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Ryan Reid
PF - 6'8, 235lbs - 37 years old - 1 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2022 season
  • Birthdate: 10/30/1986
  • Drafted (NBA): 57th pick, 2010
  • Pre-draft team: Florida State
  • Country: USA/Jamaica
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2010 NBA DraftNBADrafted 57th overall by Indiana.
2010 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by Indiana, along with cash, to Oklahoma City in exchange for the draft rights to Magnum Rolle (#51).
11th August, 2010PolandSigned a two week tryout with Zastal Zielona Gora.
24th August, 2010PolandReleased by Zastal Zielona Gora.
26th November, 2010D-LeagueAcquired by Tulsa 66ers.
2nd November, 2011D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Tulsa 66ers.
12th December, 2011NBASigned a partially guaranteed three year, $2,121,488 contract with Oklahoma City.
16th January, 2012D-LeagueAssigned by Oklahoma City to Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.
6th February, 2012D-LeagueRecalled by Oklahoma City from Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.
16th March, 2012D-LeagueAssigned by Oklahoma City to Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.
21st March, 2012D-LeagueRecalled by Oklahoma City from Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.
21st March, 2012NBAWaived by Oklahoma City.
10th April, 2012Puerto RicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Guaynabo.
29th April, 2012Puerto RicoReleased by Mets de Guaynabo.
2nd August, 2012FranceSigned a one year contract with Roanne.
16th July, 2013FranceSigned another one year contract with Roanne.
15th November, 2014FranceSigned for the remainder of the season with Nancy.
27th August, 2015JapanSigned a one year contract with Niigata Albirex.
22nd July, 2016JapanSigned a one year contract with Shimane Magic.
Career Moves
2006 - 2010Florida State (NCAA)
July 2010Oklahoma City Thunder (Summer League)
August 2010Zielona Gora (Poland)
November 2010 - December 2011Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
December 2011 - March 2012Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
April 2012Guaynabo (Puerto Rico)
July 2012Oklahoma City Thunder (Summer League)
August 2012 - June 2014Roanne (France)
July 2013Oklahoma City Thunder (Summer League)
November 2014 - June 2015Nancy (France)
August 2015 - June 2016Niigata Albirex (Japan, BJ League)
July 2016 - June 2017Shimane Magic (Japan, D2)
Articles about Ryan Reid

April 2, 2011

Ryan Reid (57th pick, 2010)

- After Reid's frankly shocking selection in last summer's draft - no offence - he signed in Poland with PLK team Intermache Zastal Zielona Gora. Google Translate informs that the move later broke down when Reid's agent asked for upfront payment on his salary - very much not an unprecedented thing to be doing in Europe - and Reid returned to to America, where he did the inevitable and joined the Tulsa 66ers. On the season, in 46 games with 31 starts, Reid has averaged 8.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.5 turnovers, 2.9 fouls, 0.5 steals and 0.7 blocks per game, shooting 50% from the field and 75% from the line.

Nothing stands out there statistically. Such was the case at Florida State, too.

Chances of making the NBA expressed as an arbitrary percentage: 5%

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July 5, 2010

Ryan Reid

Would Ryan Reid have made it to a summer league roster had he not been drafted?

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June 27, 2010

Pick 57: This second round has seen a few weird picks, not least among which have been Rautins, Fields, Sy and Evans. However, this is where it has its weirdest one of all. For reasons known only unto themselves, the Indiana Pacers - as we find out later, acting on behalf of the Oklahoma City Thunder - draft Ryan Reid out of Florida State.

Reid is a "little things" player. He sets screens, he occasionally rebounds, he can score if you double off of him, and he'll push you back if you push him in the post. But that's it. And there is no point in being a little things player if you can't do the big things. Reid's nickname is "Big Ticket", but that ends the list of anything big about him. Despite Stu Scott calling him a freshman, Reid is a freshly graduated senior, and yet he just averaged 7/4 in 23 minutes per game in his senior season. He is a strong but undersized power forward with average athleticism, no NBA calibre offensive talents and a bad rebounding rate. He also manages to turn it over amazingly often for a man who should not be getting touches. Put simply, the drafting of Ryan Reid makes no sense. And it makes particularly no sense when you have other bigs such as Artsiom Parakhouski, Brian Zoubek, Stanley Robinson, Mac Koshwal, Omar Samhan and Samardo Samuels on board. Dammit, even Wayne Chism would have sufficed here. Or Deon Thompson. Or me.

Jay Bilas tries to complimentary about the Reid pick, congratulating on him on achieving the unexpected, but he can't mask his shock and notably states that he didn't have Reid in his "top 90". You could probably prefix that number with a 1 and it would still ring true. Ryan Reid's best case scenario is Udonis Haslem, but Ryan Reid's worst case scenario is the Czech Republic second division. There's a hell of a lot of middle ground in between those two extremes, and somewhere within it, you will find Ryan Reid. I would not be surprised if Reid goes to the D-League next year and performs similarly to how Raymond Sykes of Clemson did; however, I would also not be impressed.

What an amazingly strange pick. The strangest of the decade. Of the millennium. Stranger than Pape Sy, even.

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