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Garrett Temple
SG/SF - 6'5, 195lbs - 38 years old - 12 years of NBA experience
Toronto Raptors - Signed as a free agent in July 2023
  • Birthdate: 05/08/1986
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2009
  • Pre-draft team: LSU
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Mark Bartelstein (Priority Sports)
23rd September, 2009NBASigned an unguaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Houston.
21st October, 2009NBAWaived by Houston.
4th November, 2009D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
8th February, 2010NBASigned a 10 day contract with Houston.
20th February, 2010NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Houston.
3rd March, 2010NBASigned a 10 day contract with Sacramento.
13th March, 2010NBASigned a 10 day contract with San Antonio.
23rd March, 2010NBASigned a partially guaranteed $873,195 contract for the remainder of the season and through 2010/11 with San Antonio.
11th November, 2010NBAWaived by San Antonio.
30th November, 2010D-LeagueAcquired by Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
30th December, 2010D-LeagueTraded by Rio Grande Valley Vipers to Erie BayHawks in exchange for Jeff Adrien.
25th January, 2011NBASigned a 10 day contract with Milwaukee.
5th February, 2011NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Milwaukee.
17th February, 2011D-LeagueRe-acquired by Erie BayHawks.
7th March, 2011NBASigned a 10 day contract with Charlotte.
17th March, 2011NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Charlotte.
28th March, 2011NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Charlotte.
27th July, 2011ItalySigned a one year contract with Casale.
12th September, 2012NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Miami.
27th October, 2012NBAWaived by Miami.
1st November, 2012D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Erie BayHawks.
5th November, 2012D-LeagueTraded by Erie BayHawks, along with Jack McClinton and Alex Ruoff, to Reno Bighorns in exchange for Mike Davis and Demonte Harper.
25th December, 2012NBASigned an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Washington.
10th July, 2013NBARe-signed by Washington to a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
28th July, 2014NBARe-signed by Washington to a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract. Included player option for 2015/16.
10th June, 2015NBAExercised 2015/16 player option.
8th July, 2016NBASigned a three year, $24 million contract with Sacramento. Included player option for 2018/19.
29th June, 2018NBAExercised 2018/19 player option.
17th July, 2018NBATraded by Sacramento to Memphis in exchange for Deyonta Davis, Ben McLemore, a 2021 second round pick and cash.
7th February, 2019NBATraded by Memphis, along with JaMychal Green, to L.A. Clippers in exchange for Avery Bradley.
Career Moves
2005 - 2009LSU (NCAA)
July 2009Houston Rockets (Summer League)
September 2009 - October 2009Houston Rockets (NBA)
November 2009 - February 2010Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
February 2010 - March 2010Houston Rockets (NBA)
March 2010Sacramento Kings (NBA)
March 2010 - November 2010San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
November 2010 - December 2010Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
December 2010 - January 2011Erie BayHawks (D-League)
January 2011 - February 2011Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
February 2011 - March 2011Erie BayHawks (D-League)
March 2011 - June 2011Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
July 2011 - June 2012Casale (Italy)
July 2012Oklahoma City Thunder (Summer League)
July 2012Cleveland Cavaliers (Summer League)
September 2012 - October 2012Miami Heat (NBA)
November 2012Erie BayHawks (D-League)
November 2012 - December 2012Reno Bighorns (D-League)
December 2012 - June 2016Washington Wizards (NBA)
July 2016 - July 2018Sacramento Kings (NBA)
July 2018 - February 2019Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
February 2019 - presentL.A. Clippers (NBA)
Articles about Garrett Temple

June 29, 2017

Garrett Temple
PG/SG, 6’6, 195lbs, 31 years old, 7 years of experience

As steady as ever, and now featuring consistent decent volume three-point range. Temple’s hybridised game relies upon ball movement, some spot-ups, reliable if unspectacular ball-handling and high intensity pe-rimeter defence. So to a team that lacked for all of those things on the roster as a whole, his minutes were a welcome infusion. Particularly useful for his defensive versatility, Temple has worked his way up in his career not only to decent sized multi-year contracts, but also to potentially having trade value to contending teams. Not bad for a player whose average contract length used to be ten days.

Player Plan: Two years and a combined $16 million remaining, with a player option on the second of those years. Entering the last third of his career, Temple could be a good veteran to have around the young guards, and his contract is not prohibitive, especially on a team with such little committed salary.

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December 3, 2013

Washington will still need to consolidate this position during the season. The injuries to Porter, Beal and now Al Harrington are exposing a real lack of depth, particularly offensively. Backup point guard Eric Maynor has continued to struggle badly since his injury two years ago, shooting only 32% from the field, whie his backup Garrett Temple is similarly inefficient offensively but without any jump shot range and with more turnovers than assists on the season thus far. At the forward spots, Jan Vesely has finally shown some signs of life yet still provides almost nothing offensively, whilst Singleton and Trevor Booker have been mostly opportunity scorers in the NBA thus far. And the two players who can score off the bench, Harrington and Kevin Seraphin, are liabilities defensively and on the glass.

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January 5, 2011

Garrett Temple - Temple began the season with the Spurs, but was released after only two weeks. He subsequently went to the D-League, and averaged 12.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists on the stacked Rio Grande Valley Vipers roster, before being traded to the Erie BayHawks last week. Temple is one on the cusp of the NBA, and has considerably improved his three point shooting.

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October 6, 2010

Like Gist, Jerrells, Temple and Gee were covered in the Spurs summer league roster round-up thing. Jerrells averaged 10.8 points and 4.4 assists on 43% shooting; Temple totalled 11 points in his only 1 game; Gee averaged 14.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.4 steals, and was the team's best player. All of them did better than Baylor centre Josh Lomers, who in 4 games recorded only 21 minutes, 0 points, 2 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 blocks, 5 turnovers and 11 fouls. Tough week for Josh Lomers.

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July 13, 2010

Garrett Temple

Temple is another benefactor of the Spurs' roster manipulation thing, although he also played with the Rockets and Kings last season. The guard who never scored more than 8.6ppg in college, and who never shot over 40%, is now a much hankered-after NBA player. It seems strange. But Temple shot the ball from the outside in his first professional season much better than expected, and if he can continue to show he's not an offensive liability, then he can make it as a defensive specialist. This is particularly true in San Antonio, where all Temple has to do to impress the fans is not be Keith Bogans.

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