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Connor Atchley
PF/C - 6'10, 225lbs - 39 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2011 season
  • Birthdate: 05/31/1985
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2009
  • Pre-draft team: Texas
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
8th September, 2009TurkeySigned a one year contract with Darussafaka.
27th October, 2009TurkeyReleased by Darussafaka.
1st December, 2009D-LeagueAcquired by Dakota Wizards.
3rd March, 2010D-LeagueWaived by Dakota Wizards.
4th March, 2010D-LeagueAcquired by Iowa Energy.
27th September, 2010NBASigned a partially guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Sacramento.
15th October, 2010NBAWaived by Sacramento.
30th October, 2010D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Iowa Energy.
24th January, 2011D-LeagueTraded by Iowa Energy to Rio Grande Valley Vipers in exchange for Stanley Robinson.
Career Moves
2004 - 2009Texas (NCAA)
July 2009Golden State Warriors (Summer League)
September 2009 - October 2009Darussafaka (Turkey)
December 2009 - March 2010Dakota Wizards (D-League)
March 2010 - June 2010Iowa Energy (D-League)
July 2010New Jersey Nets (Summer League)
July 2010Sacramento Kings (Summer League)
September 2010 - October 2010Sacramento Kings (NBA)
October 2010 - January 2011Iowa Energy (D-League)
January 2011 - June 2011Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
Articles about Connor Atchley

March 19, 2013

Connor Atchley - After college, Atchley enjoyed a two year professional career, most of which was in the D-League. Included in there was a brief stop in Turkey, a couple of trips to summer league, and even a training camp gig with the Sacramento Kings. He returned to Texas in September 2011 to work as a graduate manager; it's unclear if he is still there.

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October 6, 2010

Atchley's going to go back to the D-League. This seems inevitable. He will take with him the $5,000 in guaranteed compensation that Sacramento generously gave him, yet he's not an NBA calibre player, and thus he won't be sticking here. After a bad senior year at Texas that saw him try to become a specialist outside shooter in order to accommodate Dexter Pittman, whilst concurrently seeing his previously decent jumpshot completely disappear, Atchley rebounded to have a decent first professional season in the D-League, averaging 7.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 18 minutes per game for the Iowa Energy. In theory, Atchley could be like Chris Andersen with an outside jumpshot, a good help defender and (formerly) good shooter who won't do much on the interior on offense, but who will hustle and jump and make himself a nuisance defensively. However, at the moment, Atchley is just a 25 year old 6'10 230 lb foul machine without the size or strength for the physical play, and who shot 0-16 from three point range last year. Long twos and excessive fouls are not the recipe for success.

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July 2, 2010

Connor Atchley

Atchley, who graduated from Texas at the same time as Abrams, screwed the pooch somewhat in his senior season and went undrafted. To his credit, he was trying to adjust his game around Dexter Pittman, which is why he ended up becoming primarily a three point shooter. But it didn't help. From there, Atchley started his first professional season in Turkey with Darussafaka, but left after only 2 games, 27 minutes and 3 points. He returned to the D-League with the Dakota Wizards and played 33 games there before being dealt to the Iowa Energy, where he played his usual irritating defense and put away the jumpshot (albeit not entirely by choice; he shot 0-14 from three in 47 D-League games).

Atchley plays good and persistent interior defense, grabs some boards and hits open shots. There's nothing to dislike. But there's also nothing that stands out.

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