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DeMarcus Nelson
PG/SG - 6'4, 200lbs - 38 years old - 1 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2020 season
  • Birthdate: 11/02/1985
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2008
  • Pre-draft team: Duke
  • Country: USA/Serbia
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
9th September, 2008NBASigned an unguaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Golden State.
14th November, 2008D-LeagueAssigned by Golden State to Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
16th December, 2008D-LeagueRecalled by Golden State from Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
5th January, 2009NBAWaived by Golden State.
24th January, 2009CroatiaSigned for the remainder of the season with KK Zagreb.
27th January, 2009CroatiaReleased by KK Zagreb.
10th March, 2009D-LeagueAcquired by Austin Toros.
9th April, 2009NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2010 with Chicago.
30th July, 2009NBAWaived by Chicago.
29th August, 2009ItalySigned a one year contract with Air Avellino.
22nd August, 2010FranceSigned a one year contract with Cholet.
23rd July, 2011UkraineSigned a one year contract with BC Donetsk.
14th November, 2011UkraineReleased by BC Donetsk.
14th November, 2011FranceSigned for the remainder of the season with Cholet.
11th September, 2012SerbiaSigned a one year contract with Crvena Zvezda.
13th June, 2013SerbiaRe-signed by Crvena Zvezda to a two year contract. Included team option for 2014/15.
19th July, 2014SerbiaCrvena Zvezda declined 2014/15 team option.
22nd July, 2014GreeceSigned a two year contract with Panathinaikos. Included team option for 2015/16.
30th June, 2015GreecePanathinaikos declined 2015/16 team option.
25th September, 2015FranceSigned a one month contract with Monaco.
4th November, 2015FranceSigned for the remainder of the season with Monaco.
23rd December, 2015FranceLeft Monaco.
23rd December, 2015SpainSigned for the remainder of the season with Unicaja Malaga.
15th August, 2016FranceSigned for the remainder of the season with ASVEL Villeurbanne.
8th July, 2017FranceRe-signed by ASVEL Villeurbanne to a two year contract.
Career Moves
2004 - 2008Duke (NCAA)
July 2008Golden State Warriors (Summer League)
September 2008 - January 2009Golden State Warriors (NBA)
January 2009KK Zagreb (Croatia)
March 2009 - April 2009Austin Toros (D-League)
April 2009 - July 2009Chicago Bulls (NBA)
August 2009 - June 2010Avellino (Italy)
July 2010Milwaukee Bucks (Summer League)
August 2010 - June 2011Cholet (France)
July 2011 - November 2011BC Donetsk (Ukraine)
November 2011 - June 2012Cholet (France)
September 2012 - July 2014Crvena Zvezda (Serbia)
July 2014 - June 2015Panathinaikos (Greece)
September 2015 - December 2015Monaco (France)
December 2015 - June 2016Unicaja Malaga (Spain)
October 2016 - presentASVEL Villerbanne (France)
Articles about DeMarcus Nelson

July 13, 2010

DeMarcus Nelson

Nelson spent last year in Italy, playing for Air Avellino. He averaged 8.9ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.2apg and 1.5spg, but shot only 23% from three point range. Rather than his offense catching up to his defense, it actually got worse last year. He's not normally as bad of a shooter as that.

An oft-cited DeMarcus Nelson trivia states that Nelson is the first undrafted rookie in the history of the NBA to start the first game of his first season. But he wasn't. John Amaechi did it, too.

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April 11, 2010

- DeMarcus Nelson

Duke graduate DeMarcus Nelson started his first professional season last year on the Warriors roster, finished it on the Bulls roster, and spend most of the gap in between in the D-League. In that sense, it's not been entirely unlike the career path of Rob Kurz. (And, hopefully, Anthony Morrow.) Nelson hasn't been in the NBA this year, however, and has instead been playing for Air Avellino in Serie A. He has averaged 9.7 points and 3.5 rebounds in 24.8 minutes per game, but has shot only 26% from three point range.

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