March 13, 2011
Tre Kelley - 13 games, 34.2 mpg, 23.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.5 spg, 0.3 bpg, 3.1 TOpg, 49% FG, 40% 3PT, 76% FT
Perhaps predictably, all things considered, Crittenton did not return to the NBA this summer. He did not last long in China, either; despite the gaudy numbers, Crittenton did not seem to like it much there, and the Lions weren't best pleased with his play; they criticised him for his defense, shooting, and inability (or unwillingness) to create for his team mates. They moved swiftly to replace him with Kelley, who was fresh from a stint at the Grizzlies training camp. Kelley provided a far more balanced contribution, but wasn't able to sustain the 54 point average that he had after one game.
October 1, 2010
Kelley is a former USC point guard and camp veteran, a former member of the Thunder and Heat for very brief periods of time who has yet to play in the NBA. He is a scoring guard whose best asset is his speed, yet whose biggest problem is his size. At 6'0 and 185lbs, Kelley is a crafty and adept slasher, combined with a solid outside jumpshot and capable of explosively high scoring nights. But at the NBA level, he is truly lacking for size.
March 26, 2010
- Tre Kelley
Tre Kelley also went to camp, this time with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He did not make the team either, and so went to China to play for Dongguan, where his performance is talked about here. Since the end of the CBA regular season, Kelley has moved to the Lebanon to play for Sagesse, but statistics are unavailable.
March 7, 2010
- Tre Kelley: 29.8mpg, 24.2ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.3apg, 1.5fpg, 1.6spg, 0.1bpg, 53% FG, 35% 3PT, 82% FT
Unusually, DongGuan (not to be confused with Guangdong) have spent half of this season playing with only one import. They started the season with Johnson and Tate, but Johnson played in only one game before leaving (subsequently joining the D-League), and Cedric Simmons didn't arrive until 16 games later. Tate left after 16 to be replaced by Kelley, and the Simmons and Kelley duo is what Dongguan have now.
Kelley may have joined late, but it didn't take him long to get started, putting up 31/9 on debut. He has 387 points in only 477 minutes, living the Lee Nailon dream, and even though his highest scoring output of the season (53) was followed immediately by his lowest (3), Kelley's point production has been all there.