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Leo Lyons
PF - 6'9, 225lbs - 37 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Signed in Japan - Signed with Altiri Chiba
  • Birthdate: 05/25/1987
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2009
  • Pre-draft team: Missouri
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
4th August, 2009IsraelSigned a one year contract with Hapoel Jerusalem.
5th September, 2010IsraelSigned a one year contract with Galil Gilboa.
20th December, 2010IsraelReleased by Galil Gilboa.
6th January, 2011D-LeagueAcquired by Austin Toros.
2nd November, 2011D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Austin Toros.
23rd November, 2011D-LeagueWaived by Austin Toros due to injury.
28th December, 2011D-LeagueRe-acquired by Austin Toros.
6th March, 2012D-LeagueTraded by Austin Toros to Dakota Wizards in exchange for Josh Davis.
18th August, 2012UkraineSigned a one month tryout with Budivelnyk Kiev.
27th September, 2012UkraineSigned a one year contract with Budivelnyk Kiev.
18th August, 2013TurkeySigned a one year contract with Pinar Karsiyaka.
14th January, 2014TurkeyReleased by Pinar Karsiyaka.
29th January, 2014RussiaSigned for the remainder of the season with Nizhny Novgorod.
7th May, 2014RussiaLeft Nizhny Novgorod.
24th July, 2014South KoreaDrafted 6th overall in the 2014 KBL Import Draft by Seoul Samsung Thunder.
6th August, 2014South KoreaSigned a one year contract with Seoul Samsung Thunder.
12th January, 2015South KoreaTraded by Seoul Samsung Thunders, along with Bang Kyung Soo, in exchange to Goyang Orions for Charles Garcia and Lee Hoo Hyung Bang.
21st July, 2015South KoreaDrafted 10th overall in the 2015 KBL Import Draft by Ulsan Mobis. Concurrently signed a one year contract.
1st October, 2016South KoreaLeft Mobis Phoebus.
22nd March, 2016Puerto RicoSigned for the remainder of the season with San German.
1st April, 2016Puerto RicoLeft San German.
20th July, 2016South KoreaDrafted 18th overall in the 2016 KBL Import Draft by KCC Egis. Concurrently signed a one year contract.
20th January, 2017South KoreaReleased by KCC Egis.
28th February, 2017JapanSigned for the remainder of the season with Akina Northern Happinets.
29th May, 2017JapanSigned a one year extension with Akita Happinets.
31st July, 2017JapanLeft Akita Happinets.
Career Moves
2005 - 2009Missouri (NCAA)
July 2009Cleveland Cavaliers (Summer League)
July 2009Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
August 2009 - June 2010Hapoel Jerusalem (Israel)
July 2010New York Knicks (Summer League)
September 2010 - December 2010Galil Gilboa (Israel)
January 2011 - March 2012Austin Toros (D-League)
March 2012 - June 2012Dakota Wizards (D-League)
July 2012D-League Select (Summer League)
August 2012 - June 2013Budivelnyk Kyiv (Ukraine)
August 2013 - January 2014Pinar Karsiyaka (Turkey)
January 2014 - May 2014Nizhny Novgorod (Russia)
July 2014 - January 2015Seoul Samsung Thunder (South Korea)
January 2015 - June 2015Goyang Orions (South Korea)
July 2015 - October 2015Ulsan Mobis (South Korea)
March 2016 - April 2016San German (Puerto Rico)
July 2016 - January 2017KCC Egis (South Korea)
February 2017 - July 2017Akita Northern Happinets (Japan)
Articles about Leo Lyons

April 7, 2010

- Leo Lyons

Lyons is signed in Israel with Hapoel Jerusalem. It would have been my very great pleasure to watch him this year, but put simply, Lyons has not been playing. Hapoel have no real centres; their starting big men are Kevinn Pinkney and Brandon Hunter, and the two both play heavy minutes. Their backup big man is Israeli native Uri Kokia, who rebounds a bit but that's about it, and starting small forward Dijon Thompson leads them in blocks per game with a paltry 0.7. per game. Hapoel don't do shotblocking, nor centre size, and it's been this way for a few years. So it is a mystery why they signed Lyons, just for him to be the fourth power forward, rather than to pursue a centre of equal calibre to balance their roster. Lyons has produced in the minutes he has gotten, averaging 7.7 points and 3.5 in 15 minutes per game in the Israeli league, but his minutes have been unbelievably inconsistent all year. Coach Guy Goodes - an Israeli citizen with the least Israeli name ever - just doesn't seem to like him. And so it is perhaps not a coincidence that Goodes is now on the hot seat, one reason for which is his refusal to use his bench properly. Poor old Leo.

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