48 games and finished fourth last amongst qualified players (434th out of 437) in real plus-minus, ahead of only Byron Mullens, Elliot Williams and Dennis Schroeder, and was last on the Pacers in net points by quite a long way. He played point guard exclusively, but he just cannot run an NBA offense - it was always the question about him, but now it's proven. And if he's going to possibly be a shooting guard, he needs to be able to shoot much better than that. Sloan can defend the point guard spot, but he can't play it on offense, and he doesn't defend it well enough to obscure this.


July 8, 2013

Donald Sloan

Sloan has signed a two-year minimum salary contract with the Pacers already. (You're allowed to sign both minimum salary and rookie scale deals during the moratorium - Solomon Hill has also already signed.) He spent much of last year in the NBA, mostly with Cleveland, for whom he had a reasonable role up until the contract guarantee date. Sloan's problem is his niche - he's very solid, skilled, tough and smart, and, in his pro career to date, has handled the transition from primarily a scorer to primarily a playmaker with aplomb. Without much dynamicism in the process, Sloan commits few mistakes and is a capable third string point guard. But nothing more than that.


October 6, 2010

Sloan was signed before summer league began, to a minimum salary contract with a nominal $10,000 in guaranteed compensation. However, he then played very badly in summer league, averaging only 3.0 points despite starting all 5 games, shooting 22% from the field, with a near 1:2 assist/turnover ratio. Sloan improved as a scorer in his career at Texas A&M; strong, athletic enough, efficient from all areas, crafty, and able to create for himself off the dribble, but by being neither a point guard, nor a two guard, nor an athlete, nor a defender, nor a shooter, undersized at 6'3 and a bit ball-dominant, he doesn't have an obvious role in the NBA.