Players > Retired > Ahmad Nivins
Ahmad Nivins
PF - 6'9, 242lbs - 37 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2019 season
  • Birthdate: 02/10/1987
  • Drafted (NBA): 56th pick, 2009
  • Pre-draft team: Saint Joseph's
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2009 NBA DraftNBADrafted 56th overall by Dallas.
10th August, 2009SpainSigned a one year contract with Manresa.
24th December, 2009SpainLeft Manresa.
4th January, 2011BelgiumSigned for the remainder of the season with Mons-Hainaut.
18th July, 2011BelgiumRe-signed by Mons-Hainaut to a one year contract.
10th December, 2011NBAAs a part of a three team deal, draft rights traded by Dallas to New York, along with a signed-and-traded Tyson Chandler and the draft rights to Giorgos Printezis (#58, 2007), and along with a 2012 second round pick to Washington (#46, Darius Miller), in exchange for Andy Rautins from New York and a protected 2012 second round pick from Washington (not conveyed).
20th August, 2012FranceSigned a one year contract with Poitiers.
21st July, 2013FranceSigned a one year contract with Pau Orthez.
3rd June, 2014FranceSigned a two year contract with ASVEL Villeurbanne.
13th June, 2016FranceSigned a one year contract with Orleans.
20th March, 2017FranceLeft Orleans.
Career Moves
2005 - 2009Saint Joseph's (NCAA)
July 2009Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)
August 2009 - December 2009Manresa (Spain)
January 2011 - June 2012Dexia Mons-Hainaut (Belgium)
July 2012New York Knicks (Summer League)
August 2012 - June 2013Poitiers (France)
July 2013 - June 2014Pau Orthez (France)
June 2014 - June 2016ASVEL Villeurbanne (France)
June 2016 - March 2017Orleans (France)
Articles about Ahmad Nivins

April 2, 2011

Ahmad Nivins (56th pick, 2009)

- Nivins's professional career began in Spain's ACB, the only American rookie to begin the season there in 2009/10. He played pretty well to begin the year, averaging 7.8ppg and 4.2rpg in Manresa's first 13 games. However, he tore his knee in December of 2009, and missed a whole year. He returned this past January, joining on with Belgium team Dexia Mons-Hainaut, where he became Foster's team mate. Nivins started slowly, which was to be expected, but has ramped up over the last few weeks and is averaging 7.1 points and 3.4 rebounds in 17 minutes per game in Belgian league play. Those numbers in that league don't leap off the page, and the injury is an obvious obstacle he will have to overcome. Yet with a clean bill of health, he should show his fringe NBA talents again.

Chances of making the NBA expressed as an arbitrary percentage: 4%

Read full article

April 11, 2010

- Ahmad Nivins

Mavericks draft pick Nivins has spent his first professional season in Spain, but it's been short. Nivins averaged 7.8 points and 4.2 rebounds in Manresa's first 13 ACB games of the year, but he seriously injured his knee in a game on December 18th and has not played since. Manresa signed 40 year old Larry Lewis to replace Nivins, but they've not had much luck with injuries this year; centre Brian Cusworth missed the first two months of the season, and Hawks draft pick Sergiy Gladyr has only just returned from six weeks out after breaking his hand punching an advertising hoarding. So to be 12th out of 18 teams like they are is ultimately a pretty good effort.

Read full article