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#25 Wayne Simien
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  • Retired after 2009 season
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  • 6'9" / 250lbs
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  • 03/09/1983
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  • 29th pick, 2005
  • Kansas
  • 2
2005 NBA DraftNBADrafted 29th overall by Miami.
12th August, 2005NBASigned four year, $4,599,309 rookie scale contract with Miami. Included team option for 2007/08 and 2008/09.
15th September, 2006NBAMiami exercised 2007/08 team option.
24th October, 2007NBATraded by Miami, along with Antoine Walker, Michael Doleac, a 2008 first round pick (#18, Ty Lawson) and cash to Minnesota in exchange for Ricky Davis and Mark Blount.
29th October, 2007NBAWaived by Minnesota. Concurrently, Minnesota declined 2007/08 team option.
9th October, 2008SpainSigned a one year contract with Caceres.
2nd April, 2009SpainLeft Caceres.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2001 - 2005Kansas (NCAA)
June 2005 - October 2007Miami Heat (NBA)
October 2007Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
July 2008Cleveland Cavaliers (Summer League)
October 2008 - April 2009Caceres (Spain, LEB Gold)

March 19, 2013

Wayne Simien - Works as the director of youth sports and a campus minister at Kansas.


April 19, 2011

Wayne Simien - Simien now runs a ministry, "Called to Greatness", which combines basketball and Jesus in a way not involving Larry Bird.


April 24, 2010

- Wayne Simien

Wayne Simien played in Spain's LEB Gold last year. Playing for Caceres, he averaged 16.8 points and 8.2 rebounds on 62% shooting. Then he retired, aged only 26, to become a minister. He also does a lot of keynote speaking now, mainly to impressionable kids.