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Diante Garrett
PG - 6'4, 190lbs - 35 years old - 2 years of NBA experience
Free agent - Signed with Ironi Nes-Ziona
  • Birthdate: 11/03/1988
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2011
  • Pre-draft team: Iowa State
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: B.J. Armstrong/Jason Ranne (Wasserman Media Group)
23rd July, 2011CroatiaSigned a one year contract with KK Zagreb.
7th November, 2011CroatiaLeft KK Zagreb.
8th November, 2011FranceSigned for the remainder of the season with Nanterre.
28th September, 2012NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Phoenix.
10th January, 2013D-LeagueAssigned by Phoenix to Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
26th January, 2013D-LeagueRecalled by Phoenix from Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
6th April, 2013D-LeagueAssigned by Phoenix to Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
7th April, 2013D-LeagueRecalled by Phoenix from Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
11th April, 2013D-LeagueAssigned by Phoenix to Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
15th April, 2013D-LeagueRecalled by Phoenix from Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
26th September, 2013NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Oklahoma City.
25th October, 2013NBAWaived by Oklahoma City.
31st October, 2013D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Tulsa 66ers.
1st November, 2013D-LeagueAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Tulsa 66ers to Iowa Energy, along with a 2013 first round pick, in exchange for a 2013 first round pick from Iowa Energy and Ben Uzoh from Springfield Armor.
13th November, 2013NBASigned an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2015 with Utah.
10th July, 2014NBATraded by Utah to Toronto in exchange for Steve Novak and a 2017 second round pick (#36, Jonah Bolden).
19th July, 2014NBAWaived by Toronto.
11th August, 2014NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Portland.
25th October, 2014NBAWaived by Portland.
4th November, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Iowa Energy.
26th February, 2015D-LeagueTraded by Iowa Energy to Grand Rapids Drive in exchange for Willie Reed.
8th August, 2015IsraelSigned a one year contract with Maccabi Ashdod.
12th August, 2016JapanSigned a one year contract with Toyota Alvark.
6th July, 2017ItalySigned a one year contract with Torino.
Career Moves
2007 - 2011Iowa State (NCAA)
July 2011 - November 2011KK Zagreb (Croatia)
November 2011 - June 2012Nanterre (France)
July 2012Phoenix Suns (Summer League)
September 2012 - June 2013Phoenix Suns (NBA)
July 2013Phoenix Suns (Summer League)
September 2013 - October 2013Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
October 2013 - November 2013Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
November 2013Iowa Energy (D-League)
November 2013 - July 2014Utah Jazz (NBA)
July 2014Toronto Raptors (NBA)
August 2014 - October 2014Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
November 2014 - February 2015Iowa Energy (D-League)
February 2015 - June 2015Grand Rapids Drive (D-League)
July 2015L.A. Clippers (Summer League)
July 2015Chicago Bulls (Summer League)
August 2015 - June 2016Maccabi Ashdod (Israel)
August 2016 - June 2017Toyota Alvark (Japan)
July 2017 - presentTorino (Italy)
Articles about Diante Garrett

July 4, 2015

Diante Garrett

Garrett spent last season in the D-League, trying to make it back to the NBA in which he had spent the bulk of the previous two seasons. He started with the Iowa Energy and averaged 14.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 36.5 minutes per game, then was traded to the Grand Rapids Drive in exchange for Willie Reed, and averaged 11.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 23.0 minutes per game there. Garrett shot 40.4% from three point range across those two stints, and has found his niche as a player; a big combo-with-point-tendencies guard with a good wing span and defensive effort, who hits open jump shots and makes relatively few mistakes. Whether he has the athleticism to make it back to the NBA is another matter - not able to get beyond the first line of the defense much, Garrett's upside at the NBA level is limited, and now aged 26, others may have the advantage.

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January 3, 2014

Utah - Ian Clark, Diante Garrett and Mike Harris: Making the team lout of training camp in the unlikely role of seasoned veteran despite his relative lack of NBA experience, Harris, has appeared regularly in the rotation, and played fairly well on his way to 4.2 ppg and 48% shooting. Garrett has also had moments of stable play in a lengthy audition, and while Clark has barely played (spending more time on the court on assignment to the D-League), there seems no obvious reason for the Jazz to waive their de facto second round pick, or indeed any of the three.

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June 22, 2011

Diante Garrett - Another from the big point stable is Garrett, a legit 6'5 senior out of Iowa State. Garrett hasn't exactly presided over the finest chunk of Cyclones history, yet the state of the weakened did at least give him the opportunity to become a featured scorer, and he did this by almost doubling his scoring average to 17.1 points per game last season. He also passed for 6.1 assists per game, tied for 11th with three players further down this list.

It wasn't an efficient 17.1 points per game, however, as it took 518 shots for him to score those 551 points. Garrett can't finish around the basket because he's too thin, and this inability to take contact leads to an avoidance of contact, with only 80 free throws attempted in 1,175 minutes. Worse still, Garrett is not a good jumpshooter; he has a decent pull-up mid range shot, but lacks for much three point range, and thus scored these points on only a 50% true shooting percentage.

Garrett, then, is best as a playmaker, where his size allows him to see over the defense and his speed gets him by it. He runs the pick and roll, moves it round, and keeps the turnovers to an acceptable level. He tries hard, has the physical profile, and has the statline. His future lies somewhere between that of Antonio Anderson, Nick Calathes and Greivis Vasquez. So that's either a starting role on the Euroleague champion, a role as a key bench contributor on an upstart Western Conference semi-finals team, or a bench role in the D-League followed by summer in Venezuela.

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