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#31 Jarell Eddie
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  • Chicago Bulls
  • Signed as a free agent in September 2017
  • SF
  • 6'7" / 220lbs
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  • 10/30/1991
  • USA
  • Undrafted, 2014
  • Virginia Tech
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29th September, 2014NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Atlanta.
21st October, 2014NBAWaived by Atlanta.
23rd October, 2014NBAClaimed off waivers by Boston.
25th October, 2014NBAWaived by Boston.
30th October, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
31st October, 2014D-LeagueTraded by Fort Wayne Mad Ants to Austin Spurs in exchange for Myck Kabongo and a 2014 second round pick.
5th March, 2015NBASigned a 10 day contract with Atlanta.
17th March, 2015D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Austin Spurs.
14th September, 2015NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Golden State.
23rd October, 2015NBAWaived by Golden State.
29th October, 2015D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Austin Spurs.
23rd December, 2015NBASigned a partially guaranteed minumim salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2017 with Washington.
22nd October, 2016NBAWaived by Washington.
29th October, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Austin Spurs.
25th January, 2017D-LeagueTraded by Austin Spurs to Windy City Bulls in exchange for Hollis Thompson.
19th March, 2017NBASigned a 10 day contract with Phoenix.
29th March, 2017NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Phoenix.
21st September, 2017NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Chicago.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2010 - 2014Virginia Tech (NCAA)
July 2014Washington Wizards (Summer League)
September 2014 - October 2014Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
October 2014Boston Celtics (NBA)
October 2014Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)
October 2014 - March 2015Austin Spurs (D-League)
March 2015Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
March 2015 - June 2015Austin Spurs (D-League)
July 2015San Antonio Spurs (Summer League)
July 2015Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
September 2015 - October 2015Golden State Warriors (NBA)
October 2015 - December 2015Austin Spurs (D-League)
December 2015 - October 2016Washington Wizards (NBA)
October 2016 - January 2017Austin Spurs (D-League)
January 2017 - March 2017Windy City Bulls (D-League)
March 2017 - April 2017Phoenix Suns (NBA)
September 2017 - presentChicago Bulls (NBA)

June 18, 2014

Having eaten one arm sleeve, Jarell Eddie fancies a shirt pudding.

Jarell Eddie, Virginia Tech, Senior, 6'7 220lbs

2013/14 stats: 32.6 mpg, 13.3 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.2 apg, 0.4 spg, 0.4 bpg, 1.7 TOpg, 1.6 fpg, 35.5% FG, 37.6% 3PT, 77.8% FT

To see Eddie's NBA potential involves imagining him in a role much different to that which he has been playing. On a very limited Hokies team, Eddie has had to assume a significant offensive role, which absolutely does not suit him. It is never a good sign when a player's field goal percentage is lower than their three point percentage, and it speaks to Eddie's severe limitations as a finisher - despite being bigger than pretty much every other wing at this level, Eddie does not like to shoot around the basket, and that timidity is manifest in extreme inefficiency.

What Eddie can do is shoot from outside. He runs off of screens and puts in a lot of effort without the ball, and while he has neither the agility around picks, quick release nor accuracy of, say, Kyle Korver, he nevertheless is good enough and fast enough of a shooter to be a threat with only a fraction of space. Off the dribble, Eddie is less of a threat to shoot, a decent but not elite athlete with notably little ball handling skills and ooking extremely uncomfortable when asked to handle or penetrate, but he can shoot a one-dribble pull-up, thus making himself able to capitalise on the close-outs born out of his constant motion. Eddie also has the good size, 6'7 with a 6'10 wingspan, that is ideal in an NBA wing.

The above combination of size and shot makes Eddie two thirds of the way to being an NBA three-and-D role player. The size is there, the shot is there, and his three point percentage and totals would be even better if he would stop standing on the line, something very learnable. Eddie's inconsistency and tendency to get into slumps is a slight worry, because there's no room for self-doubt in the NBA, but that is also learnable. So now, he needs to prove himself defensively.

This might be possible. Without much in the way of basic statistics to back it up, Eddie moves well enough laterally to compete at the NBA level, and has discipline and effort on D. He does not stand out defensively, but he would not need to - he would just need to be capable. For all his senior season slumping, then, Eddie is a conceivable NBA role player. It matters not that he was only a role player at the college level when he would only be asked to be one at the next level as well. To do so will be a big step up, especially in confidence.