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#12 Will Conroy
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  • 6'2" / 195lbs
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  • 12/08/1982
  • USA/Italy
  • Undrafted, 2005
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DateLeagueTransaction
16th September, 2005NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with L.A. Lakers.
18th October, 2005NBAWaived by L.A. Lakers.
3rd November, 2005D-LeagueDrafted 47th overall in the 2005 D-League Draft by Tulsa 66ers.
25th September, 2006NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Charlotte.
20th October, 2006NBAWaived by Charlotte.
1st November, 2006D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Tulsa 66ers.
30th January, 2007NBASigned a 10 day contract with Memphis.
9th February, 2007D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Tulsa 66ers.
28th February, 2007NBASigned a 10 day contract with L.A. Clippers.
5th March, 2007NBAL.A. Clippers terminated 10 day contract early.
6th March, 2007D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Tulsa 66ers.
6th April, 2007NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2008 with L.A. Clippers.
20th August, 2007NBAWaived by L.A. Clippers.
20th August, 2007ItalySigned a one year contract with Virtus Bologna.
5th September, 2007D-LeagueDrafted 4th overall in the 2007 D-League Expansion Draft by Iowa Energy.
28th November, 2007ItalyLeft Virtus Bologna.
30th November, 2007ItalySigned for the remainder of the season with Milano.
22nd February, 2008ItalyReleased by Milano.
11th March, 2008D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Iowa Energy.
11th March, 2008D-LeagueTraded by Iowa Energy to Albuquerque Thunderbirds in exchange for Josh Gross.
1st November, 2008D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Albuquerque Thunderbirds.
22nd September, 2009NBASigned an unguaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Houston.
22nd October, 2009NBAWaived by Houston.
30th December, 2009D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Albuquerque Thunderbirds.
30th December, 2009D-LeagueTraded by Albuquerque Thunderbirds to Rio Grande Valley Vipers in exchange for Kurt Looby.
29th January, 2010NBASigned a 10 day contract with Houston.
8th February, 2010D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
2nd March, 2010NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Houston.
11th March, 2010D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
12th November, 2010ChinaSigned a two week tryout with Liaoning.
4th January, 2011TurkeySigned for the remainder of the season with Oyak Bursa.
13th December, 2011NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Minnesota.
14th December, 2011NBAWaived by Minnesota.
24th January, 2012D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
2nd April, 2012D-LeagueWaived by Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
4th April, 2012D-LeagueAcquired by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
5th April, 2012D-LeagueLeft Los Angeles D-Fenders.
7th September, 2012NBASigned a partially guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Minnesota.
15th November, 2012NBAWaived by Minnesota.
8th December, 2013GermanySigned for the remainder of the season with Bayreuth.
9th February, 2014GermanyLeft Bayreuth.
11th February, 2014GermanySigned for the remainder of the season with Rasta Vechta.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2001 - 2005Washington (NCAA)
July 2005L.A. Lakers (Summer League)
September 2005 - October 2005L.A. Lakers (NBA)
November 2005 - June 2006Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
September 2006 - October 2006Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
November 2006 - January 2007Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
January 2007 - February 2007L.A. Clippers (NBA)
February 2007Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
February 2007 - March 2007L.A. Clippers (NBA)
March 2007 - April 2007Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
April 2007 - August 2007L.A. Clippers (NBA)
August 2007 - November 2007Virtus Bologna (Italy)
November 2007 - February 2008Milano (Italy)
March 2008 - June 2008Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League)
July 2008Cleveland Cavaliers (Summer League)
November 2008 - June 2009Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League)
July 2009Houston Rockets (Summer League)
September 2009 - October 2009Houston Rockets (NBA)
December 2009 - January 2010Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
January 2010 - February 2010Houston Rockets (NBA)
February 2010 - March 2010Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
March 2010Houston Rockets (NBA)
March 2010 - June 2010Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
November 2010Liaoning (China)
January 2011 - June 2011Oyak Bursa (Turkey)
December 2011Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
January 2012 - April 2012Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
April 2012Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
September 2012 - November 2012Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
December 2013 - February 2014Bayreuth (Germany)
February 2014 - June 2014Rasta Vechta (Germany)
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December 15, 2010

It is not a surefire thing that any ex-NBA talent can just bowl up and play there. Some, like Chris Hunter, don't want to, declining the big Chinese monies in favour of a tiny D-League one on the presumption and/or gamble that a midseason NBA call-up might be forthcoming. And a good many more tried and failed - players to have tried out for a spot in China this summer include, but are not limited to, Eddie Gill, Patrick O'Bryant, Will Conroy, Ronald Murray, Rashad McCants and Rafer Alston. In recent years, the CBA has become an even more attractive place to play, and thus has been able to become pickier.

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August 21, 2010

- Will Conroy - Contrastly, Will Conroy has long been on the cusp of the NBA, without ever quite getting into it. Conroy appeared in 5 games and 36 minutes for the Rockets this season, taking his career totals to 12 games and 88 minutes; he also scored his first six NBA points. Yet that's all the NBA time Conroy has to show for a career constantly on the cusp. Conroy turns 28 later this year, and thus is in his prime; it seems inevitable that he will once again do a training camp dance somewhere. But will he stick? History suggests not.

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January 24, 2010

- Will Conroy

Apart from very short stints in the NBA and Italy, Conroy has been in the D-League since leaving the University of Washington in 2005. This means he probably still has a mortgage, because the D-League does not pay well. Conroy has done this for the simple reason that he knows he's on the cusp of the NBA, and the best way to get in it when you're that close is to be in the D-League and wait for opportune 10 day deals. However, despite averaging 27/8/5/2 down there last year, Conroy still couldn't get any guaranteed money in training camp this year, and went to the Rockets camp in October on a completely unguaranteed deal. Then, in spite of the Rockets having only two point guards, Conroy lost out on a roster spot to Brian Cook, because Cook's expiring salary can't be traded if he's not on the roster. And trading that remains a possibility, however small. So it was no joy for Will.

The guards to have been called up from the D-League to the NBA so far this season are Sundiata Gaines, Mario West, Cedric Jackson and JamesOn Curry. While Gaines's story has been quite cool, what else does Conroy have to do? No one in the NBA really needs Conroy right now, not even the Rockets, but he's being passed over for lesser players and has been for a while. If teams need a point guard to call up as injury cover, Conroy is ready and waiting, but they're not doing so. Worse still for Conroy; he just turned 27, and the window is closing.

Conroy went to China to start this season, but lost out in the crush that saw basically every former NBA player vying for spots there. He has since rejoined the D-League and is averaging 14.3 points, 8.4 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

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