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Luke Harangody
SF/PF - 6'7, 245lbs - 34 years old - 3 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2020 season
  • Birthdate: 01/02/1988
  • Drafted (NBA): 52nd pick, 2010
  • Pre-draft team: Notre Dame
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
Stats
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
2010 NBA DraftNBADrafted 52nd overall by Boston.
10th August, 2010NBASigned a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Boston.
24th February, 2011NBATraded by Boston, along with Semih Erden, to Cleveland in exchange for a 2013 second round pick (#39, Jeff Withey).
26th January, 2012D-LeagueAssigned by Cleveland to Canton Charge of the D-League.
1st February, 2012D-LeagueRecalled by Cleveland from Canton Charge of the D-League.
6th March, 2012D-LeagueAssigned by Cleveland to Canton Charge of the D-League.
14th April, 2012D-LeagueRecalled by Cleveland from Canton Charge of the D-League.
15th April, 2012D-LeagueAssigned by Cleveland to Canton Charge of the D-League.
18th April, 2012D-LeagueRecalled by Cleveland from Canton Charge of the D-League.
11th July, 2012NBARe-signed by Cleveland to a one year, $1,054,389 contract.
29th November, 2012NBAWaived by Cleveland.
28th December, 2012D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Canton Charge.
28th December, 2012D-LeagueTraded by Canton Charge, along with a 2013 third round pick, to Fort Wayne Mad Ants in exchange for JaJuan Johnson and a 2013 first round pick.
8th August, 2013RussiaSigned a one year contract with Unics Kazan.
13th July, 2014SpainSigned a two year contract with Valencia.
3rd September, 2014D-LeagueDrafted 6th overall in the 2014 D-League Expansion Draft by Westchester Knicks.
22nd June, 2015SpainLeft Valencia.
5th August, 2015TurkeySigned a one year contract with Darussafaka.
20th August, 2015D-LeagueDrafted 4th overall in the 2015 D-League Expansion Draft by Raptors 905.
14th June, 2016TurkeySigned a one year extension with Darussafaka.
14th July, 2017GermanySigned a one year contract with ratiopharm Ulm.
23rd August, 2017D-LeagueDrafted 38th overall in the 2017 D-League Expansion Draft by Erie BayHawks.
Career Moves
2006 - 2010Notre Dame (NCAA)
July 2010Boston Celtics (Summer League)
August 2010 - February 2011Boston Celtics (NBA)
February 2011 - June 2012Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
July 2012Cleveland Cavaliers (Summer League)
July 2012 - November 2012Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
December 2012 - June 2013Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)
July 2013Denver Nuggets (Summer League)
August 2013 June 2014Unics Kazan (Russia)
July 2014 - June 2015Valencia (Spain)
July 2015Phoenix Suns (Summer League)
August 2015 - June 2017Darussafaka (Turkey)
July 2017 - presentratiopharm Ulm (Germany)
Articles about Luke Harangody

February 26, 2011

Not so long ago, the Celtics had five centres; Perkins, Shaquille O'Neal, Jermaine O'Neal, Rasheed Wallace and Semih Erden. They had more centres than they had roster spots for them, and had done it this way on purpose. But Rasheed followed through on his retirement plans, Shaq has struggled to stay healthy, and Jermaine lost that same struggle four years ago. Not even Erden exists any more; like Daniels, he and the Skillz Train were pawned off to the Cavaliers in exchange for a second round draft pick, simultaneously opening roster spots and saving money. Without him on the bench, the Celtics become even shallower. The team that has to go through Dwight Howard now has to do so while relying on Nenad Krstic and Big Baby at centre.

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July 6, 2010

Luke Harangody

Skillz Train will make the roster and make some shots. It's just awkward that he begins (and maybe ends) his NBA career on the team already with the comparable Glen Davis. Harangody needs to develop an outside stroke, not to replace or negate what he already does, but to compliment it. I never want to see him lose the weird flip thing. It's too effective and too fun.

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June 27, 2010

Pick 52: Boston drafts The Skillz Train, Luke Harangody. Why am I determinedly calling Luke Harangody, The Skillz Train? Well, because, you know. Just look at him.



That man is certainly skilled, but he sure doesn't look like he should be.

The Skillz Train plays a lot like Glen Davis. This would be good for his NBA prospects, were he not on the team that already has Glen Davis. Gody never really posted up a great deal at Notre Dame; instead, he knew how to float to get open, and could make shots around the basket with those cackhanded hookshots of his, and hit some outside shots with that cackhanded jumper. He is no slasher and as of right now is no three point shooter; then again, neither was Matt Bonner back in the day. If Skillz Train takes that career arc instead, it might not be a bad thing.

Who's he going to defend in the NBA? Simple. No one. He'll just have to score enough for that not to matter. And if he can't, then he just won't stick.

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