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#21 Shawn Long
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  • Free agent
  • Last played with Houston (2017)
  • PF
  • 6'9" / 245lbs
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  • 01/29/1993
  • USA
  • Undrafted, 2016
  • Louisiana-Lafayette
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3rd July, 2016NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Philadelphia. Included team option for 2017/18.
24th October, 2016NBAWaived by Philadelphia.
29th October, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Delaware 87ers.
6th March, 2017NBASigned a 10 day contract with Philadelphia.
16th March, 2017NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2019 with Philadelphia.
28th June, 2017NBATraded by Philadelphia to Houston in exchange for cash.
26th September, 2017NBAWaived by Houston.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2011 - 2012Mississippi State (NCAA)
2012 - 2016Louisiana-Lafayette (NCAA)
July 2016Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)
July 2016 - October 2016Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
October 2016 - March 2017Delaware 87ers (D-League)
March 2017 - June 2017Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
June 2017 - September 2017Houston Rockets (NBA)

June 29, 2017

Shawn Long
PF, 6’9, 255lbs, 24 years old, 1 year of experience

His 234 NBA minutes went about as well as they could, with plenty of boards, plenty of points, decent enough efficiency, and stretch intent if not results. There were plenty of fouls and clattering into people along the way, but the fouls are an acceptable by-product of aggression, and while Long may be a marginal NBA talent at this point, he is an NBA talent. Some more skills development, quite a lot of defensive development and an improved understanding of what he should do versus what he shouldn’t do will make for quite the player.

Player Plan: Two years of minimum salary remaining, both unguaranteed. A fringe NBA talent on a team with a depth chart at his position that is very much stacked against him. Can come to camp if he wants, but won’t win a spot if he does, so perhaps should be released and given the chance to latch on somewhere else.