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#5 Ron Mercer
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  • Retired in 2006
  • SG/SF
  • 6'7" / 215lbs
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  • 05/18/1976
  • USA
  • 6th pick, 1997
  • Kentucky
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DateLeagueTransaction
1997 NBA DraftNBADrafted 6th overall by Boston.
4th September, 1997NBASigned three year, $6,100,680 rookie scale contract with Boston.
3rd August, 1999NBATraded by Boston, along with Popeye Jones and Dwayne Schintzius, to Denver in exchange for Danny Fortson, Eric Williams, Eric Washington and a 2001 first round pick (#11, Kedrick Brown).
1st February, 2000NBATraded by Denver, along with Chauncey Billups and Johnny Taylor, to Orlando in exchange for Chris Gatling, Tariq Abdul-Wahad, cash, and a future lottery protected first round pick (later amended by mutual consent to be the 32nd pick in 2001, Omar Cook).
2nd August, 2000NBASigned a four year, $27 million contract with Chicago.
19th February, 2002NBATraded by Chicago, along with Brad Miller, Ron Artest and Kevin Ollie, to Indiana in exchange for Jalen Rose, Travis Best, Norm Richardson and a 2002 second round pick (#43, Lonny Baxter).
24th July, 2003NBATraded by Indiana, along with Hidayet Turkoglu, to San Antonio in exchange for Danny Ferry.
27th February, 2004NBAWaived by San Antonio.
12th August, 2004NBASigned a two year, $3.36 million contract with New Jersey. Included player option for 2005/06.
30th June, 2005NBAExercised 2005/06 player option.
17th August, 2005NBAWaived by New Jersey under the amnesty clause.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
1995 - 1997Kentucky (NCAA)
June 1997 - August 1999Boston Celtics (NBA)
August 1999 - February 2000Denver Nuggets (NBA)
February 2000 - June 2000Orlando Magic (NBA)
August 2000 - February 2002Chicago Bulls (NBA)
February 2002 - July 2003Indiana Pacers (NBA)
July 2003 - February 2004San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
August 2004 - August 2005New Jersey Nets (NBA)
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April 19, 2011

Derek Anderson and Ron Mercer - Last time we checked in on Ron Mercer and Derek Anderson, the pair were returning to Kentucky to complete their degrees. Anderson has also commissioned a documentary about the 1996 National Championship winning Wilcatds, dubbed The Untouchables.

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April 9, 2010

- Ron Mercer

Ron Mercer, a touchy subject to us Bulls fans, did not play after being the Nets' amnesty clause waivee in August 2005. He was only 29 at the time, yet that was the end of his career. His main contribution to the news after that was being involved in an assault at a strip club in August 2007; after an argument with one of the girls, Mercer's friend stabbed a bouncer that told them to leave, and Mercer then punched him. (Mercer pleaded guilty and received probation.) At the behest of Kentucky head coach John Calipari, Mercer has signed up to join a program at the university that helps former players complete their degrees, along with Derek Anderson.

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