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#21 Romero Osby
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  • Free agent
  • Last played with Maccabi Kiryat Gat (Israel, 2016)
  • SF/PF
  • 6'8" / 240lbs
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  • 05/07/1990
  • USA
  • 51st pick, 2013
  • Oklahoma
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DateLeagueTransaction
2013 NBA DraftNBADrafted 51st overall by Orlando.
27th September, 2013NBASigned a partially guaranteed three year contract with Orlando, for $682,180 in the first season and the final two seasons at the minimum salary.
25th October, 2013NBAWaived by Orlando.
1st November, 2013D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
4th November, 2013D-LeagueTraded by Fort Wayne Mad Ants to Maine Red Claws in exchange for Terrance Henry and Xavier Silas.
25th July, 2014FranceSigned a one year contract with Le Mans.
26th November, 2014FranceLeft Le Mans.
29th January, 2015D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Maine Red Claws.
21st April, 2015Puerto RicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Mayaguez.
25th May, 2015Puerto RicoLeft Mayaguez.
28th July, 2015FranceSigned a one year contract with Nanterre.
8th October, 2015FranceLeft Nanterre.
20th October, 2015IsraelSigned for the remainder of the season with Maccabi Rishon.
7th December, 2015IsraelLeft Maccabi Rishon.
7th December, 2015IsraelSigned for the remainder of the season with Maccabi Kiryat Gat.
31st December, 2015IsraelLeft Maccabi Kiryat Gat.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2008 - 2010Mississippi State (NCAA)
2010 - 2013Oklahoma State (NCAA)
July 2013Orlando Magic (Summer League)
September 2013 - October 2013Orlando Magic (NBA)
November 2013Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)
November 2013 - June 2014Maine Red Claws (D-League)
July 2014Orlando Magic (Summer League)
July 2014 - November 2014Le Mans (France)
January 2015 - April 2015Maine Red Claws (D-League)
April 2015 - May 2015Mayaguez (Puerto Rico)
July 2015Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
July 2015D-League Select (Summer League)
July 2015 - October 2015Nanterre (France)
October 2015 - December 2015Maccabi Rishon (Israel)
December 2015Maccabi Kiryat Gat (Israel)
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July 4, 2014

Romero Osby - After being cut by the Magic last training camp, Osby is back for a second go, despite the power forward spot he plays being even fuller than it was last time with the addition of Gordon and the breakout of the sneakily good Kyle O'Quinn. In the year hence, he has been in the D-League with the Maine Red Claws, where his task was to rein in his mistake making. He failed. Although he poured in 16.2 points and 6.4 rebounds in only 27 minutes a game, there were also 3.3 fouls and 2.8 turnovers per game in that time. A quality offensive talent, Osby still does not know how to use what he has. He can use summer league as an opportunity to showcase what he does have, at least, as well as prove his return to health after season ending shoulder surgery in January.

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December 12, 2013

Romero Osby - Drafted by the Magic, Osby was squeezed out of the roster shuffle, and now finds himself in the D-League, where he averages 15.6 points and 8.4 rebounds in only 29 minutes per game for the Maine Red Claws. However, he also averages 4 turnovers a game and is shooting 38% from the field. He has tools, but is caught between positions and needs to find an identity.

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July 9, 2013

Romero Osby

Osby makes things happen, good and bad. Normally, this is an underrated positive attribute in a player - genuine productivity is often overlooked by the risk-averse nature of basketball coaches and executives, and mistakes seem to linger in the memory moreso than positive play ever could. In Osby's case, however, the mistakes are so plentiful, and other holes significant enough, that the reconciliation is difficult. Offensively, Osby provides a bit of everything - strong, and decently if not overly athletic, Osby is a runaway train in transition, can drive the ball, finish around the basket with some post-up play to boot, and is ever developing a jumpshot with three point range. However, this bullishness and relentless aggressiveness is accompanied by extremely high turnover numbers - bad decision making, a limited passing game, and strength rather than nuanced body control, all combine to make Osby unreliable, no matter how valuable his scoring can be. Furthermore, Osby rather underwhelms on the glass, has demonstrated little out of pick and roll situations (although being in a situation with better guards to run it may change this), and only sporadically defends both the interior and perimeter. Osby's offensive talents are intriguing, but the total package is frustrating.

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