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Will Graves
SG/SF - 6'6, 240lbs - 36 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2020 season
  • Birthdate: 05/15/1988
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2011
  • Pre-draft team: North Carolina
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
7th October, 2010NCAADismissed by North Carolina.
13th February, 2011JapanSigned for the remainder of the season with Akita Northern Happinets.
8th August, 2011ArgentinaSigned a one year contract with Boca Juniors.
28th February, 2012ArgentinaReleased by Boca Juniors.
6th March, 2012ArgentinaSigned for the remainder of the season with Atenas.
11th May, 2012VenezuelaSigned for the remainder of the season with Marinos de Anzoategui.
7th August, 2012ArgentinaSigned a one year contract with Libertad de Sunchales.
23rd January, 2013ArgentinaLeft Libertad de Sunchales.
23rd January, 2013UruguaySigned for the remainder of the season with Malvin.
24th January, 2014ArgentinaSigned for the remainder of the season with Libertad de Sunchales.
5th March, 2014ArgentinaReleased by Libertad de Sunchales.
6th October, 2014IcelandSigned a one year contract with Keflavik.
17th December, 2014IcelandLeft Kevlavik.
21st December, 2014IsraelSigned for the remainder of the season and through 2016 with Maccabi Haifa. Included team option for 2015/16.
29th June, 2015IsraelMaccabi Haifa exercised 2015/16 option.
19th June, 2016IsraelRe-signed by Maccabi Haifa to a one year contract.
4th August, 2017IsraelRe-signed by Maccabi Haifa to a one year contract.
Career Moves
2006 - October 2010North Carolina (NCAA)
February 2011 - June 2011Akita Northern Happinets (Japan, BJ League)
August 2011 - February 2012Boca Juniors (Argentina)
March 2012 - May 2012Libertad de Sunchales (Argentina)
May 2012 - June 2012Marinos (Venezuela)
August 2012 - January 2013Libertad de Sunchales (Argentina)
January 2013 - June 2013Malvin (Uruguay)
January 2014 - March 2014Libertad de Sunchales (Argentina)
October 2014 - December 2014Keflavik (Iceland)
December 2014 - presentMaccabi Haifa (Israel)
Articles about Will Graves

June 23, 2011

Will Graves - After being forcefully evicted from North Carolina, Graves began a professional career last season in Japan. Playing for the Akita Happinets in the BJ League, Graves averaged 21.3 points and 11.2 rebounds per game, shooting 39% from the field and 36% from three. (Those numbers may put into some context those of Jeremy Tyler, mentioned in the post about centres.)

These numbers rather confirm what we already knew about Graves. He can shoot, and he can rebound. Graves's three point range is streaky, and his shot selection often over-confident, but he's a decent shooter, particularly from one specific spot on the left wing. He is also a powerful and well built wing man, with some athleticism to boot, who took four years to get anywhere but who eventually sprouted into a vital contributor. (Until he got kicked out.)

However, Graves can't dribble, is inconsistent on and off the court, and doesn't defend as well as one of such a body type really ought. He could do, but he doesn't, due to an apparent lack of effort. Graves is strong and should be an imposing presence on the defensive end, particularly with his rebounding prowess. But he isn't, because he doesn't seem to want to be. He doesn't seem to want to learn to drive the ball, either. He'd rather just cast up the threes, and is, frankly, a bit of a chucker. There's talent there, but it certainly isn't maximized talent.

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