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#5 Brady Heslip
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  • Signed in Turkey
  • Signed with Trabzonspor
  • SG
  • 6'2" / 180lbs
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  • 06/19/1990
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  • Undrafted, 2014
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DateLeagueTransaction
29th August, 2014NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Minnesota.
25th October, 2014NBAWaived by Minnesota.
1st November, 2014D-LeagueDrafted 11th overall in the 2014 D-League Draft by Reno Bighorns.
23rd January, 2015D-LeagueLeft Reno Bighorns.
23rd January, 2015BosniaSigned for the remainder of the season with Igokea.
31st July, 2015ItalySigned a one year contract with Cantu.
15th September, 2016D-LeagueReturning player rights traded by Reno Bighorns, along with a 2016 second round pick, to Raptors 905 in exchange for the returning player rights to Ronald Roberts.
20th September, 2016NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Toronto.
22nd October, 2016NBAWaived by Toronto.
30th October, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Raptors 905.
20th July, 2017TurkeySigned a one year contract with Trabzonspor.
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2009 - 2010Boston College (NCAA)
2010 - 2014Baylor (NCAA)
May 2014 - June 2014Blessed Sacrament (Canada, NBBL)
July 2014Minnesota Timberwolves (Summer League)
August 2014 - October 2014Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
November 2014 - January 2015Reno Bighorns (D-League)
January 2015 - June 2015BC Igokea (Bosnia)
July 2015 - June 2016Cantu (Italy)
September 2016 - October 2016Toronto Raptors (NBA)
October 2016 - June 2017Raptors 905 (NBA)
July 2017Chicago Bulls (Summer League)
July 2017 - presentTrabzonspor (Turkey)
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June 17, 2014

Brady Heslip, six point shooter.

Brady Heslip, Baylor, Senior, 6'2 180lbs

2013/14 stats: 27.4 mpg, 11.7 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.5 spg, 0.0 bpg, 1.2 fpg, 0.4 TOpg, 45.1% FG, 46.5% 3PT, 80.3% FT

Like a few on this list, Heslip is a shooting specialist. This is self-evident from the stat line, and the 46.5% three point percentage is lovely. He gets open off the ball and shoots off of curls with ease. He spots up, throws subtle head fakes, and has been one of the best shooters in the nation. He succeeds in these things even when he is entirely gameplanned for. There's always a look in the halfcourt when Heslip is around, be it a back screen and baseline cut, or a pull-up in transition. The release is quick, and most importantly, the release is accurate.

However, there really is nothing else to report. Heslip never turns it over because he never handles the ball inside the arc, and barely outside of it. He is very small for a shooting guard, is weak, is not tough, is not fast, and is not athletic. He is not even pesky. He is extremely one dimensional offensively, too small to do much inside the arc and having no intent to get there, not even handling the ball in any screen action. He's an option or a decoy, depending on how well he is defended. And speaking of defense, Heslip's is poor. He is better than he was, but he was always going to be overmatched with those physical attributes, driven past and shot over as if he is not there. He also does not always compete, misses spots, keeps his hands down, has no knack for deflecting the ball, and generally provides no obstacle whatsoever. Heslip, then, is a shooter and only a shooter.

Mind you, it worked to the tune of 46.5% last year, so it works at the right level.

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