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Travis Leslie
SG/SF - 6'4, 205lbs - 34 years old - 2 years of NBA experience
Signed in Kuwait - Signed with Kazma
  • Birthdate: 03/29/1990
  • Drafted (NBA): 47th pick, 2011
  • Pre-draft team: Georgia
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Daniel Curtin (3Eye Sports)
2011 NBA DraftNBADrafted 47th overall by L.A. Clippers.
9th December, 2011NBASigned a partially guaranteed three year, $2,146,488 contract with L.A. Clippers.
2nd March, 2012D-LeagueAssigned by L.A. Clippers to Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
11th March, 2012D-LeagueRecalled by L.A. Clippers from Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
29th March, 2012D-LeagueAssigned by L.A. Clippers to Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
22nd April, 2012D-LeagueRecalled by L.A. Clippers from Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
2nd November, 2012D-LeagueDrafted 13th overall in the 2012 D-League Draft by Santa Cruz Warriors.
21st November, 2012D-LeagueWaived by Santa Cruz Warriors due to injury.
29th November, 2012D-LeagueRe-acquired by Santa Cruz Warriors.
10th January, 2013D-LeagueWaived by Santa Cruz Warriors due to injury.
25th January, 2013D-LeagueRe-acquired by Santa Cruz Warriors.
8th March, 2013D-LeagueWaived by Santa Cruz Warriors due to injury.
10th March, 2013NBASigned a 10 day contract with Utah.
21st March, 2013D-LeagueRe-acquired by Santa Cruz Warriors.
18th August, 2013FranceSigned a one year contract with Nanterre.
28th September, 2013FranceReleased by Nanterre.
30th September, 2013FranceSigned a one year contract with ASVEL Villeurbanne.
13th January, 2014FranceReleased by ASVEL Villeurbanne.
22nd January, 2014LithuaniaSigned for the remainder of the season with Siauliai.
23rd July, 2014LithuaniaSigned a two year contract with Lietuvos Rytas. Included team option for 2015/16.
30th June, 2015LithuaniaLietuvos Rytas declined 2015/16 team option.
14th August, 2015GermanySigned a one year contract with Bayreuth.
30th October, 2016D-LeagueDrafted 4th overall in the 2016 D-League Draft by Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
8th August, 2017AustraliaSigned a one year contract with Sydney Kings.
8th November, 2017AustraliaReleased by Sydney Kings.
12th November, 2017FranceSigned for the remainder of the season with Paris-Levallois.
7th October, 2018FranceSigned a two month contract with Boulazac.
6th December, 2018FranceSigned for the remainder of the season with Boulazac.
Career Moves
2008 - 2011Georgia (NCAA)
June 2011 - October 2012L.A. Clippers (NBA)
November 2012 - March 2013Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
March 2013Utah Jazz (NBA)
March 2013 - June 2013Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
July 2013Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)
July 2013Miami Heat (Summer League)
August 2013 - September 2013Nanterre (France)
September 2013 - January 2014ASVEL Villeurbanne (France)
January 2014 - June 2014Siauliai (Lithuania)
July 2014 - June 2015Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)
August 2015 - June 2016Bayreuth (Germany)
October 2016 - June 2017Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)
July 2017Utah Jazz (Summer League)
July 2017Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
August 2017 - November 2017Sydney Kings (Australia)
November 2017 - June 2018Paris-Levallois (France)
July 2018Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
October 2018 - presentBoulazac (France)
Articles about Travis Leslie

July 8, 2013

Travis Leslie

Leslie was waived by the Clippers in preseason last year, and spent the season with Santa Cruz in the D-League, where he averaged 15.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game. He scores through cuts and transition, rather than any real isolation ability - his strength is the defensive end, where, when tuned in, he can be truly disruptive. If he can truly plug in and take pride on that end, and gets lucky with an opportunity, he could have a career a bit like Tony Allen's. But he needs to want that first.

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June 25, 2011

Off camera, the L.A. Clippers pick Travis Leslie from Georgia, a 6'4 freak athlete who could make it as a defender. LAC have now picked both of the prematurely declaring Georgia juniors, from which they may get one decent NBA bench player. Leslie is lauded as another future dunk contest participant, so apparently we're destined to have more dunk contestants than ever next season. This will certainly help with the originality of the never-repetitive event.

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June 23, 2011

Travis Leslie - In terms of his style of play, Leslie is not too similar to DeMar Derozan. He employs a mid-range-and-in slashing game, lacking an outside jumpshot yet being somewhat effective on forays to the basket, deadly in transition, disruptive on defense, and incredibly helpful on the rebounding glass. Even though he's only 6'4, the athleticism and the outrageous 6'10 make that figure rather unimportant, and while Leslie's transition to the perimeter has not been without its hiccups, it's gone rather well. As a rebounder, defender, and sheer athlete, he truly intrigues.

The differentiation from Derozan comes from DD's better height and vastly superior feel for the game. And those are big factors. Leslie isn't going to score in the half court like DeMar. Doesn't have that.

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March 16, 2011

The Bulldogs made the tournament for the first time in three years, and for only the second time in a decade. They did so with one quality big (Howard/Trey Thompkins), two quality guards (Travis Leslie and Gerald Robinson), and a load of role players.

[...] In the past, Georgia have lacked a dynamic scoring guard, a ball handler who can get to the basket, someone to whom they can turn to break down the defense or get a basket. When they landed Tennessee State transfer Gerald Robinson, they filled that hole. Despite struggling with his jumpshot, Robinson has ranked third on the team in scoring (12.2ppg) and first in assists (4.2), all while using said physical tools to play good defense as well, shutting down many of the SEC's best scoring guards. He has struggled in late game situations, as has the entire team, and has been somewhat turnover prone, but he scratches the team's biggest itch. The team's best guard defender, however, is 6'4 junior Travis Leslie, who is as athletic as any player in the country. Leslie is having to make the transition to the perimeter - with his physical tools, he's obliged to - and it's going fairly well for him. He has developed a mid-range slashing game on offense, passes well to boot, and is as emphatic as expected in transition. He puts up great rebounding numbers, plays as close to lockdown defense as any perimeter player in the SEC, and has legitimate NBA potential. He also has legitimate NBA dunk contest potential.

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June 27, 2010

In vaguely related trivia, Cousins was the victim of my favourite dunk from last season, by Georgia wingman Travis Leslie;

Good dunks are all about the dismount. And that was a fine dismount.

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