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#12 Jake Tsakalidis
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  • 7'2" / 290lbs
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  • 06/10/1979
  • Georgia/Greece
  • 25th pick, 2000
  • AEK Athens (Greece)
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2000 NBA DraftNBADrafted 25th overall by Phoenix.
2nd October, 2000NBASigned four year, $4,042,021 rookie scale contract with Phoenix. Included team option for 2003/04.
23rd October, 2002NBAPhoenix exercised 2003/04 team option.
30th September, 2003NBATraded by Phoenix, along with Bo Outlaw, to Memphis in exchange for Brevin Knight, Robert Archibald and Cezary Trybanski.
9th September, 2004NBASigned a three year, $8.7 million offer sheet with Cleveland.
10th September, 2004NBAMemphis matched Cleveland's offer sheet.
13th February, 2007NBATraded by Memphis to Houston in exchange for Scott Padgett.
2nd September, 2007GreeceSigned a one year contract with Olympiakos.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
1996 - June 2000AEK Athens (Greece)
June 2000 - September 2003Phoenix Suns (NBA)
September 2003 - February 2007Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
February 2007 - June 2007Houston Rockets (NBA)
September 2007 - June 2008Olympiakos (Greece)

April 19, 2011

Jake Tsakalidis - Since 2008, when he last played professionally, Tsakalidis has completely disappeared from the map. (Whereby "the map" equals "the internet.")


May 13, 2010

- Jake Tsakalidis

Tsakalidis is only three months older than Trybanski, yet he appears to be done. He has not played since the 2007-08 season. The only thing he's done that's been newsworthy since then was buy a big house in Phoenix. So whether he actually came from Greece, Georgia or Russia, we at least know he lived in Phoenix for a bit this time last year. Good to know.