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Mike Tisdale
C - 7'1, 235lbs - 34 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired in 2013
  • Birthdate: 09/15/1989
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2011
  • Pre-draft team: Illinois
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
9th August, 2011GermanySigned a one year contract with Wurzburg.
2nd September, 2011GermanyReleased by Wurzburg due to injury.
3rd November, 2011D-LeagueDrafted 30th overall in the 2011 D-League Draft by Maine Red Claws.
9th December, 2011NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Philadelphia.
20th December, 2011NBAWaived by Philadelphia.
23rd December, 2011D-LeagueRe-acquired by Maine Red Claws.
30th December, 2011D-LeagueWaived by Maine Red Claws.
24th January, 2012D-LeagueAcquired by Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
24th February, 2012D-LeagueWaived by Fort Wayne Mad Ants due to personal reasons.
Career Moves
2007 - 2011Illinois (NCAA)
August 2011 - September 2011Oliver Baskets Wurzburg (Germany)
November 2011 - December 2011Maine Red Claws (D-League)
December 2011Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
December 2011Maine Red Claws (D-League)
January 2012 - February 2012Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)
Articles about Mike Tisdale

June 21, 2011

"Two tickets to the gun show."

Mike Tisdale - Tisdale has always been incredibly, infamously thin, and all the weight training programs and forcefeeding he was subjected to have not really changed this. Were it not for the lack of girth, Tisdale would have a great body type for a center - 7'1, with very long arms, and pretty good mobility (running the floor well for a big man). However, even now that he's slightly bigger, Tizzy is not tough. You can be slender and tough, as Valanciunas demonstrated above. But Tisdale isn't. He can't handle the physical play. He shoots jumpshots or fadeaway mid-range hooks, and doesn't keep position on the interior. And at no point in the process does he look like Dirk Nowitzki. Not even Earl Barron.

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March 15, 2011

The senior front court of Mike Davis and Mike Tisdale has also rather underwhelmed. Davis, whose calling card for three years was his great rebounding rates and automatic double-doubleness, has decided not to do any of that this season, and is averaging less rebounds now than he did as a sophomore. He has decided to not shoot every time he touches it now, which has helped his efficiency and his passing numbers, but Davis remains a thin, perimeter-based face-up power forward who rarely drives, doesn't create in the post, almost never gets to the foul line, can't defend anybody, and who takes long two point jumpers and 18 foot hook shots, the most inefficient shots in basketball. Tisdale has had similar problems - he has continued to work on bulking up, and has become normally thin (as opposed to worryingly emaciated, like he used to be), but it hasn't really changed anything. He is still abused in the interior on both ends, and would rather use his 7'1 height to camp out shooting jumpshots. At least he brought some three point range this season.

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