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#21 Morris Almond
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  • 6'6" / 225lbs
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  • 02/02/1985
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  • 25th pick, 2007
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DateLeagueTransaction
2007 NBA DraftNBADrafted 25th overall by Utah.
6th July, 2007NBASigned four year, $5,327,933 rookie scale contract with Utah. Included team options for 2009/10 and 2010/11.
6th December, 2007D-LeagueAssigned by Utah to Utah Flash of the D-League.
8th January, 2008D-LeagueRecalled by Utah from Utah Flash of the D-League.
25th January, 2008D-LeagueAssigned by Utah to Utah Flash of the D-League.
29th March, 2008D-LeagueRecalled by Utah from Utah Flash of the D-League.
7th April, 2008D-LeagueAssigned by Utah to Utah Flash of the D-League.
13th April, 2008D-LeagueRecalled by Utah from Utah Flash of the D-League.
31st October, 2008NBAUtah declined 2009/10 team option.
7th March, 2009D-LeagueAssigned by Utah to Utah Flash of the D-League.
27th April, 2009D-LeagueRecalled by Utah from Utah Flash of the D-League.
17th September, 2009NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Orlando.
21st October, 2009NBAWaived by Orlando.
10th December, 2009D-LeagueAcquired by Springfield Armor.
15th February, 2010D-LeagueTraded by Springfield Armor, along with T.J. Cummings, to Maine Red Claws in exchange for Tony Bobbitt and Noel Felix.
13th April, 2010SpainSigned for the remainder of the season with Real Madrid.
27th July, 2010ItalySigned a one year contract with Pesaro.
6th August, 2011UkraineSigned a one year contract with Cherkassy Monkeys.
23rd October, 2011UkraineLeft Cherkassy Monkeys.
16th January, 2012D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Maine Red Claws.
16th April, 2012NBASigned a 10 day contract with Washington.
26th April, 2012NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Washington.
20th August, 2012SerbiaSigned a one year contract with Pesaro.
20th October, 2012SerbiaReleased by Crvena Zvezda.
12th December, 2012D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Maine Red Claws. Immediately traded to Iowa Energy in exchange for a second round pick.
30th January, 2013D-LeagueTraded by Iowa Energy, along with Mike Taylor, in exchange for Jarrid Famous and a 2013 first round pick.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2003 - 2007Rice (NCAA)
June 2007 - June 2009Utah Jazz (NBA)
July 2009New York Knicks (Summer League)
September 2009 - October 2009Orlando Magic (NBA)
December 2009 - February 2010Springfield Armor (D-League)
February 2010 - April 2010Maine Red Claws (D-League)
April 2010 - June 2010Real Madrid (Spain)
July 2010Chicago Bulls (Summer League)
July 2010 - June 2011Pesaro (Italy)
August 2011 - October 2011Cherkasy Monkeys (Ukraine)
January 2012 - April 2012Maine Red Claws (D-League)
April 2012 - June 2012Washington Wizards (NBA)
July 2012Oklahoma City Thunder (Summer League)
August 2012 - October 2012Crvena Zvezda (Serbia)
December 2012 - January 2013Iowa Energy (D-League)
January 2013 - June 2013Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
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December 29, 2009

- Morris Almond

Almond went to camp with the Magic, a team who at least understand that you can never have too much jumpshooting. Us bandwagon Bulls fans have made quite a song and dance this year about how bad our three point shooting has been; so would you if you replace Ben Gordon's soothingly sensual buttery touch with the claw-like scratchings of rabid feline John Salmons. But they are only actually tied for 26th in the league in three point percentage with Memphis, and three teams (New Jersey, Detroit and Minnesota) are somehow even worse. There are also 9 teams in the league shooting .318% or worse from three point range this season. Why is this the case? It needn't be. The world of basketball did not run out of shooters. The NBA just stopped getting them. What a stupid stat that is.

Anyway, the Magic didn't keep Almond, because a taxpaying team already with J.J. Redick doesn't need him. So Almond went back to the D-League with the Springfield Armor, for whom he is averaging 28.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.8 turnovers. Sounds about right.

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