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  • 6'3" / 195lbs
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  • 02/02/1981
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  • 40th pick, 2003
  • Mississippi State
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DateLeagueTransaction
2003 NBA DraftNBADrafted 40th overall by Golden State.
6th September, 2003NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Golden State.
7th October, 2003NBAWaived by Golden State.
11th October, 2003NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Detroit.
22nd October, 2003NBAWaived by Detroit.
6th November, 2003NBDLDrafted 38th overall in the 2003 NBDL Draft by Columbus Riverdragons.
4th October, 2004NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Houston.
28th October, 2004NBAWaived by Houston.
1st November, 2004NBDLDesignated as a returning player by Columbus Riverdragons.
1st November, 2005NBDLDesignated as a returning player by Austin Toros (formerly Columbus Riverdragons).
18th April, 2006NBASigned a guaranteed year minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with New Jersey.
8th November, 2006GermanySigned a two month contract with Brose Baskets Bamberg.
23rd January, 2007ItalySigned for the remainder of the season with Avellino.
24th January, 2008BosniaSigned for the remainder of the season with Prima Siroki.
28th February, 2008BosniaReleased by Prima Siroki.
2nd July, 2008UkraineSigned a one year contract with Budivelnyk Kiev.
18th August, 2009UkraineSigned another one year contract with Budivelnyk Kiev.
8th September, 2010UkraineSigned a one year contract with Hoverla.
11th September, 2011UkraineSigned a one year contract with BC Kiev.
12th August, 2012UkraineSigned a one year contract with Dnipro.
27th February, 2013UkraineLeft Dnipro.
28th February, 2013GermanySigned for the remainder of the season with Ludwigsburg.
27th January, 2014PolandSigned for the remainder of the season with Enargi Czarni Slupsk.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
1999 - 2003Mississippi State (NCAA)
July 2003Golden State Warriors (Summer League)
September 2003 - October 2003Golden State Warriors (NBA)
October 2003Detroit Pistons (NBA)
November 2003 - June 2004Columbus Riverdragons (NBDL)
July 2004Seattle Supersonics (Summer League)
October 2004Houston Rockets (NBA)
November 2004 - June 2005Columbus Riverdragons (NBDL)
July 2005New Jersey Nets (Summer League)
November 2005 - April 2006Austin Toros (D-League)
April 2006 - June 2006New Jersey Nets (NBA)
November 2006 - January 2007Brose Baskets Bamberg (Germany)
January 2007 - June 2007Avellino (Italy)
July 2007Washington Wizards (Summer League)
January 2008 - February 2008Siroki (Bosnia)
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June 2, 2010

- Derrick Zimmerman

Former Mississippi State guard Derrick Zimmerman averaged 11.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists and a league leading 2.4 steals per game for Budivelnyk Kiev in 2008/09, winning the Ukrainian Superleague defensive player of the year award. It was the only time in his whole career, including four years of college, that he has ever averaged double digits in points. And this is a former draftee we're talking about here. That's how good the defense is - it matters not that he can't score. Not really.

Zimmerman stayed there for a second season this year, but he saw his numbers drop down to 7.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.4 steals, as he had to share court time with Khalid El-Amin (20.5ppg, 5.1apg). Zimmerman also has never learnt to shoot; in 37 games this year, he hit only two three pointers. They came in the same game.

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