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Marqus Blakely
SF/PF - 6'5, 225lbs - 34 years old - 1 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2020 season
  • Birthdate: 10/22/1988
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2010
  • Pre-draft team: Vermont
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
Stats
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
26th July, 2010NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with L.A. Clippers.
25th October, 2010NBAWaived by L.A. Clippers.
1st November, 2010D-LeagueDrafted 12th overall in the 2010 D-League Draft by Bakersfield Jam.
24th January, 2011D-LeagueTraded by Bakersfield Jam to Iowa Energy in exchange for a 2011 first round pick.
13th April, 2011NBASigned a partially guaranteed three year contract with Houston, for $15,000 in the first part-season and the final two seasons at the minimum salary.
19th December, 2011NBAWaived by Houston.
27th December, 2011D-LeagueRe-acquired by Iowa Energy.
9th February, 2012D-LeagueTraded by Iowa Energy to Sioux Falls Skyforce in exchange for Patrick Ewing Jr.
9th May, 2012PhilippinesSigned a one season contract with B-Meg Derby Aces Llamados.
28th September, 2012NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with L.A. Clippers.
27th October, 2012NBAWaived by L.A. Clippers.
25th December, 2012GermanySigned for the remainder of the season with Telekom Baskets Bonn.
31st December, 2012GermanyReleased by Telekom Baskets Bonn due to a failed physical.
11th January, 2013GermanySigned for the remainder of the season with Ludwigsburg.
1st February, 2013GermanyLeft Ludwigsburg.
25th February, 2013GermanySigned for the remainder of the season with Ludwigsburg.
26th July, 2013PhilippinesSigned a one season contract with San Mig Coffee Mixers.
6th May, 2014PhilippinesRe-signed by San Mig Coffee Mixers for the duration of the Commissioner's Cup.
21st January, 2015PhilippinesRe-signed by San Mig Coffee Mixers (since renamed to Purefoods Star Hotshots) for both the Governor's Cup and Commissioner's Cup.
21st July, 2015South KoreaDrafted 15th overall in the 2015 KBL Draft by Sonic Boom KT. Concurrently signed a one year contract.
12th May, 2016PhilippinesSigned a one season contract with Purefood Star Hotshots.
6th August, 2016PhilippinesReleased by Purefood Star Hotshots.
Career Moves
2006 - 2010Vermont (NCAA)
July 2010L.A. Clippers (Summer League)
July 2010 - October 2010L.A. Clippers (NBA)
November 2010 - January 2011Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
January 2011 - April 2011Iowa Energy (D-League)
April 2011 - December 2011Houston Rockets (NBA)
December 2011 - February 2012Iowa Energy (D-League)
February 2012 - May 2012Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
May 2012 - August 2012B-Meg Llamados (Philippines)
September 2012 - October 2012L.A. Clippers (NBA)
December 2012Telekom Baskets Bonn (Germany)
January 2013 - June 2013Ludwigsburg (Germany)
July 2013Minnesota Timberwolves (Summer League)
July 2013 - July 2015San Mig Coffee Mixers/Purefoods Star Hotshots (Philippines)
July 2015 - May 2016Sonic Boom KT (South Korea)
May 2016 - August 2016Purefoods Star Hotshots (Philippines)
Articles about Marqus Blakely

December 13, 2013

Marqus Blakely - One time Rockets forward Blakely last played in the Philippines, where he averaged 23.9 points, 15.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.2 steals and 2.1 blocks per game. Included in that stint were stat lines of 22 points, 28 rebounds and eight assists, 30 points, 15 rebounds, five steals and four blocks, and a 37-point, 25-rebound outing in which he shot 9-of-26 from the line. Indeed, Blakely averaged nearly 17 free throws a game in the Philippines, but hit only 46% of them. This is the thing that is keeping him out of the league - for all his disruptive athleticism, he cannot consistently hit a shot.

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January 10, 2011

Marqus Blakely - Blakely went to camp with the Clippers, despite interest from Atlanta, and picked up $35,000 for doing so. That's more than he's currently getting in the D-League, where he is averaging 12.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 0.8 blocks for the Bakersfield Jam in only 23 minutes per game. Blakely still does not have an outside jumpshot, and remains a 6'5 defensive specialist with a scrappy power forward's game in an average shooting guard's body. But there's always a couple of 6'5 defensive specialists that find their way into the NBA, so while improving his perimeter offensive skills would help, it need not make the man.

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November 15, 2010

12th: - Bakersfield Jam - Marqus Blakely, Vermont

Blakely was the last training camp cut of the L.A. Clippers training camp, after they had signed him out of summer league to a deal paying $35,000 in guaranteed money. The Clippers didn't need to cut him, yet they decided to carry only 14 players, and Blakely didn't make it. Blakely had been with the team in summer league (7.0ppg and 4.8rpg in 23mpg) and preseason (8 points and 3 rebounds in 18 minutes), at which time I wrote this about him:

Blakely won the American East Defensive Player of the Year award in each of the last three seasons. Last year he averaged 17.3ppg, 9.3rpg, 3.7apg, 2.4spg and 1.9bpg, shooting 54% from the field. Unfortunately, he did all this as a 6'5 power forward. And he did all this as a 6'5 power forward who shot 7% from three point range. If and when he adds a jumpshot to his game, Blakely could carve out a career similar to that of Mo Evans or Michael Curry; however, as of right now, he's still a 6'5 power forward without many ball skills.


Since the Developmental League is designed to develop, Blakely's primary task this season should be obvious.

The Jam are not only a quality band, but are also the Clippers's D-League affiliate, so Blakely stays right where they can see him. This, then, somewhat explains why they didn't keep him.

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October 1, 2010

Blakely won the American East Defensive Player of the Year award in each of the last three seasons. Last year he averaged 17.3ppg, 9.3rpg, 3.7apg, 2.4spg and 1.9bpg, shooting 54% from the field. Unfortunately, he did all this as a 6'5 power forward. And he did all this as a 6'5 power forward who shot 7% from three point range. If and when he adds a jumpshot to his game, Blakely could carve out a career similar to that of Mo Evans or Michael Curry; however, as of right now, he's still a 6'5 power forward without many ball skills. And by re-signing Rasual Butler and Craig Smith, to along with acquisitions Cook, Ryan Gomes and Al-Farouq Aminu, plus the returning Blake Griffin, Blakely might just have been squeezed out of a spot here.

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